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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...

Turn Your Social Networks into Geosocial Networks with FacesIn

Most of us have hundreds, if not thousands of friends on our social networks. But despite this, we don't really ever see or talk to most of them. This is to be expected because as time moves on and people move far away, it is increasingly difficult to casually keep in touch. And then even...

Convert Your HTC One (M8) to a Google Play Edition

To many, the HTC One (M8) is the ideal device. After all, it offers class-leading build quality, absolutely stunning aesthetics, powerful specifications, and a near perfect screen. However, there are those who don't really care for the stock HTC Sense experience. Luckily, there's a Google Play edition variant of the device, which gives you all of the...

CyanogenMod 11 M5 Now Available for Supported Devices

There plenty of great options available for those looking for a large-scale, multi-device custom ROM. But despite this, CyanogenMod is still the first name that comes to the minds of most Android users. There's good reason for this, as CyanogenMod was the first source-built community distribution of its kind. And though the years, we've seen...

Javelin Delivers a Minimal and Mobile-Friendly Web Browsing Experience

With each passing generation, our mobile devices are growing increasingly powerful. And with this increase in computational power, we are seeing more complicated and advanced apps. But while these advanced mobile apps are often quite capable, they often do so by emulating the functionality of their traditional desktop counterparts, and this sometimes makes them a bit...

Supercharge Your Android App Management

We're all power users here. And because of this, we probably have many tens, if not hundreds, of apps installed on our devices. Be it apps to let us better keep track of our hardware stats or a benchmarks or even something for a little entertainment while taking some time off, there are nearly countless numbers of...