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These are the best native apps for Windows on Arm: Edge, Zoom, VLC, and more

Microsoft introduced Windows on Arm in late 2016, and we started seeing devices with it the following year. Despite that, the Windows Arm ecosystem hasn't grown as much as we'd like to see. Part of the problem is Arm is a completely different architecture from x86, which is what Intel and AMD processors are based...

Looking for a simple reminder app? Check out Remind Me on Android

Reminders and To-Do apps are a dime-a-dozen on the Google Play Store. To Do List, Todoist, Google Tasks, Any.do, Microsoft To Do: The list goes on. While all of these apps are great in their own right, many of them are guilty of packing way too many features that you probably don’t need. If all...

Play PUBG Mobile and other Android games with a controller using Mantis Gamepad

Mobile gaming has taken a huge leap over the past few years. With improvements in hardware and graphics technologies as well as various software innovations, one can enjoy high-quality games capable of matching (if not better than) some of the gaming consoles in the market. We also have a variety of game streaming services, including...

Access Dots brings iOS 14-style privacy dots to any device running Android 7.0+

With Android 6.0, Google introduced a new runtime permission model for sensitive permissions such as external storage, camera, location, and more. This model saw no drastic improvements till Android 9 Pie. But with Android 10, Google finally introduced a special version of runtime permission, allowing users to grant the location permission only while the app...

Developer brings Dark Sky for Android back from the dead

Earlier this year, Apple acquired Dark Sky, a popular hyperlocal weather app available on iOS and Android. With the acquisition, the Dark Sky app for Android was shut down earlier this month on August 1st. The Android app is no longer available on the Google Play Store, and users who try to open the app...

AniWeather is a beautiful new weather app for Android focused on animations and simplicity

AniWeather, like its name suggests, is an animated weather app developed by one of our community's legendary Substratum themers, XDA Senior Member llevo3. If by any chance the word "animated" conjures up images of tacky whirling lights or flashing graphics from a 1996 Geocities homepage, there is no need to worry - there is none...

MicroToggles is an open source widget with 30+ toggles for rooted power users

Google introduced Quick Setting tiles in Android Lollipop to allow users to easily toggle certain settings on their devices. However, you still need to pull down the notification shade with one finger at least twice to see the full set of Quick Settings tiles (you only need to pull down once if you use two...

Lockscreen Widgets lets you add widgets to your Android lockscreen

Even in 2020 Android devices running Android 10 can party like it's 1999 2013 with Lockscreen Widgets by XDA Recognized Developer/Contributor Zachary Wander (Zacharee1). As the name suggests, the app restores the ability from Android 4.4 KitKat and before to add widgets to the Android lockscreen. It works on any Android device running Android 5.1...

Wavelet is an Android app that can make your headphones sound much better with automatic EQ

Apps or mods that significantly improve the sound quality of your Android device often require root access, but that is not the case for Wavelet, an app developed by XDA Senior Member pittvandewitt. While the app is designed primarily for headphones, I've found its benefits extend to the phone's speakers and even my car's stereo...

Cloverplay adds touch screen controls to Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud on rooted Android phones

With more people than ever staying at home due to COVID-19, there's never been a better time to learn a new skill, work on your resume, catch up on the latest show, or play that new video game. If you're itching to play some video games during all this downtime and you don't already have...

Download the latest Google Recorder app on most Android devices

Google's latest Pixel 4 smartphones have a lot of appealing features like 90Hz refresh rate displays and Google's latest camera software, but one of the features that we've personally found to be incredibly useful is the new Google Recorder app. This app is a fully offline voice recorder with real-time transcriptions and audio search. Google's...

Leafster is a powerful search tool for the Google Books database

Google Books (not to be confused with Google Play Books) remains one of Google's oldest services that is still active today. For starters, it is pretty much a gigantic directory for searching books, magazines, and texts that Google has scanned throughout the years. With more than 40 million scanned books, it is a vast resource...