It is all well and good stating figures, but what does $20 million of crowd funding mean for a company? The Pebble Time just recently ended their Kickstarter with over 4000% of their initial request which was just $500,000. This level of funding is unprecedented for Kickstarter and it passed $1 million in less than an hour bringing with it a level of fame unavailable to many other OEMs. Produced by the Pebble Technology Corporation (PTC), the Pebble Watch has...
Beautify Your Lock Screen with Xposed
Android lets you make your device quite beautiful with just a few modifications. A good old wallpaper is still very important, as it can remind you of your family, friends, favorite band, or simply look good. Unfortunately, most ROMs available on XDA don’t offer a function to use a separate wallpaper for your lock screen.
As Android is open source, this inconvenience can be easily bypassed with the Xposed Framework. XDA Senior Member ctbear took a couple features previously seen in GravityBox and the AOSPAL ROM and made them into an Xposed module that allows users to set a transparent lock screen wallpaper on AOSP-derived ROMs. Currently, this module allows you to set a solid color background, a custom image from your gallery, or a semi-transparent image like there is possible to set lockscreen background with solid color, custom image from the gallery, or the semi-transparent mode from AOSPAL.
There are still few issues left like a broken transparent wallpaper in landscape mode, but this is an initial release, so hopefully all bugs will be solved in the future. This module should work on KitKat ROMs. To use it, ensure that you have a rooted device and Xposed Framework installed.
If you are bored with your current lockscreen wallpaper, head over to the module thread and give it a shot. Don’t forget to leave your feedback in the thread.
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The LG G4 Note has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the news of the delay in the release of Oxygen OS and be sure to check out the article talking about installing Android 4.4 Kitkat on a laptop. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released earlier this week...
We've received mixed reports about switching to ART but it seems that the majority of users who make the jump see some type of improvement. But just how noticeable is this improvement in app performance? Let us know if switching to ART has brought noticeable changes to your device's performance.