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...
Fallout Theme for Windows Mobile and HTC Sense
XDA members horrorview and [★] have together created a skin for WVGA Windows Mobile devices that is reminiscent of the abandoned, tarnished and ironically cheerful art found in Fallout 3; one of the most popular and critically acclaimed video games of the last decade.
The washed-out, faded but instantly recognisable ‘Vault Boy’ image is the background to a stunning and very complete theme that modifies various aspects of your phone’s interface including the Windows Mobile taskbar image, the HTC Sense slider icons and clock and even the WM lockscreen. The team have even added the worn, just-survived-a-radioactive-fallout look to an array of the most popular icons for Windows Mobile apps to ensure that you won’t let the look of the theme down when you customise your Quick Links.
The theme is compatible with Co0kie’s Home Tab and is available in the original thread.
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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...