Lucid Launcher Enters Beta and Brings Some New Goodies

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Do you remember Lucid Launcher? We featured this indie launcher a few weeks ago right here on the XDA Portal. XDA Senior Member powerpoint45 made a video series detailing its creation. And then on Valentine’s Day, the developer decided to update the application and add some love in the form of a few new features. The application also changed its status from alpha to beta, so it should be considerably more stable.

Use Your Android Device as a Remote Controller for Your PC

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Smartphones serve as ideal multimedia devices. With them, you can easily control your Smart TV or stream video through your Chromecast. Phones can be also used to control your PC, but you need external applications for that—applications like PC Quick Commands by XDA Senior Member ssrij.

[APK Available] Chrome Beta 33.0.1750.70 Update Brings Various Minor Fixes

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unnamedUnlike the previous batch of updates for Google’s apps, there are no directly user-facing changes that we have observed thus far. The UI and menus all appear to be the same, as well as gross functionality. However, the update brings a couple of crash fixes that could potentially make your browser experience a tad better, as well as a more mysterious fix:

Change Your Battery Stats Color with a Smali Modification

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Holo UI has become an integral part of Android ever since the the launch of version 3.0 Honeycomb. Its visual styling has earned quite a few fans, as well as many who actually dislike it. A few days ago, we talked about the Holofication Nation project, where developers are transforming well known applications to better fit the Holo style. Now it’s time to continue this journey and further ‘Holo-ify’ your device.

Quickly Change from One App to Another with APPoint

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When we use our devices these days, we look for ease of access to our data, and a high level of responsiveness when we try to access said information. Here at XDA, we have seen numerous options when it comes to launching apps quickly and switching between them.We have introduced you tofloating navigational buttons and floating settings . Not that long ago, we featured an app that allows you to control a lot of features of your device called Floating Toucher.

TouchPal X Brings Excitement to Your Typing Experience

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Have you ever sent a message, only to have the words mangled by lazy Swyping? I once sent a message telling my carpool buddy that I “put his lung in the refrigerator,” when I was actually trying to say that I put his lunch in the fridge. But with XDA Senior Member TouchPal’s TouchPal X application, this will happen no more.