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...
Testers Needed for Fantastic Radio App, RadioX!
I’ve been getting into radio a lot recently. When I say ‘radio’, I mean podcasts, specifically. Yes, I’m partial to a bit of Radio 4 now and then, like the old man I am, but podcasts interest me a lot more when I’m chilling at home. However, listening to foreign radio can be interesting sometimes, too.
XDA member ghoch has developed an app which allows any user access to over 1,800 channels in 40 countries. An absolutely fantastic collection for an app that’s in Beta. The app being in Beta does require testers, though. This is why ‘ghoch’ has called out for XDA members and fellow developers to test the app and provide useful feedback, which will allow the app to grow and flourish.
Think you can help with that? Good, because I know I will be. To top it off, the app is provided for free on the Android Market, allowing for a quick download to any of your Google-connected devices.
Fancy getting this for yourself? Head on over to the original thread, leave the developer a kind message of support and download the app. Don’t forget to check back from time to time noting your suggested improvments and recalled issues.
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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...