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Jon Scheiber
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Authur C. Clarke
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Authur C. Clarke

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Hella cool.
5.1-beta1 Mar 23, 2017

-Dynamic Badges - Badge icons with content from their notifications

We've been working on reinventing notification badges for some time now and are finally ready for testing by the masses.

Unread counts are often misleading. Partially due to API restrictions (I'll save the Android O discussion for another day, but short answer is that it's not going to fix counts). But also because every app counts things differently (messages vs conversations for example). Also the numbers get meaningless. I don't care if I have 3 messages or 5, I care who sent those messages.

Instead of numbers we focused on images. Dynamic Counts pulls images from notifications to badge your apps. For example contact images from messaging apps, album art from music apps, app icons from the Play Store. This also greatly improves the utility of badges on folder icons, where it can show the app, or apps, with notifications instead of just a big numeric count.

But don't worry if you love numeric counts, they're still around via TeslaUnread.
To try Dynamic Badges hit Nova Settings > Notification Badges > Badge Type > Dynamic
Requires Android 4.3+

Normally I go for a nice clean notification bar when sharing screenshots, but that wouldn't really work in this case :).

(May take a few hours to appear on your Google Play)
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Older Versions:
Latest Stable APK: 5.0.3 Mar 6, 2017

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Support the ACLU, the IRC, and MSF with this great collection of games.

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Wooo SlimRoms is back!
The road to Marshmallow

Slim6, based on marshmallow 6.0.1, is now available on! Slim6 is still in its early stages of development so if your favourite feature is not back yet, don’t worry more will be added with later releases along with additional devices.

PS: We’re looking for device maintainers, if you’re interested check for more info.

Report bugs:

Supported devices:
- Nexus 6p (angler)
- Nexus 6 (shamu)
- Nexus 9 (flounder)
- Nexus 5 (hammerhead)
- Nexus 7 2nd gen (flo)
- Nexus 4 (mako)
- HTC one M9 GSM (himaul)
- HTC One M8
- Moto E LTE second gen (surnia)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (mondrianwifi)


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A tribute to the life and legacy of Steve Jobs.

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The loss of Steve didn't hit me until I read this.
Dear Tim Cook: I'm sorry

I gave you a tough time today. I thought you didn't come up to some imaginary bar I held in my head. I didn't get why you didn't come out with bigger news. I didn't get why everyone in my network was telling me about the big things that were planned that didn't come out.

Now we know.

Today a guy I know at Facebook told me that Apple just "went dark" this weekend and stopped answering emails and phone calls (they had amazing new iPhone and iPad apps and a new developer platform all ready for announcing). Folks inside Facebook thought they had done something massively wrong. No, they hadn't. Truth is you had something deeper to deal with.

The fact that you, and your team, went on stage, knowing that Steve Jobs was close to death, is a testament to your professionalism. I felt that you had called it in a bit, but now I know the truth. You weren't calling it in at all. You were doing an amazing job while knowing what was coming.

Today I feel guilty because I gave you a tough time about your first press conference. Now that I know what was going on behind the scenes I owe you an apology. I'm sorry, I owe you and your team one.

My heart is with you during this tough time.

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Amazon announces a new Kindle, plus an analysis of the state of the e-reader.

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So, here's some observations on the Windows 8 developer preview. Overall, I'm impressed, and look forward to further advancements.

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So, an Apple employee walks into a bar, and loses an iPhone. Again.

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Bread Aisle at Key Food in Flushing, Queens before Hurricane Irene.

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