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Cell Phone Unlocking Bill – Expert Analysis of Why it Sucks

We all remember the story on this one. It was our moment of triumph. The moment our collective voices were heard across the Capitol, which yielded a law nearly 2 years later. The glorious Cell Phone Unlocking Bill, finally came into full force in the beginning of February. As of now, it is perfectly legal...

How To Upsell Free Android Apps

There are many ways to make money from users in the Android ecosystem: subscriptions, recurring in app purchases, paid apps, advertisements... the list goes on. None are inherently better or worse than the others, and we all have to find our own way as devs. One of the gold standards touted by analyst firms, though,...

IF by IFTTT, If This Then That App Tutorial & Review – XDA TV

We've talked about using Tasker and other products to automate tasks on your phone. However, Tasker isn't the only option and sometimes can be a little bit confusing to setup. There is finally an Android App for the automation website IFTTT. IFTTT, if you don't know, stands for IF This Then That. In the app...

Pebble Time: The Most Practical Smartwatch Yet?

The Pebble smartwatch, it's embedded in all of our minds as the first specimen of notable quality in the smartwatch world. Sure, there were others, more expensive even. But the best bang for your buck smartwatch for plenty of Android users, and every iOS user is still the Pebble smartwatch today. Currently the smartwatches are...

@Upleaks Leaker MIA After Huge Leak Blowout

These past couple of hours have seen a massive leak blowout by @upleaks whose twitter is now non-existent. The leaks provided feature promotional videos of commercials detailing many aspects of the HTC M9, including the highly rumored and speculated design. Whistle-blower @upleaks had originally confirmed that the renders of the M9 that have been floating...

Massive Video Leak for HTC M9 Confirms Design, Specs

The HTC M9 has been at the vanguard of mobile tech journalism, with iterative rumor after rumor solidifying our mental image of what was once known as "HIMA". When we first covered the original specification leak, we marveled at some of its specification offerings, but had no clear confirmation for the time being. More over, the...

Android Wear or the New Pebble Time?

The all new Pebble Time was announced this morning with a Kickstarter page hoping to raise $500,000. Within hours, that goal was surpassed by a whopping $4 million. Obviously, there's a great demand for the new color e-paper smartwatch, but is it enough to take our attention away from Android Wear? Let us know if...

AcDisplay and HeadsUp: Better Notification Handling

We've featured both HeadsUp and AcDisplay by XDA Recognized Developer AChep in the past. Both have been constantly improved since they were released, and with the recent updates for better Lollipop support and material design, we figured it would be a good time for a double feature.The two apps are excellent for handling your notifications,...

Xposed Modules with Lollipop Support – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last week we talked about how the day has finally come! Xposed now works on Lollipop. Last week we showed you how to install the new Xposed update. Today we take a look at some modules that are working in some capacity on Lollipop. Whether all the features make a return or if they are...

iPhone Notifications on Android Wear – XDA TV

iPhone Notifications are working on Android Wear! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement of GravityBox returning to Lollipop and be sure to check out the article talking about installing Android 5.1 on Android One...

GravityBox Makes Massive Return to Lollipop

If you are an Xposed user, you know about GravityBox. There's just no way around it, as it is the single biggest tweak box we've seen on the platform. While its compatibility was mostly limited to stock ROMs, many others could enjoy it in some way or another. For those unable to run it, there were alternatives like Wanam which...

Sunday Debate: Rumors & Leaks, Good or Bad?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Rumors & Leaks. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil's advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray! For the past few smartphone cycles,...