Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
Make a Wish with BirthdayCake2 for Windows Mobile
After you’ve had your share of the birthday wine, a task as seemingly innocuous as blowing out the candles on your cake can become a dangerous life-or-death feat complete with burning clothes and a ruined carpet. Thankfully, XDA member Jaxbot‘s BirthdayCake2 application for Windows Mobile removes the mess and the cake itself – allowing you to blow out virtual candles through the clever use of your phone’s microphone.
The small but fun application will let you calibrate the noise level at which the candles will be ‘blown out’, while also allowing you to program the phone to play a tune when they’re extinguished successfully. Personal messages can also be set to appear on the screen once it’s finished.
BirthdayCake2 is, as you probably guessed, version 2 of Jaxbot’s app. The newer version brings improved graphics and the reduction of bugs and is available in the application thread.
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...