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...
Power Menu and QuickPanel Mods for MDPI Xperia ICS
Most XDA forum members know the benefits of rooting. In fact, it’s the main reason many of us originally joined. Rooting allows users to modify devices in ways not possible without acquiring superuser permissions.
For those who happen to own an MDPI Sony Xperia device, XDA Senior Member draco_ag has a cool and practical mod. The modification gives users reboot options in the Power Menu dialogue and also a Quick Panel in notification area with 15 working toggles. There are also some other mods that come with this package such as a modified call screen. Other features include a new black keyboard to better suit the ICS color scheme and 1% battery mod in status bar.
If you have a rooted MDPI Xperia and are looking for some useful minor mods, head over to the original 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...