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Sony Xperia XA Ultra Simple Rooting Guide

Remember those days when rooting was a simple set of steps that anyone with basic computing knowledge could follow? Pepperidge Farm XDA Developers remembers, and especially XDA Senior Member rrvuhpg who has kindly put together a very easy-to-follow rooting guide for Sony's phablet, the Xperia XA Ultra. Every device manufacturer has its own set of quirks and hoops...

KeyboardSwap Plugin for Keepass2Android Automatically Switches Keyboards without Root

Password managers on Android have long been neglected by Google, but that's going to change with Android O. Android O's Autofill Framework will drastically improve user/password data entry and will also eliminate the need for performance-costly Accessibility Services, but unfortunately it'll be quite some time before most devices will ever receive Android O. For those of us...

How to Hide the Persistent Notification for Background Apps in Android O

Android O is looking to bring major enhancements to the Android OS we all know and love. Picture-in-picture mode for phones, notification channels, smart text selection, autofill services, and under the hood many, many changes to enhance your battery life, performance, and security. One feature that is supposed to help users sort out issues with...

Google is Making Android O More Secure with Seccomp

The kernel in our smartphones and tablets has a lot of responsibilities when it comes to how our devices function on a day to day basis. To this end, the kernel is doing a lot in an attempt to help to keep our devices secure as well. It's because of the widespread access that we're seeing an...

Alexa is Coming to the Amazon Android App (This Week)

Amazon's Alexa is available on a wide array of different platforms, and starting this week, the virtual assistant is now making its way to the Amazon app on Android. iPhone users have been able to use Alexa in the Amazon app since March, and from what we've seen so far, Alexa for the Android Amazon app...

[VIDEO] MokeeROM is a New ROM for the OnePlus 5; Includes Multiple Gestures, Button Customization, Status Bar Control, and More

OnePlus handsets have historically been home to a lot of developer support, and the OnePlus 5 has been no different. MokeeROM is one of the latest custom ROMs for the OP5, and it comes equipped with a ton of great features - including tons of gestures to play around with, button customization, status bar control,...

Exclusive: Bypass AMP Links with DeAMPify by João Dias

Back in late 2015, Google introduced the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project to revolutionize the speed at which mobile web users consume web content. Since then, numerous web outlets (including our very own Portal) have incorporated AMP so that users on limited or slower data connections can quickly access their content. While some people have...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Be Announced on August 23

Every year, Samsung has two big product launches - one for the new S-series flagship held in the first quarter of the year, and one for the new Note device towards the second half of the year. So far this year we've gotten the beautiful Galaxy S8/S8+, and soon, the Galaxy Note 8 will be...

Ads, Smaller Batteries, Jello Displays — How 2017 OEMs Keep Delivering What You Never Asked For

Last year it seemed that all the bad mojo in our industry was focused on one brand: Samsung. The Galaxy Note7 will likely go down as one of the worst blunders in our industry despite its revival as the Fan Edition nearly one year later. While a lot could be written about how Samsung handled the...

Google Calendar now lets you Change Event Times with a Drag and Drop

Google Calendar has been my go-to calendar app for years, and while I've been happy with most features of the app during this time, one feature that's been noticeably absent for a while is the ability to drag and drop events to different times. Thankfully, with the latest update to version 5.7.29 of the Google...

YouTube TV Expands to 10 More Markets; Now Available in 15 Areas

YouTube TV is one of the youngest names in the television streaming market, and today, the service is gaining support for 10 additional areas. When YouTube TV first launched in April, it was initially just available for Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Philadelphia. However, thanks to this latest expansion,...

Track Cryptocurrency Prices with Crypto Trakr

The world of cryptocurrency is one that seems to only get bigger and bigger with every passing day. Chances are many of you reading this have tried your hand at buying and/or selling some form of cryptocurrency at one point or another, and a new app by the name of Crypto Trakr from XDA Junior...