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Change your stock launcher icons, no root required

Launcher icons
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by 2 months ago
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Customization is one of the stronger points of Android. With a multitude of tweaks in UI and functionality, the platform enables users to incorporate more of their personality and needs into their devices, compared with, say, iOS. While for some, customization is skin-deep — like themes, wallpapers and graphics — others take rooting their devices as an avenue to do even more drastic customizations. But even supposedly skin-deep customizations might require root. For instance, changing icon packs in stock launchers might sound mundane, but in most cases would require root. If you wanted to change icons, you could either switch…

This weather app will brighten up your day

Bright Weather
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by 2 months ago
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Weather apps and widgets are aplenty, but a new app release from LevelUp Studios called Bright Weather promises to make your day with a balance of style and functionality. Bright Weather mixes stunning photography with minimalistic graphics in balancing information and functionality for checking out the weather. True enough, while anyone can simply look out the window to check out the current weather conditions, weather apps like Bright Weather offer a few functionalities that can help you plan your day or week, including location-based weather alerts, weekend weather forecasts and hourly weather and temperature forecasts. Bright Weather also comes with smart…

Google needs to tackle its app discovery problem

Best Android Apps 2014 Nexus 7 2013
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by 3 months ago
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Android has really matured as a platform, but why is app discovery still such a problem? It’s not just that it’s difficult for indie developers to get noticed, the user experience in the Play Store is awful. The search functionality is poor and there’s a lack of curation.