Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Add Stickers Support to Your Google Hangouts
Hangouts has changed significantly since the beginnings of Android. Originally known as Google Talk, Hangouts has now evolved into a nearly ubiquitous messaging and calling solution, but there are a few additions that need to happen first.
One surprising omission in current Hangouts application is Stickers support. For those who don’t know what a “sticker” is, they are small GIF images that can be found in places such as Google+ posts. Although Google hasn’t yet added them to Hangouts, XDA Recognized Contributor Quinny899 has, and it comes in the form of the aptly named Stickers for Hangouts.
Your chat recipients don’t need to have Stickers for Hangouts installed to see stickers you send them. What’s more, this application can be used in two ways. In the first way, you add a sticker by selecting Add Photo and then Pick a Sticker. Alternatively, you can use this as an Xposed Module. Doing so adds a direct option to the attach menu in Hangouts. Naturally, if you go down the Xposed route, you need to have a rooted device and have the latest version of Xposed Framework installed.
You can find this app/module in the original thread. Go there keep the spice alive in your Hangouts conversations.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.