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Tasker Day #3: Automatic 2G Toggle, TWRP Backups, Driving Mode, and More!

The third 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...

Wild Android N Developer Preview Appeared, Get it Now! [Nexus 6P/5X/6/9/Player, Pixel C]

One curious article was setting the Android community abuzz with excitement, as it announced the surprise arrival of the Android N Developer Preview, more than 2 months before this years Google I/O. Coming from a source with a lot of reputation when it comes to Android news, this was BIG news... Until it was pulled down. We're talking...

Deceitful Black Borders Around Screens Need to Go

Let me set the scene for you. You’ve just gotten home after purchasing a new phone. The static electricity makes the plastic bag cling, with an almost supernatural will, to the box. You run your fingers over the embossed letters as you open it. The plastic is carefully peeled back as you reveal the phone...

Tasker Day #2: Shake to Toggle Brightness, Automate Screenshot Editing, Monthly Call/Data Monitoring and More!

The second 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...

New Range of Flexible Implantable Devices To Launch Later This Month

Ever increasingly popular bio-modding company Dangerous Things is planning to launch a new range of flat, flexible, bio-safe implantable NFC tags at CeBIT, Germany later this month. Insiders of the implant community were treated to a preview of the new FlexNT NFC tag (see above) recently however, which is based on the NTAG216 but with significantly improved...

Tasker Day #1: One-Handed Mode, Security Features, Add Contacts Swiftly, and More!

The first 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...

OnePlus Offering Installment Payments for OnePlus 2; Also Signs Endorsement Deal for House of Cards Season 4

OnePlus really wants you to have its baby phones. For a company that is only 3 smartphones old, we certainly see where they are coming from. But that does not stop them from taking risks or bold steps. They were previously known for some really tacky marketing campaigns, like the Ladies First campaign. Since then, the...

Tasker Week Kick Off

Tasker week is kicking off over at XDA! Be on the lookout for some awesome articles featuring the best automation app for Android. For Tasker support and tips, check out the Tasker Tips and Tricks forum. Don't be afraid to ask questions! Resource Links: Download Tasker from the Play Store Tasker Playlist with a plethora of Tasker Ideas and...

AnTuTu Releases Report on Current Top 10 Smartphone SoC’s

AnTuTu, one of the most popular benchmarking apps, has released their report on the Top 10 Performance Smartphone Chips. This report comes at a time where we are seeing the newest generations of major chips battle it out in top tier flagships as well as down the line. Before starting off, the report notes that the...

Has Google Failed with Android One?

It was the summer of 2014, when Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, thought of ways to bring the internet (and most importantly, Google services) to developing countries using his home country India as a springboard before spreading to other parts of the world. That need to "enlighten" the majorly untapped parts of the world -- this...

The Slow Death of Hype: Flagships Past the Age of Compromises

It has come to my attention that while this 2016 will certainly bring - as it already has - some very interesting phones, the lingering hype after each release, and even the enthusiasm on the eve of launch, feels  different than in both 2015 and 2014. There is good and bad to this; let's not forget...

Would/Do You use an Always-On Display Clock/Screensaver?

After a big adoption of ambient display, OEMs like Samsung and LG are taking passive information delivery one step further by adopting always-on display for clocks, notifications and even screensavers, reminiscent of the old nokia brick days (remember the face?). That being said, these can suck up over half a percent per hour. So we...