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Easily Display Graphs and Charts in Your App with HoloGraphLibrary

It's no secret that visual aids such as charts and graphs help in effectively disseminating numerical information. After all, who really wants to read an essay of numbers? That feeling is only exacerbated when the reading is done on a small cell phone screen. Thankfully, as apps are becoming more and more visually enriched, dull...

Forum Added for the Nexus 7 (2013)

To say that the Internet has fallen in love with Google's Nexus 7 refresh would be quite the understatement. After all, the new device is a healthy upgrade over its predecessor, packing a vastly improved screen and a faster processor in a slimmer and sleeker design. The refresh features an IPS panel at 1080p resolution. At...

Android 4.3 Released, Nexus 7 Updated, Google Chromecast Released, Non-Nexus 4.3 Build Available! – XDA Developer TV

After a couple of leaked versions hit the wild, Google finally announced Android version 4.3 for Nexus devices. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an announcement that the first AOSP-based 4.3 build for non-Nexus devices and some forum additions...

Keep Up to Date with the Latest Programming News with Ken

There are plenty of viable options for keeping up to date with the latest happenings in your sphere of interests, such as Feedly, Pulse, Rockmelt and the now decommissioned and sorely missed Google Reader. For programmers and developers out there, they may serve the purpose of keeping you up to date with the latest development...

Unlock Your Device Using a Hover Gesture with Magic Unlock

Have you ever wanted to automate the unlock procedure of your device? We've featured a few interesting ways of turning off and on your device using sensors in the past. However, these solutions predominantly dealt with replicating smart cover functionality on devices lacking the appropriate magnetic sensors. What do you do if you'd rather not have...

Forums Added for the Google Chromecast and Galaxy Tab 3

If the release of Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 didn't do quite enough for you, yesterday's Google event also marked the release of Google's new Chromecast. The diminutive media streamer will work with many apps to deliver seamless media streaming from services like Netflix and Pandora. It also can mirror tabs that you have open on...

Secure Your Android Device with Master Key Dual Fix – XDA Developer TV

Whether you want to admit it or not, Android is not always as secure as it could be. But thankfully, good people find the security flaws and report them. Google then patches the vulnerabilities. Then, we hit a roadblock. If you are on a stock ROM, you usually have to wait for your carrier to...

First AOSP 4.3 Build for a Non-Nexus Device

You weren't able to set foot on the Interwebs for the past 48 hours without being bombarded by a never ending stream of news about Chromecast, the new Nexus 7, and of course the updated software it will be running, Android 4.3. As with any update to the Android OS, the usual clamor for factory images...

Assistive Zoom Enables One-Finger Zoom Gesture

While extremely intuitive and innovative, the pinch-zoom gesture can be difficult at times and for certain people. Be it due to a user's physical limitations or one-handed device operation, the gesture isn't always the most convenient. And while Google Maps has incorporated an alternative zoom gesture for some time, there isn't always a good alternative...

Sleep Better with NightLamp, the Intelligent Night Light

If you've ever had difficulty falling or staying asleep at night, you've likely tried all things short of voodoo to get a better night's rest. You also probably know that too much light at night will suppress the release of melatonin from your pineal glad, potentially disturbing your sleep-wake cycle. Because of this, it's important...

iOS7 Control Center Clone for Android

One of the many features and "innovations" Apple fans worldwide love to tout is the all-too-familiar notification and settings area from Android Control Center of settings toggles and shortcuts. Putting aside the usual knee-jerk copycat accusations, kudos to the company for at least drawing inspiration from their main competitor. Because let's admit it, the Control Center does...

Android 4.3 Announced and Rolling Out to Nexus Devices, Images Available

We were all expecting it. In fact, we've all been waiting for it ever since this year's Google I/O. However, that conference came and went, without a trace of Android 4.3. But after last week's Android 4.3 leak, we knew it was finally coming soon. And in today's Google event, which also marked the release of...