Posts From Doug Lynch

Doug Lynch
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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

Fork of Slimlauncher Adds Dark Theme, Hide Apps Feature, and More

Launchers are very popular when it comes to Android customization and generally the more features that are available the better, although some users prefer a more minimalist experience. For those fans of SlimROM's Slimlauncher, XDA Senior Member Gaukler_Faun has taken the solid base of Slimlauncher and created a fork so they could add features to it that...

How to Add an Edge Panel with Contacts, Tasks, and Apps on the Galaxy Note 5

A lot of people enjoy the edge features that Samsung has been developing for their curved display devices, but they don't include these on smartphones with a flat display like the Galaxy Note 5. So instead, XDA Recognized Contributor Androidwizzard has put together a step by step guide to show you how to decompile and recompile the...

Chromecast’s Media Control Notification Can be Disabled Soon

A while back, Google added a new feature to their Chromecast/Google Cast technology that would make a notification with media controls appear when you played something on a Chromecast or Google Home device. While definitely a convenience for some, the downside here was the fact that this notification appeared on everyone's Android device that was...

Google is Referencing Credit Card Transactions to See if Online Ads are Effective

Google makes billions of dollars every single year on online advertisements so it is ideal for the company to know if they're effective or not. When it comes to an online advertisement for an online website, it's easy to track and measure the conversion rate. Google has been doing this for years but lately they've...

Latest Humble Mobile Bundle Offers $38 Worth of Android Platformers

The team over at Humble Bundle has just announced their latest mobile bundle and this one focuses on Epic Platformers for Android. As with most bundles these days, there are three tiers to their latest offering with each one unlocking even more games that you can play. The tier prices this time around are $1...

LG Announces the LG X Venture With its 4,100mAh Battery

Last year, LG announced a new series of smartphones that allowed them to offer a single flagship piece of hardware in a phone at an affordable price. They do this by using low-end or mid-range hardware for all other aspects of the phone, but it really is a thoughtful way of letting the customer choose...

Founder of LeEco Steps Down as the CEO of Leshi Holding

LeEco continues to try and recover from their ongoing financial issues. The company had big plans as they launched their expansion into the United States, but that was slowed to almost a dead stop once the financial issues became too much to bear. Not only were they running out of cash, but the debts they...

Guide Walks You Through Starting Android Development in Visual Studio

We often talk about Android Studio here at XDA because it's a powerful IDE made with Android application development in mind. Google is the company behind Android Studio and they're constantly adding new features that make developing Android applications easier with it. The company also just announced support for Kotlin in Android Studio, and you...

StreamlineWatch Combines Multiple Video Streaming Services into One Application

As more and more consumers continue to cut the cord and move to digital subscription services, we often find that our favorite television shows are spread out across multiple different providers. If you are watching their content on your mobile device, then you may find it annoying to switch from application to application to application to...

Unofficial Port of TWRP is Available for the Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi has been selling out phones very quickly in their recent Xiaomi Mi 6 flash sales and we can see why. The device is the latest flagship the company has launched, and now it has an unofficial port of TWRP. This port was built by XDA Senior Member ValoXis, and it is a port of TWRP...

Pixel Launcher for Android O Dev Preview 2 Ported to 6.0.1+ Devices

With the launch of the Android O Developer Preview 2, we've learned that Google is also shipping a new version of the Pixel Launcher with it. XDA Recognized Contributor & Social Contributor linuxct has been kind enough to port this launcher to older versions of Android and it should work on any device running 6.0.1 Marshmallow and...

Leaked Renders Allegedly Show Us the Upcoming Moto Z2 Force

We've seen H1 flagship from the likes of Samsung, LG and HTC, and we're even starting to see leaks of the upcoming OnePlus 5 as well. But today we turn our attention to Motorola as there is a newly-leaked render that claims to show us what the upcoming Motorola Z2 Force will look like. As...