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...
Easily Transfer Office Files From PC To Windows Phone With Office File Uploader
While Windows Phone 7, being a Microsoft product, obviously features Office integration so you can view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files right on your phone, transferring those files from your PC to your device isn’t that straightforward. You can neither copy-and-paste, nor does Zune sync them. Instead, you had to either email them to yourself, or upload them to SkyDrive.
That is, had. Forum member Thunder_ now developed an application with which you can simply transfer office files directly from your PC to your dev-unlocked Windows Phone. All you need to do is to double-click BookUplaoder.exe on your PC, make sure your phone’s screen is turned on and unlocked, choose the files – and they’ll appear in the Office Hub. Pretty straightforward, and as a bonus, the desktop app also looks really nice and fits in with the design of the Zune client.
So, go ahead and download the Office File Uploader in the forum thread, and be sure to leave the dev some feedback!
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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...