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...
iReflect Cubed Icons
I am certain that most Windows Mobile users get a kick out of modding the look of the interface to their liking. However, not everyone is a graphic designer, or even has skills that go past the use of MS Paint. To solve this dilemma, we have many designers among our members. In this case, xda member drew2000 has made a set of icons which he named “iReflect Cubed”, based on the successful and incredibly popular set of iReflect icons made by bluemetalaxe. These are bound to put a different look on your today screens, whether you use Sense, TF3D, MobileShell, IphoneToday, or really any UI that allows you to customize the icons. Since the pack includes well over 500 icons, you are bound to find one that fits your needs, regardless of the app.
This is a thread for variations of the excellent work of Bluemetalaxe’s iReflect icons. Right now I have about four variations in mind to complete, each of them will be at least 500 plus icons so you can use them for just about all of your programs and applications. Blue worked very hard on the original icon set so if you want to donate to Blue here is his link to his original iReflect thread and his donation button:
If you wish to download the icons and maybe get new ones if you have an older pack, you can visit the original thread
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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...