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Automate Your Device For Free With MacroDroid

There are some really good automation apps out there. Some of them are powerful enough to automate your living room, like Tasker, while others such as Llama feature an emphasis on location profile settings and the context-aware configurations. XDA member UndeadCretin has been updating his MacroDroid app since 2012 to provide a competitive alternative to the known automation giants....

And It Goes On: HTC HD2 Receives Lollipop Port

Recently we spoke about devices outliving their generation by leaps and bounds, and highlighted the Nexus S' prowess in doing so. Despite a number of devices following similar paths, the undoubted champion that simply refuses to give up, is the HTC Leo, or the HTC HD2 as it is more commonly known. The HD2 has...

Android, Firefox OS & Windows Phone on One Alcatel Device – XDA TV

Alcatel released a device that can run Android, Firefox OS and Windows Phone! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is Xiaomi releasing the kernel source for the Redmi 1S and bypassing storage restrictions for the Nexus S!...

Curved LG G Flex 2 Leaked, Flexes Snapdragon 810 Processor

Early this morning, LG G Flex 2's had it's press release details and some promotional pictures leaked online. The device was set to be officially announced during this coming CES 2015, starting tomorrow January 6. The new iteration of the curved G Flex line-up sports the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's incursion into flagship-ready 64-bit processing chipsets, featuring...

CyanogenMod Has Integrated Superuser With Privacy Guard

Custom ROMs can't exist without root access. It's needed to flash a ROM, edit a system file, or even gain some app functionality. Since the very beginning of CyanogenMod, the project has been using an external Superuser application by XDA Retired Recognized Developer ChainsDD, which was recently replaced by Koush's app. CyanogenMod 11 seems to be the last version...

NVIDIA Announces The Powerful Tegra X1 SoC

Ever since the premiere of NVIDIA's Tegra K1, the American company's chips have been considered big contenders to Qualcomm SoCs. Even Google noticed the big potential in the Tegra K1 and used it to power the Nexus 9 tablet. This year's CES brings the new SoC by NVIDIA: the powerful Tegra X1, which brings portable devices into a...

Enjoy Floating Texting with SMS Small App

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and other communicators are not intended to be used as foreground applications due to their occasional use. Instead they are usually used as background apps and opened only when needed. These communicators are very popular but are still far behind SMS, which is in use by almost every phone in the world. Facebook was...

Xiaomi Unveils Game Changing Budget Phone

Fast-growing Chinese OEM Xiaomi has revealed its next iteration of the Redmi lineup with a successor appropriately named Redmi 2. This phone will feature mid-range specifications that are considerably higher than those of most mid-range offerings and for a surprisingly low price, in a package that also seemingly beats most handsets the in the middle gamut when...

Android Powered Sony Walkman To Debut At CES

Back in 1979 Sony released one of the weirdest portable devices that conquered the globe instantly. The Walkman allowed anyone to listen to their favorite hits almost everywhere. According to Sony's web page the company sold 385 millions devices branded as “Walkman” until 2009. The Walkman is also available on Android, as Sony (Ericsson) released the Live...

Create Your Own 2D Game With BobEngine

Making a game is by all means a challenging task. To become successful, a game has to be well written, interesting and fun to play, otherwise it will slowly die buried somewhere in the Google Play Store. If you have an idea how to make an interesting game and would like to find the tool...

Learn How To Install Ubuntu on Chromebook

Chrome OS is definitely a nice operating system that offers a unique cloud experience. It's becoming more capable and complex with every single release, and Google is pushing hard to make it a true competitor to Windows and Linux distros. While the OS is constantly improving, Ubuntu still seems to be a better choice in...

NexMusic Features Beautiful Material Design in Latest Update

NexMusic is a music player that used to be known for it's theming capabilities and wide selection of said themes. But now, it will probably be downloaded for its unadulterated skin.  Kevin the Tech Ninja from XDA Developer TV covered this application in 2013 - but a lot of it has changed, for the better, these past two years. The application...