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.
This Week’s Recap
This Week’s Recap is a series of articles, in which we we give you a short recapitulation of the week’s most popular news from the XDA forums.
Windows Phone 7 Shown Running on HD2 (Video)
Quite possibly what many HD2 owners have been waiting since the announcement of WP7 earlier this year. XDA member Cotulla and DTF seem to have succeeded in booting the long awaited new OS from Microsoft into a device that was said to be completely incapable of running WP7 (both by HTC and Microsoft). The port is far from complete and there is no download, flashing instructions, or anything available at the moment. However, as with many ports, the first step was getting it to boot. Now, let the feature development begin. This is a huge step in the right direction for one of the best Windows Mobile devices that HTC has ever released. Consider this, sometime in the next few months, you could have a device capable of booting into: WM 6.5.x, Android (2.2), Ubuntu, or WP7 (and even Windows XP if you use an emulator), depending on your mood.
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Flipout, Flipside, and Bravo Forums Added.
No matter how you see it, Android seems to be spreading out like butter on a hot toast. With that in mind, and considering the ever growing user base for devices wielding this OS, XDA tries to keep up with the times and adds development sections for promising devices. In this case, the trio from Motorola was given an individual home for our members to play in and for support of those who own the devices and don’t know what to do with them.
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Easily Run Ubuntu on the EVO
Digging a bit through the most recent breakthroughs in OS porting, we stumbled upon this little jewel that had been buried in the EVO forums for a little while now. The guide describes in a few steps how to easily run the Linux desktop distro known as Ubuntu. If you own an EVO and can’t get enough of “sudo” in your daily diet, then you really want to check out how to do this.
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We may not be a big commercial publication, but we certainly are resourceful enough to come up with hands on reviews of things out there. This article was presented as a review of an unnamed WP7 test device. The article goes in depth into the features and fluidity of the new upcoming OS from Microsoft, from a users point of view.
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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...
New Privacy concerns have emerged regarding Cyanogen’s latest announcements, primarily the inclusion of email app Boxer and that of a multitude of Microsoft apps, including Bing services, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office. The concerns arise when you look at both announcements together. At face value they may appear to be the beginning of Cyanogen’s plan to “take Android away from Google,” however there is certainly something more nefarious occurring. Along side the partnership with Microsoft, Cyanogen also recently announced...