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...
XDA TV App Gets a Makeover
Some people don’t like white and brown–let’s just say it. They remind me of toilets. Thankfully, this is a dilemma that nathanpc has covered in the latest iteration of his phone and tablet app for our video show, XDA TV.
If you don’t like the official-colours theme, you can now download a “dark” version. This makes things black, mostly. But we all know that black is cool and if I was to get a sports car or elaborate electrical item, it would be black.
This app got an update recently. It had a rocky start, but I have to say the app is brilliantly refined compared to its original iteration. Nathan, a new developer on the block, released this app as his first development. I must admit that he’s made a turn around on almost all issues reported to date. Fantastic work, Nathan.
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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...