Posts tagged with: customization
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    Google is taking a new view of what its keyboard can be. But you have to get the latest software to take a look at it. If you can get the latest Android N Developer Preview onto your applicable device and also have Google Keyboard version 5.0, there's a whole menu in the settings dedicated to changing the color of the keyboard. Not only can you choose from a few hues, but you can upload your own pictures — taking away one of the biggest tricks up the sleeve for third-party keyboards. Yep, owners of phones with AMOLED displays can enjoy pitch black power savings when they're typing up ...

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    In a marketplace where custom-printed cases (or skins) for pretty much any mainstream smartphone are quite accessible, Google has only just seemed to catch on that it would be a great idea to make this happen as well. Maybe certain circumstances prevented the revenues behemoth from doing this, but hey, at least now you can make your very own Live Case. Yep, those unique little things that Skrillex had a part of for a second with a weather balloon or something. These custom Live Cases for the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now available for $35 and in two main forms: "Places" and ...

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    There are a number of different options for customizing a smartphone, and the most obvious is of course slapping a case on your phone. There are a number of companies that produce adhesive skins for various phones, usually synthetic, sticker like solutions, but lately a trend towards "natural fibers" are supplying people with unique ways to tailor fit a phone to an individual's personal style. Toast is a funky company up in Portland Oregon, who championed real wood tech skins several years ago. All products are designed and manufactured in the United States, and their operations are 100% ...

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    If you've been hanging around Pocketnow for the past few weeks, you know of our recently rekindled interest in Google's Nexus 6. We brought our AT&T demo device off the back burner last month, kicking off the summer with an After The Buzz re-review of Motorola's oversized phablet, followed by a feature piece on Google's Nexus 6-only Project Fi service. Despite its monstrous dimensions and (arguably) high price tag, the Nexus 6 has a devoted following among Android fans – and with Android 5.1 having smoothed some of Lollipop's launch wrinkles, most of us here at the P-Machine ...

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    It's been quite a week for Motorola. We went from talking about a sale on custom smartphones to a sale of the entire company in less than two days. Now, a handful of editorials and one podcast later, we live in a world where Motorola is moving in with Lenovo while Google gets itself out of the hardware business - the business it just got into when it bought Motorola back in 2011. It's enough to make anyone pine for simpler times. But before the complexities of a corporate acquisition and debates over patent values take over our lives completely, we've got a piece of decidedly more-fun ...

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    Regardless of what kind of smartphone you use, one of the main ways to customize it and add a touch personality is through the application of a wallpaper. For those of you who have been living under a rock, "wallpaper" on your smartphone or tablet is much like that for your desktop computer -- an image that sits behind your icons. Finding good-looking wallpaper can be a challenge. Tastes vary and images range from "huge" to "tiny". Just where can one go to get beautiful wallpaper for their phone? Here's what the staff at Pocketnow has to say. Adam Doud Contributing Editor Wallpapers (and ...

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    We adore the Lumia 1020, Nokia's beastly camera-with-a-phone-tacked-on, and we said so in our full review last month. But we don't just love the device because it's the best you can get on Windows Phone, or because of its stunning 41MP shooter. We love the 1020 because its camera is so good, it's likely to push the boundaries of mobile photography forward. It is, in other words, a game-changer - and we like game-changers. Google's Moto X, the first tangible product of the marriage of Google and Motorola, will release on all four U.S. national carriers before the middle of September. In our ...

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    Windows Phone has built it's brand for being the phone built around you. But Windows Phone customization is severely lacking, once you move beyond small, medium and large tiles. Fundamental operating system tasks have been locked into Microsoft's own provided services and there are either better options that can't be used or in more cases zero other options for everyday tasks in Windows Phone. Not long ago, when Facebook Home made its triumphant debut, I switched from Windows Phone back to Android. Since then circumstances have forced me to remain on the big green bot. I remain enamored ...

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