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Android Q may have font, icon, and accent color customization options

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Take this with the proverbial grain of salt, given the pre-release nature of the software being examined, but the folks at XDA Developers have discovered what appear to be extra customization options hidden in the leaked Android Q build they've been tearing through. Although the settings aren't user-facing, a few new so-called "overlay" packages were found in the image which allow for changing between a handful of pre-installed fonts, icon shapes, and accent colors.

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Android Q may have font, icon, and accent color customization options was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

26 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps and games to kick off the weekend

Friday, January 11th, 2019

It's finally Friday! Another week is wrapping up and boy what a busy one it was. CES, though not as a big of an event for us at AP as MWC, is still a deluge of news. And since it's Friday, that means it's time for another round of app sales to get the weekend started right. It's a much smaller list today, which is expected considering the time of year.

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26 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps and games to kick off the weekend was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Good Lock adds NavStar along with updates to other apps [APK Downloads]

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Owners of Samsung phones may have tried Good Lock 2018, an app pointing to tools that can be used to customize Galaxy phones past what's possible out of the box. A few of those apps have just received some routine updates, but more interesting is a brand new one called NavStar.

Have you ever wanted to change the tired old nav buttons into food items or animals or pretty much any other shape?

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Samsung Good Lock adds NavStar along with updates to other apps [APK Downloads] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung’s new ClockFace app brings more clock styles to your Always On Display and lock screen [APK Download]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Samsung already offers more than a few options for the Always On Display clock, but you can never have too many options to choose from. The company has just introduced an app called ClockFace for all devices running Android 8.0 Oreo and up, adding almost 30 new faces to the lineup.

Images via SamMobile.

After you install the app, open your AOD (or lockscreen) settings and scroll to the end of the horizontally-positioned list.

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Samsung's new ClockFace app brings more clock styles to your Always On Display and lock screen [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Good Lock 2018 returns with lots more custom-UI action: Here’s what it can do

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Some smartphone users are perfectly content to just use their handsets as they arrived, with the phone's interface configured to all its default settings. Others will take the time to personalize a little by changing the wallpaper, and maybe tweaking something like font size to their liking. And then there are users who will settle for nothing less than a fully customized user experience. For Samsung fans counting themselves among that latter camp, we used to have the Good Lock app, presenting multiple avenues for adjusting the Galaxy S7's interface.

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Samsung Good Lock 2018 returns with lots more custom-UI action: Here's what it can do was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Alvar Carto lets you create beautiful map wallpapers for your phone

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

If you're anything like me, you probably change your wallpaper pretty often. I'm both easily bored and fickle, so I'm always searching for the next cool photo or artwork to make my homescreen pop. The guys behind Alvar Carto have provided me with my next great wallpaper, and I can't recommend it enough.

  

It was already possible to use the service to create stylized map posters, so digital wallpapers were seemingly a logical next step.

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Alvar Carto lets you create beautiful map wallpapers for your phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Alvar Carto lets you create beautiful map wallpapers for your phone

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

If you're anything like me, you probably change your wallpaper pretty often. I'm both easily bored and fickle, so I'm always searching for the next cool photo or artwork to make my homescreen pop. The guys behind Alvar Carto have provided me with my next great wallpaper, and I can't recommend it enough.

  

It was already possible to use the service to create stylized map posters, so digital wallpapers were seemingly a logical next step.

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Alvar Carto lets you create beautiful map wallpapers for your phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Snap’s Bitmoji Deluxe adds hundreds of new customization options

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The announcement late last year that Snap intended to completely rebuild the Snapchat app would have been welcomed by frustrated users. A fresh design followed, and since then we've also heard that Stories will soon be available on the web. The latest crumb of news to come out of Snap Inc. brings word that there's a new update for its other popular app, Bitmoji, offering tons of new styles.

For those who don't know, a Bitmoji is a personal animated avatar that's created by the app using a selfie you take for it.

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Snap's Bitmoji Deluxe adds hundreds of new customization options was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Icon Pack Mixer lets you build your own custom set of icons from your favorite packs

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

One of the best things about Android is the ability to customize it. You aren't locked into a particular look, from replacement launchers to icon packs, you can change things to fit your tastes quite extensively. With the new Icon Pack Mixer, a recently-launched app from the developer of Adapticons, you can even take that a step further. It lets you mix and match individual icons from various packs into one.

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Icon Pack Mixer lets you build your own custom set of icons from your favorite packs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Developers, take note: Alarm.com’s latest update is the best example of app shortcut configuration we’ve ever seen

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Alarmcom app shortcut customization hero

If you are into home security as well as technology, Alarm.com is a popular choice to fill that niche. It is a smart home solution that, as you would expect, allows you to control your security system as well as things like cameras, lights, doors, and thermostats. It even supports Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Think home automation with a security slant, and you've basically got what Alarm.com is about. Initially, this post only set out to talk about the new features in the most recent update, but one of the changes was so incredibly well done that we couldn't help but diverge in our discussion of it.

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Developers, take note: Alarm.com's latest update is the best example of app shortcut configuration we've ever seen was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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