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...
SmartSMSVibrate for Android
Tired of your phone vibrating loudly when its sitting on the table or a desk? XDA Member Carsten4207 has developed a very simple app that will check where your phone is and decide whether to vibrate or not based on what you choose.
The App has two settings:
- Vibrate Out of Pocket
- Vibrate In pocket
It uses your Android phone’s proximity sensor to detect whether it is in a closed environment like your pocket or an open area like a desk or table. If you want to learn more about this app or try it out for yourself, then check out the discussion thread or search for SmartSMSVibrate on the Android Market.
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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...