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...
Unofficial XDA Portal RSS App for Windows 8
Windows 8 packs a lot of differences from Windows 7. The absent start menu is perhaps the most noticeable, and many consider it to be a misstep for those not lucky enough to be on a touch screen device. However, one of the better features of Windows 8 is the incorporation of an app store, which allows users to more easily obtain applications in a manner similar to Android, Mac OS, iOS, and of course most distros of Linux. Now, there is an app for Windows 8 devices that gives you quick access to the latest and greatest on the XDA Portal.
XDA Forum Member kuartz developed a quick and simple application that gives Windows 8 users quick access to the latest content on the XDA Portal. It goes without saying that this is one of our favorite Windows 8 apps developed so far (wink, wink). It really is a pretty simple application that’s easy to use. It is important to note, however, that this third-party and not an official XDA app.
To install, users simply enter the Windows App Store, find the application and install it. A tile gets automatically placed on the start menu. Then, users can click on the icon and the latest articles and XDA TV videos will be right there for your enjoyment. Click on one of the article tiles and it’ll open right up in the app. So far, the only bug found has been that XDA TV videos aren’t viewable like they are in web browsers. So if you see a video you gotta see, just head to the Portal itself to view them.
For a link to the app in the Windows Market and for more details, check out the original thread.
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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...