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 Official Podcast (and Windows App) Available Now!
Can’t get enough of XDA TV since its introduction earlier this year, or find yourself missing episodes and wishing there was an easier way to keep track of the latest upload from your favourite presenter? XDA member meltwater has been working hard on a solution, and it just might be what you’re looking for.
For those looking for a more convenient way to find out when a new episode of XDA TV is available, an official podcast has been set up, allowing the newest contribution to be beamed to you through an RSS feed and watched at will.
Going hand-in-hand with this great idea is meltwater’s Podcast Updater app for Windows PCs and Windows Mobile devices, which was created due to the developer’s wish to be able to watch the latest episode on a Windows Mobile phone without having to be connected to the internet. The app will scour the web to find any episodes you might have missed and will then give you the option to download them yourself.
Find out more about the Podcast and its corresponding app by visiting the project 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...