Posts From Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani
Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani is a designer committed to creating memorable digital experiences augmented by delightful interfaces. He's been working in the design field for over three years and is proficient in experience design and interface design. He also codes occasionally, with Android and Frontend Web being his preferred platforms.

Take Advantage of the LG G3’s Quick Circle Case with These Cool Graphic Clocks

Back in May when the  LG G3 was launched, one of its highly marketed features was its optional Quick Circle case. While not a pioneering venture in its field, this implementation utilized its circular cut-out window for more than just answering phone calls, extending its presence to widgets and full blown apps as well. Despite its rather expansive coverage,...

Google Details Future Plans for Android Wear: Offline Music, GPS Support and More

Earlier this year, Google expanded Android's horizons on multiple fronts, such as Android Auto and Android Wear. While Android Auto was also a rather large leap, Android Wear, Google's foray into bringing Android to wearables, has stolen the show. Since then, multiple Android Wear devices have launched, and Google is all set to push out...

Tiny Paint Brings Simple and Efficient Drawing to Your Device

At some point in time, each one of us has probably attempted to draw something. Whether it's doodling in a notebook, spray painting on a wall or making fine strokes on a canvas, we've all enjoyed it. And why not? The notion of creating something beautiful from nothing evokes a sense of pride in us...

Give Your Notification Shade a Facelift with these Modding Guides

Modification has always been one of the strong suits of Android, due in large part to its nature as an open source operating system. What began as changing a few drawables back in the early days of Android, has now evolved into an entire subsection of the community, giving rise to multiple disciplines of modding, such...

Quick Control Panel Updated, Adds Notification Support

As some of you may remember, earlier this year we spoke about Quick Control Panel by XDA Senior Member Dr.Alexander_Breen. For those who don't recall, Quick Control Panel is a resourceful app that brings the functionality and usability of the iOS Control Center to Android devices. Quick Control Panel brings the iOS features like settings toggles and music along with...

Narrate Makes Note Taking Efficient and Beautiful

Technology has put life on the fast track. Whether its travelling to multiple places or meeting multiple people, the amount of things we can fit into our schedules has increased tenfold with the advent of innovation. Sometimes, there comes a time when you need to take notes, be it an observation or a reminder or just...

Secrecy Goes Open Source, Assures File Encryption

As some of you may remember, a while back we spoke about Secrecy, an effective file encryption app that allows you to secure files of your choosing, lest your phone get into the wrong hands or some tech-savvy friend gets snoopy. One qualm in particular that we had with Secrecy was that due to the app being...

Create and View Application Styles Easily with Stylesplash

In the past few years, design has become one of the top priorities in the software development cycle. Whether its intuitive layouts or appealing interfaces, users expect more from applications than just basic functions. Delightful animations,  meaningful icons, harmonious color schemes--all these subtle factors enhance the overall experience the application provides, and in turn, keep the users satisfied...

Make Your Pictures Tell a Story with Smiley Camera

Photography is something that everyone enjoys--be it a serene landscape or a vibrant concert, a sad scenario or a happy couple. And rightly so, because a thousand words cannot do justice to the direct message that  a picture conveys.  However, one can argue that despite pictures being able to convey a message clearly, they lack...

Customize Your Hover Notifications with xHover Xposed Module

One of Android L's most interesting features is its way of handling notifications, choosing to show a hovering dialog containing them, which you can interact with or swipe away. This allows you to view and interact with notifications without needing to pull down your notification shade and subsequently break your workflow.  However, the source code for this...

Turbo Editor Supercharges Your Device’s File Editing Functionality

File editing has never been one of the strong suites of smartphones and tablets for a variety of reasons--screen size and a lack of a physical keyboard being two predominant issues. While one can correctly state that some devices can fit the bill and handle a file editor, such as the hybrid tablets with physical keyboards or...

Qualcomm Security Exploit Demonstrated at Blackhat Conference

The annual Blackhat conference, now in its 17th year, took place in Las Vegas last week. The conference is an assembly of security-focused individuals at which a number of devices such as home automation systems, smart cars, etc are hacked, in addition to a line up of speakers discussing information security. This year's event turned...