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Android Tool for Mac allows ADB-like tasks from Mac OS

Nod slowly if you agree with us, that this seems like the oddest of pairs – an Android mobile device and a Mac laptop or desktop. But it happens in the real world, so tools need to be developed for this special partnership between Android and Mac OS. One of the tools available today for such a situation is Android Tool for Mac.

ADB for Chrome is getting a bunch of cool updates

For Android power users and those who like tinkering and tweaking with their mobile device’s operating system, the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is nothing but essential. The downside, there’s hardly any GUI to work with and people need to make sure their command line skillz are on point. That’s where ADB for Chrome enters, providing control and a good interface for ADB users straight from their browsers. A recent update just made the tool that much sweeter.

Android Studio IDE reaches the big version 1.0 milestone

Google's new preferred and official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) has finally reached its first stable release. With Android Studio 1.0, beginning Android developers have less hurdles to overcome when starting out, while existing developers will still have all the tools they need in one convenient package. Of course, there will be some re-learning and re-training involved, but Google is trying to make that transition as painless as possible.

Turbo Editor gives file editing a much needed boost

When it comes to writing text, most users would run to a word processor of some sort. Power users, system administrators, programmers, and web developers¸ on the other hand, will be flocking towards more powerful plain text editors. Surprisingly, there is no lack of such apps on the more touch-oriented Android platform, and Turbo Editor from XDA Senior Member Vlad Mihalachi is one of the latest contenders in that arena.

Amazon AppStream lets developers render and stream apps from the cloud

Amazon is most popular for being an online retailer, but software developers, system administrators, and geeks also know the company for providing cloud infrastructure and services. With its new Amazon AppStream, Amazon now wants these people, particularly mobile app developers, to leverage is Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order to solve one of the biggest problems plaguing Android devices: hardware fragmentation.

AT&T and Verizon LG G2 now supported by Loki flashing tool

In yet another episode of circumventing the restrictions imposed by manufacturers and carriers, developer Dan Rosenberg pushed an update to his Loki tool that adds support for the LG G2 from AT&T and Verizon. This allows Loki to bypass the locked bootloader and flash custom kernels and recoveries, which should eventually pave the way for the creation of custom ROMs for the device.
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