According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Never Miss a Show Again with TeeVee
If you’re the kind of person who sees an ad for a TV show and must watch it, this app might just be of use to you. TeeVee is an application developed by XDA Forum Member Masterwork that allows you to search for your favorite television shows and view their upcoming (and past) schedules. It even syncs with your Google calendar, so you can always be reminded about something you want to watch. Sure, most set top boxes will allow you to set a reminder, but that only works if you’re forever sitting in front of your television, and I’m sure most of you aren’t. However I’m pretty confident that most of us here are never more than three feet away from our phones.
The app itself has a pretty simple interface that allows you to search for your favorite shows and group them together, allowing you quick and easy access to their schedules. There’s also a widget for keeping the info right on your home screen. The app runs on Android 2.1 and upwards, and is available from the original thread, so go download it now and never miss an episode of Ugly Betty or My Little Pony Ever Again.
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The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...