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...
Backup Your Personalized Ringtones With BackMyTones
You just finished adding custom ringtones to all your contacts when you notice an update to your favorite ROM has just been released, what do you do? Do you pass on the update or do you flash the update and spend another hour or so customizing your ringtones? If you suffer from Obsessive Rom Flashing Disorder (ORD), like myself, chances are you will sacrifice the hard work put into assigning ringtones, and flash the updated ROM. If you are a procrastinator, again like myself, you might leave the default ringtones set for a few days before deciding to spend your precious time re-assigning personalized tones. But what if there was a better way to manage your ringtone assignments? What if you could backup your individually assigned ringtones so that every time an updated ROM came out, you were not left with the difficult decision of “to flash or not to flash?”.
Lucky for us, XDA member saarraz1 has made the decision a little easier with his application BackMyTones. This tool allows you to create and restore backups of your custom ringtone settings with just a few clicks. Your ringtone settings are saved onto your SD card, so whether you uninstall the app or replace your ROM, you will still have access to your backup.
The process is easy and takes no more than a few seconds to backup your settings and save you serious headaches.
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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...