Google Android ADB & Fastboot Latest Version Direct Download for Windows
Mar 8, 2018Mobile
No more needing to download the full SDK or get these tools from a 3rd party source:
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Google LG Nexus 5 Power Button Failure and Soldering a Replacement
May 16, 2017MobileComments (3)
The power button on the Nexus 5 is a common failure point. It is the same power button that is used on many other phones, including Samsung flagships of its era. Unlike the Samsung though, the Nexus 5 doesn't have a home button, so the power button is used more often and will fail sooner.
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How to Play Super Nintendo (SNES) Games on Your Phone
May 16, 2017MobileComments (2)
Some of the best games of all time were made for Super Nintendo, and it's easier than ever to play them on your mobile device or phone with near perfect functionality.
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Getting a Bloat-Free Version of ES File Explorer for Android
Feb 2, 2016MobileComments (8)
ES File Explorer for Android has become increasingly bloated, starting with version 4.0 that came out in August 2015. It now has forced home screens, background running, notifications, a cleaner app built-in, and other bloat that is generally not necessary for a file manager.
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How Much Power Does a Phone or Tablet Use While Charging?
Jan 28, 2016MobileComments (4)
The amount of power your mobile device consumes while charging depends on the amperage rate of your charger. This should be listed on the plug-in part of the charger in very small print. For phones it is usually around 1.2A at 5.0V. For tablets it is usually around 2.0A at 5.0V. USB charging usually delivers 500mA (0.5A) at 5.0V.
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How to Debug and View Console.Log with Cordova/PhoneGap Android App Using Your PC
Oct 26, 2015MobileComments (2)
Debugging can be difficult when using Cordova or PhoneGap to build native Android apps using web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS). Unlike in your desktop browser, you don't have easy access to a convenient Developer Tools window (F12) to show you error logs and the console log.
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Mobius ActionCam Review - Dash Cam with Wide Angle "C" Lens
Jun 5, 2015Mobile
The Mobius ActionCam is a low-cost camera with a very small footprint. It can be used as an inexpensive alternative to a GoPro or as a discreet dash cam. It is highly configurable, both from a Windows program or Android app (for Android you'll need an OTG adapter), and can shoot video in 1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 60 fps.
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How to Connect a USB Drive to an Android Phone or Tablet
Apr 24, 2015MobileComments (1)
Most Android devices allow you to connect a USB drive, or other various USB devices, even if they don't have a USB port. The capability comes from a USB OTG (on-the-go) host adapter that plugs into the micro USB port on the Android device and has a full-size USB receptacle.
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How to Update Android Nexus Phone or Tablet with Factory Image using Windows PC
Apr 13, 2015Mobile
If your Nexus device feels buggy or sluggish after an OTA (over-the-air) Android update, or you want to restore your Nexus device to its factory condition, here is a quick guide for flashing a stock Android image using a Windows PC and USB cable. It only requires basic command prompt knowledge and a desire to learn more about Android.
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How to Record the Screen on Android Lollipop 5.0 and Newer
Apr 9, 2015MobileComments (3)
Recording the screen on Android used to be very difficult and required root. As of Android version 5.0 Lollipop, there is a built-in API that allows an app to record the screen with ease. The best part is that because it's a part of native Android, it works smoothly and doesn't slow the phone down.
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Android dex2oat ART Runtime Usage, Command List, and Resources
Jan 9, 2015MobileComments (1)
The new Android runtime ART, which was available for testing in 4.4 KitKat and released in 5.0 Lollipop, compiles applications at install time so that they run and load faster. One of the utilities used for this compilation process is called dex2oat.
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Fix Android 'hosts' File Not Working
Jan 5, 2015MobileComments (4)
If your Android hosts file is not working as expected and you know it is written correctly, here are four things you should check:
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How To Speed Up Android Window Animations & Transitions
Dec 3, 2014Mobile
You can speed up window animations and other transitions in Android, without root, by changing some hidden options in the Settings menu.
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How To Remove White Background From App Drawer In Android 5.0 Lollipop
Nov 25, 2014MobileComments (13)
In Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google introduced a white background to the app drawer screens. This follows their material design philosophy, but may be too bright for some of us.
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