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[APK] Enable Double Tap to wake on your Nexus 6 with this app (root required)

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Since the release of the Nexus 6, everyone has been wondering why would Google deactivate the double tap to wake feature – a feature that the Nexus 9 has.They instead opted for the ambient display.mode which is great and all but not as cool as double tap. Thankfully, XDA member ‘naxir‘ made an app that lets you do that and shared it with the Android community.

In order to make it work, you need to root your Nexus 6 and have an unlocked bootloader. Once you do that, all you have to do is install this APK and that’s it. Keep in mind that the Nexus 6 Doubletap unlock app is still in early stages meaning that you will find bugs. Folks are reporting that they need to re-enable the app after a reboot and that it doesn’t work well with the proximity sensor (phone could wake up in your pocket). Rest assured, ‘Naxir’ says that he’s already working on a fix today.

We’ll keep you updated once he releases an updated version of his app.

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[APK] Google Calendar 5.0 is up for grabs

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If you’re already enjoying Gmail 5.0 and want to get more Lollipop goodness, you need to check out the new Calendar 5.0 app with Material Design goodness all over it. I looks really nice guys – don’t bother looking for it in the Play Store because it is not there.

Google has definitely outdone themselves with the new Calendar app. It is smarter, faster than before. One of my favorite features is when you fill in your calendar. For example, you want to remind yourself to make a reservation at your favorite Italian restaurant. As soon as you type in the word ‘reservation’, the app suggests the word ‘at’ and then a nearby restaurant. If you have an email about your flight reservation, it automatically shows up in the Google Calendar.

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Another feature that is worth noting is the way you view the calendar.You can set it to see your schedule, day and 5 days. The 7 day option can only be seen when the phone is landscape mode and on tablets – the 30-day view is only available in tablets. In addition, you will also see pictures and snippets of maps correspondent to whatever event you have scheduled.

If you want to give ht en Calendar 5.0 a try, hit the download link below and install the APK.

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[ICYMI] The new Gmail 5.0 is available, we have the APK

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A few days back, a not-that-really stable version of the new Gmail 5.0 have been floating around the web. Although, it worked just fine, it was not the final, user-ready version that Google wanted us to have. As of yesterday, they made the 5.0 version official and pushed it to Play Store.

Along with using Material Design, the Gmail app is now smoother, faster and has been improved. One of my favorite new features is the ability to add Yahoo, AOL, Outlook and other known email clients to Gmail. You basically have a one-stop-shop for all of your emailing needs. Gmail 5.0 will support devices running on Android 4.0 and up. If you need the APK, hit the download link below the video.

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[APK] Google Play Services receives new update to 6.1.71 with some UI changes

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Google is at it again folks. Following the Play Store update yesterday, they’re now rolling out a new update to their Play Services app. The new version is 6.1.71 and so far there is no changelog.

Some of the changes is a new icon for the ‘Settings’ icon along with new L-Style’ checkboxes. Folks who are running the Android L preview on their Nexus devices are reporting darker colors and some hiccups here and there. The cause may be that this update is directed toward devices running lower Android versions.

If you’d like to go ahead and give the new 6.1.71 Play Services app a try, head to this link and let us know if you see something else.

via Android Police

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[APK] Download the Google Play Store 5.0 with Material Design flavors

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Android L is upon us folks and Google is definitely working hard at getting its apps ready for the new version of Android. The new update with version 5.0.31 is now being pushed to some lucky people out there. If you haven’t gotten Play Store 5.0, don’t worry we got you. This is very exciting because it means that the major announcement we’re all waiting for is around the corner.

What is Material Design? It is the way Google’s new design language for android. The search giant calls it “unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion.” Maybe the video below would give you an idea.

Enough talk, hit the download link below. We’ll be adding mirrors in a little bit.

Download Play store 5.0 | Mirror

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[Download] Google Play Store receives minor update to 4.0.26

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Google has quietly rolled out a new update to their refreshed Play store bringing its version to 4.0.26. this is a small and minor update which is probably bringing bug fixes. If you want to grab it, we have a link for you below:

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Download: Grab the refreshed Google Play Store version 4.0.25

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As promised, we finally got a hold of the updated Google Play Store version 4.0.25. Once you download it, all you have to do is install it and it’ll go over the older Play Store. There you go:

Download: Play Store 4.0.25

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Google bumps maximum Android app size to 4GB, changes return window policy

Have you ever downloaded a game from Gameloft? If so, you probably had to install the app and then download a large expansion file (1-3GB) over Wi-Fi. I don’t know about you but I find that really annoying. Thankfully, Google has decided to do something about it. They announced today that they are upping the size of applications from 50MB to a whooping 4GB. However, APK files will keep the usual 50MB size limit.

With this new 4GB size limit, Android developers will have the ability to upload two expansion files with up to 2GB in size in each. This means that you will be able to safely download an application directly from Google servers instead of going to the developer’s.

Rest assured that before you download a specific application and especially games, you will be able to see the size of the file first, which will allow you to make sure you have enough space on your device or microSD card. Another cool thing is that the 15 minute return window now starts at the end of the download of the whole app, whereas before it expired before the expansion file even finished loading.

For more details, hit the source link.

via Android Developers

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Amazon free app of the day Reminder App, you won’t miss it anymore

I can’t count how many times I missed Amazon’s free app of the day because I just forget to check out the Appstore. Not anymore, user cody_041 from the XDA Forums, has just made my life and maybe yours easier by creating an app whose purpose is to remind you to go get the free app.

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I wrote this app because I constantly forget to look at the free app of the day on the Amazon market and have missed out on a few really good apps.

How do I use it?
Once installed open Appstore Reminder from your applications. Click on the reminder time option and set what time you’d like to be notified. You can click on Test Reminder option to generate an instant reminder to see how it will look. Clicking on the notification will dismiss the notification and open the Amazon Appstore app where you can download the app.

You can set a daily reminder which will send a notification and all you’ll have to do is to click on it and will direct you to the free app of the day at the Amazon Appstore. This application is still in its early stages, so expect to get some minor bugs if not nothing. You will have to head to XDA forums to download the apk file of the Appstore reminder app by following the link after the break.

For more information on how to install apk file on you Android phone with root or without, go to our tutorial here.

via XDA Forums

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Put The Samsung Galaxy S II Live Wallpapers On your Android Phone, before the Phone’s Release

Thanks to Rawat from XDA, you can now enjoy the Samsung Galaxy S II live wallpapers before the phone is even out. There are two APK files one is for the beach live wallpaper and the second one has a field+windmills animated scene in it. The background on both wallpapers will change depending on the time of the day and you can also change the weather animation by tapping on the screen while on the wallpaper settings menu. Check out the video below from SmartKeitai for a little review the Galaxy S II live wallpapers:



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These “secret” wallpapers are supposed to work will Android devices (works great on my Atrix 4G) and if you can’t wait to get your hand on the Samsung Galaxy S II, like someone I know, get these ripped live wallpapers.

Download: Beach live wallpaper
Download: Windmill live wallpaper

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