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...
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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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...