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Android 4.3.1 Coming to 2013 Nexus 7 LTE, Google Now in Any Language

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 region lock has been removed by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he covers all of the important stories from this weekend. Included in this recap is an article reporting that Android 4.3.1 is coming to the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE and...

Rumrunner S-Off Achieved on the Verizon HTC One

The Verizon HTC One is a fantastic device if you take it at face value. By that I mean that when you compare to other phones, it has a class-leading screen, aesthetics and build quality that are a notch above most of its competitors, and it is just an overall nice piece of hardware. Unfortunately, however, the device...

Fix for Titanium Backup Issues on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Every new device has its own set of issues, and the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is no exception. First, there was that benchmark scandal. Next, came region locking (which has since been taken care of by XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire). Now, many users have also reported difficulties restoring application backups using the popular Titanium...

Create Your Own Themes for Xperia Devices with XThemer

One of the main reasons why many of us choose to use Android rather than a more locked down mobile OS is customization. Simply stated, Android allows us to tailor our devices to our own needs and tastes, in order to make them truly our own. By virtue of its supremely modular nature and fantastic intent...

My Cloud Player Brings Improved SoundCloud Experience

Media players are pretty much a dime a dozen on the Android platform. Since there are so many different options, there are dozens of legitimately good choices, all offering some kind of new organization or visualization feature aimed at making it stand out from the rest. Cloud-enabled media players, however, are slightly more scarce. If SoundCloud is your...

Adam Outler Launches CASUAL-Dev Site

Chances are, you've heard of XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's CASUAL tool before. Although the Java-based tool is most frequently used for acquiring root quickly and easily on various devices, there is a whole lot more that you can do with CASUAL. For those who may have forgotten, CASUAL stands for Cross-platform Android Scripting, Unified Auxiliary...

Call Recording on the Xperia V and Potentially Others

"Your call may be recorded for quality assurance purposes." If you've ever spent any time waiting for a customer service representative, you've undoubtedly heard that message a few too many times. In addition to "quality assurance," there are many other reasons why one would want to record a phone call such as treasuring time with...

Notifications on Lock Screen with DashNotifier for DashClock

If you haven't already tried Google Developer Roman Nurik's fantastic DashClock Widget, now may be the time to try. The replacement lock screen clock widget for devices running Android 4.2 or newer serves as a beautiful way of displaying not only the time, but also weather, date, Gmail messages, your next alarm, and more. Despite the great...

Tamago Tamagotchi Widget for Android

Oh, our beloved childhood memories! Who out here (son/daughter of the 80's and early 90's) doesn't remember the early beginnings of our current electronic companions? One of the (by far) most memorable devices of all time came from the heart of no other than Japan (not really a surprise there). The invention of a small...

Chainfire Removes the Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Region Lock

Another day, another action taken by Samsung seemingly intended to earn the ire of its users. Those looking into the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may already be familiar with the device's region lock situation. While not the very latest scandal surrounding the device, region locking a device means that when you travel to a different region,...

Android 4.3.1 (JLS36I) Rolling out to the Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

What's the main advantage of owning a Nexus device? There's the easily unlockable bootloader, the stock Android experience sans OEM "value added" software, and various other perks. OK, fine. There are quite a few advantages to owning a Nexus device. That said, for most end users, it's the promise of timely updates for as long as...

Just How Safe is “Safe” in Android?

We've all heard about the Android malware problem. After all, proponents of other mobile operating systems love to spread FUD stating that Android's malware situation is out of control. Further, there are various entities such as antivirus firms with vested interests in demonstrating that there is indeed an issue. Who's to blame the companies using these unscrupulous...