Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Google And MIT Open Source Android App Inventor
The Google App Inventor, which allowed people with little or no programming knowledge to builds apps for Android, was introduced in mid-2010, but shut down only a year later. After finding a new home at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shortly thereafter, the MIT has now gone a step further and released the source code of the App Inventor. It will continue to develop it on an open source basis.
For those interested, the source code is now available at Google Code, though the MIT notes that they’re not accepting contributions right now, and the documentation is lacking as well – both should be remedied once its App Inventor server goes public. However, you’re free to branch the code to create your own version, and use the “App Inventor” name and the accompanying logo without having to worry about copyright issues. To differentiate its own offering, the official version will be called “MIT App Inventor” instead.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.