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.

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As stated in our motto, XDA Developer is for developers, by developers. The community comes foremost, with contributions made in various forms, such as ROMs, mods, open source apps, and much more. Each user contributes in one way or another--be it in the aforementioned ways or by testing, reporting bugs, flashing unstable builds, and so on.In...

Instagram Mod Adds Xperia Theme Support

Opinions, while tremendously important, are subjective in nature. To each his own is how the saying goes. And without a doubt, subjective opinions apply to everything, including our beloved OEM skins. Yes, despite the myth, AOSP isn't inline with every individuals preferences, and numerous people opt to stick with their OEM skin, be it TouchWiz,...

Xperia Z3 Smart Social Camera Ported to Other Sony Devices

Ever since the release of the Sony Xperia Z1, one particularly vaunted feature of Sony devices has been the "Smart Social Camera" software. While the app was initially exclusive to the Z1, it made its way to numerous other Sony devices with the Android 4.3 update. With the launch of Sony's Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014, the...

GLUE Pictures Together to Create Vibrant Collages

Pictures tell a story deemed worthy of a thousand words. Whether its a picture of a toddler's first steps or an aerial view of terrain, each picture is undoubtedly more effective and more expressive than describing said event with mere words. But stories are driven by imagination, and the human mind is limitless. Some stories cannot be told...

Increase Your Multitasking Workflow with C-Floating Windows

Technology has put life on the fast track. Lazy, relaxed days have turned into hurricanes of work and productivity, as people strive to do as much as possible in as little time as possible. As such, the tendency to do multiple things at a time, or "multitasking" has become quite popular. Most desktop operating systems offer...

Hangouts 2.3 Brings Free Voice Calls and a Refreshed UI

When Google launched Hangouts last year, it was marketed as a messaging and a video calling service, which allowed you to quickly send a message anywhere in the world or start a group video call at no cost. The service caught on quickly, complemented by its ease of use and the growth of Google+. And since...

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...

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...