Author: aaron
Developer of ElementalX

Smartphone camera vs. DSLR indoor photo shootout

Here we go: smartphone camera vs. DSLR.  More precisely, smartphone cameras vs. a Nikon D7100 with PC-Nikkor 28mm f3.5 and Nikkor 16-85mm zoom.  The smartphones tested: Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S6, Nexus 6P and HTC One m9.   The

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HOW TO: Install Android Monthly Security Updates

Here are a few easy steps to safely install the latest Android security updates on your Nexus device.  As you may know, OTA updates only work on a completely stock system.  Use this method if you are rooted or using

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Build Quality: Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, HTC One m9

I did a little photo shoot with the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and HTC One m9.  All three have pretty good build quality and look great.  Here’s your chance to see them all together. Click on the images to enlarge.

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HOW TO: EX Kernel Manager User Settings

Here’s how to use the extremely powerful “User Settings” feature in EX Kernel Manager.  The User Settings screen allows you to add almost any imaginable kernel setting. 1. Go to Tools-User Settings 2. Click the blue button on the bottom

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Ten rules for flashaholics

So you like trying out lots of different ROMs and kernels on your phone or tablet?  The XDA developers forum has a ton of choices.  But far too often users take shortcuts and end up with strange and unexplained problems:

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The truth about kernels and battery life

  When it comes to Android kernels, the number one topic of discussion these days is battery life. But there are many myths about the relationship between kernel and battery life. At one extreme, there are those who make outrageous claims

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