VLC for Android Version 2.5 is Out with New Features

VLC is probably the most capable multimedia player available on every computing platform. It makes use of professional libraries for media manipulation and can carry out almost anything related to multimedia with the correct...

Manipulate Images on Android with GraphicsMagick

GraphicsMagick is a powerful command line tool for displaying, editing and converting raster and vector image files. It was forked from ImageMagick in 2002 and it tries to provide better resource handling and an...
Speed Up Android Devices Using Swap

Speed Up Android Devices Using Swap [Part 2]

In part one of this article series, we discussed how swap can be utilized on an Android device to increase the kernel's virtual memory and provide extra responsiveness. On Linux, swap can be enabled...
Android Security Patches

What are Android Security Patches and Should We Care About Them?

Android has been focusing on security since day one. It is built on top of the Linux kernel and makes use of several of its strong security mechanisms. The whole operating system framework is...

Wireless Speaker – Re-purposing Old Android Devices

If you own an old Android device - especially one featuring an ARMv6 processor - chances are you keep it hidden somewhere just collecting dust, with no use at all. Truth is, most App...
Malware on Android

Everything You Need to Know about Malware on Android

If you are using the Windows operating system on your personal computer, most probably you have a complete Internet Security suite running on your system to help you eliminate any malware threats. Windows is...

Portable NES Emulator – Re-purposing Old Android Devices

If you have read our previous article about re-purposing old Android devices, you must already know how easily an old device can be transformed into a reliable and capable music player. However, there is...
Chromium SWE Web Browser

Got a Qualcomm Snapdragon Device? Try Chromium SWE Web Browser

Google's Chrome web browser is currently the most widely used web browser on all computing platforms, enjoying usage shares of over 50%. It debuted in 2008 on the Windows Operating System and shortly after...
Speed Up Android Devices

Speed Up Android Devices Using Swap [Part 1]

In computing, paging is a memory management scheme that enables a computer to read and write data on storage devices for use in main memory. It is part of many modern Operating Systems and...
What is Init.d

What is Init.d and What it Can Do on Android

In Unix, Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, init is the first program started by the kernel at boot. It is assigned the process ID 1 and it is responsible for firing up all...

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