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24
Mar

Want all the Samsung Galaxy S6 apps and fonts? Download them here



The Galaxy S6 may not even be out yet, but we’ve already seen the wallpapers leaked out and now the entire system dump has been uploaded.

The system partition dump of the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F includes everything from applications, fonts, and media, to even the framework and lib folders.

Below are the download links for the various system folders on the Galaxy S6.

  1. system folder: contains the whole system files and folders.
  2. app folder: contains *.apk system applications files.
  3. priv-app folder: contains *.apk system applications files.
  4. media folder: contains all *.qmg and *.ogg audio (notifications, ringtones, ui) files.
  5. fonts folder: contains all *.ttf system font files.
  6. framework folder: contains framework-res.apk all *.jar files.
  7. permissions folder: contains all *.xml files.
  8. lib, lib64 folders: contains all *.so files
  9. build.prop file.

Any password on the ZIP files is as follows:

ZiDroid.com

SOURCE


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24
Mar

Weekly Xbox Upload Contest: Forza Horizons 2


Have you said, “Xbox, record that” lately due to an epic kill? How about to some funny bug you encountered? Well, we want you to share those moments with us, and we’ll give away some sweet prizes you for doing so. Each week, we’ll pick one lucky winner for the week’s theme on Xbox One.

Get ready for this week’s edition of the Windows Central Xbox Upload Challenge!

24
Mar

HP Stream 7 Signature Edition unboxing video


I just got a Windows 8.1 tablet for $10. I’m talking about the HP Stream 7. The Microsoft Store is currently selling it for $79, but it comes with a free Office 365 subscription, which is worth $69. Since I got it from the Microsoft Store, the HP Stream 7 is also sold as Signature Edition. This means no junkware or trialware out of the box. What else is included with the sales packaging? Watch our unboxing to find out.

24
Mar

Facebook wants more ‘high quality’ videos it can slap ads on


Facebook Mobile

Now that Facebook has video ads, how is it going to make sure you hang around to watch more of them? According to a report on The Information, the social network is in talks with publishers like Vice, The Onion and Vox Media to make short-term videos it can host. The point to doing that instead of just letting them operate independently, is apparently to push them all as part of a service called “Anthology” for advertisers. That way it can charge advertisers higher prices with “TV-type scale” promised at millions of views. Whether or not that it takes off, this, along with rumors Facebook wants publishers posting content directly to its site suggests its vision of the future involves keeping users tied to Facebook.com — at least until they leave VR space.

[Image credit: Jeff Chiu/Associated Press]

Filed under: Internet

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Source: The Information

24
Mar

6 problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and how to fix them


For some time now, Samsung has been a front runner in the race for smartphone supremacy, pushing the boundaries of what tablets and phones are capable of. Samsung has been playing with displays of different shapes and sizes recently, including flexible and curved options. The Galaxy Note Edge with it’s asymmetrical, curved design, delivers style, power, and astounding features that help the device to really live up to its name. The Galaxy Note Edge is definitely something different from anything you might have used in the past, but just like any other device available today, it’s not without its flaws. Today, we’ll be exploring some of the most commonly encountered issues that users have been experiencing with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, and offering tips on how you might fix them.

Disclaimer: Not every user of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will face these issues, and it is quite likely that you won’t come across any of the problems listed below.


Problem #1 – Issues with data connection

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A number of users have commented that their data connection is very spotty, and only provides them with the data they need about 20% of the time.

Potential Solutions:

  • Find out whether a particular application is responsible by force-stopping certain apps or factory resetting, then selectively re-installing applications.
  • Wait for an update to the device’s firmware – many people speculate that this will be the solution to the issue.
  • Do not rely on stock signal bars to check your connectivity. Install SignalCheck Pro or the free version, SignalCheck Lte to discover the true strength of your connection.

Problem #2 – Issues with lag

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A number of agitated users of the Galaxy Note Edge have commented that they struggle with a lot of lag-related issues. Whether it’s simply using the regular applications of the phone, or browsing the internet, the phone seems to struggle with high amounts of activity.

Potential Solutions:

  • Force restart the device
  • Sometimes, bad performance can be caused by third-party applications that are not running correctly. Check which apps are using up the most processor function on the phone and uninstall the ones you don’t need.
  • Alternatively, perform a factory reset (see instructions below), and reinstall applications selectively.
  • Update the applications that are most regularly used.
  • Disable Flipbook, Lookout, and S Voice.
  • Wipe the Cache partition.
  • If the problems happen consistently when using the internet, try downloading a different launcher or browser.
  • Unlock development options by going to Settings – About and tapping “Build”. Make sure GPU rendering is unchecked, and lower all animation settings to either 1, or .5.

Problem #3 – Failed camera issues

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Some users have reported that their camera starts to act up on the Galaxy Note Edge after a couple of days of use. Sometimes the application works, and other times it quickly freezes, or crashes, asking users to restart the camera app.

Potential Solutions:

  • Try using a different camera application such as Google Camera to see whether the issue is hardware related.
  • On the other hand, if Google Camera is already installed and the issue is taking place, uninstall the app and see if the default camera works better.
  • Adjust the settings on your camera application to see whether a lower resolution helps.
  • Attempt to boot into Recovery Mode then wipe the Cache Partition.
  • Perform a factory reset may do the trick, but keep this as a last resort.

Problem #4 – Bad battery life

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Samsung has actually commented that it does expect the battery life in the Galaxy Note Edge to be a lot smaller than it is in the Note 4, based on the second screen for the Edge, and the mAh capacity, however, there are ways to extend battery life.

Potential Solutions:

  • Use one of the Galaxy Note Edge power saving modes. Regular “Power Saving Mode” restricts background data and performance, whereas “Ultra Power Saving Mode” shuts down everything the phone doesn’t need to make a call.
  • Set the screen brightness as low as possible.
  • Remove some of the widgets or apps that are on the home screen.
  • Ensure as few services and processes are running as possible.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi and GPS whenever possible, but stick to using Wi-Fi instead of mobile data when you can.

Problem #5 – Trouble with Wi-Fi

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Most smartphones today suffer when it comes to connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots and staying connected. Users have commented that the Galaxy Note Edge is no different in regards to maintaining signals.

Potential Solution:

  • Turn off the router that you’re using and the Galaxy Note Edge and wait for a while before turning them back on.
  • Go to the Wi-Fi settings on the device and forget the preferred network, before entering the details again from scratch.
  • Check the level of activity on your current channel with the Wi-Fi Analyzer If necessary, simply switch to a different channel.
  • Disable Power Saving Mode through Settings
  • Find the MAC address for the phone by going into Settings – About Phone and ensure it is recognized by your router.

Problem #6 – Favorite apps error

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Some users have reported that when they try to edit or change the applications on their favorites panel, they get an error message saying the panel has stopped working.

Potential Solutions:

  • Restart the phone.
  • Reduce the number of applications on the phone, or try deleting certain apps in Safe Mode.
  • Check to see whether any processes are running in the background and eating up the speed of the phone’s processor.
  • Clear the cache partition (instructions below).
  • Backup any important data and perform a factory reset.

Those were some of the most regularly encountered problems with the Galaxy Note Edge. If you’ve been struggling with one of these issues yourself, or have experienced an issue that we haven’t mentioned here, please leave a message in the comments below. We’ll be working to keep this list updated as new problems and solutions make themselves known.

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Following are the guides for how to wipe the cache partition, enter safe mode to remove an application, and hard reset on the Galaxy Note Edge.

Wiping the Cache Partition:

  • Make sure the device is switched off
  • Press and hold the Home, Volume Up, and Power key at the same time
  • Wait until the device vibrates then release the Home and Power Key, but keep hold of the Volume Up key
  • When the Recovery screen appears, release Volume Up
  • Use Volume Down to highlight “Wipe cache partition”
  • Use the power key to confirm
  • When the cache partition wipe is completed, “Reboot System” should be highlighted
  • Press the power key again

Entering Safe Mode to Uninstall an App:

  • Turn the phone off
  • Press and hold the Power key
  • Release the Power key when the Samsung screen appears, and hold Volume down instead
  • Continue pressing Volume Down until the phone restarts
  • After the device reboots, “Safe Mode” should appear in the lower left hand side of the screen
  • Go to Settings – Applications – Application manager
  • Move to the “Downloaded” screen and select the app you want to remove, then tap “Uninstall”.
  • Hit “Okay” to confirm.

Hard Reset:

  • Turn the phone off.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power button
  • Use Volume Down to highlight “Wipe Data/ Factory Reset”
  • Press “Power” to confirm
  • Use Volume Down to highlight “Delete all user data”
  • Press “Power” again.
  • After the reset, choose “Reboot system now”


24
Mar

Samsung opens up 1,400 Galaxy S6 demo stores across South Korea


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Korean manufacturer Samsung has just decided to open up 1,400 strategically located Galaxy S6 demo stores across the region to further educate its home customers about the upcoming flagship. Users can head over to any of these stores and experience the functionality of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge first hand.

Interested buyers in the region are already able to pre-order the smartphone, but this allows the users to give the device a test run before they invest on the device. It is said that these stores will be located in Electronics Land, Hi-mart, Samsung Digital Plaza and other wireless carrier outlets across South Korea.

Samsung is believed to be seeing decent demand for the Galaxy S6, going by pre-order numbers, so setting up experience stores like these could certainly help the company’s cause. The company hopes to sell upwards of 55 million units of the smartphone before the end of the year, so the expectations are quite high at the moment.

Source: Business Korea
Via: Sam Mobile

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24
Mar

[Deal] First gen Moto G with LTE can be yours for just $159.99


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The first gen Moto G with LTE has received a $40 price reduction which brings the price down to just $159.99. This price is valid only for the next 24 hours (25th March 10:59 AM CT), so make sure you hurry if you want to get one of the best Motorola midrangers on the cheap.

The pricing is valid directly from Motorola’s website, so you don’t have to worry about getting it through a third party retailer. Amazon also has a discount sale for the 2014 Moto G with LTE, but it’s still $20 higher than the price quoted here.

To refresh your memory, the 2014 Moto G comes with a 4.5 inch 720p display, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front, Android 5.0 Lollipop and a 2,070 mAh battery.

Source: Motorola

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24
Mar

nPerf speed test & QoS 4G WiFi app review




nPerf

If you’re anything like me, you like to check the speed of your internet connection on a semi-regular basis. It’s sad that we need to check if our internet provider is telling the truth about the speeds we should be getting, but it’s an unfortunate truth. Up until now, the app I’ve had on my phone to use this is Speedtest by Ookla, however I think nPerf has won me over, and I have a new go-to speed test app.

nPerf

Design

nPerf (despite its somewhat peculiar name) is a well-designed app. I feel as though recently apps I’ve reviewed have lacked in this area, but this is not the case with nPerf. When you open the app, you’re met with the above screen. nPerf follows some of the Material Design guidelines given by Google, but still manages to make it different. The blue line in the inner circle spins around. There’s also a slide-out menu (hence the hamburger icon in the top-left). When a test is running, you have some simple but neat animations, making it all look very technological and advanced.

nPerf

Function

While there are quite a few speed test apps out there to choose from, nPerf seeks to be unique in a couple of different ways. First, it doesn’t just offer a speed test in terms of Mb/s (Megabytes per second), but also tests in practical ways, with its browser test and its streaming test.

nPerf

The browser test brings up 5 different web pages, and times how long it took and how much data it used to load the page. Based on those values, it assigns it a percentage of performance compared to other values gathered on similar technologies.

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The streaming test plays a video in three different resolutions (240p, 360p, and 720p) and tests how well it streams, how long it takes for the video to load initially, if there’s any buffering time, and how much data it took to stream the video. Then, if averages the percentage of the performance and presents you a number.

If you want to run a speed test, streaming test, and browser test, you can run a full test which will do all three, and present to you the values.

The next thing nPerf does to make itself different, is it seeks to use less data to run a speed test than other speed test apps. After running a test on Speedtest by Ookla, and then just a speed test on nPerf, I can affirm that this is true. See the image below.

nPerf

 

Another cool feature is the way you share your test results. When you go to share your results, you get a mini version of what you would normally see in the app, so you can see all the info without having to take a screenshot, and without it being a really big picture. See one of these images below.

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Overall satisfaction

nPerf seeks to stand out in a crowd of speed test apps, and it does so well. Not only does it provide a different way to test your internet connection, but it does so with less data. Furthermore, the app performs well, being quick with all of its tests, and the app itself has good responsiveness. I have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect with this app, but I think I have found a replacement for my other speed test app. This app gets _ stars.


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24
Mar

Pay with OpenTable Now Available for Android



OpenTable is a utility whereby participating restaurants allow bookings to be made using the companion app, and now it has come to Android and more than 32,000 restaurants with it.

Simply add a credit card in the OpenTable Android app and not only can you book a table at a restaurant but can also pay your bill.

To pay with OpenTable, diners who book at participating restaurants simply add a credit card in the OpenTable Android app before they dine and can then view and pay their check with a few taps.  There’s no separate app to download; no codes to enter; and no scanning or barcodes involved.  Diners who pay with OpenTable simply get up and go whenever they’re ready.

You can visit http://pay.opentable.com/ to view the current list of participating restaurants and grab the app using the link below.


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24
Mar

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 finally getting Android 5.0 Lollipop



Weighing in at 1.16GB, the update to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to your Note 4 on AT&T is now rolling out.

It may take a few days for it to trickle out to all devices, but be patient and keep spamming that ‘check for update’ button to see if you can join the Lollipop group.

I’ve had Lollipop on my Note 4 for a while now and it’s absolutely amazing – let us know what you think about it in the comments section below.


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