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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...

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...

Android App Review: Get Your Weather the Way You Want It – XDA Developer TV

The great philosopher Steven Perry once said that you could get something, any way you want it. That's the way you need it, any way you want it. All night, all night, every night. So hold tight, hold tight. So if you like checking the weather forecast on your home screen, have we got a...

Defend Your Battery with Wakelock Detector

As our devices become more powerful, larger, and are filled with more and more software from the manufacturers (bloatware and some spyware); some things tend to take a hit that tend to make our experiences with our devices rather short lived. The battery is about the only thing in the entire technological salad that comprises...

Extract & Repack RUUs with HTC ROM Extractor

If you are an HTC user, you are more than likely be familiar with RUUs or ROM update utilities, the format in which HTC provides their stock ROMs and updates. For those unfamiliar, they are basically a ROM for a particular device, packaged inside an executable file that is to be run from a PC....

Advanced Use of Tasker: Make Your Phone Work for You – XDA Developer TV

When we last left off, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin showed us some Intermediate level uses of Tasker. And before that he showed us the Basics of Tasker. Many viewers have asked for even more options on what you can do with Tasker and had some questions about different uses of Tasker.In this part of...