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LG G Note: Everything We Know So Far

Large form-factor phones were once derided as giving users the appearance of talking into bricks the size of Texas toast, but now the humble "phablet" category is widely regarded as the true flagship class of smartphones. LG is late to the super-sized game, having produced only a handful of ill-fated devices like the G Pro series in the...

Chrome v42 Brings Push & Notification APIs for Web Devs

Yesterday was Wednesday and as has become the norm on Wednesdays, Google pushed out updates for several of its apps. Among them was Chrome, with the stable channel being updated to v41 and the beta channel being updated to v42. While the changes in v41 such as pull-to-refresh have been around for a while on...

Huawei Watch Price: A Lesson in Context

Rumors have emerged that the highly anticipated Huawei watch will cost somewhere around $1000. While many people referred to this as unreasonable for a smart watch, this may actually not be the case, once you realize just what you would be getting for your money. Further reports have stated that the device will come in several...

VAIO Corp. Launches Its First Smartphone: VAIO Phone

VAIO Corporation was formed when Sony sold its computer business to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) last year, and the new company wanted to focus on selling VAIO-branded laptops in Japan for the future. The future is here, and with it comes the first mobile product from the new company, simply called the VAIO phone. The phone looks...

Xposed For 5.1 Will Take Time

With news of Android 5.1 hitting many devices this week, it's no wonder that the Xposed Framework - answer to the single biggest complaint of Lollipop users - is again a topic of discussion. Namely, the question being asked is "when will Xposed work on Android 5.1?" Today, the creator of Xposed pulled back the curtain...

Paperboy News Reader, a Feedly Client Done Right

While some folks still enjoy the pleasures of an early morning newspaper, the world is rapidly moving towards a future where all forms of press are going digital. The importance of news coupled with the eminence of smartphones in our day to day lives has created a pressing need for quality news applications. While there are a good...

Google Publishes its First Watchface Featuring Street Art

When Android Wear was announced last year, watchfaces were left solely to the device OEM with numerous third party options available, unofficially at first and officially when the Watchface API was made public. However, Google itself never sought to venture into this space until now and earlier today the first watchface from Google hit the Play Store,...

More LG G4 Press Renders Leaked

Some more leaks have emerged of what appear to be early press renders of LG's 2015 flagship, the LG G4. Courtesy of @OnLeaks and nowhereelse.fr, the new images show the front, back and sides of the device. The front of the device is adorned by the front facing camera, the earpiece and sensors. The LG branding...

[ROOT] Restore KitKat’s “Recents” View on Lollipop

Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer Chainfire is well known here on the XDA Forums for his outstanding work on SuperSu, CF.Lumen, StickMount, 500 Firepaper, and more. Today, he brings us an answer to another Android annoyance - Lollipop's overly-inclusive Overview that has replaced the subdued Recent menu with a rolodex of every app and webpage ever opened by your device. The new...

BlueBox Security Vs Xiaomi, Who is in the Wrong?

Several days ago security firm BlueBox released a worrying report highlighting security flaws and privacy concerns with Xiaomi's Mi 4 phone, however several points in the article gave cause for concern that the device in question was not in fact a legitimate product. This doubt causes more concerns than the initial claim itself. The initial report stated...

SkyDragon ROM: First Sense 7 ROM for the HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is frequently lauded as a standout among last year's smartphone offerings, boasting a sleek metal design, and a gorgeous software experience. But with the updated UI of this year's lookalike M9 set to hit store shelves later this month, industrious XDA Forums members have been hard at work bringing the latest software advances...

WiFi Data Leaks and Prevention

Got a device capable of connecting to WiFi networks? The answer is most probably "yes". In that case, you should know that it's most probably leaking potentially private information. Keep reading if you're interested in knowing what is being leaked and how to prevent it. When your device is fully asleep, your WiFi chip leaks two...