Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Dark-Themed Google Voice for ICS and Jelly Bean
Google apps have always been great, and with ICS, they have become even better. However, they usually tend to feature light, predominantly white backgrounds. While that may be fine for many and easier on the eyes for most, some prefer apps in black. Let’s face it: Who doesn’t like black? If you are a Google Voice user, you can now have your favorite calling, texting, and voicemail app in a predominantly black theme courtesy of XDA Senior Member MattJ951.
Apart from the aesthetics, apps with predominantly black backgrounds can help conserve battery for those with AMOLED screens because unlike LCD panels, AMOLED pixels do not consume power when displaying black. Using apps with black backgrounds can thus help conserve juice.
Regardless of whether it is for mere aesthetics or to economize on your battery for those extra hours of playing Temple Run, you can grab the black version of Google Voice by heading over to the application thread. Once downloaded, just install the APK using any file manager and enjoy Google Voice in black. Note that you must be using Ice Cream Sandwich or later in order to use it.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
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