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Castro: High Fidelity Device Specs with Beautiful Design

While a large majority of Android users content themselves by looking up basic device specs such as screen size, camera resolution, storage capacity etc, these baseline facts don't cut it for enthusiasts. Most of us want to delve deeper into the specifics, and Castro is an app designed and developed to cater to that very...

Do You Think HTC Messed up the Camera on the M9?

If there's a single thing that the HTC One M8 lacks, it is a great camera to match the phone's great build quality. HTC attempted to fix that on the One M9 by featuring an all new 20.7 MP camera, but early reports claim that the new camera may actually not be all that wonderful...

Building The Machine: Cyanogen’s Corporate War

Cyanogen is a name that virtually all of XDA recognizes, and surely many of you have tried their excellent ROMs - perhaps you are reading this on CyanogenMod right now. While the community ROMs that most people get - be it through official sources or unofficial ports - offer some of the best experiences Android...

Must Have App Review: Pocket Casts for Android

The great thing about our smartphones is the ability to put on your head phones and listen to music or podcasts while on the bus, on the train, waiting at the DMV or just eating lunch when you are trying to block out the outside world. In order to listen to podcasts seamlessly, you will...

HTC: Phasing Out Or Phoenix?

It was announced recently that Cher Wang would replace Peter Chou as CEO of HTC. Chou has now taken up a role in the Future Development Lab, as a drastic shift was almost inevitable considering HTC’s recent performance in both share price and market share. However this could be a case of too little, too...

Oppo “R7” Bezel-Less Smartphone Demoed in Video

Recently, images have been doing the rounds of what claims to be the new horse out of Oppo's stable, the Oppo R7. The talking point of this device is the lack of any major bezel on two sides of the 5.5" display. Obviously inspired by the Sharp Aquos Crystal, the images and the accompanying video show a...

How I Cracked Trivia Crack

Trivia Crack is a highly popular game for both web and mobile platforms which is somewhat modeled after Trivial Pursuit. It's the latest craze in social gaming, allowing users to compete against their friends and strangers in answering questions from an array of categories. Though I've never been very interested in gaming, my wife has recently become a huge fan...

Lollipop Lock Screen Mods – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Last Thursday we reviewed an application that gives you greater features when it comes to cut, copy and paste. Of course this idea as a whole is not unique. Some of you complained that it seemed disjointed from the system. Well, now we have a clip board that uses the Xposed Framework to integrate advanced...

Mod Spotlight: Graphic Equalizer for Notification Panel

There's plenty of amazing mods popping up on XDA every day. Some are very inventive and others are beautiful, but it's the innovative contributions and skillful adaptations that usually catch our eye. This Graphic Equalizer mod by XDA Senior Member Adi Aisiteru Reborn is a mix of both. He has found a way to get the CM...

To Worry or Not to Worry: The SD810, an M9 and Throttling

The HTC One M9 has been the center of buzz lately, as the fans eager for a revolution were somewhat disappointed at what resembled a mere evolution. What’s more, early reports surrounding the camera - the most important bullet point in HTC’s to-do list - had not been as satisfactory as their unveiling event had originally touted. While the M9...

Interview With Developers of SaberMod & Hyper Toolchains

To compile any Android project like a kernel or ROM, developers need to use a toolchain. As per elinux.org, a toolchain is a set of distinct software development tools that are linked (or chained) together by specific stages such as GCC, binutils and glibc (a portion of the GNU Toolchain). Toolchains may contain a debugger...

Honor Launches Two New Services

Huawei Subsidiary Honor will be launching two new services aiming to provide the best customer service for users of their devices. The more notable of these is the 'Honor VIP Replacement Service' and the second is named 'Honor Elite', an expansion to their already impressive 'Honor Club'.   Many will recognize that the Honor VIP Replacement Service...