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[APK] Google Maps 8.1.0 Brings Terrain View to Mobile App

Yesterday, we had all the makings of a classic Google Update Wednesday. In the morning, we first saw a rather significant update to Google Camera to version 2.2, which brought us 16:9 capture, self-timer support, and two new panorama modes (fisheye and wide-angle). And then a few hours later, we were greeted by several updates...

Android App Review: Easy Screen Shot Sharing with WebScrapbook – XDA Developer TV

Sending screenshots is a wonderful way to pass the time. Whether it’s showing something cool in a game you’re playing, sharing hilarious autocorrect fails, or saving a funny chat from Snapchat, the enjoyment is almost always there. However, sometimes you want to share a screenshot, but not get harassed about the number of notifications you...

[APK] Google Issues Updates to Chrome, Goggles, Docs, Sheets, Device Manager, and Books

Just a few hours ago, we talked about how Google issued a major update to its Google Camera app. This update, which brought the app up to version 2.2, added two new panorama modes, 16:9 capture, and self-timer support. While this app update itself offered a great increase in functionality, it fell a bit short from...

Add “OK Google” to Third Party Launchers with Xposed

One of the most useful features introduced alongside the Moto X was the “OK Google” hotword functionality. This was then brought to the Google Nexus 5, and later other Nexus devices, by way of the Google Experience Launcher. For the few who are unfamiliar, this feature allows you to issue certain commands entirely by voice. The Google Experience Launcher...

[APK] Google Camera 2.2 Brings Self-Timer, 16:9 Capture, and Two New Panorama Modes

About a month and a half ago, Google launched their Google Camera app in the Play Store. The app brought many new features such as a faux depth-of-field blur feature similar to what we've seen in the HTC's Duo Camera System, but without the need for a separate sensor. While innovative, Google Camera was far from perfect,...

MultiROM Port Brings Multiboot Functionality to the HTC One X

One of the most popular methods of booting multiple ROMs on an Android device we've seen in the past few years is through MultiROM, a program originally developed by XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar for the Nexus 7. With a number of unofficial ports to multiple other devices such as the Sony Xperia M and the...

Sense 6 Rollout to Begin Today for the Sprint HTC One M7

Just a couple days ago, we talked about how the Verizon HTC One M7 was poised to receive its update to Sense 6 some time later this week. Back then, we also speculated that the updates for the Sprint and AT&T models wouldn't be too far off since HTC listed them listed them as being undergoing certification...

Device Review: YotaPhone, a Dual-Screen Phone and e-Reader

Once in a while, a device comes along that throws convention against the wall and tries something different. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. With that in mind and as you can tell from the title, we're going to talk a bit today about the YotaPhone from Yota Devices. Yota, a Russian mobile broadband provider, started making...

Nexus 5 Gets Highly Functional Firefox OS Nightlies

Google's Android dominates the mobile technology landscape, with practically every new device announced and released in the past couple of years sporting the OS. Because of this, it's understandable to forget the existence of other options such as Mozilla's Firefox OS. It pops up to remind you that it's still kicking every once in a while, with the...

Password Protect Your Apps with Xposed

Do you often leave your phone unlocked when not in use? Do your friends or significant other try to read your text messages while you sleep? Do you frequently share your device with friends but want to restrict their access? There are often situations where a full system-wide password isn't practical. However, that deosn't mean that you can't...

Simple Guide Shows You How to Cherry Pick Useful Features Directly from Gerrit

Building ROMs from source is becoming increasingly popular. While most who decide to build their own ROM do so to learn something new, some share their builds with community. However, ROMs are not always created from scratch. Some features are taken from open source projects that have their code publicly available on a Git. Big projects with many contributors use the web-based...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Be ‘Always Correct’ – XDA Developer TV

In this day and age, voice calls placed on a smartphone are far outnumbered by written communication. From Email to IMs and texting, you are likely typing away at your screen 24/7. With that much typing, you are bound to make mistakes--but fear no more. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed...