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Unlikeliest of Heroes John Legere Working to Free the S7

Many of us, awoke yesterday to discover the unfortunate news that the Snapdragon 820 variants of the S7 and S7 Edge would likely not see any development support due to the bootloader, which in case you missed it can be read about here. For the foreseeable future it looked like the S7 would be one...

VisionTek Waterproof Bluetooth Mini Keyboard: Mid-Size Keyboard To Go

The keyboard is indeed small - about 1.5 cm thick when it's folded and half that when it's open. It weighs less than a pound and is pretty straight-forward when operated. The side has a cover that opens up and reveals a MicroUSB charging port that then allows you to charge. And how long does...

XDA Tasker Week in Review

Did you miss Tasker week? If so, here's a compilation of all the guides, videos, and other posts we've made this week showcasing the power of Tasker. Tasker Week Kick Off. Tasker Day #1: One-Handed Mode, Security Features, Add Contacts Swiftly, and More!. [GUIDE][Difficulty: Beginner] Prompt to add Previous Caller as Contact. [GUIDE][Difficulty: Beginner] Take a Picture and Grab...

Galaxy S7 Bootloader Lock Explained: You Might Not Get AOSP After All

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge are some of the most powerful devices you could buy right now. But our regular readers and forum dwellers would know that Samsung devices aren't the supreme best when it comes to development. A lot of the issues with Samsung and development can be traced back to Exynos...

Tasker Day #5: Community Best-Of!

The final day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we're featuring a plethora of neat creations made by the Tasker community. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality we wish...

Microsoft Universal Apps & Continuum: Why Did Microsoft Not Squeeze their Potential?

Microsoft is one company that has hands on many, many things. To an extent, this has worked for them, but then, on some other fronts they have failed so woefully. The list of failed projects from Microsoft are endless, only rivaled by Google's -- on PC, mobile, and the list of failed startups under their belt Its...

Tasker Week: Theming and Design using Scripts and Scenes!

We've entered an age where aesthetics, layout and a delightful user experience is almost as important as functionality itself, with user expectations setting a high bar for design standards. How does that apply to tasker? Well, there's two tangents to design in Tasker - theming apps and designing scenes. Let's have a look at both! Theming apps Preferences...

Tasker Week: Utilize NFC Triggers!

So you picked up some NFC tags or are considering doing so, but what's next? You could, of course, set them for boring things such as storing your WiFi password or logging into your phone with Trusted Devices. Or you can set them to trigger just about anything through Tasker! Here are just a few of...

Tasker Day #4: Read Calendar Events, Get Best Route for a Commute, Hotspot Monitor, and More!

The fourth day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Android N Shows that Google Listened by Bringing Smart Refinements, Requested Features

Android N's developer preview hit us all by surprise yesterday, way ahead of the expected Google I/O announcement, and it brought a small Android christmas to enthusiasts around the globe. Now that we’ve had time to test, dig and discuss, I want to voice some comments regarding what we’ve seen on Android N, and the design...

Android N Preview Quick Look

Android N has dropped. XDA TV Host TK got hands on with the Android N Preview on the emulator. He shows all the neat and new features and functions. Check it out! Be sure to check out other great XDA TV Videos. Best Apps You’ve Never Heard of: Adobe Clip Galaxy S7 Liquid Cooling Has No Liquid?? Open...

Android N Dev Preview Brings Back Dark Mode, Adds Native Night Mode

Adding on to the list of reasons why you should have purchased that Nexus is the inclusion of night mode and the return of the dark mode in the Android N Developer Preview images. What is night mode, you ask? Night mode is a simple term to denote the shift in colors of your display to...