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Looking to Improve the Sound Quality on Your Smartphone?

With all of the (often pointless) sound "tweaks" out there, it's easy to forget that the true sonic upgrades will almost invariably come from output hardware rather than software. And while some software tweaks do actually make a marked improvement on sound quality without sabotaging clarity and neutrality (Elite Recognized Developer Supercurio's Voodoo Sound and...

Promote Your Listing on Swappa with These Signature Badges

When we announced our partnership with Swappa, we also made an exception to one of our forum rules by allowing XDA members to list to their Swappa listing in signatures to garner more attention. XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer PulseDroid created a handful of signature badges for the most popular devices, should you have a listing up...

[LIVE] Casetop May Transform Your Mobile Device into a Productivity Device – XDA Roundtables

It has long been the dream of many technology enthusiasts and road warriors to have to carry only one piece of electronic equipment and still be able to stay in touch. The smaller the electronic equipment, the better. As it stands now, many people carry a phone and a laptop. There have been many attempts to...

Sony Mobile Sponsoring XDA:DevCon 2013

If there's one thing that Sony Mobile has done over the past year to change its image, that's been to support the independent Android developer community. From open-sourcing DASH to releasing an ALPHA build of Jelly Bean with the kernel source to contributing to AOSP projects, Sony has signaled that they are a company that embraces...

Robotium Guide Updated for Testing Apps without Source

You may recall that just two days ago, we covered a guide showing you how to use Robotium for automated application testing. Now, it looks like XDA Senior Member EatHeat's handly little thread has received a rather significant revision. When the previous article went live, we noted that EatHeat was planning an addition to his post to cover Robotium's...

Play Your Videos on Your Television with DLNA – XDA Developer TV

When the Samsung Galaxy S III came out, the commercial showed a person playing their video on a huge television for all to see. Well this isn't a Samsung-exclusive trick. Sony helped estimable the Digital Living Network Alliance or DLNA.  This group is responsible for defining interoperability guidelines to enable sharing of digital media between...

Weather App by Example Teaches JSON, HTTP, and API Use

Developers who are just getting started can leap through the learning curve by reading code written by more experienced programmers. It becomes even more useful if you can read an explanation of what each code chunk does, like with this weather app tutorial. Francesco Angola, who also wrote that guide on using Httpclient, has done...

Your Very Own Motion Detector

Is someone stealing the cookies from the cookie jar? Where have the chocolates gone? Who has eaten all the jelly beans, while 'kindly' leaving the black ones for others to 'enjoy?' Maybe it's time for you to put on that detective's hat and monocle and find out exactly what is going on. First course of...

CASUAL Root, Recovery for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4

Thinking about rooting and installing the fantastic TWRP recovery on your brand new AT&T Galaxy S 4? Are you looking for a more CASUAL™ way of going about things? Give it a go with Cross-platform Android Scripting and Unified Auxiliary Loader! As with all things CASUAL, this comes by way of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. However, ultimate...

Flash Galaxy S 4 Custom ROM and Recovery, Testing Android Apps with Robotium – XDA Developer TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has worked around Samsung's attempt to block rooting your phone. Therefore, new devices have been added to CF-Auto-Root. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is a tutorial on testing your app with Robotium. And...

Unofficial CWM Recovery Port for the Ouya

Some time ago, we gave the Android-powered Ouya game console a place in our forums. Since then, we've not heard too much about this curious little non-phone/tablet device other than a guide to help users connect via ADB, sideload apps, and obtain root access and some as of yet fruitless efforts towards UART and Play Store access. Luckily, this development lull has...

Relive File Management of Yesteryear with Phone Commander for Windows Phone 7

Some time ago, we covered a tool aimed at micromanaging your installed apps on Windows Phone 7 devices. While full app control is nice, it won't quite satisfy the obsessive tweakers. We also previously saw a plethora of registry tweaks courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer xboxmod. However, registry tweaks are often a tiny bit too risky...