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...
Custom Xposed Installer Offers Additional Tweaking
We’ve recently talked quite a bit about the fantastic Xposed Framework by XDA Recognized Developer rovo89, along with some help from Recognized Contributor Tungstwenty. The powerful and versatile framework allows users to quickly and easily apply a wide range of modifications. Because modules are installed as APKs rather than flashed through recovery, undoing a modification is as simple as disabling its module and uninstalling the application. However, there’s room for a few additional tweaks in even the mighty Xposed Framework.
XDA Forum Member WisdomSky created a custom installer based on Xposed build 2.1.4 that gives users a few tweaks when choosing between modules to apply. For starters, users are given additional possible actions when a module is clicked from the modules list. Next, the debug log tab is now color coded for increased readability. You can also convert the logs into either HTML or BBCode format, so that you can retain the colors when sharing your logs either here in our forums or elsewhere on the web. Finally, you can customize the order in which modules are executed, allowing for better compatibility in case any given module is dependant on a previous module.
If you’ve needed to control the module execution order or would just like clearer logs, these tweaks help make the already fantastic Xposed Framework just a little bit more powerful. Head over to the original thread to get started.
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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...