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Tarek Baay (also known as “TK”) is from Los Angeles. He is a tech professional that likes to get his hands on new things, and share his experience with the world the same way a friend would tell you if something is good. He has been on XDA for along time starting with the t-mobile MDA running windows mobile 5. Since 2012 he’s been doing video for XDA TV. His interests include mobile technology, PC Building, and gaming.

Device Review: Samsung Gear Live

Recently, Google announced Android Wear to the world. Android Wear is the Android-based initiative from Google to standardize the world of wearable devices. This year at their I/O event, Google showed off two Android Wear devices: the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. Today, we will be reviewing the Samsung entry into the Android...

Device Review: OnePlus One

Seemingly every day, there are a bunch of new devices being released. Some are budget devices and some are flagship devices. Naturally, there are budget conscious enthusiasts who would like to have both. Recently, a device has made a big splash in the tech industry, and is called by some as the Nexus killer. Then...

Device Review: Sony Xperia Z2

The Xperia Z2 (D6503) is the successor to last year's Xperia Z1/Ultra/Z. The Z2 is Sony’s current flagship device, though rumors are starting to buzz about the Z3 already. If you are familiar with the Z1, you will be very comfortable with the Z2's design. The main thing you will like about the Z2 is that the...

Device Review: Oppo Find 7a

The Oppo Find 7a is the successor to Find 5, and the younger brother to the Find 7. The Find 5 was an amazing device with a 5” 1080P display, and the Find 7a is even bigger at 5.5”. The Find 7a was released to international markets in April 2014, and you can only buy the device...

Device Review: Omate TrueSmart

The Omate TrueSmart 2.0 is a new contender in the smartwatch category of wearable tech. The great thing about the TrueSmart smartwatch 2.0 is that it’s shipping to KickStarter backers right now in the form of a developer edition, and has community support from Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) and developers, such as Lokifish Marz,...

Device Review: Google Glass XE 2.0

Google Glass XE 2.0 is the refresh of last year’s XE Glass hardware. The main difference here is that you can now use a micro USB mono headset to listen to your music and make or receive calls on the device. Google started to offer replacements to first gen owners so they can enjoy the...

Countdown to Your Favorite Events with this Simple Countdown App

Big events in life hold a strong meaning to us. And when we plan such events, we start counting the days and minutes. You may remember XDA Senior Member  MOST2K2's application APPoint. Now, he brings us another productivity tool---this time in the form of a simple, yet customizable countdown widget that can be placed on your home screens. As...

Nexus 7 Multi-Utility Updated with KitKat Screen Recording

The Google Nexus 5 was just released a few weeks ago, packing Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The Nexus 7 (2013) was released not that long ago, and officially received KitKat earlier today. KitKat brings a nice new feature that allows you to record the screen on your device. Previously, this required (paid) third party apps. And...

Touchcontrol Updated to Support Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013)

We first talked about Slide2wake with Touchcontrol in June of last year. Back then, the app only supported the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and many users wanted this functionality extended to other devices. XDA Recognized Developer bponury released a substantial update to his Touchcontrol app, adding support for the Nexus 4  and the Nexus 7 (2013) as well. The update also brings new...

Quickly Change from One App to Another with APPoint

When we use our devices these days, we look for ease of access to our data, and a high level of responsiveness when we try to access said information. Here at XDA, we have seen numerous options when it comes to launching apps quickly and switching between them.We have introduced you to floating navigational buttons and floating...

Thwart Those Nexus 7 (2013) Multi-Touch Issues

The Nexus 7 (2013) has been out since the late July, and many have enjoyed the device, which features numerous improvements over last year's model. That said, many users have reported multi-touch issues right out of the box, and Google tried to address the issue back in August with the JSS15Q update. Sadly, this update didn't...

Supercharge Android App Switching with Switchr

Switching Apps on Android is generally accomplished using Android's native card-style multitasking solution. We've seen some apps that provide quick access to favorite programs with a swipe from the side of the screen with the original Sidebar, Sidebar plus, and Appsi Sidebar. However, when you are in a program and want to switch to another running, you always...