NewPipe App

NewPipe App is a Lightweight but Powerful YouTube Alternative You Must Not Miss

F-Droid is an Android Play Store alternative that offers exclusively Free and Open Source Apps. It's been around since 2010 and it has recently seen a user interface overhaul. Over the years, various high-quality...
Improve Android's Performance by Tweaking VM Heap Size

Improve Your Android’s Performance by Tweaking VM Heap Size

One of the most controversial features of Android is the use of Java programming language for System and User Apps. Having a Java SDK (Software Development Kit) allows rapid development of high-quality Apps, that...
Download YouTube Videos on Android with youtube-dl

Download YouTube Videos on Android with youtube-dl

Youtube-dl is a Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux tool that makes downloading of Internet videos quite easily. It implements a powerful download engine and can download and manipulate audio and video files from several...
HEVC Video Playback on Android

How to Enjoy HEVC/ H.265 Video Playback on Android

High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, is a video compression standard, regarded by many as the successor to the AVC (H.264) standard. It was developed following the same concepts as H.264 and...
Past and Future of the Linux Kernel on Mobile Devices

Past and Future of the Linux Kernel on Mobile Devices

Linux kernel is known to run on a wide variety of devices. It can power almost every electronic equipment that features a CPU, from high-end video cameras to space stations. Its software design makes...

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...

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