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...
Games on XDA: Money or Death
I’ve met very few people in this world who do not like money. It stands to reason then, that someone would create a game using greed to make a life or death decision; XDA Member coder1cv8 has done just that with his latest creation, Money or Death.
Your objective is simple: get the money on the ground without being killed by the snake. According to coder1cv8 the game features:
+ great graphic and sound effects
+ realistic animation
+ this game is absolutely free
+ you and your friends may compete with help of OpenFeint
+ it’s simply gambling and fun
Having played the it, I can say that the gameplay is fun and the user interface/graphics are very well designed. Although repetitive, Money or Death is an excellent time killer and a great way to gamble without actually endangering your life. Head on over to the thread here and give the game a try. Don’t die.
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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...