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.

CM12 Theme: DeepDarkness by _moelle

Earlier this week, we covered a few CM12 themes as part of a guide to highlight some of the best community system themes out there, and today we dive in for a quick glance of one of the most popular CM12 themes, one of the proverbial crème de le crèmes - DeepDarkness by _moelle. This project started off as...

Guide: The Best CyanogenMod 12 Themes

In the past few years, a heated debate has been waged - and goes on to this very day - about the superiority of mobile operating systems, and because of different perspectives, there is no clear victor in the arguments pitched, save for one - customization. Google's Android operating system is known far and wide...

OnePlus One to Hold Open, Invite-less Sale on Amazon India

Despite being launched in the first half of 2014, the "flagship killer" OnePlus One only made its way to India towards the end of last year, launching as an Amazon India exclusive product in December. The device was met with an overwhelming response - similar to that of the global launch - driven by its high-end specs and...

The Rise of Material Design and its Paper and Ink Reality

Over the last decade, the digital world has witnessed a paradigm shift in people's outlook towards design, and it experienced a tenfold increase in its importance. Gradually, but firmly, software bundles ranging from entire operating systems to standalone apps moved on from solid black drop shadows and gradient backgrounds to the clean, minimal and flat design...

Prynt: The First Instant Camera Case

The photography sphere has a somewhat jerky lifeline, divided into the realms of print and digital photos, separated by a colossal ravine that few dare to brave. Portable printers were one of the frontrunners in this field, but the trend didn't catch on due to their bulk and lack of versatility. Prynt is a brainchild...

Five Free Icon Packs to Rule Them All

Android's charm as an operating system is multi-faceted, and that's after downplaying it considerably. From openness to variety to usability - Google's mastered it all, but one arena where it obliterates all competition is customization, of all forms and fashions. Whether it's live wallpapers, custom home launchers or edited color strings somewhere at the heart of an APK,...

OnePlus One User Experiences Charging Port Meltdown

OnePlus is an OEM in it's infancy, catapulted into the big leagues partly due to it's pricing and partly due to it's sweet (but short) partnership with CyanogenMod. Along the way, they faced numerous issues such as badly-met PR endeavors, hostility towards the invite-only system and more, but they plowed on, unfazed, and went on...

And It Goes On: HTC HD2 Receives Lollipop Port

Recently we spoke about devices outliving their generation by leaps and bounds, and highlighted the Nexus S' prowess in doing so. Despite a number of devices following similar paths, the undoubted champion that simply refuses to give up, is the HTC Leo, or the HTC HD2 as it is more commonly known. The HD2 has...

Learn How to Bypass Storage Restrictions on the Nexus S

The sphere of mobile technology is one where devices and software alike come and go at a rapid rate. As new tech toys become cheaper and faster, few objects on this roller coaster are able to withstand the test of time and live on when others from their era are long since finished. In the Android community, some such legendary...

Samsung Expands European Galaxy S5 Lollipop Rollout

A while back, we spoke about the start of the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout to Galaxy S5 users in Poland. According to reports, the update is now rolling out to users in Spain. While the Polish release was bug-free for the most part and much faster than previous versions, the rollout was restricted to users located...

Android One Expanding to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

At Google I/O 2013, Google proudly announced that the Android operating system was continuing its rapid growth, passing one billion handset activations and holding more than an 80% mobile OS market share. Having already established itself in the developed countries, Google turned Android's focus towards developing countries. At Google I/O 2014, the Android One initiative was announced....

Android TV Launcher Pushed to Google Play

Over the past decade, the tech universe has seen two drastic and widely contrasting changes with regards to software. Earlier, developers aimed to pack as much variety and functionality as possible into a single piece of software--and while it worked well at first, users quickly found themselves saturated with features and functionality that was seemingly...