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Avoid the Instagram Crop with #Square

How many times have you uploaded a picture on that overly filtered and hipster-friendly photo sharing service Instagram, only to be disappointed to discover that your image has been cropped to a square? While you may be accustomed to this by now, that doesn't mean that you can't do anything about it. This is where XDA Forum...

Aggregate Your Release Notes with What’s New

Have you ever installed application updates through Google Play without bothering to see what has changed? Who's to blame you. After all, sometimes you're busy and it's just a lot easier to hit "Update All" than it is to actually read the What's New section for every app. What's more, many people like to leave...

Why Programmers Get No Respect – XDA Developer TV

Often times at a dinner party, a software engineer gets ignored once people learn what he or she does. Many people see software engineers as dirty, caffeine-swilling, unprofessional, daylight-avoiding nerds. Many managers just don’t understand software developers. In today’s episode, XDA Developer TV Jayce talks about how to avoid this stigma as a developer. Jayce interviews...

Get the Latest XDA News with Unofficial Extension

For those who aren't aware, keeping up to date with the latest XDA Portal posts while browsing the forums is as easy as glancing to the sidebar on the right of the screen. However, users of Google Chrome and Opera on the PC can now see the latest Portal happenings from any part of the...

Cover Algorithm Intelligently Sleeps and Wakes Your Device

Have you ever wished that your device could sleep and wake with intelligence? You're not alone. After all, that's why many recent devices ship with magnetic sensors that allow compatible smart covers to "magically" wake the device right when you want to use it. Unfortunately, not every device has such functionality built in. These devices do,...

Defend Yourself from the Crazy Mob

You really never know when a horde of strange animals will attack. For these moments, it's best to prepare yourself in advance. And if you're looking to escape from, let's say, a crazy mob of critters, you'd best be served by practicing with Crazy Mob by XDA Junior Member ipkapu. OK, fine. You'll likely never have to defend...

How a College Drop Out Becomes a CTO – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce has said it in the past: Degrees don’t always lead to success in computer science and development. Having a degree can definitely help you along in your career, but it is not a requirement. There are many high school and college drop outs that have gone on to be quite...

Guide to Help Debug Your Apps

So you just finished writing that app that's consumed the majority of your time for the better part of the last year. You have the UI just the way you like it, and now you're finally ready to do some testing before you release it into the wild. Right before you release your app, however, your beta...

Which App is Tracking You?

Privacy has always been a concern, and has somewhat heightened by recent revelations. And although I doubt any government would resort to using apps to 'maintain national security,' there are still dodgy 'developers' out there you need to look out for. So to help out with that, XDA Senior Member jacksparao introduced Who is Tracking. Who is Tracking...

Google Editions: Lackluster or Leading Edge?

The interwebz are alight. Debate and argument is intense, following the launch of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Play editions. The Google Play edition moniker, for those  (such as I) who choose to reside under a rock, refers to the fact these devices come minus the manufacturer skins and modifications users are accustomed...

Kernel Source for Google Edition HTC One, Guide to Android Client-Server Communication – XDA Developer TV

The Google Edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 had their kernel sources released! 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 Elite Recognized Developer jcase and Ubuntu Developer Evangelist Michael Hall talking at XDA:DevCon 2013 and the guide giving an introduction...

Need Something Done? The Android Everything Tool Can Probably Do It

If you need something done with your Android device and you're not sure which program is needed to do it, it can probably be done with the Android Everything Tool by XDA Senior Member ricky310711. Alright alright, so it obviously can't do everything, but it sure seems like it can. A free tool for PCs running Windows, Android...