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...
C Locker Updated Yet Again, Brings Even More Lock Screen Functionality
Ever since its release a little over a year ago, we’ve talked quite a bit about XDA Senior Member astoncheah‘s C Locker. For those who are unfamiliar with the app, C Locker aims at replacing your lock screen with something more Convenient and Customizable. During its lifespan so far, the application has gained additional lock screen information, an improved UI, Tasker integration, and multiple widget support.
The sixth iteration of C Locker is now available, and once again, it brings quite a few new tricks to the well established app. For starters v6 brings the option to add location profile widgets directly to your lock screen. It also brings support for multi-touch gestures, custom lock screen wallpapers, the ability to show notification contact images for known contacts, and the option to enable or disable the system status bar.
If you’ve been looking for a custom lock screen but haven’t yet made the jump, now’s as good a time as ever to give C Locker a try. Head over to the application thread to get started or the v6 update post to learn more about this version’s new features.
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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...