Will Verduzco · Jun 3, 2014 at 11:30 am

Switch Between Holo Light and Dark with Xposed

Despite how many of us may wish to forget about Honeycomb, Android 3.x was notable in a number of ways. One of these is without a doubt Google’s unveiling of its nearly ubiquitous Holo UI. Since then, Holo has undergone substantial revision, and is now a major highlight of 4.x devices.

Thanks to Holo and third party developer participation, we now have an incredibly cohesive UI on our mobile devices. But as much as we like seeing Holo in its various iterations, it’s not always perfect. For example, sometimes we’d rather have an application that displays natively in Holo Light instead show up in Holo Dark or vice versa. Luckily, XDA Senior Member hamzahrmalik offers up a great Xposed module to do precisely that.

The aptly titled Holo Themer allows any user with Xposed Framework install to force between Holo Dark and Light on any application. In addition, it also allows users to enable Holo Light with a dark Action Bar. Naturally, this only works with applications that already use a Holo theme of some kind. However, that is pretty much almost any application nowadays.

If you’ve wanted to achieve a different look by switching between Holo themes, head over to the module thread and give Holo Themer a shot,


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Emil Kako · Feb 1, 2015 at 02:54 pm · no comments

Good Games to Show off Graphics on My Phone?

Mobile games may not be ready to replace your consoles, but they have seen incredible improvements over the years. What are some of your favorite graphic-intensive games to show off how powerful your device is?

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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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