According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Enable 3D on the EVO 3D… All the Time
For those of us who own an HTC EVO 3D, we tend to be hit, from time to time, with questions about our investments. Questions like, “why did Sprint take over a year to release something that was ready to go way before?” or “Will we be getting JB like the other devices that are getting it?” However, a question that more often than not plagues my mind as an owner of this device is, “Where else can I use the 3D display?” Being able to watch a few movies and play certain games in 3D is cool, but there should certainly be other things that can be done to take advantage of the panel technology—like a 3D interface, 3D wallpaper, and so on.
If you are thinking about these possible uses and more, XDA Recognized Contributor jmztaylor has written a nice little app that will allow you to use 3D at all times during normal operation. Essentially, the app changes a value in the 3D panel controller, which turns it on and leaves it in that state. Due to rotation obviously being an issue with this (remember how the camera always complains whenever you try to take pictures while holding the phone vertically?), the app allows you to turn the 3D feature on either for landscape or portrait mode. The only one thing that can be somewhat cumbersome is that this app will render your light sensor useless and will boost and lock your brightness at 100%. This effect will go away as soon as you turn off the 3D functionality through the app.
So, if the idea of having actual 3D wallpaper makes you salivate, make sure that you try out this simple yet fulfilling app and leave some feedback for the dev.
This app just echo’s a number in 3D_mode to enable complete device 3D. Either Landscape or Portrait.
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