It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
Never Miss a Notification with Vibration Notifier
The idea of never missing a notification, ever, at first sounds a little impossible. How many times have you got caught up in work, music, playing a game or watching TV and have forgotten to check your device for a while? It’s annoying when you discover you haven’t responded to you Mum about your washing for hou… nevermind.
Thankfully, XDA member j4velin comes to the rescue with his dandy app that he likes to call Vibration Notifier (working title). What does it do? Something which might save you from not noticing that occasional important call or text for too long. It allows you to specify how regularly it continues to vibrate after a notification has been received, like a call, text, Twitter and Facebook, for example.
Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Yes, it does, and if you’d like to grab this for yourself, I implore you to head on over to the original thread, download the provided ‘apk’ file and leave the developer and message of support!
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More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...