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Backup+ Lets You Backup Your App Data on Android Lollipop

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Backup+ Android Lollipop

Even though Android 5.0 Lollipop hasn’t yet seen its official release, quite a few users are using the latest version of the Android 5.0 developer preview as their daily driver OS. With the latest revision, Lollipop has gained quite a boost in both functionality and polish, with many more applications and features working than in the previous two releases. Unfortunately, however, there are still a few third party applications here and there that don’t quite work as expected, and data backup applications have been a bit tricky thus far.

This is where XDA Senior Member gh0stslayer‘s new app Backup+ comes in. As its name implies, Backup+ is a complete backup and app manipula. . . READ ON »

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TechTalk Compiles All the Android News You Need in One App

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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 . . . READ ON »

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

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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.

Be sure to check out other great XDA TV Videos

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Damp the LG G3 Thermal Throttling

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As our mobile devices grow thinner and more powerful with each passing generation, it’s inevitable that we start to run into their thermal limits more frequently. Although past devices were slow and thick enough to run full tilt practically indefinitely, this is no longer possible on today’s devices like the LG G3, which are really meant to only run at full speed for small packets of time. And while shrinking die processes have helped cooling considerably, this still can’t really keep up with our high power mobile SoCs in demanding circumstances such as gaming.

Luckily, ever since the now archaic Pentium 4, mainstream processors have employed increasingly intricate methods of the. . . READ ON »

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Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement Due Tomorrow

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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 D

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

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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 arch. . . READ ON »

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Lockdown Pro 2 Brings Material Design and Media Support

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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 . . . READ ON »

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Mural Watchface Brings 500px to Android Wear

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Mural Watchface Android Wear

On a traditional watch, you can’t really do too much to change its appearance once you’ve selected your timepiece and purchased it. Undoubtedly, one of the best features found on Android Wear devices is the ability to change your watchface to suit your mood. What if you took this one step further and had an application to select from some of the most stylish wallpapers available on the Web? Well, when trying to come up with a solution, XDA Senior Member alucine came up with Mural Watchface for Android Wear.

Mural Watchface is an Android Wear app that brings some beautiful photos from the 500px service straight to your Android Wear watchface. The images are presented alongside the weather, dat. . . READ ON »

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

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XDA News 10/24

Google Confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop for November 3rd! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of Android 4.4.4 for the T-Mobile HTC One M8 and be sure the check out some of our favorite features in Android 5.0 Lollipop. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for XHangouts. Then TK got his Hands On a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. And later TK gave us an event recap of the Big Android BBQ 5. Pull up a chair and check out this video.

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Prepare Your Build Machines: Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Now Official

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Today is an important day for any and all Linux enthusiasts. One of the key distributions, Ubuntu, has been updated to version 14.10. Ubuntu is one of the most user-friendly Linux distros. A very simple installer and easy UI make it one of the commonly selected distribution for users abandoning Windows.

With Ubuntu 14.10, only minor changes have been made. The kernel has been updated to 3.16, Xorg to 1.16, Unity to 7.3.1, and LibreOffice, Thunderbird, Rhytmbox and Firefox to their latest revisions. The test release of 14.10 contains a brand new Mir and Unity 8, which will be implemented as default in Linux 16.04. This is expected to be released in April 2016. Ubuntu is a “cutting edge” (not “b. . . READ ON »

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Track the Time You Waste on Social Media with Socials Addict

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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 por. . . READ ON »

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Document the Story of Your Social Life with 8tory

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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 . . . READ ON »

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