April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Screen Brightness Tweaks for Better Battery Life on the Galaxy S III
Devices are rarely released with their full potential realized. If this were the case, root access wouldn’t be required to fix many inherent device issues. Granted, most users likely would still seek superuser status because having root is fun. Thankfully over time, OEMs have at least thought to quell the biggest and worst bugs before releasing a device. Still, there always seems to be a little problem here and there that needs to be fixed. The Samsung Galaxy S III is no exception, as users have found that the brightness settings are a little quirky.
XDA Senior Member mattiadj has released a couple of fixes for the settings to make them a little more logical. The first is a custom fix by mattiadj, and the others are copycat settings from the Samsung Galaxy Note. Differences between the two aren’t much, as the custom settings are geared toward battery saving and the values keep the screen pretty dim at low levels. The Galaxy Note settings are brighter at low levels to, as mattiadj put it, make the SAMOLED look more brilliant.
The tweaks are easily flashed through any custom recovery. Two versions of each mod have been made: one for non-stock based ROMs and for stock based ROMs.
For more information, check out the original thread.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites and vendors following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far....