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Monitor What Your Phone’s Camera Sees with Android Wear

Having a smart device strapped to your wrist certainly has its merits. A growing number of Android Wear apps we’re seeing now are allowing us to stay on top of many things without having to lug out our devices out with features such as Android Wear notifications, as well as perform things normally done with...

Mod Lets You Have Stereo Speakers on Your Sony Xperia Z1 (Sort Of)

The stereo speakers on the Sony Xperia Z2 are probably a relatively large source of envy among owners of former Xperia flagship devices such as the Xperia Z1. And with the same design language, almost identical dimensions, and a not very significant bump in processing power, the having stereo playback is the one feature that the Z1 just had to...

Give Your Screen Some Color with HexaTime Live Wallpaper

We don't often cover very many live wallpapers here on the XDA Portal. You may think that wallpapers are just wallpapers, and there is nothing special with them. Well, you are right for the most part. However, sometimes you might be proven wrong, and we think that this is one of those cases. If you are a...

Android Wear App Review: Command Google Now with Commandr – XDA Developer TV

“OK Google. Make Me a sandwich.” How many times have you made this joke? Apparently we’ve done it often enough that Google made it an Easter egg.  Wouldn’t it be great if Google Now could do more complicated or useful tasks? Well, it can’t quite make you an actual sandwich, but maybe we can get...

Play Your Hits and Learn the Lyrics with NextGen Music Player

There are plenty of music players for Android available in Play Store. They differ in terms of layout, functionality, and overall user experience. Paid or free, it's totally up to you to decide which one(s) you prefer and which app(s) will make the cut. If you are learning foreign languages or simply like to know about what...

Control Your Toast Notifications with SlicedToasts

Toasts are delicious, even in their Android flavor. In Android, toast doesn't lead to a yummy sandwich, but rather a type of notification. Google decided to use these short prompts to inform about various things that are going on. For example, you may see a toast when an application is granted a superuser access. Despite the idea...

Rotation Lets You Take Full Control of Your Device’s Orientation Settings

To be brutally honest, the native options for screen orientation in Android devices aren't particularly extensive. Actually, it's not extensive at all, consisting of merely a toggle to turn it on or off. For many folks, this is totally sufficient. What other customization options could you possibly have for a setting that simply turns the screen sideways? But...

Change the Alarm Icon in the Status Bar with Xposed

It's hard to find a more hated object than your alarm clock. They wake us up nearly every day, help us to get up on time for school or work, and basically keep our lives on tracks. However, we still don't like them. That said, we need to deal with them. But despite their annoyances, we can...

Return to Outer Space Outer Space with Ship Up Game

Since the release of Flappy Birds, we've had the "fortune" to see hundreds of variations of the concept. Doge, shoes, and cheese were not too unusual in the sea of weird flying objects trying to squeeze between two pipes. A quite unique approach to this concept was taken by XDA Forum Member IDSprofile, who decided to take flappy thing to......

Device Review: OnePlus One

Seemingly every day, there are a bunch of new devices being released. Some are budget devices and some are flagship devices. Naturally, there are budget conscious enthusiasts who would like to have both. Recently, a device has made a big splash in the tech industry, and is called by some as the Nexus killer. Then...

Browse the Internet with the Innovative Atlas Web Browser

For the most part, Chrome, Firefox, and Dolphin Browser have no real rivals among the popular Android Web browsers. But from time to time, a new browser pops up and creates quite a fuss because it's innovative and fresh features that offer something that the three kings don't. Not too long ago, we talked about Pale Moon Browser finding its...

Choose from Over a Thousand Battery Styles with 3Minit Battery Mod

The battery style in stock Android looks pretty dull. It doesn't offer the percentage remaining, customizable colors, and so on. Basically, it's not something that most of us here on XDA are looking for. Luckily, you can change your default white or blue battery style to something more fancy with just few steps. The battery style can look really nice...