Posts From egzthunder1

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egzthunder1

I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area.

Cast Your Device Screen the Way it Was Meant to be with Second Screen

Not too long ago here on the XDA Portal, we covered how Google had made good on their promise to allow Google Chromecast customers to finally cast and mirror their device screens onto the big screen through the little and inexpensive powerhouse. However, due to limitations on devices for which this feature had become available, our...

Pop the Bubbles with Circles

Have you ever felt the need to have more than 10 fingers on your hands? How about a third hand? If you've never felt this way and you are curious as to why would anyone wish for something like this, then you definitely need to take a quick look at Circles by XDA Forum Member baseball4355.Circles is...

Make Your Own Custom Sony Camera Lens Case

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a great device, there is no question about that. Hardware wise, it is basically a giant Nexus 5, and the GPe edition gets even closer to that description. However, as good of a device as it, it has many limitations and lacks on several aspects. For instance, despite it being...

Reddit for Android: As Close to Official Reddit as it Gets

The online world is made up of several factions, clans, communities, social media sites---whatever you want to call them. Pretty much every person in the world with Internet access belongs to at least a few of these, and if not as a member, at the very least as an everyday lurker. After all, we all...

Have Your Gmail Read to You by Mail Reader for Gmail

Lets face it, we are all busy individuals. Many of us are always on the go, and despite needing constant Email communications, there is simply no time to sit down and skim through even important Emails. One solution to such problems has always been the ever popular voice assistant.This concept is not new, as options have...

Supercharge Your Search with Search Everything

There are several thousands of files of various kinds within the confines of our devices. They may be things that we put there ourselves such as pictures, documents, APKs, etc. On top of that, you also have the files that are part of the OS, which may be more or less based on what kind...

Backup Your Main Settings with Backup 3.0

How important is it for you to have your device just the way you like it, particularly after hopping around ROMs like a bunny on caffeine? Does this interfere with you ORD? If you are like the rest of us, it more than likely does. Setting up your status bar with the right colors or transparency levels...

X-Reality Engine Now Available for Other Sony Xperia Devices

Each device manufacturer normally adds their own "sauce" to flagship devices. However, these extra special features might or might not trickle down to lesser devices. Is this fair for people who may not be able to afford the extra premium for that added bit of functionality? Probably not, but that is how the world turns. This is...

Ditch those Heavy Browsers with Now Material Browser

As stated in a previous article, each individual replacement browser brings its own strengths to the table. These ultimately benefit the overall Android ecosystem by giving more options to the end user. However, because of the way computing is in this day and age, apps are growing larger and more bloated with each and every iteration. Coders waste...

Keep Informed of Everything with Notific

Just a few days ago, our XDA Developer TV Producer TK gave us a walkthrough of this little app. Ever since Motorola hit the market with their innovative Active Notifications feature, lots of devs have tried to not only mimic this functionality but also to improve it. In case you are not entirely familiar with said...

Browse the Web in a Whole New Way with PopWeb

Over the years, we have seen various different browsers on Android. They have all offered their unique features that differentiated them from others. Be it the smoothness of Dolphin (back before Chrome for Android), the openness of good ol' fashioned Firefox, or the blazing speed of Opera's mobile Web compression (again, before Chrome). They all brought their...

Get an Early Glimpse of AnTuTu Benchmark 5!

There are two kinds of people here at XDA-Developers: those who focus on the looks and functionality of a device, and those who focus almost exclusively on raw power, performance, and how well it stacks up against other devices within the same tier. The latter group relies heavily on certain types of apps and modifications that boost...