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...
Spruce up Your Restarts with 81 Fantastic Boot Animations
If you’re anything like I am, you dread the occasional moments when you realize that you must restart your device in order to accomplish some certain task. Be it a ROM flash, a cache flush, or simply a restart because your device that has been on for two consecutive months is starting to feel a little slow, there are various reasons that would mandate one to perform a system shutdown.
Thankfully, Android boot animations can help make the process a little more enjoyable by at least giving you some eye candy while you’re waiting to get to your next round in Super Hexagon. While most custom ROMs and some custom kernels come with their own hallmark boot animation, you may simply want some added variety to spice things up a tad.
Thankfully, XDA Forum Member raishiro has created and shared 81 superb 3D-rendered boot animations. These boot animations come from a collection of 56 .gifs from artist Paolo Čerić, and most of them are “interesting” enough to make you wonder if you have accidentally ingested some unmarked substance or inhaled a few too many fumes. Needless to say, they’re quite fascinating boot animations, and they make the restart process just a tad more bearable.
To give your boot sequence some bling, head over to the original thread. Don’t blame me if you find your device uptime lowered substantially while you try and catch a glimpse of your boot animation a few more times throughout the day.
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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....