Weekend Hack: Shoutcast2Dropbox - Automatic Shoutcast Stations To Dropbox Recorder

So I got bored of listening to same old songs on my phone over and over and Rdio announced a streaming plan for India. With a sigh of relief I subscribed immediately and it was stellar at home with its wonderful 32 million song collection and chromecast support to boot. The experience during the commute daily was underwhelming. Couple the spotty airtel data connection with no one station covering all songs I would love and it makes for a frustrating commute with long gaps all over. [Read More]

[Xposed Mod] Bypass Exchange Security Policy for Nexus and other AOSP devices

Exchange Security Bypass Xposed Mode for Nexus 4/5/7 and other AOSP based devices (Android 4.3 / 4.4) Update: This has now been tested to work successfully on all stock or nearly stock JellyBean (4.3) and KitKat (4.4) ROMs on Nexus 4 / Nexus 5 / Nexus 7. Other AOSP ROMs like CM11 should work as well. This mod should be used along with Xposed ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1574401 ). Xposed is this awesome framework developed by rovo89 which allows you to carry out mods to your device without changing any files (well except one “app_process” as part of the xposed installer). [Read More]

Odroid U2 Tips: Overscan, emmc Adapter, HDMI-DVI Adapter

So I’ve been spending a few hours on getting my odroid u2 up and running and here are a few tips that I’ve come across in the process. **Overscan: ** So, many TVs have this issue that they miss out on displaying the corners of the image put out by the Odroid U2. The phenomenon is called overscan. Now, all you have to do is select settings such as “Just Scan” or similar on your TV that allows your TV to display image coming from U2 as is. [Read More]

Odroid U2 is here

So, this little baby landed up in my mailbox a couple of days ago :). The Odroid U2. For those who don’t know, it’s a cheap dev board based around Samsung’s Exynos 4412 SoC and supports Android as well as Ubuntu. Odroid U2 I’ve got quite a few things planned on how to use it and will post more about my adventures with the U2 here soon. [Read More]

Third Party Widgets on Android 4.2 Lock Screen

One of the features I was really looking forward to with Android 4.2 was lock screen widgets but when I got the update on my Galaxy Nexus that it only had 5 pre-defined stock widgets that could be added to the lock screen. I headed over to the Android developers site some time later and was pleasantly surprised to see that actually 3rd party widgets can indeed be added to the lock screen. [Read More]