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.
Today is a big day for the XDA-Developers community. We’re officially launching our first sister site, iPhone-Developers.com. We created this site because many members requested to have an iPhone section on XDA, and we wanted to oblige these requests in some way. But instead of putting iPhone development within the XDA forums, we decided to launch a separate site with a separate server and a separate admin (that’s Arbre), ensuring that we don’t clutter XDA (we know the forum index is already long enough!) or slow the site due to increased traffic.
While iPhone-Developers and XDA-Developers are separate sites, XDA members can instantly copy their important account data to iPhone-Developers by hitting the “Import XDA Account” button in the upper right corner of the new site. All XDA usernames are reserved on iPhone-Developers, so there is no chance of someone taking your username.
We’re not exactly sure what will become of iPhone-Developers, as these things tend to take on a life of their own (as was the case with XDA many years ago). Currently, it serves as a fantastic resource for discussion of app development and Jailbreaking–the site offers app reviews, a terrific Jailbraking wizard, and a variety of how-to guides. We hope that iPhone-Developers will do for the iOS world what XDA has done for Android and Windows Phone, and we invite you to take a look at the site and make a few posts in the forums.
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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...
New Privacy concerns have emerged regarding Cyanogen’s latest announcements, primarily the inclusion of email app Boxer and that of a multitude of Microsoft apps, including Bing services, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office. The concerns arise when you look at both announcements together. At face value they may appear to be the beginning of Cyanogen’s plan to “take Android away from Google,” however there is certainly something more nefarious occurring. Along side the partnership with Microsoft, Cyanogen also recently announced...