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...
Bolt Sizer: A Practical Android Application
We’ve all been there: your about to put the finishing touches on your latest project and you realize your short a bolt. You run to your spares drawer, only to discover nothing has been labelled. You look in vain, hoping that what you’ve found is the right size. You handle several different bolts before finally selecting one you hope is correct, you rush back only to discover it’s the wrong size.
This all could have been prevented with Bolt Sizer. A free app created by adecker, the premise is simple: put an American coin next an English or Metric bolt and Bolt Sizer will tell you what size it is. According to adecker the app:
- Works on english, metric, hex and box heads.
– Also sizes the shafts
– Allows for fine-tuning to increase accuracy
So head on over to the thread here and give it whirl. Your tools will thank you for it.
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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...