Tag Archive: dark


LWP+ lets you force Android 8.1 Oreo’s dark theme with any wallpaper

Because who doesn’t want dark mode all the time?

Google introduced a lot of fun software goodies with the Pixel 2, one of which is a dark theme that can be enabled depending on which wallpaper you’re rocking. If you add a dark enough wallpaper to your home screen, Android’s stark white paint job in the quick settings, app drawer, folder backgrounds, and Google Feed page is replaced with a sleek, dark/black look.

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Android P may launch with a native dark theme

Our relentless nagging has worked.

Over the past few months, there have been a handful of indicators suggesting that Android will soon offer native theming support. Android Oreo allows users to customize their phones with the Substratum Theme Engine with the use of a simple desktop app, the Pixel 2 introduced white and dark themes that change based on the wallpaper you have set, and now it looks like Android will soon get a native dark mode.

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Try one of these royally dark Disney themes

Call me a princess. I dare you.

I’m a child of the 90’s, and as such, I was raised on Disney Princess movies. Everyone thinks princesses — and everything around them — should be light, bright, and saccharine. Well, we’ve got a princess theme that brings our favorite royals into the lovely embrace of the dark. Whether you kick it old-school with Snow White or rock the harem pants with Jasmine, we’ve got you covered for the  [Read More…]

This $11 wireless charger lets you end the nightmare of finding your cable in the dark

Step into the future of charging, today.

The days of plugging in our phones everytime they need to be charged are quickly becoming a thing of the past, and it’s great. Wireless charging is easier (most of the time), and recently it’s become far more affordable. As long as you have a compatible phone, like a new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, or even a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or LG G6, all you need is the  [Read More…]

Dark Echo: A thrilling, sound-only adventure (Review)

When you see the first games coming out for the Play Store, and compare it with the games we currently have, we can see how much more advanced they’ve become. Graphics, in particular, have come a long way if you analyze games that strive to look as realistic as possible. However, as we all know, […]

The case for a Material Dark culture on Android

I love hex black and a dark UI!

You Android-lovers can’t deny,

That when an app installs in an itty-bitty space,

With a dark theme in your face,

You get sprung!

Google and Android are filled with white, white, white UIs. It wasn’t always that way, but it is now. The only real dark system UIs available right now are downloadable TouchWiz themes and third-party apps and Google’s apps are whiter than my jeans-365-days-a-year legs. Night modes  [Read More…]

YouTube launching new Material Design interface, including a dark theme

It’s time to bring one of Google’s most successful properties to modern design standards.

YouTube is refreshing its interface across the web and smartphones, undertaking a complete Material Design refresh to make the experience cleaner and easier to focus on videos. The main layout of the website is remaining intact, but the entire look is simpler, flatter and cleaner than ever before — something that should come as no surprise if you’ve used Google’s other websites or Android apps  [Read More…]

Did you know YouTube had a dark mode?

Not everything needs a “Dark Mode” but YouTube looks real nice in black.

Google has been flirting with a “Dark Mode” in Android for a little while now, but it looks like YouTube is taking that experience to the web. Reddit discovered a console edit in Chrome 57 for Windows and macOS that enables a toggle switch in settings to flip everything from the red and white you’re used to into shades of black and grey.

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A Dark Room is free in the Google Play Store and you should check it out!

Who doesn’t love a free game? Get A Dark Room today from the Google Play Store!

Thanks to Google’s ‘new’ plan to offer some paid apps for free on a weekly basis, you can now get A Dark Room for free from the Google Play Store. It’s a text-driven adventure game that might seem unassuming or boring when you first start out… but just you wait.

The game starts in a black room, signaled by a black  [Read More…]

What you need to know about dark themes and battery savings

Dark is beautiful.

I’ve said this for years: Every time I have any support interaction with Google Play Music, I conclude the conversation asking about the return of that glorious dark theme. Dark themes in apps can be awesome, but dark themes for your home screen can be pure perfection. If you’re using an AMOLED phone, dark themes can be energy-efficient as well as gorgeous — but only in very specific circumstances.

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