It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
How Developers Can Help Fight Apple’s Lawsuits [Weekly Recap – 22 July 2011]
For this round of the Weekly Recap on XDA TV, azrienoch and SassiBoB want Sam Caplat to know how much he’s missed. They also want you to know about the recently announced Site Road Map, which lists the progress the administration made on the State of the Site Address, and what we have left to do. Azrienoch quickly lists off a few key articles from the past week, like Dual Boot for the Desire HD, the progress on S-off for the Sensation, Temp Root for the HTC Flyer, and Froyo for the Rhodium and Raphael. SassiBoB shows off the rage comic she made with ROiD RAGE, and finally, azrienoch dedicates the rest of the show explaining Apple’s lawsuit against HTC, why he dislikes patents on coding, the lawsuit’s importance as a precedent for future lawsuits, and pleads with HTC to let the developer community help. Click on for the episode!
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More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...