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Launch Many News Sources with All News

Sometimes, we need all the help we can get to keep up with the non-tech news. After all, we're generally too busy learning about the latest gadgets and their cool hacks to bother reading about the coming and going of a government shutdown. That said, it's important to stay informed. And thankfully, there are tools...

Keep Your Private Notes Hidden with Safe N Secure Notepad

Normally, one's cell phone is a rather personal item. After all, these little connected devices are able to access a world of information about their owners once unlocked. Despite this, many of us still have to routinely share our mobile devices with friends and family. In order to gain some privacy when sharing your device, you...

Simple Xposed Module Puts CPU Temp in Status Bar

As our mobile devices become more and more similar to our fully fledged desktop computers every day, we are paying more attention than ever to their internal hardware. After all, it wasn't all that long ago that a quad-core 2.3 GHz processor or 2 gigs of RAM was considered state of the art in the desktop...

Easily Access the Android VPN Settings Menu

If you frequently connect to a VPN in order to remotely access your home or office internal network, you have probably gotten used to navigating to the VPN page in your settings menu. Normally in stock Android, the process involves going to Settings, clicking "More" under Wireless and Networks, and finally going into the VPN...

Forum Added for the Jumbo-Sized HTC One Max

Ever wonder what it would take to dwarf the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Now we know the answer, and it's the HTC One Max. The HTC One Max is, for the most part, a larger version of the critically acclaimed HTC One. The One Max's defining trait is its 5.9" Super LCD 3 panel. Packing a 1080p resolution, this...

HTC One Android 4.3 Rolling Out (Intl), Samsung Posts Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Kernel Source – XDA Developer TV

The Official Android 4.3 firmware for the International HTC One is rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article reporting that Samsung posted the Android 4.3 kernel source for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, as well as...

Latest C Locker Update Brings Notification Details, Improved UI

We first brought you news about XDA Senior Member astoncheah's C Locker app back in March of this year. At the time, we were pleased with how the replacement lock screen app put your most used shortcuts front and center. Some time after, we then took a look at its second incarnation, where it gained various new features...

AnTuTu Benchmark Receives Overhaul for Version 4

Benchmarks: You either love them or you hate them. You either live by them, obsessing over minute performance differences---or you ignore them, noting that they often lack real world relevance. Whatever your stance, benchmark applications often can make themselves useful by helping you objectively measure if a certain tweak actually has a beneficial effect on performance. One...

Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5 Rolling out to the HTC One

A little over a week ago, Samsung started updating its flagship  Galaxy S 4 to Android 4.3 with the XXUEMJ5 firmware. We all knew that it was only a matter of time before a similar update appeared for HTC's flagship, the HTC One. Now, that day has come. Android 4.3 is here for the HTC One, and...

Android App Review: Overlay Your Text Messages with Floating Texts – XDA Developer TV

There are numerous reports out there that say that people now text more than they call. Go anywhere in public, and you will see everyone staring at their phones. We spend a lot of time consuming media on our devices, and sometimes we would like to be able to read and reply to our messages...

I Forgot Mobile Helps You Never Miss a Call Again

There are times when no matter how attached you might be to your mobile device, you inadvertently leave it behind. After all, we are all busy people---many of us with families with needs and wants. And needless to say, their well being comes before our little (and in the case of the Galaxy Note family,...

Easily Backup the EFS Partition on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Anyone with a Samsung device will undoubtedly know the importance of the EFS partition. This partition controls many important radio functions, and when corrupted, can lead to all sorts of issues such as a possible loss of network connectivity. Because of this, it's important to make a backup of the EFS partition, just in case...