Sony introduces their latest open source project ‘EvolutionUI’

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One of Sony’s development research employees recently unveiled their latest project dubbed as EvolutionUI. It’s essentially a phone UI that gets “better” in time the more you use it. In essence, think of it like a video game as you receive “achievements” of sorts. I’m not exactly too keen on the idea, and by the looks of the comments in the video, many share my sentiments. Nonetheless, it is something new and worth a look at. Check out the video below after the break and let me know what you think of it. Even if you may not like it, do you see any upside to it? My guess is it may fare well towards users that are just starting to use a smartphone.


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Still on the hunt for awesome icon packs? Check out the newly released Velur

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With Cryten being one of my favorite icon packs, I was eagerly looking forward to what else Vertumus had up their sleeve. A couple days ago Velur was released and so far looks great. Check out the screenshots to get a sense of what it looks! Price is $1.49 and you’ll find screenshots, download link, plus a QR code after the break! If you did decide to purchase it, let us know how you like it! So far, I’m enjoying the look it gives my homescreen/device.


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[Video] Paranoid Android team introduces ‘Hover’ feature in their ROM

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The Paranoid Android team have always been in the forefront when it comes to adding some awesome features into their AOSP based ROM’s. With previous features like Halo, you can expect the team to always come up with interesting features. Today they’ve released their newly developed feature, dubbed as “Hover,” into their beta builds, and so far I think it looks amazing and very practical. The video below can give you a much better idea of what it is than me explaining it, so check it out after the break and let us know what you think about it! Just remember that it’s still in beta so don’t be surprised to find some bugs if you decide t give it a shot.


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Jealous that your HTC One M8 isn’t the Harman Kardon edition? As always, XDA has your back

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With Sprint releasing the Harman Kardon edition of their HTC One M8, it left a slight bad taste to current HTC M8 users that have already bought the device. Although in due time, I figured there would be a dev(s) out there that would be able to port the software of the HK edition into regular HTC M8′s. As always, that didn’t take too long as a dev from the trusty XDA site by the name of baadnewz has done just that. If your phone is rooted and has a custom recovery, you can turn your M8 into the HK edition with a few steps. Users that have tried it are already reporting a much improved audio experience while listening to music through their headphones.

Sadly, the only part of the HK edition that wasn’t able to be ported was the support for FLAC files, although that shouldn’t be too much of a problem considering most 3rd party music players on the Play Store offer that support. Check out the XDA thread if you wish to give this a shot!

source: XDA
via: Cult of Droid

Twitter experimenting with a mute feature in its mobile app

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Twitter could finally be implementing a “mute” option for their official mobile app. Twitter is currently experimenting with the very desired “mute” functionality, and could bring it to the mobile apps soon. Almost every popular 3rd party Twitter app already has this feature, so it’s nice to see Twitter finally doing it. I’m sure you’ve desired to mute a certain someone from your timeline for either a period of time or indefinitely, so this function should be welcomed by all.

Hopefully this feature will become a mainstay within their app. Do any of you guys use Twitter’s official app or have you grown too attached to a certain 3rd party app? If so, let us know!

source: The Verge

evleaks provides us a closer look at Huawei’s upcoming Ascend P7

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We previously reported on Huawei’s upcoming Ascend P7 device and provided a couple pictures of the phone, but thanks to the trusty evleaks Twitter account, an even closer up picture of the device is now available. By the looks of the rendered image, it seems to give off the effect that the P7 is made of a nice aluminum or some type of metal body frame. The Ascend P7 will come with a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor.

source: evleaks

What to expect in this week’s Google Glass updates

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In this week’s Google Glass update, you can expect several new features to be added. You will now be able to automatically backup your photos and videos when you’re plugged into Wi-Fi, rather than wasting your bandwidth on the go. You’ll also be able to clear all photos and videos from your timeline in one simple step, which was apparently a much desired feature from Glass users. Last but not least, Google has taken steps with Glass to be a little smarter about answering your phone calls.

For a little more info and a better description of the updates, check out the source link below!

source: Glass Google+

Huawei Ascend P7 set to be announced on May 7th; Several photos of device shown off

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The Chinese manufacturer Huawei plans on unveiling their new Ascend P7 smartphone on May 7th, but not before posing for a couple of pictures. You can expect a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor accompanied by 2GB of RAM. As for the camera, a 5MP FFC and a 13MP rear camera will be on the device. The P7 will also have a 2,400mAh battery and comes with 16GB of on-storage space, but is expandable via a micro-SD card slot. Check out some of the photos below after the break!


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‘Explore Nearby’ command feature for Google Glass is live and is paired with ‘Field Trip’ app

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Google Glass users can now use the “Explore Nearby” voice command to launch the Field Trip app. The app is essentially a great way to learn more about the environment that you’re currently in. Certainly a great way to become more immersed into what you’re currently doing. Check out the promo video below after the break to get a better idea of what it’s capable of!


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