Tutorials

Tasker Pro: Calendar-based Alarms to Never Miss Work and Save yourself from Embarrassment!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Tasker Pro: Copy Two-Factor Authentication Codes without Changing Apps!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Tasker Pro: Tag New Photos with the Current Calendar Event

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Tasker Pro: Create an IRS-Compliant Mileage Tracker (and Get Money Back!)

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Tasker Pro: Create a Playlist of your YouTube Subscription Videos

Smartphones have paved the way for us to keep up with our personal lives and stay connected with others in our world so strongly tied to the Internet. If there's something you would like to do, there is almost always application out there that suits your needs. You can keep track of your finances using Mint,...

Network Monitoring: How to Get Started and Why You Should Consider it

Security and privacy are of the utmost importance when modifying your device or buying from a third party reseller.  Of course, nothing will ever beat only buying or downloading from trusted sources but if you ever believe your device is sending or receiving information to/from a third party, there are several ways to check. The method...

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...

How to Repurpose Android as a Landline Replacement

All this week we've been taking an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurposing it in a useful way. Today we show you how to make a landline replacement. This is accomplished using the apps listed below. Check out this video to learn more and visit our Repurposing Android Devices forums on XDA....

How to Repurpose Android as a DIY ChromeCast

Over the last three days we've been taking an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurposing it in a useful way. Today we show you how to make your own ChromeCast or Android TV device. This is accomplished using the apps Unwind Launcher and Tablet Remote. Check out this video to learn...

How to Repurpose Android as a Mouse, Mic or Webcam

We continue this week showing you how to take an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurpose it as a Mouse, Mic or Webcam. This is accomplished using the apps linked below. Check out this video to learn more and visit our Repurposing Android Devices forums on XDA. Also, check out our...

How to Repurpose Android as a Dashcam and GPS Tracker

Yesterday we showed you how to take an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurpose it as a Security Camera or Baby Monitor. Today we are continuing the topic of repurposing by showing you how to use an old Android device as a Dashcam and GPS Tracker. This is accomplished using the...

How to Repurpose an Android Device as a Security Camera

As mobile device enthusiasts it is highly likely that we have an old device laying around collecting dust. Perhaps there is still some useful life in that old device. Today we are going to show you how to repurpose an old Android device as a Security Camera or a Baby Monitor. This is accomplished using...