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...
Manage Your StarCraft II Ladders and Career Progress from WP7
Occasionally, we are reminded that there’s actually life outside of the mobile hacking world. Absolutely shocking, I know. Rather than being held hostage to a 4-inch screen, some of us are enslaved by far larger screens—such as that 27-inch monster constantly feeding your StarCraft II addiction.
In a quest to make both of your screens work in perfect harmony, XDA forum member ATomiH created a StarCraft II ladder application for Windows Phone 7. The app allows you to view match history, career statistics, and your top leagues. It also makes great use of the innovative WP7 interface by giving you a live tile with your current 1v1 rank. If you’re a WP7 user currently addicted to SCII, continue over to the application thread to get started.[Note: XDA will not be held responsible for 12-step program fees caused by your StarCraft addiction.]
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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...