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Compromised Sky Apps and the Security Aftermath

After our earlier article warning users to uninstall the Sky apps from their devices, it's time to take a look at the technical significance of this attack. Firstly, the attackers have managed to do two key things here, each of which should each be impossibly difficult for the Play Store update system to be secure: Gained access...

Job Interview Prep: Main Interview Part 2 – XDA Developer TV

Continuing his series about Job interviews, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce talks about the biggest part of the job process, the main in-person interview. This follows up on his other videos talking about phone interviews and resume tips he has gotten from different people. In today’s episode, Jayce gives some tips about how to have success...

Sky UK Apps Compromised on Play Store, Uninstall Them!

Today is Sunday, 26th May, and across the world, many people have woken up following a leisurely lie-in to the small notification of an updated app being available. Nothing unusual there, or so you'd think. The only difference is that today, some of these app updates may well have been malicious updates, pushed to some of...

Your Very Own Smart Flashlight with Ambient LED

I actually don't really have any personal real-life scenario in mind, other than this being a handy little night light, where you might need a flashlight that will turn on and off automatically by itself. But then again, I feel the same way for many of the other 'software gimmicks' that some phones have nowadays,...

Xposed Framework Module for the AT&T Galaxy S 4

Got yourself a brand new Galaxy S 4? Are you looking for some fun mods to make it truly your own? If you're about to apply some custom "ROMs" that really happens to be more of a theme than a ROM, you should consider trying something new using the Xposed Framework instead. Not too long ago,...

Job Interview Prep: Phone Screen Part 1 – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce has been very busy creating videos to help you in your job search. He spoke to people who said resumes don’t work. He talked to a recruiter to reveal how resumes are chosen. So, now that you’ve got your potential employer's attention, what next? In today’s episode, Jayce interviews Brian Shin, a recruiter...

Auto Test Your Android Apps with Robotium

You've just finished coding your very first app, but before you release it to the wild, you need to do one very critical step: testing. Most Java developers out there have heard of Selenium. No, I'm not talking about the metalloid 34Se. I'm talking about the Java-based automated application tester. Luckily for Android developers, there's a similar tool...

Open Source CPU Info App for Windows

So you're playing with your shiny new Windows 8 tablet PC, when one of your like-minded geeky friends asks you to recite its hardware specs. Unfortunately, when you're about to spout off details of its Clover Trail architecture and its supported features, you draw a blank. In fact, you even forget about its clock speed...

Guide to Using Adobe Air on Android

When writing an app with performance in mind, you most likely want to write it native code using  the Android NDK, rather than some sort of interpreted language. However, sometimes you may be more familiar with a particular interpreted language or you may simply not need the performance benefits of native code. In these cases,...

Chainfire Patches Samsung’s Attempts to Block Root, New Devices Added to CF-Auto-Root and ADBD Insecure

Samsung, Samsung, Samsung, you never cease to amaze. You love to say that you are friendly to the developer and user communities, and some have even bought that. There's an old saying that says, "Actions speak louder than words." There's another one that says, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." Both...

Jolla Sailfish OS Device Unveiled, New XDA University Tutorials! – XDA Developer TV

New Mobile Operating System Jolla Sailfish's flagship device has made its first appearance. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news are two articles about XDA-University courses teaching you how to port ClockworkMod recovery and crafting recovery-flashable packages. Jordan talks about the...

Boot Animation Paradise for your Android Device

The default boot animations on any device, no matter which manufacturer, are generally pretty bland and boring, which is probably why many of us dedicate an unreasonable amount of our time in our quest for the 'perfect' boot animation to greet us every time we turn on our device. Well, there is good news, as XDA...