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An iOS Confession from an Android Lover

I’m just going to go ahead and say it. iOS devices are not bad. To be honest, as a huge Android fan, it’s something of a secret I’ve carried for the past few years. I had an iPhone 4S after recoiling from the utterly horrible experience that was the Xperia X10 Mini. I’d be back...

Google Introduces MODE: Snap & Swap bands for Android Wear Smartwatches

Part of the beauty of owning a watch with standard wristband sizes is the ability to purchase new bands to swap them out with. If you don't like the look and feel of a particular band, you can always go online or to your local jeweler for something new. However, most OEMs of Android Wear smartwatches...

Best XDA Labs Apps

Our very own application, XDA Labs, has its very own marketplace and a lot of great developers have uploaded some great apps. Today we talk about three of the Best Apps on XDA Labs. The apps covered today are: KinScreen, fooView and App Info. These are only a very small selection of the wonderful apps on...

File Hosting and You: An Inside Look at Android File Host

There are many things we take for granted in this world. When it comes to the Internet, we expect services to be made available to us cheap (or even free), fast, and convenient. Depending on how long you've been flashing custom ROMs, you've probably downloaded tens of gigabytes of data just to get that latest...

Popular 3rd Party Twitter App Fenix Pulled From the Play Store

Just 6 months after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised to reset relations with Developers, it is apparent that the biggest issue facing Twitter developers is not changing anytime soon, as the popular 3rd party Twitter app Fenix has been given a death sentence after reaching the controversial 100,000 token limit. Matteo Villa, the app's developer announced on Twitter...

UX Before Specs: The Transition We Needed

Once upon a time, when a new flagship device was to be released, we would be anticipating a big bump in specs. Those days, we all would salivate at the thought of using that phone with higher RAM's, more cores, more megapixels and all that good stuff. A very good depiction of this trend is the transition...

How to Automatically Check the MD5 Sum of a Download!

Back in the middle of March, we dedicated an entire week to many awesome Tasker tips and tricks that you've likely never seen elsewhere to best enhance your smartphone's utility. Hopefully, you've learned a bit about how to work with Tasker having played with some real-world examples. Today, I'm bringing you a new idea I've come...

What OS Upgrade Were You Most Excited About in the Past?

An Operating System on an evolving platform is always a work-in-progress. Whether it is something along the lines of a UI refresh with minor tweaks, or a full-fledged ground up rethinking, the OS is constantly changing. And this isn't limited to Android only either! But not all updates are created equal. Some updates really get us hyped up...

Could Chrome OS soon get Full Google Play Store Support?

Chrome OS merged with Android. It's every Pixel C owner's dream. But for so long, the dream has not had much in the way of solid evidence for its existence. Sure, you could sideload some Android apps using a hacky method to install apks as Chrome extensions but even with some nifty automation tools it was still quite...

Radon Lets You Share Your Links with Friends using … Ultrasound?

We're all familiar with the various wireless technologies that are available to us to transmit data between our various devices. Most commonly, we use either WiFi, Bluetooth, or NFC on our smartphones. In the future, it might be ZigBee or DECT. Whatever technology you use, they each have their benefits. However, one drawback of all of these...

OnePlus X Gets CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies!

The OnePlus X is a good phone. It may not be up to par with the current market competition, but it bears decent specs with a beautiful display in a form factor that people with smaller hands would appreciate. After all, phone size being a subjective topic, not everyone likes a big phone. And for...

LeEco Le 2 & Le Max 2 Released! Huawei VR Headset! T-Mo Note 5 Marshmallow

The LeEco Le 2 and Le Max 2 have been released! Huawei launches it own Virtual Reality Headset. Finally, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update rolling out. Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending April 22, 2016 at XDA-Developer.com. Check out this video!Be...