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...
Auto-Patcher Kicks Performance and Privacy into High Gear
As many Android users know, modifying a custom ROM you did not build can sometimes be cumbersome. What’s worse is that with newer iterations of the OS, many older modifications including V6 Supercharger and PDroid don’t quite work out of the box. Thanks to XDA Forum Members mateorod and pastime1971, loading both has been made easier, thanks to their latest application: Auto-Patcher.
Simply load up your Linux box (yes this script is only for Linux at present), run the application, select your ROM and modifications desired, and Auto-Patcher completes the modifications for you, ensuring that the optimal versions of the modifications are applied to your ROM. Once completed, just flash the ROM as you normally would, and enjoy the faster, safer experience that awaits you.
So head on over to the original thread and have a go at the guide.
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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...