Posts tagged with: notification
  • by | February 27, 2014 4:59 PM

    We've seen some leaks of the new Windows Phone action center that will be coming to Windows Phone 8.1 recently.  It's basically a screen where you can find all of the missed notifications, but also quickly access toggle buttons for things like WiFi power, Driving mode, etc.  The method to access this new action center is exactly the same as Android, which Apple also copied for iOS… swipe down from the top edge of the screen. Now, I am of the opinion that copying bad design is bad. Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn't make it right.  What's bad about swiping down from the ...

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  • by | April 1, 2013 6:09 PM

    Android Jelly Bean has been with us a while now, and though its adoption rate is still lagging behind -right around 15% of the installed Android base- those of us at the leading edge of tech have gotten used to its array of awesome features. Recently, our own Adam Doud asked just how necessary the next version of Android, Key Lime Pie, really is to the market. You'll have to hop over to his article to argue your side in the comments, but before you go, let me tell you the one feature Google would have to include in Key Lime Pie to get my flag waving. If the title image hasn't already given ...

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  • by | November 5, 2012 2:15 PM

    When Microsoft's revamped smartphone OS -then called Windows Phone 7 Series- hit the market a little over two years ago, the mobile landscape was quite different than the one we know today. People were still bullish on new platforms; while iOS had long since found its feet, Android wasn't yet the juggernaut we know today. The market was also more diverse, with BlackBerry and Symbian fading but still important players, and webOS still a contender for "next big thing." The frontier was vibrant and alive with possibilities. All of the various players making up that frontier handled the ...

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  • by | May 31, 2012 8:25 PM

    Notifications on Android are great and very convenient, but many of us spend much of our time in front of a traditional desktop or laptop computer with out phones nestled snugly in our pockets or pouches. Let's face it, not all notifications are important, but you don't know if that notification you just heard was spam or a vital text message until you pull out your smartphone and take a look. DeskNotifier is a set of apps that aim to resolve that by pushing notifications from your Android to your computer. You'll need the desktop app and the Android app to get started. Hit the play ...

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