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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.

Sony Z Ultra GPe Joins Non-GPe Variant and Receives 4.4.4 Update

With the unveiling and release of Android L Developer Preview, Android 4.4.4 doesn't seem like such a big deal anymore. While many people are quick to speculate about their carrier/OEM's course of action with this latest variant of KitKat, many OEMs will undoubtedly skip this version altogether and go straight for L once it's released in late Fall or...

Be the Last Man Standing in Last Bird Standing

The craze over birds in the mobile gaming world just won't go away. Every time we feel that we have gotten over Angry Birds or the ever so infuriating Flappy Birds, we seem to stumble into the madness that involves feathered creatures once again. This is where XDA Forum Member [email protected] comes in, with his latest creation, Last Bird...

Help the Less Tech Savvy Use their Android Devices with Necta Launcher

The world of launchers in Android is nearly as vast as theming itself. There is something for each and every person out there--starting with the basic Google Experience Launcher, and moving to more complex offerings like Sense, TouchWiz, and various aftermarket solutions. These are great for the tech savvy and those who deal with Android devices frequently, but there...

And Today’s Bully Act is Brought to You by HTC

Ok, the image chosen for this article might be a tad misleading, but it does try to convey a rather important point. HTC is a company that has always worked closely with the underground/hacker/modder/developer community---or at the very least, they have not done a whole lot to prevent us from doing what we like. It...

Stop Worrying about Prying Eyes with Obstructer

A major design flaw in the Android OS (and really virtually any OS out there) is that you cannot keep people entirely out of your device(s). While it is entirely possible that you do not care about those silly cat meme pictures that you have been downloading from the web, there are others who have...

Huawei Ascend P6 Receives the Gift of KitKat

There are many manufacturers with a presence here at XDA, and that list is only growing. Some of them are big players like HTC, Samsung, and Sony, while there are others with a limited presence due to a lower number of devices available to the public or devices that are simply too regional to be...

Much Flappy, So Bird–Flappy Doge Takes the Stage

Many have categorized it as an addictive nightmare. Everyone who has taken on it has fallen. The game that many have deemed as being inspired by the devil himself is here to stay. Yes, Flappy Bird, the acclaimed yet controversial new craze that has made us wish we had never downloaded the game, is here...

Blast ’em All with Dots: Chain Reaction

Physics-based games are always interesting. However, most of these rely only on gravity and motion (e.g. Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, etc). Since we have started getting science mixed up with gaming over the years, we've seen somewhat of an evolution in various genres in terms of both game play and graphics/performance. Science, however, does...

Tired of Being Left Behind? iOS7 Instagram for Android

Instagram has become a necessary evil for many people around the globe. Sharing pictures laced with sepia filters and other effects is one of the latest crazes in the world of mobile photography. This world is, however, split into two: the world of iOS users and that of Android users. So for any software company...

Yet Another Reason to NOT Trust “Trusted” Companies: Facebook Can Now Read Your Text Messages

Remember all those times when we here at the XDA Portal have told you that privacy is important? Despite many people thinking that we are all just a bunch of nerds wearing tinfoil hats, we do have our reasons to be somewhat paranoid. After all, we're quite sure that you wouldn't like the idea of...

Answer a Call by Whistling with Auto Answer

Due to various reasons, driving around while using a phone is not entirely a good idea. They tend to distract us from the road. And as such, driving while using the phone is illegal in many parts of the world. It can also be fatal, as you have 25% of your driving-capable limbs doing something...

Display Your Contacts in Style with Contact HD Widgets

Using contact apps and widgets isn't only a great way to have all your most commonly used contacts organized in a single, easy to access location. Rather, these tools can also become an interesting part of your theme and overall UI experience. More often than not, contact widgets are either small pictures that can trigger a...