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Looking to Improve the Sound Quality on Your Smartphone?

With all of the (often pointless) sound "tweaks" out there, it's easy to forget that the true sonic upgrades will almost invariably come from output hardware rather than software. And while some software tweaks do actually make a marked improvement on sound quality without sabotaging clarity and neutrality (Elite Recognized Developer Supercurio's Voodoo Sound and...

Open Source CPU Info App for Windows

So you're playing with your shiny new Windows 8 tablet PC, when one of your like-minded geeky friends asks you to recite its hardware specs. Unfortunately, when you're about to spout off details of its Clover Trail architecture and its supported features, you draw a blank. In fact, you even forget about its clock speed...

Windows-Based Multi-Tool for the Sony Xperia U

If you are a flashaholic and an owner of the Sony Xperia U, you may be interested in the multi-purpose tool developed for the Xperia U by XDA Forum Member AlexDroid00 that allows you to perform a whole host of actions that may alleviate the required process that are necessary otherwise. Developed for Windows PCs, the multi-tool for...

Understanding the Ruggedness of Mobile Devices

Mobile technology has taken quite a leap in terms of evolution. As technology advances, we are able to put more and more power into these handheld beauties that we "used" to use to make calls, which are now used to do virtually everything, including serving as a credit card thanks to the wonders of NFC....

Look! A Bill!! Meh… What Else is on?

It is truly great to see that the United States has a rather active Government that worries about its people. Its people have opportunities to speak their mind and make requests to all the branches of this bureaucratic machine, and they are bound to get a response in one shape or another. This seems to...

The White House Replies… and They Agree!

February 21st was a rather interesting day for those of us in the mobile scene. What seemed like an ordinary day for many, was the day that marked the beginning of a real fight to regain our freedom to unlock SIM cards. That day 100,000 signatures were reached in the petition started over at We the...

Goal Reached: 100,000 Signatures on White House Petition!

If you have been following the saga, or rather crusade, against DMCA for the last month or so, you are likely aware that there was a petition started on "We the People" site. The aim of the petition is to get the US Government to notice and take action against the removal of the DMCA exemption...

The Final Push: The Road to 100,000 Signatures – Help Us Stop CTIA!

You may recall that not too long ago, we published an article regarding a few amendments made by the Librarian of Congress to the infamous DMCA. The short summary is that one of the exemptions in DMCA which protected consumers who wanted to keep their handsets if they switched carriers was wiped out by what...

Thank You CTIA for Setting the US Cell Phone Market Back 10 Years

While we know that this is a US-specific issue, it also serves as a great opportunity to ensure that the entire world is reading so that they don't make the same mistakes we do in this country. As many of you are aware, our entire Government seemingly has a bad tendency to listen to extraordinarily...

Ultimate Backup Tool, No Root Required

The vast majority of us have probably, at some point, backed up the data on our devices---whether it's in the form of a Nandroid backup or just using Titanium Backup (other backup apps are available) to preserve your applications and their relevant data. There are many reasons why you might want to do this, whether its...

APK Makes Windows 95/98/XP and Linux Run on EVO 3D

Running computer operating systems on a phone is always an interesting experience. For most phones, booting into Linux is hard enough and Windows isn't even an option. The HTC EVO 3D is not one of those phones. XDA Senior Member mnomaanw has posted a method that will get Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP and Linux...

Skydroid: the UI of the Future

Android is diverse. From Themes to Launchers, the strength of Android is (in part) measured by its ability to be customized. While custom launchers are quite common, Skydroid takes differentiation a step further. Built by a team of 5 developers, and publicly voiced by XDA Senior Member TheRedDrake, Skydroid is an advanced user interface inspired by Windows...