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System Monitor Does Exactly What it Says on the Tin

Some people have a compulsive need to keep tabs on their system. Whether it's a mobile device or PC, they can't help but constantly keep track of how it is performing and look for any opportunity to make further optimizations. An essential tool for anyone looking for information on the performance of their device is...

Careers in Android: How to Become a Hacker – XDA Developer TV

So far in our Careers in Android series on XDA Developer TV, we’ve talked about the usefulness of Resumes, how to design an Android app, and the difference between a Good programmer and Great programmer. Now today we talk about education: what is the best way to learn to be a hacker, or to code. In...

Turn Off Your Android Phone Remotely

"Why would you want to turn off your Android phone remotely," you may ask? Well, there's no set reason justifying such an action. However, possible reasons may include wanting to turn off your phone if it's been locked in the office or your friend's car for the night to conserve battery to last you through...

Easily View Your Android Network Statistics

You're downloading a large file on your Android device, maybe a movie, or an OTA software update, and it's taking absolutely ages. A quick glance at the WiFi icon shows a full bar, yet, you're close to tearing your hair out at how slow the download is. Is it a bug? Is the download server...

Device Review: HTC Droid DNA

FIRST!1!!1!!!one!eleventy!! -- A commonly found YouTube comment Once every generation or so, a device gets to make this same proclamation: first to get a new processor, first to get more RAM, first to get a better camera. This generation, one of the key features appears to be screen resolution and, at least in North America, the HTC...

Organize Your Tasks with Tdl Todo List

Plenty of us have busy schedules, whether it's work, school or university, or even at home. The good thing is that our mobile devices can come in quite handy in many situations, molding their functionality and features to our own personalized uses and needs. Well, Tdl Todo List allows you to organize your tasks with...

Create Your Own One-Click Utilities for Windows

We've all used a Windows-based one-click tool at some point. There are many out there, and they perform a multitude of different functions. Unfortunately, the functions that we find ourselves using most often are usually split between two or three different tools. Wouldn't it be great if you could take all of your most commonly used...

Commodore VIC-20 Emulator Now Available for Android

More often than not, we have a certain type of apps that hold a special place in our hearts. For some, office applications tend to be the sources of our, affection while for others it is all about games. In my particular case, there are very few apps that deserve as much recognition as emulators....

CyanogenMod Nightlies Get Pie Launcher and Running Linux on Your PC From Your Android Phone – XDA Developer TV

CyanogenMod now comes with pie. Not cherry pie or apple pie, but it now features gesture controls similar to what's found in Paranoid Android. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news, is an article about configuring ADB and compiling from...

Comprehensive Guide To ADB Commands

You will have noticed that here on the portal we tend to harp on about the Android Debug Bridge (ADB for short) quite often. There's a good reason for that though, as not only is it one of the most useful and versatile tools available, it is incredibly easy to use once you get started....

Enjoy Learning Calculus with Calculus Interactive

What? Enjoy Calculus? Is it possible? Quite possibly. While many of our older and more experienced readers are well versed in its study, the concepts in Calculus are often difficult for newcomers to pick up. Well, the Calculus Interactive App ventures to help out the younger ones here on XDA by injecting a bit of...

CyanogenMod Grabs a Slice of the Pie

If there's one Android project out there that needs no introduction whatsoever, it’s CyanogenMod. The name itself has become synonymous with aftermarket development and is without a shadow of a doubt, the single most popular custom ROM available. At the time of writing, they can claim 3,960,665 unique installs across over 70 different devices with...