Tag Archive: Customize


Daydream Widget

Like most of us, are you trying to make your Daydream feature in Android a little more useful? Daydream Widgets is the missing link in making one of the most underused features in Android actually useful.

Added in Android 4.2 Daydream is a feature that Android added that is more or less a screensaver for your device while idle or docked. The feature will allow the Daydream screensaver  [Read More...]

Put common settings at your fingertips with Quick Settings in Sense 6

The Quick Settings panel in Sense 6 gives you access to a lot of the common system toggles and settings most folks use on a regular basis. From turning wifi and Bluetooth on and off to enabling Extreme Power Saving Mode, here’s how to set up and use Quick Settings on your HTC One M8:

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Keep your favorite 5 apps close at hand wherever you are on your Galaxy S5

One of the neat – and entirely optional – software features on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is Toolbox. It isn’t turned on by default, and so unless you’ve been poking around a little you may not even know that it’s there or what it does.

Toolbox will be particularly useful if you use certain apps more than others, offering you an  [Read More...]

How to customize BlinkFeed on the HTC One M8

How to add apps, social content, news, RSS, change colors and tweak settings in HTC’s home screen reader

HTC’s BlinkFeed home screen reader is at the heart of its Sense UI, bringing social updates, news and app content to a special scrolling list in the app launcher.

First introduced on the HTC One M7 last year, BlinkFeed returns in HTC Sense 6 with a new look, support for new services and even more customization options. Available  [Read More...]

Google finally transitioned from the solid black bar at the top of all of its sites to using more of an “app launcher” style approach, and just like on your Android you can now organize the Google Bar to your liking. What used to require a third-party extension is now easily done natively by simply clicking and dragging the icons in the app launcher to whatever view you’d like.

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Customize your Galaxy Nexus door with this IndieGoGo laser etching project

There are two things I’ve learned about Android users in my three years covering the platform: they love to customize, and they often like to show-off their affinity for the little green  [Read More...]

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After the first public display of Ice Cream Sandwich, concerns were raised as to how navigation would work among legacy software. For example, there isn’t always a menu button displayed in the software navigation bar, and some applications don’t have an in-app menu key. It was announced that a menu key will pop up when necessary, but some people have become so accustomed to using the ever present menu key, that  [Read More...]

Epic 4G Touch lock screen

I’ve never met a person who doesn’t like to customize their phone in one way or another but sometimes, software constraints don’t always allow for it. Luckily, for those of you who picked up a Samsung Epic Touch 4G you can do some cool customizations without digging deep into the system or rooting your device. As milominderbinder shows us in the forums, customizing the lock screen requires only  [Read More...]