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When you use your phone, you often don’t even realize how much time you spend waste on various social networking sites. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are only a few examples of the very long list of social media portals. I’m sure that you are not using a physical stopwatch–but let’s be frank, it’s more than a few seconds per day.

This time spent watching cats and stalking beautiful photos is nothing but total waste of productivity. You can do something about this by using an application by XDA Senior Member mohamedrashad. Socials Addict calculates your time spent on popular social media sites and tell you how addicted you are.

The application supports the most popular portals like: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Tumbir, Instagram, Kik, BBM and It runs at boot and monitors your activity in background without wasting your RAM and battery. Since its last mention on the XDA Portal, the application has been reworked and contains fewer bugs–if any. Socials Addict has also gained a totally new Material-inspired design, which you will certainly love.

I spend too much time on Facebook, so I will definitely give this application a try. If you feel that it’s time to do something with your life, head over to Socials Addict forum thread and give this application a go.

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October 23, 2014
GPS on Android Wear Devices
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Diwali, or Deepawali as some Indians call it, is the pride and joy of Indian festivals. The Festival of Lights as it is aptly titled is a festival celebrated in the Fall every year that signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. It is the time of the year when family and  relatives are the closest, getting together to commemorate the occasion with pujas and firecrackers.

For those of us who have friends and family far from home and are unable to be with them physically, phone calls are the way to go, to wish each other as well as catch up on recent events. However, interstate or intercountry phone calls can be hard on one’s wallets, so these quality calls are often reduced to a few hurried minutes of greetings and wishes. However, XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer Abhinav2 formed a collaboration with popular mobile recharge outlet, FreeCharge, which offers you Rs. 50 to lengthen your calls to your loved ones. The balance is credited in the form of a Freecharge coupon code that you can claim by downloading Abhinav2’s app, Easy Balance.

Easy Balance allows you to easily check your operator balance information easily without jumping through hoops like USSD codes. Head over to the Easy Balance application thread to get started with checking your balance easily, as well as claiming your Diwali offer for Freecharge.

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The different forms of social media are growing every day. It’s hard to imagine a day without using Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. If you are not a very communicative person, you can certainly still appreciate the ability to use social media logins to sign up to various websites. In short, social media as a whole is difficult to live without.

Every few weeks or months, we see one or several new social media platforms pop up. One of the newest is 8tory. XDA Forum Member carlsmileee recently presented a client application for this service that has some interesting functions worthy of mention. The application automatically stores the best moments of your life (according to the app of course), monitors the physical path where photos have been taken, and sorts them by locations. You can also see photos of users using 8tory nearby.

This application is a nice alternative to all of popular social portals. It uses Facebook to sign up, which is a bit humorous, but like I said before social networks are useful in multiple ways.

If you want to give this application a try, we recommend you to visit the 8tory client application thread. You can find more details and download links there. Go there and share your photos with pride!

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Homesnap for Android Wear
Homesnap for Android (includes Android Wear integration) is the easiest way to search for timely, accurate real estate info, whether you’re standing in front of a house or sitting on your couch. You can snap a photo of any home in the U.S. to find out all about it, or search using filters or location. Homesnap is one of the most popular real estate apps (it was named "most addictive real estate app" by HGTV, praised by TechCrunch and other important media as detailed on ). Just get the latest version of Homesnap and the all-new Android Wear app will automatically be installed on your connected device.

How does Homesnap work on Android Wear? Here's an overview of the process and its features:
- Using the location data from your phone, the smartwatch is synced with nearby real-estate listings using battery-sensitive techniques
- From your watch, whenever you see a Homesnap card in your context stream just swipe to see nearby listings with photos and prices
- You can drill into any nearby listing to reveal the address, listing status, agent remarks and property details with a simple tap on the smartwatch.
- With a tap on your favorite home, Homesnap for Android Wear will allow you to record notes or mark that property
- Your data is synced automatically with your Homesnap account so all new details will be accessible from everywhere (watch, phone, web)
- You can control your contexts stream by adjusting notifications so it's simple to disable notifications entirely or just modify its display frequency.

The Android Wear version of Homesnap is available for free via Google Play and you can see the Wear-enabled version in action here: