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...
MMAppLauncher: Android like Launcher for Win Mo.
Want to get the Android like launcher feel on your Windows Mobile smartphone? Well, XDA member Maximus.Mobile has done it again with another great app for you Win. Mo. users. Among many features, one of the best is that it keeps track of 20 of your most frequented apps and allows you to save an app as your favorite so you don’t have to scroll through all of them to find one of them. Here is its list of features:
- Full Start Menu replacement
- Keep tracks of 20 recent run apps
- Save apps as favorite for easy access
- Run processes similar to Windows Run
- Full Settings replacement
- Landscape Support
It does require the .Net Compact framework 3.5 along with 6.X or higher to run. This app is still in beta. To test it out for yourself check out the discussion 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...