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...
Monitor your Battery’s Status Using your Droid X’s LED with BattMonX
We recently shared with you an app to monitor some battery stats for any Android Device. Thanks to XDA member scary alien, Droid X owners have a special app to monitor the battery status of their Droid X using the LED to display current activities such as:
You can also select different intervals to check the battery. As quoted from the developer, this is the goal of the app and what it does:
BattMonX is a utility for the Motorola Droid X to turn on the LED indicator light while the phone’ screen is off to indicate its battery state: charged, discharging, or charged/full.
To learn more about the app and try it out for yourself, check out the discussion thread and give feedback to the developer.
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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.
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