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Sidebar Launcher keeps your favorite actions just a swipe away

There will always be times when you wished you had almost instant access to an app shortcut, setting, or other functionality wherever you are, without having to leave the current app. Sidebar Launcher tries to fill that need by providing some nifty multi-tasking abilities, accessible with a simple swipe from the side.

Sony Xperia Z2 features being ported to other Xperia devices

The new Xperia Z2 has quite a few features we like, and it seems as though they’re being pushed to other Xperia devices as well. Updates and new features to the newest Xperia flagship will soon be available to legacy models, which is a boon for those not wanting to update. From a simple launcher and widgets to camera features, it looks like the Xperia will feel similar across the lineup.

APPoint lets you quickly launch apps from any screen

Just when you thought you had your fill of multitasking utilities for the day, XDA hits you again with another power tool. This time, the new APPoint (yes, that's how it's spelled) multitasking app doesn't exactly let you switch between open apps. It does, however, help you launch your favorite apps from any screen, without having to go back to the homescreen.

GALAXY S 4 rooted before release, Octa-core only for now

While the Samsung GALAXY S 4 flagship smartphone is up for pre-order in a few select markets, it's still not available to the public. However, that hasn't stopped those awesome developers at XDA from already rooting the device. It appears that the GALAXY S 4 has already been rooted, but this is only for the Exynos 5 Octa 8-core version.
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