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Waiting for the dawn of a new Android theming era

Theming on Android doesn’t require rooting, but theming Android itself almost always does. We can use third-party launchers to theme our home screens. We can theme our most-used apps to get rid of that searing white and spice things up with some color. We can do so many things to customize Android and make it our own, but theming the Android system itself requires one of two things: a phone with a robust theming engine like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or root. Theming Android at the system level is intoxicating,…

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Blot out the sun with these eclipse wallpapers

Science can be a beautiful thing. A total solar eclipse is literally an astronomical event. It requires celestial bodies lining up perfectly over millions of miles. For us to see a total eclipse on the ground, we have to be lucky enough to be on a small strip of the U.S., and we have to hope that it doesn’t rain or cloud up, blocking our view of the heavens. Well, rain or shine, totality or not, we can still enjoy a view of the eclipse on our home screens. If…

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If you’re buying The Lion King, make sure to connect Disney Movies Anywhere

Most digital copies are a letdown. Disney’s are not. We’ve all seen it: buy the movie before it’s out on Blu-ray, and you don’t get any special features, and your copy is stuck in one store forever. It sucks, right? WRONG! Disney has a digital system that makes buying the movie early an actually tempting thing to do, and it all has to do with connecting digital stores and awesome app implementation. Before you go buy The Lion King, please download Disney Movies Anywhere. You will not be disappointed. Disney…

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What are Adaptive Icons and why do I want them?

Android icons have always been a mess. Adaptive icons want to fix that.{.intro} Android is an open system, and it’s a diverse system, especially when it comes to its apps and their icons. Some icons are lifted straight from the iOS versions of the same app. Some icons have unique and fun shapes. Some icons are completely flat, while others have deep drop shadows. Your app drawer on Android can look like a bit of a design style melting pot, and with Android O‘s Adaptive Icons, Google wants to fix…

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DuckTales is back, and its first episode is free on Google Play

“I’m back! Uncharted territory! Bold new discoveries!” Scrooge McDuck is back, and he’s got his great-nephews in tow. A golden jewel of Disney Afternoon is coming back on Disney XD, who is offering the opening double-episode special “Woo-oo” for free on Google Play. Say it with me now: WOO-OO! DuckTales new series has a new art style that pays tribute to its comic-book roots, more diversified personalities for its cast, and a lot of great voice talent. David Tennant, aka The Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who, makes for an utterly…

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