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How to Compile and Port Win32 Apps for Windows RT

One of the things Windows RT users have found most frustrating is the inability to run traditional desktop apps on their shiny new(ish) device. Although it was never any secret that this would be the case, it's still something that many people were hoping would cease to be an issue thanks to the development community.The...

App Review: Fast App Switching with Sidebar – XDA Developer TV

Launchers come in many shapes and sizes, and they come in many formats. Today we will be talking about a quick launcher-type application. This is a type of application where you can put shortcut to your most used apps in a convenient place. Some apps like this put the shortcuts in your notification panel, others...

Special Community Bulletin: Please Help Ryan Scott (ChiefzReloaded)!

XDA-Developers was, is, and always will be a community for developers to come and share their knowledge with others. The keyword in my statement is community, and as such, we must not forget that the people who we communicate with on a day to day basis via this wonderful medium known as the Internet (and our forum)...

[CONTEST] XDA Developer TV 100,000 Subscribers Contest – Win a Nexus 7

XDA Developer TV, our YouTube channel, has seen tremendous growth in the past year. We will be reaching our 100,000th subscriber soon. We decided that the best way to celebrate would be to hold a contest. We will be giving away two Nexus 7 tablets. And, both contests are open to our international followers.This contest...

TWRP 2.4.2.0 Comes Loaded with Extra Sauce

Last month, we brought you news about Team Win's baby, the recovery known as TWRP. Back then, it had been just updated to version 2.4 and it included a bunch of new features and stability improvements. Everyone was happy, but as the old saying goes, there is always room for improvement. So with that in...

Android Basics 101: Backing Up Your Apps and Data – XDA Developer TV

In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK talks about the ways you can back up your applications and data on your phone. This allows you to restore this information in case of a phone crash or in case you do a full wipe when flashing a new ROM or kernel.In this video, XDA Developer...

XDA Makes Swappa Its Official Marketplace

XDA shut down the Marketplace forums several months ago, and since then we've been seeking a better alternative for our members to buy and sell phones and tablets. After an extensive search we've finally found the perfect replacement for the marketplace and simply a better way to buy and sell mobile devices: Swappa. Swappa has been around for several...

Protect Your Android Device with TheftSpy

Your smartphone is your best friend and worst enemy. It can allow you to store archives of your personal photos and documents, reach out to loved ones, or help you find the nearest cafe for that caffeine fix. However, in the wrong hands, your phone will expose all your contacts, bank details, your location, and...

Greenify Keeps Your Android Running Smoothly

For most people, this is an old tune, one to which they have danced before: the eternal promise of extending battery life, making your device smooth and silky as the time it was taken out of the box. We have had these programs such as task managers, app killers, RAM savers, and so on for...

Root Exploit for Jelly Bean Atrix HD, Porting Ubuntu Touch Just Like CyanogenMod – XDA Developer TV

There was more discussion about Ubuntu Touch this week, and XDA Developer TV Producer and News Corespondent Jordan reviews this and all the other important stories from this week on the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about the Ubuntu Touch Porting Guide from Canonical. Jordan mentions the article talking about porting Ubuntu Touch being similar to porting CyanogenMod.In...

Android Beam Capable File Manager – Introducing File Beam

Android 4.1 brought quite a few surprises, improvements, and extensions in functionality since it was introduced last year. Needless to say, many of the OS's features require hardware elements, such as NFC and Beam functionality. The concept is simple and it works quite well. However, the implementation of this on Google's AOSP as well as...

Atrium for an Alternate Facebook Experience

We have all experienced the frustration of using the official Facebook app for Android. Whether it be the newsfeed's unwillingness to update, pictures taking forever to load, or the app simply refusing to load anything at all (for a more extensive list of technical difficulties, please visit the comment section of Facebook on the Play...