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...
Switch Your Phone Vibration Settings with Xposed
A couple of months ago, we featured an app called Vybe. This is an interesting and fun app that allows users to easily and freely customize the vibration patterns of incoming calls and SMS with no risky tinkering of system files. Although vibrations may not be the most important feature to personalize, it’s good to know that the option is there if you’re wishing for something different.
XDA Senior Member itandy introduced a mod called Android Phone Vibrator, which provides additional custom options for your phone’s vibration. This mod comes in the form of an Xposed module, so it must be activated through rovo89‘s Xposed Framework, which most of you would no doubt be familiar with. After a quick reboot, you’ll be able to access and activate a host of vibration customizations such as:
- Vibrate when an outgoing call is connected
- Vibrate when an incoming call is connected
- Vibrate when an incoming call is waiting
- Vibrate when a call has ended
- Vibrate during outgoing call at 45 second mark of every minute
- Vibrate once at fixed time after outgoing call is connected
- Adjusting vibration intensity
Itandy also includes a handy FAQ in the thread, providing a possible fix for an issue that some have experienced, as well as detailed step-by-step procedures to fix the problem.
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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...