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...
View PlayStation Trophies on your Phone with TrophyToGo
XDA member KUV1977 was surprised when he could not find a way to easily view his and his friends’ PlayStation Network trophies on his HD2, so he decided to develop a solution himself.
Using his TrophyToGo application, you can keep track of your friends’ gaming achievements while you’re away from home, or when you are too busy playing video games to fire up your PC. It’s also very useful as on-hand evidence when bragging about your mad Call of Duty skills to sceptical friends.
Based on the smooth and sharp Sense SDK, the app will show you all of the data you would expect to find on the PlayStation 3 – including game-by-game statistics and comparisons between other gamers. You can even choose to autosync player data to ensure that you’re always up to date.
To try it for yourself or for more information, please go to the application 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...