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Nvidia Shield Receives Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA, Brings Remote Game Stream Beta

A game changing device in the Android world, the renowned GPU designer Nvidia released their portable Shield gaming console in part to showcase the power of the mobile Tegra 4 chipset. Now, this handheld micro console joins the ranks of the many other devices to have KitKat available for them.However, this update brings more than...

[OTA Captured] Android 4.4.2 KitKat Arrives on the Verizon HTC One Max

Back on Friday, we talked about how the Verizon variant of the gargantuan HTC One Max had received technical approval and was set to receive its update to Android 4.4.2 some time today. Well folks, the update has now started rolling out to consumer devices.Coming in at software build number 2.16.605.2 and baseband 1.36.60.0122, today's update takes...

Forum Added for the Amazon Fire TV

Not content with simply being the world's online retailer of choice, alternate Android Appstore provider, and wallet-friendly tablet maker, Amazon has decided to invite itself into your living room. I'm of course talking about the recently released Amazon Fire TV set-top box. And now, we've gone ahead and given the Fire TV a place here in our...

Qualcomm Announces 64-Bit Snapdragon 810 and 808 SoCs

Do you think that Snapdragon 801-based flagship device you're eying is high-end? Well, what Qualcomm has in store for early 2015 may make you want to wait for the next generation of mobile chipsets. Today, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors. So what do these high-end, 64-bit SoCs bring to the table? Let's...

Carrier HTC One M8 to Play Edition, Nokia X Receives Unofficial TWRP and CWM, CM 11 M5 Available – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 5.5 update is coming to the Verizon HTC One Max today! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews some of the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement that the Verizon LG G2's KitKat update was leaked, as well...

Accessory Review: Lepow Moonstone 6000 mAh Power Bank

You may recall that a couple months ago, we reviewed the Lepow U-Stone power bank. The 12000 mAh U-Stone set itself apart from the sea of competing power banks thanks to its slim profile and stylish design, but not everyone wants such a large power bank. Instead, many would prefer something a bit smaller that still...

Fully Convert Your GSM HTC One M8 into a Google Play Edition

Just a few days ago, XDA Forum Moderator graffixnyc showed us how to run the Google Play edition firmware on the standard model HTC One (M8). But while this allowed us to enjoy many of the GPe device's software, it wasn't exactly a full conversion. Now, thanks to S-Off being achieved by the Firewater team, graffixnyc has released an RUU...

Firewater Devs Release S-Off for the HTC One M8!

One week ago, XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase and Recognized Developer beaups managed to root the HTC One (M8) with their WeakSauce multi-device root method. Five days later, the Firewater dev team (XDA Recognized Developers beaups and Fuses) announced that they had achieved S-Off on the HTC One (M8) via Twitter.The Firewater team's Twitter announcement understandably left many wondering when the team would package and release this method...

Snap Your Selfies with Nothing More than a Whistle

Back in January, we took a quick look at Auto Answer by XDA Senior Member itayg. Intended to make answering the phone while driving a bit safer, this innovative app allows users to easily answer incoming calls with nothing more than a whistle. Naturally, this lead many to wonder what other common tasks can be more easily...

How to Download and Flash All Nokia Lumia WP8 Stock ROMs

Once you start mucking around with a device's firmware to add all your favorite tweaks and whatnot, you'll almost undoubtedly need to restore to stock at some point in the future. Luckily, there are various device- or OEM-specific tools out there for to help people accomplish this task. Samsung devices have Odin and Heimdall, Sony...

Save Money on SMS Messages with Hidden Cost Saving Option on Sony Xperia Devices

Many of us don't have unlimited texting plans. After all, why should we pay for something that essentially costs the carriers nothing? Plus, with practically everyone using some form of smartphone nowadays, it's often more convenient to simply send an email or Hangouts message.However, there are still times in which we must send a traditional text....

Simulate Coin Flips and Pick Random Numbers and Letters and with Ultimate Randomizer

For whatever reason, we all use random numbers from time to time. And no, I'm not just talking about the field of cryptography. Rather, we often need help deciding between things to eat, items to buy, and so on. And because of this, there are countless utilities available to help us generate random numbers---or at...