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Calculate Your Wealth with Work Calculator

Work is inevitable and important element of our lives. We have to work, and more than likely, most of us dread it. But I would like to present you with an application that will help you know how much money you've earned. The application comes from XDA Forum Member marduc812. It helps you track your hours spent...

Omni Notes: The Open Source Note App

Although there are already a plethora of note taking apps available on the Google Play Store, and with many of them doing a great job of simply taking down notes, it also has to be said that there are now very few factors to differentiate between them. It seems like the bigger names out there...

Yet Another Reason to NOT Trust “Trusted” Companies: Facebook Can Now Read Your Text Messages

Remember all those times when we here at the XDA Portal have told you that privacy is important? Despite many people thinking that we are all just a bunch of nerds wearing tinfoil hats, we do have our reasons to be somewhat paranoid. After all, we're quite sure that you wouldn't like the idea of...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Manage Your Themes with HKThemeManager – XDA Developer TV

We all love the intricate behind the scenes tweaks that improve battery life, performance, and allow us to unlock or root our devices, but sometimes you just want to make your phones look cool. There are many themes available out there, and sometimes you want change your themes quickly and easily. With this Xposed Module,...

[OTA Captured!] Android 4.4.2 Now Rolling Out to the European HTC One; KitKat for US Carrier Devices on the Way

Around the time that Android 4.4 KitKat was released near the tail end of last year, many manufacturers made claims regarding planned update timing for their flagship models. HTC made no exception with its highly acclaimed flagship HTC One, when the company promised to deliver updates to consumer devices within 90 days. Accordingly, we saw the update...

New Leaked Specs Emerge for the Rumored Nokia X Formerly Known as “Normandy”

Ever since we first caught wind of the potential existence of an Android-powered Nokia smartphones twenty days ago, rumors have been flying around left and right. The device, which was thought to be named "Normandy," is the embodiment of what many would consider the ideal device: the Android operating system running on Nokia's critically acclaimed (and...

NLauncher is a Small and Cute Launcher

When you think about a launcher, Nova and Apex are likely the first choices that come to mind. That said, there are some smaller projects out there, and such are great opportunities for new developers to start their journey with Android coding. Some time ago, we talked about a video tutorial by XDA Senior Member powerpoint45...

Easily Try Ubuntu on Your Device

If you know a bit about Android, you might have noticed that the OS is built atop the Linux kernel. The most important component in Android is the kernel, which is also a central part of every Unix-like operating systems. The similarities in the overall structure allow running Linux on Android devices, but some changes...

Android 4.4.2 Leaked for the AT&T Galaxy S 4 and Note 3

Not too long ago, an internal Samsung memo leaked out that detailed Samsung's planned update schedule for its most recent flagships. In the memo, it appeared as if Samsung was planning on releasing the KitKat update to its Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3 smartphones some time this January. And true to form, the international Galaxy Note...

Put Airplane Mode on a Schedule with Peace of Mind+

With high speed mobile data available practically everywhere, it's getting harder with each passing day to break free from the constraints of our connected lives. Over the weekend, we took a look at one potential solution to this problem in the form of an app that lets you set intervals of forced productivity. But one of...

Google to Acquire Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind for a Rumored $400M USD

Just under two weeks ago, we talked about one of Google's latest acquisitions, the smart thermostat and carbon monoxide detector manufacturer Nest. Now, news has just gotten out about another Google acquisition in progress. And this time, the implications are potentially more far reaching than streamlining your home automation. The startup in question is the London-based...

Disable Annoying Toast Messages with Xposed Module

In the real world, toast is delicious and practically everybody is a fan. The situation's a little different when it comes to toast notifications in Android, as some applications overuse them, such that they quickly become annoying. If you've ever looked for a way to block these toast notifications, there is a way and of course...