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Second Screen app allows more control casting your device’s display

Second Screen is a powerhouse app created by XDA senior member farmerbb initially to “correct” Google’s selectivity in allowing which kind of devices are able to cast their displays to a bigger screen using Chromecast, but has ended up as a powerful little tool that allows you to control the way your device’s screen is cast onto a bigger screen via any casting tool.

Synchronize Ultimate syncs files thru cloud, free unlock in XDA

The Synchronize Ultimate app does exactly what it says it does – that is, sync your folders across devices and cloud storage accounts. It’s not a new idea, but when you realize the app’s versatility of being able to sync to and between devices and a range of 35 different cloud storage services, the possibilities begin to open up for this app.

Customizable Quick Settings considered for Android L

If you’re a true blue fan, this piece of news might just get you thanking whatever Android gods you subscribe to (Cyanogen?), as Google has indicated that it is actually considering a customizable “Quick Settings” feature in the upcoming Android L, scheduled to launch within the year. And we can tell that if you have been using Android for a while now, this may just increase the value of keeping a stock version of the OS rather than a tweaked one.

Do “memory boost” apps work the way we think they do?

With a new device, most of us will not think of installing a memory or RAM booster off the bat. In fact, online surveys say that most Android users install these kinds of apps through in-app advertisements and similar pushes. And most users install these apps on the generic suggestion that using them would “speed up” their Android devices. But do they really work?

Android L theme for CM11 now available for L-style look

The hype around Android L after Google I/O, while subdued and controlled, is still considerable and has been getting a lot of Android fans excited for the official release of the new incarnation of Android by around fall this year. If you can’t wait, though – and if your phone is running CyanogenMod 11 – you’ll be glad to know that one of the good folks at XDA has already created an Android L-based theme for CM11.

Android L apps available for download and testing at XDA

The hype around Android L – possibly the “nameless” new Android 5.0 version we will be getting later in the year – was quite palpable at Google I/O, especially when Sundar Pichai took to the stage to reveal the next generation for the Android OS. And while most of us who do not own a Nexus 5 or 7 will not be able to fully check out the test version of the OS, the good fellows at XDA have made available some of the news apps found within Android L.

Custom ROM ports LG’s G3 UI to the G2, also 4K video

We like LG’s smartphones. With those clean lines and sexy bezels – especially on its current flagship device the G3 – what’s not to like? Well, there is the fact that the LG update machinery has been known to be notoriously slow in providing OS and firmware updates, which is why an XDA developer went through all the trouble of porting the LG G3’s Korean firmware into a custom ROM so that it can now be made available for the G2.

XDA port allows 4K video recording on Sony Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact

Isn’t it nice when flagship smartphone features actually make their way down the ladder to owners of flagship devices from a year or two ago? This is exactly what Sony Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact users are experiencing right now when Android aficionados from the XDA Forums announced this week that 4K recording – famously available on this year’s Xperia Z2 – will also be available to their year-old units, after a fashion.

Motorola Atrix 2 users get Jelly Bean through official ROM leak

If your phone of choice is the Motorola Atrix 2, then you were probably disappointed to find out that Motorola isn't planning to upgrade the device to Jelly Bean. Last year, the company revealed a list of devices it will be upgrading to Jelly Bean in the coming months, with the Atrix 2 stuck in the column of handsets that are eligible for a $100 credit toward the purchase of a new Motorola phone. That unfortunately means that Jelly Bean just isn't in the cards, so what's an Atrix 2 owner to do?
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