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...
Asus Transformer Prime Bootloader Is Locked And Encrypted, Show Your Outrage!
The bootloader of the Asus Transformer Prime tablet is locked and encrypted, as forum member di11igaf has found out. What’s more: the AES-128 encryption, used by governments worldwide, is practically impossible to crack. The only hope of unlocking the bootloader, thereby, lies in Asus. And HTC, which similarly began to lock its bootloaders back in May, eventually backed off in face of massive protests, providing a web-based unlock solution.
So, let’s all show our outrage for Asus to make them follow in the footsteps of HTC, shall we? Jump right into the forum thread to find out how!
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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...