To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Step-by-Step Guide to Lock Ring Theming For Sense 3.0 and 3.5
Despite how many consider HTC Sense 3.0 and 3.5 as being very bloated, there is at least one place where HTC hit a home run–the lock screen. The customizable Sense lock ring is, far and wide, one of the most popular and functional lock screens. Of course, for rooted users it only gets better, as they can actually modify the lock ring to make it look how they want.
XDA Senior Member mohit1234 has written up a tutorial on how to theme lock rings for HTC Sense 3.0 and 3.5 that outlines the correct file size and the exact steps to take if you happen to own Photoshop. Additionally, the guide author also takes requests for lock rings, and the collection is already pretty extensive. While there are other guide threads available to accomplish the same, this one is among the most detailed and universal out there.
Despite being written for the HTC Amaze 4G, most of the steps can be used with other Sense 3.0 and 3.5 devices, as long as users take note of the appropriate PNG size for their display resolution, and modify the way it gets packaged. There are a few drawbacks, however. Mohit1234 does’t quite explain how to package the lock rings into a flashable update.zip, although we have covered update.zip creators in the past. Furthermore, users have to modify the individual APK of any Sense 3.0 or 3.5 skin they’re using to apply their lock ring.
For additional information, screen shots of the many lock rings already created, and additional tips and tricks, visit the modification thread.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.