Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
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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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...