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...
How to Hide Signatures, Avatars, and Images at XDA
We have virtually no restrictions on how XDA users can customize their signature, unless it’s offensive or inappropriate. Sometimes signatures can get quite long, resulting in higher page load times. Did you know that you can turn off signatures in your Control Panel? In fact, you can also turn off avatars and images if you’re trying to keep your experience as lean as possible. To do so, jump into your Control Panel, hit Edit Options, then scroll down to Thread Display Options. Here you can toggle on/off signatures, avatars, and images, and you can also specify how many posts per page load, among other things. Enjoy!
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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...