According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Android Filesystem Plugin for Total Commander
Those of you who have used Total Commander on your PC in the past will be thankful for this little addon to be used with your Android device. Total Commander is a windows explorer type interface but built into one window is 2 windows for ease of moving files without having to open multiple windows just to copy a file. XDA Member sztupy has developed an addon for Total Commander that allows the application to access your phones’ filesystem and edit it without having to use the phone or any 3rd party dedicated applications.
The addon works by using the adb (Android Debug Bridge) shell to execute simple Linux. It requires Total Commander on your PC, busybox on your phone (root not required), and USB debugging must be on. To learn more about this addon check out the discussion thread and to download it go here.
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Many people are under the impression that once Apple finally launches its smartwatch, the market for wearables will suddenly become mainstream and be taken to the next level. Taking an idea that already exists and making it incredibly successful isn't something new to Apple, but does the Apple Watch have what it takes? The wearable hasn't even shipped yet, but has already won multiple awards and has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers. Do you think the Apple Watch will be a huge success? Let us know your thoughts.
The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...