Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Long-time Android enthusiast starting from all the way back to the Sprint HTC Hero. Partial to the Nexus line, but open to try anything with Android on it. XDA's resident master of everything Tasker. Please direct media inquiries to mishaal@xda-developers.com

Domotz Partners with Fing to Bring Professional Network Monitoring to your Home or Business

We handle so much of our personal and professional lives online nowadays that there are an incredibly large amount of vectors for someone to intrude and steal your private data. As more and more users are taking control of their personal information by only dealing with secure websites, using two-factor authentication wherever possible, using VPNs,...

Report: Google to Introduce Android VR, Amazon Echo Competitor; Delays 3D Touch

Google I/O is coming up next week, so we've been seeing a lot of leaks building up to the developer conference. These past two days in particular have seen some interesting reports leaked through the grapevine. Android VR Virtual Reality is a pretty big deal lately, if you haven't already heard. More so, Google has already gauged...

hi) by Fenotek is a Smart Doorbell Powered by Android

Android is an extremely versatile operating system and is capable of being run on a wide range of hardware. We're always interested in seeing Android being used to turn regular appliances into smart devices, though we still believe that some devices would be better off not hopping on the smart bandwagon just yet. Despite the tackiness...

Announcing the Android File Host Swag Bag Winners!

A few weeks ago, we posted an interview with file-hosting website Android File Host. Maintaining a free file-hosting service for the Android community isn't an easy task, so the Android File Host team wanted to show their appreciation to all of the users and developers who make use of their services in one way or...

7 Days Later: Hands-On with the Nextbit Robin Update + Update on Development

Last month, we reviewed the Nextbit Robin, a beautifully designed smartphone that focuses on cloud storage as its forte. At the time, we noted that the device was suffering from below-average battery life as well as slow camera performance, but that overall the device was still a solid buy (in my opinion, a better buy than...

Google Publishes May’s Android Security Bulletin – Here’s What’s New

You might remember that last year Google promised to be more transparent with patching security vulnerabilities. Google promised to deliver monthly updates fixing any vulnerabilities they discovered that affected Nexus devices. Eventually, several OEMs have gotten on board with delivering monthly security patches, and eventually the scope of the Nexus Security Bulletin was broadened to discover...

Google Keyboard 5.0 Update Brings One-Handed Mode, Adjustable Height, Key Borders, and More

Google Keyboard was somewhat of a red-headed stepchild when it was first released almost 3 years ago. It had swipe gestures and autocompletion, but both features were immature compared to the technology offered by Swype and Swiftkey. Thankfully, Google has not abandoned the project and has instead slowly been adding additional features to bring its feature...

[Giveaway] 2 Months of Android File Host Premium to Everyone + 10 Swag Bags!

Developers, Developers, Developers. We love our developers here at XDA. We're maybe not as outwardly-loud through text as Mr. Ballmer was in the linked clip, but without developers there wouldn't even be an XDA-Developers. You guys provide the backbone for our forums; your work is what draws millions to our forums every year. You guys put so...

RootJunky: How to Bypass Factory Reset Protection on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

We here at XDA are big fans of esteemed flashaholic RootJunky who specializes in teaching you how to hack your Android device. If you're the owner of a flagship Samsung or Motorola Droid device, then you might have seen him on our forums at one point. If you don't own any of those devices, then you might...

Piecing Evidence Together: The Nexus Line, HTC M1 & S1, and an Elusive Tablet

Google I/O 2016 is less than a month away, which means we've entered the final bout of new Nexus rumor hype. Today, famed device leaker @evleaks threw the Android enthusiast world into a tailspin with his latest tweet: https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/725395035022319616 Now, Mr. Blass has a penchant for leaking accurate information, so I was already on board with the...

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...

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...