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...
Robo Miner: Discover the Treasures
Diverse entertainment is key to avoiding monotony in our everyday routines. Too often we play games which are neither unique nor original. Fortunately for those of us who are bored with the mundane, XDA Member reiti.net has come to our aid with his latest game, Robo Miner.
Robo Miner is a fresh twist on an old idea: mining puzzle games. You start at the ground level (the top in mining) and make your robot dig through the treacherous mine in search of the prized gem at the bottom. Along the way you’ll encounter falling boulders and complex pathways, increasing the need to collect ore and mystery prizes used to upgrade your robot.
Once you’ve found the gem you’ll be transported to a new, larger level and the cycle will repeat. The game gets difficult rather quickly, and requires every item in your aresenal to make it to the bottom. Interestingly the fun level of the game is not lost over long periods, and you’ll find yourself coming back for more time and time again. So head on over to the thread here and give it a spin. Wake your brain up.
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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...