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2 Free Games: Crayon Physics De Luxe and Pangya

XDA member MDA_newbie point us to these free games for Windows Mobile devices. Pangya is a finger friendly golf game and Anmie style. And Crayon Physics De Luxe is a 2D physics puzzle / sandbox game. Both games have been tested on Blackstone using WM6.1 but some users reported also working on Raphael and Diamond. Both games can...

Use your AMOLED Screen for Incoming Notifications

If you are a lucky owner of a Samsung S i9000, you'll already know that the Android device boasts a wonderful AMOLED screen. You may also know that the screen does not consume any backlight energy when displaying a black screen....but that the capacitive lights however, do consume energy. Now, XDA forum member madmack has put 2 and...

Whip2Snap Updated

Taking a screenshot of your device is becoming simpler as time goes by. If you want to report a bug or simply have something funny you want to save, these applications are here to help. The software was released just recently by XDA member eried, and we are already looking at an update. This new way...

Install Apps to SD or Device Memory with SetInstallLocation

If you are frustrated with apps always installing to your Android device memory and would like to be able to choose the install location without having to use the apps to SD hack, look no further. XDA forum member JD82, has written a simple beta application that let's you set the default install location so that...

1000th Article in the Portal

After the launch of the XDA Portal earlier this year, we had a vision where this would serve as a news source for everything XDA. A place where our fellow members can drop by and check out things of interest, ongoing projects, news, and many other topics that affect the community in any way. This...

Droid X has been Rooted!

Yep, you did not misread the title. The newly released Motorola Droid X has been successfully rooted as per a Tweet found by XDA member zanix. The developer known as mrweeeedbirdman over at Alldroid.org seems to be responsible for this feat and he mentioned in his Twitter page that he will put up a guide...

Capture Network Traffic on Android – Updated

A few months ago, we wrote about AndroShark, an application developed by XDA forum member jcase.  The primary function of the Android app is to capture network traffic on your Android mobile device. It stirred up a lot of interest and members suggested more features and developments. In fact XDA forum member ex87 liked the tool...

Zeam Launcher for Android updated

XDA member cloakt presents Zeam Launcher, an application that attempts to create a free and lightweight launcher alternative for Android devices. The updated version 1.5.1 features backward compatiblity from cupcake, 3 to 9 screens with screen previews, scrollable applications dock bar, and more. No doubt Android members will be delighted by this light weight application. You...

Detox Theme Ported To HTC Evo

The HTC Evo is one of the best devices ever made, so it seems fair to have one of the best themes for it. Originally created by XDA member cubanaso and ported by XDA member Konikub, it manages to give the Evo a very clean white look for people who want something more simplistic. This is a theme...

Read & Send SMS in Urdu/Arabic

It is a well known fact that this forum has members from many countries around the globe. For those members using Arabian/Urdu as your main language, XDA member fehaan posted a tutorial on how to enable it on Windows Mobile devices. .cab files have been tested on a HTC Wizard running WM6.5, but the developer mentions...

Never Lose Track of your Favorite TV Series Again Thanks to DroidSeries

Have you forgotten when the last episode of Lost aired? Are you tired of having to go through the internet or the TV guide just to find out when the next episode of Family Guy will air? If you are a TV series junkie, then you really need to get this app. XDA member kopus...

Google Stops Selling Nexus One’s in their Online Stores

After running into a thread started by XDA member niftydl, we learned that in a weird turn of events, Google announced this last Friday that they would be pulling the plug on their online sales for the Nexus One. They will restrict the sales to certain markets and to registered developers only. It seems that even...