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TechTalk Compiles All the Android News You Need in One App

Posted by Will Verduzco October - 25 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

TechTalk Android News

If you’re as obsessed with mobile devices as the vast majority of our forum goers, chances are that you browse multiple Android-related websites to keep tabs on all the latest Android news. Manually browsing the web for content, however, isn’t always the best approach. Luckily there are plenty of tools available to aggregate all the relevant content into one place, but following Google Reader’s demise, many have been looking for the “just right” replacement for their Android news fix. XDA Senior Member grilledbacon32‘s new application TechTalk hopes to do exactly that.

TechTalk is an Android news app that aggregates Android-related articles from various sites across the web. Currently, the app supports XDA-Developers (both the XDA Portal and XDATV), Android Central, Android Authority, Phandroid, Android Police, Android and Me, Cult of Android, Droid Life, Android Pit, Android Headlines, Android Spin, Droid Games, and Rootz Wiki. The app is laid out much like most feed readers, with articles categorized by site or all at once. The interface is clean, and there is a slide-out hamburger menu to switch feeds or change settings.

If this sounds like something that’s right up your alley, simply head over to the TechTalk Android News application thread to get started.

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Android App Review: Google Inbox to Improve Your Life – XDA TV

Posted by wicked October - 25 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

Google Inbox Review

Recently, Google+ exploded with the announcement of Google Inbox, as revolutionary new way to handle your email. Google is trying to revolutionize the way you deal with email, with features like Snooze for an email, quick reminders and automatic sorting into categories.

In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Google Inbox.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. If you want a more in depth review check out TK’s videos on his YouTube Channel. For a quick overview, check out this app review.


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Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement Due Tomorrow

Posted by wicked October - 25 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

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Every once in a while, Google updates the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement.  This agreement must be accepted by every developer within one month after changes are published, otherwise certain services may be suspended. The last change was published Septempber 25, 2014, which means tomorrow is the deadline.

Here’s a copy of the reminder email, which was sent out today to each Google Play Developer.

Hello Google Play Developer,

Our records have indicated that you have not yet accepted the updated Developer Distribution Agreement (“DDA”). This is a friendly reminder that the acceptance due date is October 25th. In order to avoid any disruption in service, please sign in to the Developer Console to accept the agreement. For details, please see this Help Center article.

If our email arrived after you’ve already accepted the Developer Distribution agreement, please accept our thanks and disregard this email.

Regards,
Google Play Team

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

You can learn more by visiting the Google Play Developer Console and verifying that you’ve agreed to the new GP Developer Distribution Agreement.

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LG to Release Octa-Core “Nuclun” SoC in the LG G3 Screen

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

LG-G3-Screen-and-the-NUCLUN-processor

LG is set to follow the likes of Samsung and other manufacture its own System-on-Chip. The chip will be called “Nuclun,” and it will be used for the first time in the upcoming “LG G3 Screen,” which is debuting this week in Korea. The LG G3 Screen will be unavailable in other countries.

So far, the list of active SoC manufacturers isn’t too long. We most commonly see Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Nvidia Tegra, HiSillicon, and Mediatek parts, as well as older devices based on TI OMAP past designs. LG is looking to become a big player here, so this is definitely interesting.

The new LG Nuclun processor will feature eight cores meant to run on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, which means that four cores will be a bit slower (A7) and other four will be top-notch (A15). Such an approach should result in decent battery life in non-intensive tasks, as well as great performance. We’ll see if this lines up with reality, as LG is set to show off its new toy, the LG G3 Screen, alongside the Nuclun CPU this week.

LG’s chief executive Jong-seok Park said that this strategy should give his company better vertical integration and further diversify its product strategy against stronger competition. One thing is certain, LG will make more money using in-house solutions that staying with third parties such as Qualcomm.

[via Recode]

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Lockdown Pro 2 Brings Material Design and Media Support

Posted by Will Verduzco October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Lockdown Pro 2

Back in March of this year, we took a look at a rather innovated security application by XDA Senior Member thotran7989. Aptly titled Lockdown Pro, this app allowed users to lock applications with a PIN or pattern unlock. But rather than simply locking apps like the sea of other app locker solutions, Lockdown Pro differentiated itself by offering pre-defined locations where the phone locks automatically, as well as simulated force closes to prevent intruders from figuring out that they’ve been locked out.

Fast forward about seven months, and a lot has changed in the Android world. Ever since Google publicly unveiled Android L at the I/O 2014 keynote, both third- and first-party applications have been redesigned to match Google’s new Material Design UI. Naturally, a redesign was always in the cards for Lockdown Pro, which was always a very aesthetically appealing locker app. That update has now come. And along for the ride, we have new locker support that allows you to lock images and videos, play private videos, more trusted device support including smartwatch unlocking, and much more.

If you’ve never used Lockdown Pro, now’s a good time to give it a shot. Head over to the Lockdown Pro 2 app thread to get started!

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Android 5.0 Favorite Features, Release November 3rd? – XDA TV

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Track the Time You Waste on Social Media with Socials Addict

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Socials Addict Android

When you use your phone, you often don’t even realize how much time you spend waste on various social networking sites. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are only a few examples of the very long list of social media portals. I’m sure that you are not using a physical stopwatch–but let’s be frank, it’s more than a few seconds per day.

This time spent watching cats and stalking beautiful photos is nothing but total waste of productivity. You can do something about this by using an application by XDA Senior Member mohamedrashad. Socials Addict calculates your time spent on popular social media sites and tell you how addicted you are.

The application supports the most popular portals like: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Tumbir, Instagram, Kik, BBM and Ask.fm. It runs at boot and monitors your activity in background without wasting your RAM and battery. Since its last mention on the XDA Portal, the application has been reworked and contains fewer bugs–if any. Socials Addict has also gained a totally new Material-inspired design, which you will certainly love.

I spend too much time on Facebook, so I will definitely give this application a try. If you feel that it’s time to do something with your life, head over to Socials Addict forum thread and give this application a go.

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Document the Story of Your Social Life with 8tory

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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The different forms of social media are growing every day. It’s hard to imagine a day without using Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. If you are not a very communicative person, you can certainly still appreciate the ability to use social media logins to sign up to various websites. In short, social media as a whole is difficult to live without.

Every few weeks or months, we see one or several new social media platforms pop up. One of the newest is 8tory. XDA Forum Member carlsmileee recently presented a client application for this service that has some interesting functions worthy of mention. The application automatically stores the best moments of your life (according to the app of course), monitors the physical path where photos have been taken, and sorts them by locations. You can also see photos of users using 8tory nearby.

This application is a nice alternative to all of popular social portals. It uses Facebook to sign up, which is a bit humorous, but like I said before social networks are useful in multiple ways.

If you want to give this application a try, we recommend you to visit the 8tory client application thread. You can find more details and download links there. Go there and share your photos with pride!

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Make Calling Your Loved Ones Easier and Cheaper this Diwali

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Diwali Freecharge

Diwali, or Deepawali as some Indians call it, is the pride and joy of Indian festivals. The Festival of Lights as it is aptly titled is a festival celebrated in the Fall every year that signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. It is the time of the year when family and  relatives are the closest, getting together to commemorate the occasion with pujas and firecrackers.

For those of us who have friends and family far from home and are unable to be with them physically, phone calls are the way to go, to wish each other as well as catch up on recent events. However, interstate or intercountry phone calls can be hard on one’s wallets, so these quality calls are often reduced to a few hurried minutes of greetings and wishes. However, XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer Abhinav2 formed a collaboration with popular mobile recharge outlet, FreeCharge, which offers you Rs. 50 to lengthen your calls to your loved ones. The balance is credited in the form of a Freecharge coupon code that you can claim by downloading Abhinav2’s app, Easy Balance.

Easy Balance allows you to easily check your operator balance information easily without jumping through hoops like USSD codes. Head over to the Easy Balance application thread to get started with checking your balance easily, as well as claiming your Diwali offer for Freecharge.

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Big Android BBQ 5.0 Recap – XDA TV

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Big Android BBQ

This fifth annual Big Android BBQ has come and gone. The speakers have spoke, the sponsors have sponsored, enthusiasts have enthused, the developers have developed and of course the BBQed meat has been consumed. Did you miss out this year?

In this video, XDA TV Producer TK talks about his experience at this year’s Big Android BBQ event. He talks about the event, shows some pictures and even interviews some attendees, with the help of XDA TV Producer AdamOutler. We’ve already posted the Opening Keynote on the XDA Roundtables channel, and we have more videos from the event to come, so be sure to subscribe. Check out this video.


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