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...
Help Your Developers; Pull a Logcat when Issues Arise
Spend enough time around these forums and you will eventually see a developer request a logcat from users experiencing issues. Logcat is the command to view the internal logs of any Android system. Viewing a logcat is usually the best, and in some cases, the only way to diagnose a problem. Oddly enough, many Android enthusiasts do not know what a logcat is or how to pull one. Now, thanks to XDA Forum Moderator paxChristos, we have a thread dedicated to all that is logcat.
In the thread, paxChristos outlines the different ways to pull a logcat, and lists step-by-step instructions on how do it successfully. The thread covers pulling a logcat through ADB in detail, complete with an example of a mock output file. Each line in the mock output file is explained so not only will you know how to pull a logcat, you will be able to read and understand one as well.
If you’re interested in learning how to obtain a logcat, head over to the original thread. In the future when a developer requests a logcat, you will be able to provide him or her with the information they need to fix any problems that occur.
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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...