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...
Winners Of WakeVoice – A Talking Alarm Clock
We ran a contest last week where we gave away 20 licenses of WakeVoice. Time is now up and we’ve tallied all the entries to pick out those 20 lucky winners; some were handpicked for their creative and amusing comments, the rest was randomly chosen. All winners have gotten PMs with instructions to send Livven the IMEI (MEID for CDMA) code of their Android device, so the developer, ADNFX Mobile, can get them their license for the Android Market.
Here are the winners:
- Athar Mansoor
Unfortunately, there are six people who participated via Twitter for which we couldn’t locate the XDA username. If you are one of them, please send Livven a PM to claim your prize.
Meanwhile, check out the forum thread for WakeVoice.
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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...