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...
Keep Track of How Much Your Car Truly Costs with Car Logbook
It’s a very well established fact that cars are expensive. In addition to the hefty initial investment, there are all sorts of recurring expenses such as fuel, parking, insurance, service, and so on. And let’s not even get started talking about the world of additional expenses and speeding tickets once you start modifying your vehicle. Luckily, there’s now an app that helps you track and visualize just how much you’re spending on all of your vehicles so that you can figure out whether it’s all worth it.
Just as its name implies, Car Logbook by XDA Forum Member txdrive is a fully featured car log that keeps track of your fuel ups, mileage, and various expenses such as service, parking, tuning, and so on. It is then able to generate reports and notifications that let you know how much you’ve spent on your vehicles over time, as well as what makes up the bulk of your car expenses. The app supports multiple vehicles, and it even lets you create notifications that appear based on the car’s odometer or the date.
If you’re been looking for a very full featured car log that will help you better keep track of how much your car truly costs, head over to the Car Logbook app thread to get started. The developer has also published the app’s source code over on his GitHub account for all those wondering how he made the app or ideas on how to make it even better.
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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...