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Profiles Made Easy with Account Sync Settings Profiler

Do you have different profiles on your Android for different places, times, and occasions? You may want to autosync your business email account and turn off your personal Facebook account upon arrival at the office, or sync your personal calendar and emails when you're at your friend's place. The possibilities are almost boundless with Account...

Enjoy Your Videos on Top of Other Apps with Popcorn Player

So, the latest craze in the Android world, courtesy of Samsung when the Galaxy S3 was released, was the fact that you could now play videos without having to completely quit other apps. This is done by having a floating video player on top of whatever it is you have open on your device. Some...

Access Your Favorite Apps Quickly with Sidebar

XDA recently introduced to you Swapps, a multi-tasking app allowing users to access their apps from a concealable dock. This function is extremely useful for changing apps quickly from within another without the need to press the home button and then the app drawer. Well now, Sidebar has stepped up offering the same experience.XDA Senior...

Ubuntu Touch: Next Generation OS or Just Another Skin?

Since the dawn of Android tablets, and really ever since the HTC HD2, developers have been looking for ways to bring Ubuntu to the mobile space. It seems like every new device gets a thread devoted to showing users how to load Ubuntu. More often than not, that implementation requires you to boot Android and...

Manage All Your Apps with Ease Using Easy App Toolbox

The joy of flashing things on our devices is one of the main reasons smartphones have gone as far as they have gone. However, many often times it comes at a bit of a price. Flashing things forces you to "evacuate" your device, normally by performing a full ROM back up via recovery (nandroid) or...

Receive Notifications More Quickly Thanks to Push Notifications Fixer

Have you ever been sat at your PC and received a Gtalk or Facebook notification, only to receive the same one a short time later on your phone or tablet? Perhaps you've been accused of ignoring somebody when in fact you hadn't actually heard from them yet. Either way, it's quite likely that Push Notification Fixer by...

Root Exploit for Jelly Bean-Powered Atrix HD Devices

Users of the Motorola Atrix HD received a little bit of a raw deal when their device was updated to Android 4.1. Although they were updated to a more recent OS, Motorola had decided to really go to town on securing the device against being rooted. It was possible to upgrade from a rooted version...

Ubuntu Touch Released for Nexus Devices, Xperia Z Rooted, HTC One Benchmarked – XDA Developer TV

The Ubuntu Touch developer preview is available for most current Nexus devices. That story and more are covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Be sure to check out Jordan's Video of Ubuntu Touch on the Nexus 7. Jordan talks about the Sony Xperia Z being rooted and the...

Porting Ubuntu Touch is as Simple as Building CM

The release of the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview yesterday prompted a lot of activity on the Ubuntu Touch forum, and for good reason. The concept of Ubuntu on phones and tablets has been desired by many for a long time, and so it is great to see Canonical embrace the idea and set out on their...

Onscreen Buttons for Unrooted Devices with Button Savior

There are many reasons as to why users of Android devices would prefer onscreen buttons such as back, home, and menu, over their physical or capacitive counterparts. The physical buttons may be broken or the capacitive touch may not register are just a few reasons among countless others. For these users, mods can be installed...

Goal Reached: 100,000 Signatures on White House Petition!

If you have been following the saga, or rather crusade, against DMCA for the last month or so, you are likely aware that there was a petition started on "We the People" site. The aim of the petition is to get the US Government to notice and take action against the removal of the DMCA exemption...

Ubuntu Touch Now Available

Recently we mentioned that Canonical would be releasing their mobile device operating system, Ubuntu Touch. Well, true to their word, and unlike some other releases from other companies, it is live today. If you have a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10 and an Ubuntu desktop you can experience Ubuntu’s mobile offering.The...