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by cereal killer at Dec 18, 2014
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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah DroidForums.NET members and guests!! We are kicking off the final stretch until Christmas with a fantastic Giveaway sponsored by the fine folks over at KENU! This giveaway features the chance for two (2) randomly drawn winners to win their choice of the Stance or AIRFRAME+. After reviewing these two products I decided to pick them both up because they are that good. With excellent build quality, perfect craftsmanship and just an all-around great pair of accessories, these are a must have for any Android smartphone owner. Here are a few details of the Stance and AIRFRAME+....

Stance is an amazingly versatile, compact tripod that mounts directly into your phone's charging port. Watching your favorite videos, making video calls, and positioning your phone's camera to capture amazing photos and videos has never been easier.

Airframe+ supports the full range of smartphones and phablets ranging from the iPhone 5/5s (4" screen) to the Lumia 1520 (6" screen). It even accommodates most oversized cases, like the Otterbox Defender for iPhone 6 and mophie® juice pack plus for iPhone 5/5s. Sporting a new sleek design while still weighing under an ounce, Airframe+ offers all of the amazing functionality and portability of the original Airframe car mount.

Please check out the video for a quick look at both of these products "in...
by dgstorm at Dec 22, 2014
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All of the attention has been focused on the recent Sony hack which has severely damaged the company's reputation and cost them untold millions of dollars. However, Sony is just one in a string of major hack attacks over the past several years, which included other notable companies like Target and Home Depot. We can now add Staples to that list of targets from the black hats of the world.

Staples just confirmed on Friday that their internal database was hacked and 1.16 million credit cards and debit cards were stolen. Here's a quote with more of the details,

by dgstorm at Dec 22, 2014
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We have three cool video leaks we found to share with you guys. It seems that Samsung has been working overtime to crank out Android 5.0.1 for their most recent flagship devices. The above video, and the two additional videos in the thread below demo the newest version of Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.

Of course, Sammy added their won twist with TouchWiz. Some people love it, and some people hate it, but it's there for you to check out either way. Let us know what you think!

Source: SamMobile
by dgstorm at Dec 22, 2014
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It looks like Sprint and AT&T aren't the only carriers who are getting fined by the FCC for "cramming." T-Mobile is the latest US carrier to be required to give refunds to customers they supposedly over-charged for services that were not requested. T-Mobile tried to fight it, claiming that the charges were “unfounded and without merit.” Ultimately they capitulated, and the fine will be a hefty $90 Million, which will include refunds to some customers.

For those who don't know, "cramming" is the practice of billing customers for $9.99 subscriptions to ringtones and premium text message services that they didn't sign up for. Sound off if you have been the victim of "cramming" on any carrier.

Source: FCC
by dgstorm at Dec 22, 2014
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We have a few leaked images that HTC device owners might be intrigued by. The images (one above and the others in the thread below) are of HTC's Sense running with Android 5.0 Lollipop. For the most part, there aren't too many big changes, other than what Lollipop brings, although it looks like HTC is working on something called Easy Mode.

This mode basically simplifies the UI of the smartphone even more for folks who find it too complicated. These easy settings are a bit reminiscent of the way Windows Phone handles things, which is a bit odd. Regardless, have a peek at this images and let us know what you think.

Source: Phandroid
by pc747 at Dec 21, 2014
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Today kicks off the Winter Solstice as well as the Holiday Week. Many of us will be spending the next couple of days to a week with family, friends and loved ones. So from the Droid Forum's family to yours Happy Holidays.

In honor of the holiday spirit we welcome the following:
  • What are your traditions and plans for the holidays
  • Share pics of your holiday decorations
  • Share a few of your favorite holiday recipe ideas
  • Screenshots of your device (phone, tablet, android watch) with holiday wallpapers and app icons
by DroidModderX at Dec 20, 2014
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Google is beginning to roll out 5.0.1 to Android Wear devices. Last week Motorola tweeted that 5.0.1 would be rolled out to every Moto360 device. Now that you have 5.0.1 on your Android Wear device you will want to go ahead and get it rooted! The process is pretty simple you just need a few files including Android Wear SuperSU and the TWRP file for your device. You will then flash TWRP to your watch. Boot into TWRP and flash the Wear SuperSU file. Then reboot and go to SuperSU to update binaries. Head to the link below for the full instructions and the files needed.

by DroidModderX at Dec 20, 2014
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There is nothing more annoying than when you are trying to read an article or watch a video and your screen tries to turn off on its own. This is obviously a pretty easy fix. You can go into your settings and change the sleep time for your display. The only downside to this is that your display will time out at this longer time rate even when you don't need it to draining battery life. There is a better way. A new application by "Fredericosilva" called "Keepiton" detects the slightest of movements which means if you are holding your device and actively looking at it your screen shouldn't time out. This app is obviously not perfect, but should help if you are in a situation where you need the screen to stay on for a while.

by DroidModderX at Dec 20, 2014
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Lollipop has been a thing now for several months. One of the biggest features of Lollipop is the all new material design. Several custom launchers have already incorporated it, but Apex has lagged behind. They have finally decided to add material to Apex in the latest update. In the update you get all of the 5.0 animations as well. This will be especially awesome for those of you who are not running Android 5.0 yet as this will give you an early taste of Lollipop on your device.

Apex Changes in 3.0 Include
-Material Design Modern UI
-Material App Icons
-Redesigned Apex Action icons
-Lollipop Drawer Background and Animations
-Lollipop Folder Style and Animation
-Lollipop Search Bar and Scroll Indicator
-Lollipop Drawer Icon
-and Other UI Tweaks

Via Play Store
by DroidModderX at Dec 19, 2014
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Before we dive too deep into this It should be noted that while root is not necessary for the Double Tap To Wake Feature to be enabled you will need to be bootloader unlocked with TWRP installed. You will be using the TWRP file manager to modify the system. Double Tap To Wake is present on the Nexus 6 but not enabled. To enable head to the link below to download the moddified You will need to boot into TWRP and backup /system/lib/hw/, then copy the moddified version of the same file. Then just reboot your N6.

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