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

How to Automatically Check the MD5 Sum of a Download!

Back in the middle of March, we dedicated an entire week to many awesome Tasker tips and tricks that you've likely never seen elsewhere to best enhance your smartphone's utility. Hopefully, you've learned a bit about how to work with Tasker having played with some real-world examples. Today, I'm bringing you a new idea I've come...

Could Chrome OS soon get Full Google Play Store Support?

Chrome OS merged with Android. It's every Pixel C owner's dream. But for so long, the dream has not had much in the way of solid evidence for its existence. Sure, you could sideload some Android apps using a hacky method to install apks as Chrome extensions but even with some nifty automation tools it was still quite...

Radon Lets You Share Your Links with Friends using … Ultrasound?

We're all familiar with the various wireless technologies that are available to us to transmit data between our various devices. Most commonly, we use either WiFi, Bluetooth, or NFC on our smartphones. In the future, it might be ZigBee or DECT. Whatever technology you use, they each have their benefits. However, one drawback of all of these...

Be Wary of False Advertising: Qualcomm Quick Charge is not USB Type-C Spec Compliant

Benson Leung is a Google engineer who has recently become well-known for his third-party USB Type-C cable reviews. He has dedicated some of his time to testing which cables are spec complaint and which are not (sometimes resulting in catastrophic consequences for his own personal hardware) and has become the go-to guy for many users looking to purchase new cable...

Chainfire’s FlashFire can now Create Fastboot Flashable Backups

Custom ROM users are probably familiar with the process of making regular backups and restorations because of unexpected hiccups causing your phone to enter into a bootloop. It's imperative to backup your device in the off chance that such an event were to occur or you'll have to deal with the frustration of resetting all...

The Gloves Are Off: Google Responds to the EU’s Antitrust Charges

Earlier this week, we reported on a source that indicated that Google was on the verge of being handed an antitrust suit by the European Commission. Today, the rumors came to fruition: the European Commission officially handed Google a "statement of objections" due to their belief that Google was in violation of EU antitrust statutes by...

Podcasts are now Available in Google Play Music

It's not secret that Google has been working on incorporating podcasts into Google Play Music. After all, they did announce the service back in October of 2015, however, it was restricted to users uploading their podcasts. A rather smart move, at the time, as it gave content creators several months to fill the new marketplace with...

TWRP Makes its Way to the HTC 10 Weeks before its Official Release

It was just last week that HTC unveiled its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. After weeks and weeks of rumors and leaks, we thought that HTC had little left that could surprise us. In a move that surprised many of us, HTC announced very consumer-friendly bootloader locking terms. Well, it looks like merely days after the announcement we're already seeing the...

Google Introduces Customizable ‘Live Cases’ for Nexus Phones

Surprise! Two years after the rumors of Google implementing its own version of Motorola's Moto Maker surfaced, Google has finally lifted the veil on the case-maker tool now dubbed 'Live Case.' The service itself is not new, however, previously it was only available for the Nexus 6 and was for some reason only aimed towards fans...

Nextbit Robin XDA Review: The Cloud Phone That’s Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Amidst the vast sea of high-end flagship smartphones, it's difficult to imagine how a newcomer could compete. That's why Nextbit opted to avoid the water and instead go by air with their cloud-based Robin, aimed at the upper mid-range market. Priced at $399, the Nextbit Robin competes with the likes of Google's Nexus 5X, the Motorola Moto X...

Microsoft Partners with HackerRank to bring Interactive Code Editing to Bing

As human beings, it's natural that we don't know everything there is to know in this world. We go to school and train ourselves in a single or sometimes multiple fields in order to become an expert in that topic. But no matter what, it's unlikely you'll ever become a walking encyclopedia of knowledge even...

Android N Testers: Here’s why your Root Apps Keep Failing

You love to live at the bleeding edge, so you hopped on board and installed Google's new Android N preview builds. If you're running the software as your daily driver (maybe you like things crashing and burning, who knows?) then you've likely noticed many of your favorite apps simply not work at all. You've flashed...