Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
Floating Mail Displays Your Email atop Any Application
As the screens on our mobile devices are growing larger and higher resolution with each passing generation, it’d be silly to not use that added screen real estate for some serious multitasking. Of course, there are a couple OEM-specific multi-window systems already to help us do this, but what about users of other devices? Luckily, there are various floating apps available that help us do exactly this for several key tasks.
As its name implies, Floating Mail is a floating Email client. Created by XDA Forum Member Floatricks and based on the popular K-9 Email client, this application brings chatheads-like notifications to your Email inbox. When you receive a new Email, a floating notification appears on screen. This keeps a running tally of unread emails, and it can be moved anywhere on screen. Tapping on the bubble will display the contents of the Email in a floating window. From there, you can view other emails or dismiss the new message. And if you wish to reply, simply click the reply button and the main app will open.
If you’re a multitasking fiend and want to load up another useful floating app, head over to the application thread and give Floating Mail a try.
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...