According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Wash Your Widget Woes Away with Sense Widget Scanner
HTC Sense is undoubtedly one of the most popular proprietary OEM Android skins. This is partly because of the rather slick looking widgets that are available to use on your device’s home screens. Unfortunately though, as with any other kind of custom UI, you might often find yourself having to manually replace all your widgets and or shortcuts. While some third party launchers are capable of backing up widget placement, this doesn’t really help HTC Sense users. Cue XDA Recognized Developer and creator of ROM Cleaner Patrics83 and his latest creation, Widget Scanner.
Widget Scanner will trigger a rescan of the widget database to save you the trouble of having to clear the launchers data and then manually replace your widgets after tinkering with the Sense apps, flashing a modification that somehow disturbed their arrangement, or even if they mysteriously vanished. The mod is applied as simply as flashing a .zip file via recovery and carrying out the Aroma Installer based instructions that follow. Once completed, you’ll be ready to restore your setup in a flash. This script is applicable to all HTC devices running Sense 4.x.
If you’re fed up of restoring your widgets the long way and would like to try this for yourself, check out the original forum thread for more info.
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