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Force Touch on Android: Worth Exploring, or Just a Gimmick?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Force Touch. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! Force Touch is a...

Hello Moto, What Are You Doing? – An Opinion on Motorola’s Transformations

Let's talk, for a minute, about Motorola. Moto's had its ups and downs. In fact, the farther back you go in its history, the more a trend of booms and busts emerges. From the RAZR to the original Droid to the Moto X, Motorola seems to have a penchant for releasing brilliant, mass-market products—premium enough...

Note5 Perspective: Experiences and Thoughts on MicroSD & Removable Battery

The Note5 is a polarizing device for various reasons, and crucial ones include the lack of microSD support and no removable battery. We recently published a lengthy and in-depth Note5 XDA Review where we laid out many of our findings and test results. However, the objective nature of the review didn’t allow me to go in-depth...

SlimRoms is Back to Life, for Real This Time

The SlimRoms team has been silent for a while, due to various technical and management problems, and we heard more about their situation today due to an informative G+ post. After a SlimRoms member responsible for the servers suddenly left them, they realised how much they were relying on a single person and decided to...

Apple Appeal III: Brave New Buzzwords & 6S-ful Marketing

In our last editorial adventure, we took a trip to Apple’s worship temple where Sauron’s Watch had everyone in a trance. Now that the big fruit has held a keynote event for their newest idol announcement, we will take another look at what Apple did to manufacture new success this time. Keep in mind that the...

Have You Ever Pledged To A Bounty?

Bounties are an excellent way to encourage development for a device. last year the bounty for root on the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon hit a staggering $18,470 in pledges and less than 2 months later root was achieved. Do you think these bounties on XDA are a good idea? If so, have you pledged to...

Android Pay Begins Rolling Out

Android Pay will continue to grow with additional banks and locations gaining support over the coming months, it was also announced that extra features will be added during this time as well. But at the moment Android Pay supports both credit and debit cards from the four major companies: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa....

AOSParadox, a New ROM for the OnePlus One With a Fresh Perspective

AOSParadox is the first ROM for the OnePlus One that isn't based on the CM device tree. Instead, it's directly based off CAF AOSP (CodeAurora Forums; CAF AOSP is basically stock AOSP with additional optimizations for Qualcomm devices) repos, making it as close to AOSP as you can get on a non-Nexus. Why is the device...

3 Days with the Huawei Mate S

At IFA in Berlin amidst much ado, Huawei finally announced their latest oversized flagship, the Mate S and this reviewer was lucky enough to be loaned the new device throughout a short testing period. However, due to the brevity of that period a full analytical review was out of the question, so instead I took the opportunity...

Notification Memos & Action Shortcuts Using Memo Reminders

Looking for a simple reminder app for actions you need to do soon, but without a set date and time? Memo Reminders by XDA Senior Member drashko lets you do that with zero hassle: just open it up, enter the reminder text, save it and you're done. A notification is then created, giving you easily...

View and Control Your Google Play Playlist in Your Notifications With Xposed

The playlist is discrete when not in use, being accessed via a small button in the top right of the notification. Due to constraints with scrolling whilst in the notification shade you can only see 7 tracks at a time, although hopefully in the future scrolling left and right in the panel may allow you...

Scan Resistors with ScanR

Ever messed with resistors? They're electrical components that limit the current in electrical circuits, basically making sure your TV can handle the voltage it gets when you plug it in. Failure to do so would likely result in tears due to your TV frying. Each resistor has a different resistance value, indicated using color-coding: There are usually...