Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Andor’s Trail [SassiBoB’s App Review] – XDA TV
SassiBoB is finally flying solo on XDA TV! By popular demand, she’s started her own show doing app reviews. Check out her first review of a game called Andor’s trail. The code is open source, so feel free to fiddle. BoB gives her opinion of what she thinks you should change in the game. The game is also quest-driven and rogue-like. It’s a game that any fan of old school role playing games should check out. SassiBoB also warns of the tremendous burdens of becoming addicted to video games. Click on for the video!
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Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...