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Droid X Receives KitKat Port, Upcoming Google Glass Firmware Improvements – XDA Developer TV

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Android 4.4.3 lands on the European HTC One M7! 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 a Google Glass firmware update and be sure the check out the article talking about XDA members porting KitKat to the Motorola Droid X! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Kids Mode. Then . . . READ ON »

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Calc+ is a Smart and Beautiful Android Calculator

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As we’ve said in the past, there are quite a few calculators available on Android. Essentially, if there’s any particular kind of simple or elaborate calculation you’d like to perform, there is undoubtedly an app for that. And with the previously linked Numix Calculator, you can perform standard calculations with gorgeous Material Design style. But as always, having even more choice is never a bad thing, especially when these choices help fill particular niches not yet occupied by any other app.

XDA Senior Member thotran7989 recently created a smart new calculator app called Calc+. As its name alludes, it offers a bit . . . READ ON »

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Get Better Debug Data with Crash Report SDK

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Android Crash Reports

Developing an application is a hard and often times ungratifying task. It also requires quite a lot of time and even more focus. No matter how good the application is, it will always contain some bugs that need to be squashed sooner or later. Developers can’t detect all the bugs on their own, so they are forced rely on user support requests. The majority of users don’t send crash reports though, so it’s really hard for developers to track down what’s wrong with their applications.

Luckily, there are some solutions that make a developer’s life a bit easier. One of them . . . READ ON »

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Navigate to Your Favorite Places with LocationDetector

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If you’re enjoying an active way of life, you probably travel a lot, go fishing, or perform other similar activities in various outdoor locations. It’s needless to say that you can easily get lost while doing all of this, so you need proper tools to get you back to the starting point. Paper maps are handy, but how do you determine what direction you should go when you are in the middle of nowhere?

One solution to this tricky problem has been provided by XDA Forum Member BaseManAndroid, who created an application called LocationDetector. This app leads you to whatever place you have marked on the map. . . . READ ON »

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LifeStats Automatic Journal Keeps Tabs of Your Day

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Life Stats Automatic Journal

Most of us live very active lives. This is after all why we’re fans of mobile technology, as our favorite little devices allow us to stay connected with the world while out and about. But because we’re so active, it’s often hard to keep track of exactly where we go and what we do at all times. In other words, we may spend a little more time procrastinating and doing certain activities than we’d care to admit.

Normally, there wouldn’t be an easy way to examine your time sinks easily in order to fix them, but XDA Forum Member zoharby. . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Hide Your Files with Androignito – XDA Developer TV

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Stop right now, look at your phone, and see how many pictures, videos, and files you have on your Android device. There is a lot of personal information on our phone. If you leave your phone behind somewhere a nefarious person can learn a lot about a person based on what photos and files are on your phone. The best way to protect yourself is to delete those files, but that is now always an option.

XDA Forum Member aritraroy offers up an application that gives you the ability to “hide” your files. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer . . . READ ON »

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BrightNotes Makes Cloud Notes Simple and Easy

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There are literally thousands of note taking apps available on Android, with practically every single possible niche already filled. In fact, Google’s own solution, Keep, does a pretty good job at taking care of all the casual notes you may want to store. However, it’s not quite perfect for every use-case. And if you’re not one to live in the Google ecosystem, you may want a capable and quick notes app that doesn’t use Google as its cloud backend.

XDA Forum Member PowerLemons created an application that works very similarly to Google Keep, but with the exception that it lets . . . READ ON »

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Google Glass XE20.1 Update Brings Improved Contacts, Head Nudge, New Cards and Commands

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Google Glass XE20.1

Google Glass XE20.1Ever since Google unveiled Android Wear earlier this year, the first Android Wear-powered smartwatches have been practically all that people are talking about when it comes to wearables. Android Wear, however, is obviously not Google’s first stab at the wearables market. Launched last year in limited release form, Google Glass has taken somewhat of a backseat in the public’s eye. Luckily, this doesn’t mean that Google’s slowing down in bringing innovative and new features to the platform.

Earlier today, Google announced the release of the Google Glass XE20.1 update. Building atop the previous XE19.1 release, today’s update brings many new . . . READ ON »

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Remote Control Your Android Device with Monitordroid

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The Android OS shows great potential in many areas. One of most interesting things that can be done with Android devices is to control them remotely. Phones or tablets can be controlled by our PCs pretty nicely. To do so, a Remote Administration Tool is needed, and there are only a few applications that offer such functionality for free.

One such application is called Monitordroid. Developed by XDA Forum Member mephala124, this app gives you an opportunity to control your phone via a standard Web browser. You can send SMS messages, browse your contacts and even make calls. The list of features is very . . . READ ON »

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Intel Partners with Unity to Support Android on Intel-Based Devices

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Android on Intel Unity

Intel, largely known for their long-standing reputation as the king of processors powering PCs and Macs, has lately been moving into the mobile market. With a number of devices already sporting Intel chips, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 being one of the more recognizable offerings, Intel hopes to make a splash in Android. It’s not as easy as it would seem, seeing as Android was developed natively for ARM processors, though Android does have x86 support. Any serious attempt from Intel to take a piece of the Android device pie will require developers to actually care about developing . . . READ ON »

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Device Review: Samsung Gear Live

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Samsung Gear Live

Samsung Gear LiveRecently, Google announced Android Wear to the world. Android Wear is the Android-based initiative from Google to standardize the world of wearable devices. This year at their I/O event, Google showed off two Android Wear devices: the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live.

Today, we will be reviewing the Samsung entry into the Android Wear market. The Samsung Gear Live is Samsung’s third mainstream smartwatch release, after the Galaxy Gear 1 and 2, and the first to sport Android Wear as the others sported Android and Tizen OS.

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I chose the Gear Live over the LG G . . . READ ON »

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Forums Added for the Nvidia Shield Tablet and Sharp Aquos Crystal

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Just a few days ago, we took an in depth look at the Nvidia Shield Tablet and liked what we saw. Unfortunately, something was missing at the time, but we’ve gone ahead and rectified this. I am of course talking about a home forum here on XDA. Along for the ride, we’ve also added a forum for another new device, the Sharp Aquos Crystal.

First up is the Nvidia Shield Tablet. As you undoubtedly gathered from our full review, the Shield Tablet is a great device for those looking for a gaming-friendly tablet that offers stylus functionality . . . READ ON »

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