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Modernize Your Emails with Email Popup

Posted by wicked July - 29 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Email Popup

SMS and Hangouts messages likely won’t ever replace traditional Emails for more formal communication. This “old fashioned” way of sending messages is used for almost everything, such as getting SPAM to finishing an important report, and everything in between.

The stock Email client in Android is still far from being a perfect and modern-looking app. For example, if you receive an Email, you need to open your notification bar, click the notification to open the app, and then finally read the message. To reply to it, you need to do some extra work. XDA Forum Member glensantacruz saw this as a problem, so he decided to put an end to slow, overly complicated Email clients. Email Popup is an application that combines the benefits of SMS messages with those of Email. As a result, the app allows you to reply to Emails directly from the popup notification. It’s easy and fast, so you can use Emails just like your other means of communication.

The application offers lots of configuration options, which is always nice. You can also select one from almost 20 popup styles. By using a pop-up, you can do exactly the same things like with full editor, so marking things as read or deleting a message is just one click away.

You can find the Email Popup application by visiting the Email Popup app thread.

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Change Your Toast Notification Style with XToast

Posted by wicked July - 28 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Android uses multiple types of notifications. One of these is known as a “toast notification.” You’ve no doubt seen toast notifications in the past, where small prompts with a short text line are shown with information such as successfully signing in, and so on. The default toast notifications in Android are far from being pretty. But luckily, there are tools like the great Xposed Framework that can change almost anything in the Android OS. The best thing about Xposed is that all of these changes can be done without re-compiling the whole OS.

An interesting module to change the look of toast notifications was been made by XDA Recognized Themer vikasb32. With XToast, you can do several things like add an app icon to the toast notifications. The size of the icon can be easily modified, so it’s very easy to match the style to your ROM. If you would like to see a toast notification in a different style than your current ROM, you can also manually select Jelly Bean, Kitkat, Gingerbread, or Holo Light style.

This module is very easy to use. You can modify the style of notifications with sliders and lists. To test it on your device, you need to have Xposed Framework installed and working on your device. If you find your current toast notifications style boring or lackluster, you can now change it right away. To do so, visit the XToast module thread and grab the latest version.

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Cell Phone SIM Unlock Bill Just Steps Away from President’s Desk

Posted by egzthunder1 July - 28 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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For all those who believe that Cinderella stories don’t actually exist, I guess I can safely say that you are dead wrong. For the past year and a half (give or take a few months), there has been a push by the people of the United States to try and fix one of the many things that are wrong with the country. I’m not talking about Healthcare or firearms regulations, but one issue that is far closer to home and affects us and what we do here on XDA directly. In case you are not familiar with what went on over the last year and a half, let me brief you in a bit. XDA-Developers has been an avid supporter of certain groups, including the FSF and EFF in particular, during the fight against the specific sections in the DMCA that deal with cell phone SIM unlocking. Back in October of 2012, the Library of Congress (with the push of a lobbyist group known as CTIA) essentially made a monumental mistake by removing an exemption from the bill that allowed people to legally SIM unlock their devices. This consequently pretty much went against what every other country in the world does in this regard.  A petition made it to the White House, which gathered well over 110,000 signatures. At that point in time, there was no clear cut answer from the government regarding what, if anything, they intended to do.

Fast forward to March of the following year (2013), when SIM unlock regulations were already under way. It was officially illegal to unlock a device–at least, it was no longer a protected practice under DMCA. However, not all hope was lost, as it seemed that some people in Washington DC did take the petition seriously and decided to do something regarding what is otherwise the denial of full ownership of personal property. But the issue is that, again, certain groups tend to have a bit more weight than others on Capitol Hill. Because of this, what congressmen considered to be a full effort on their part to make things right with the general public not only fell short from its intended target, but in fact it gave even more power to the likes of the carriers and manufacturers over the products that we purchase. From that point on, it has been a constant battle between members of Congress to try and come up with a feasible enough solution that would make everyone happy. This is not exactly an easy task, mind you. A lot more effort went into the bill. And by providence of Chairmen Leahy and Goodlatte, the bill transformed, over the following year, into something far more tangible that actually had us, the people, in mind.

This past Friday shows and marks the result of a long year of hard labor, in which a new bill named Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was unanimously passed by Congress. This bill is now on its way to the President’s desk to become law. President Obama has already weighed in on the new bill, commending all those involved in the crafting, pushing, and supporting of this new bill that will essentially make technology ours once again. You finally have the right (once again) to SIM unlock your device to your heart’s content, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. To quote President Obama:

I applaud Members of Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Last year, in response to a “We the People” petition from consumers across our country, my Administration called for allowing Americans to use their phones or mobile devices on any network they choose. We laid out steps the FCC, industry, and Congress should take to ensure copyright law does not undermine wireless competition, and worked with wireless carriers to reach a voluntary agreement that helps restore this basic consumer freedom. The bill Congress passed today is another step toward giving ordinary Americans more flexibility and choice, so that they can find a cell phone carrier that meets their needs and their budget. I commend Chairmen Leahy and Goodlatte, and Ranking Members Grassley and Conyers for their leadership on this important consumer issue and look forward to signing this bill into law.

This is a huge win–and again, something that skeptics in the audience can attribute to justice being served. Despite this not being a perfect world or a fairy tale, we live in a society where there is still some semblance of justice and common sense left in the right people. So, get out there and SIM unlock your previously locked device for once and for all. Do you hear that? It is freedom calling.

[A special thanks go to Sina Khanifar and Derek Khanna for fighting the good fight! Way to go guys, it would have not been possible without you!]

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Get Your Cargo to its Destination in 4×4 Military Operations Reborn

Posted by egzthunder1 July - 28 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

4x4 Military Operations Racing Game

Racing games have evolved quite a bit since the days of Pole Position back in the 80′s. In the past 3 decades, the pixelated textures have long since been replaced, along with any and all graphical representations of cars, surroundings, backgrounds, and so on. On top of that, the AI on for your computerized opponents has gotten far better and it no longer lets you win easily. Finally to top things off, you now get the added feature of physics-based gameplay that will make you think twice about wanting to drive that military tank to beat your opponents. All these combined make for really great gameplay, and since we now have more power than ever to run games that take a little more hardware power than what Pole Position did back in the day, it is time to enjoy it at our leisure in the comfort of our mobiles. With all this in mind, XDA Forum Member awais007 has something in store for us.

4×4 Military Operations Reloaded is a game developed by bitGraphix Interactive, in which you are the driver of a 4×4 pick-up truck with a trailer full of military supplies for your allied troops. The problem is that the terrain through which you must take your cargo is not exactly car friendly, let alone having to haul a trailer which adds to the overall difficulty. Remember the aforementioned physics? Well, not only are they there for your truck, but they are there as well for your load. This means that a heavier load might make it more complicated to drive your truck. The game is filled with details such as light and smoke particles, as well as dirt from when your wheels spin in place. The dev put a lot of attention to detail in this piece and it shows.

They are looking for some feedback, so if you happen to have an idea or two that might make the game a tad better, please share with them. Also, and last but not least, bug reports are always welcome as well. You can find more information in 4×4 Military Operations Reborn’s original thread.

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Automate Your Device with Sfen

Posted by wicked July - 28 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Changing the profile of your device manually is now long forgotten. Since the advent of Android automation applications like Tasker, we’re now able to take full advantage of automatically enabled profiles. Some OEMs have even noticed that profile management might be a good idea, and they have implemented some features into their stock firmware.

IF you are looking for a free and interesting alternative to Tasker, you should consider meeting Sfen. It’s made by XDA Senior Member greglord. With Sfen, you can create events that can be triggered when certain conditions are met. You can specify an action and the event that is triggered at certain locations.

Using apps like greglord’s can make your phone or tablet significantly smarter and more automated. Setting profiles leads to almost limitless possibilities. You can easily save battery life, start your music player, or start your favorite game when you are going to the can.

Sfen is still at a very early stage of development, so some bugs might still be present. However, the developer is fixing them and collecting ideas to make the app even better in the future.

If you are looking for the tool that will make your device more automated, Sfen may be to your liking. You can get the latest version by visiting the Sfen application thread.

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Galaxy Photo Screen Lock Displays a Photo Slideshow on Your Lock Screen

Posted by wicked July - 27 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

Galaxy Photo Screen Lock

Being the most often looked at part of our device’s UI, the lock screen is prime real estate for things that we care about and are important to us. Be it the time, widgets, or shortcuts, we all have some sort of personalized setup for our lock screens that best suit our tastes. And perhaps, photos may be among them. If this is true in your case, XDA Senior Member wangxing has developed an app called Galaxy Photo Screen Lock which may be of your interest.

Galaxy Photo Screen Lock is a lock screen replacement app that displays photos and images right on your lock screen. What makes this stand out beyond the default lock screen some OEMs add with custom wallpapers is that wangxing’s offering allows you to choose multiple pictures that can be displayed as a slideshow. In addition, it comes with a selection of beautiful static custom backgrounds and all the essentials, such as time and weather widgets, and a camera shortcut. All these elements are also customizable and can be toggled on and off if you wish to do so.

If you would like to renovate your lock screen, visit the Galaxy Photo Screen Lock app thread for more information and download.

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Andreas Göransson to Talk Building Wearable Apps at XDA:DevCon 2014

Posted by wicked July - 27 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

Android Wear XDA:DevCon

This year’s xda:devcon 2014 is certainly shaping up to include plenty of discussions about wearables. And why not? Wearables are a big topic right now, and developers are looking into how to develop for this platform.

Today, we are happy to announce another great speaker who will be at xda:devcon ’14. A published author and researcher who has been developing wearable projects for the past 5 years together with his friends and colleagues at Malmö University and Aarhus University, Andreas Göransson will be talking software development. During the day he teaches computer related courses to both engineering and design students at Malmö University and during the evening he solves programming problems of various kinds. He is interested in open source projects and gets involved when he has a chance.

At xda:devcon ’13, published author and educator Mark Murphy gave a presentation entitled “Plugin Architectures for Android.” In his presentation, Murphy talk about how the best way to expand the capabilities of your app without impacting core functionality is to build plugins and make your app plugin-capable. Check out the video to see his presentation on this video from last year.

This year, Göransson offers up another excellent presentation talking about software development using software development kits. This time wearables will be the focus. Wearable computing is a concept that has grown popular the recent years with devices such as interactive glasses, lifelogging cameras, smartwatches, wearable sensors, and more. Since Google IO 2014, many more SDKs are available to play with, if you’re interested in the new Wear SDK this session is for you. This talk will cover SDK development including notifications, apps, design, and more.

Join us September 26 to 28 in Manchester for XDA:DevCon 2014. Register to attend using this link for exclusive savings. Hurry, as the Early Bird registration ends August 1st.

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Want to Downgrade an Application? AppDowner to the Rescue

Posted by wicked July - 27 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

Android App AppDowner

Application updates usually bring various improvements and bug fixes that take the newly updated app one step closer to perfection. Well, the key word here is ‘usually,’ since developers occasionally take two steps back when taking one step forward. This includes additions such as crippleware, new bugs, and much more.

The best solution to avoid the aforementioned situation would be downgrading to the older version of the app. However, that’s not possible using the adb install command. Removing an app and installing it back is not an option as well, because of app data loss. XDA Senior Member pyler found a solution for such this issue and made AppDowner. Pyler’s app can downgrade other applications without uninstalling them or losing data. Getting into the technical side, AppDownren uses the pm install -r -d file.apk command of Unix systems, which is able to install the older version of the application over a newer one. It might be (but hopefully not too often) useful for some XDA members.

To install an app, you need to select the APK from your local storage–yes, you obviously need to have the old version saved–and tap on the Install APK button. AppDowner will do everything for you. No cables, commands, or other tricks are needed in order to get this done.

Are you in need of an application downgrade? Visit the AppDowner thread to learn more about this tool.

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Tweak Your Kernel with Kernel Tuner 2014

Posted by wicked July - 26 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

Android Kernel Tuner 2014

There are dozens of overclocking and kernel tweaking apps out there. In addition, some ROMs offer built-in settings to set your CPU governor and overclocking options. However, not every ROM offers such functionality, and many applications that let you tweak the more advanced kernel capabilities are paid-only or freemium.

XDA Recognized Developer pedja1 wants to change this with a free app that lets you work your kernel tweaking magic.Kernel Tuner 2014 is a rewritten version of Kernel Tuner, an app originally intended for HTC Evo 3D. The majority of functions work with other devices, hence the decision to revamp the app, adding some brand new functions.

So, what this app can actually do? Many things. You can fully control the CPU, GPU on Qualcomm devices, voltage, governors, and much more. The list of features is very long, so the best thing to do would be to try it out for yourself on your own device.

To use Kernel Tuner 2014, your phone must be rooted and be running a custom kernel. Obviously, you must also be careful when adjusting your kernel parameters. If you don’t know what you’re doing, be prepared to have a restore image handy.

Unleash the full power of your kernel in a few simple steps. Head over to the Kernel Tuner 2014 application thread to get started.

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