Posts From Mathew Bloomer

Mathew Bloomer
Mathew Bloomer

He fell in love with Android after buying a T-mobile G1 in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. He firmly believes the future of technology lies within bio-hacking and is an NFC implantee.

Accelerated Mobile Pages — What Are They and How Do I Implement Them?

Ever increasing speeds allow for a site to include ads, analytic scripts, information interstitials and more. These can all accumulate rapidly and while each may not have a significant impact on user experience by themselves, they can add up to a much slower load time regardless of internet speed. Not only does this have a negative effect...

Unoffical Systemless Xposed is Now Available — OTAs and Pay Unaffected!

Recognized Contributor topjohnwu has modified the Xposed Framework (V.85.1) to work alongside Chainfire's systemless SuperSU in order to also run without modifying the system partition. This means that you can install Xposed modules on a rooted device running the stock ROM and continue to receive OTAs. Some users have even reported that Android Pay works using this method,...

Android Pay Hits The UK, No Barclays or Natwest Yet

Android Pay has finally arrived in the UK, a move many of us have been waiting for since the infrastructure for NFC payments has been implemented in many stores for a long time now thanks to the capability for contactless payments via debit and credit cards. Android Pay will work anywhere contactless on your bank...

HTC Announced Devices to Receive Android N

Taking advantage of Google (Alphabet?) I/O HTC has announced which of their lineup will receive an N update after it has shipped to OEMs later this year. Although there is no timeline that they can share at this moment with the speed that Google is sending out N previews we hope that the update will...

Jide Launch Remix OS Powered All-in-One PC

At CES Asia in Shanghai, China today, Jide the company behind the ever-popular Remix OS has announced a partnership with AOC, in order to develop and produce a 24" all-in-one (AIO) PC. Jide are best known for their version of Android that brings the multi-tasking capability and familiarity of a desktop OS to the Android platform...

Honor Launch the V8, Use Same Dual-Cameras as Huawei P9

Huawei's brand Honor has announced their latest addition to their lineup, continuing with the great value for money they have come to be known for with a starting price of just $352. George Zhao president of Honor took to the stage to introduce the device featuring the same dual-camera set up as the Huawei P9...

Network Monitoring: How to Get Started and Why You Should Consider it

Security and privacy are of the utmost importance when modifying your device or buying from a third party reseller.  Of course, nothing will ever beat only buying or downloading from trusted sources but if you ever believe your device is sending or receiving information to/from a third party, there are several ways to check. The method...

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...

Aukey Begin Shipping UK QC3.0 Multi-Port Wall Chargers

Living in the UK and working for a tech company at the same time has one drawback and that is the plug we use, the three rectangular pronged plug is designed to be the safest in the world. The pins are each coated with insulation until the midway point meaning you can’t shock yourself if you...

The XDA Files: The Industry Through the Eyes of The Community – Part 1

Most days we post at least one poll on the XDA Twitter account, in fact, many in office debates are settled by our followers there. Looking back on these, it became clear that it would be a shame to let them just disappear into the depths of Twitter posts, so here we go; this is...

HTC 10 Comes With Unlockable Bootloader, Decent Warranty Policy

Just in case you thought you saw everything there is to see about the HTC 10, keep in mind that the device will come with an unlockable bootloader if purchased directly from HTC. Yep, that's right, unless your device is tainted by carriers, you are guaranteed some XDA fun on this upcoming flagship. HTC is committed...

[DAY2] XDA Labphone — Pricing, Availability and Source

We’ve been hard at work at the XDA HQ for close to two years, with only one goal — to answer a fundamental question. That question is, “Just how powerful can Android get?”... and that is a question we will still be asking for a long time to come. As many of you have guessed and...