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Month: The Calendar Widget puts pretty calendars on device

While the really good calendar apps have become invaluable to our lives, there are times when what you want to do is just have a quick glance at a digital calendar without the bells and whistles. That’s what calendar widgets are basically for. Month: The Calendar Widget allows you to do just that and makes it easy on the eyes as well.

KitKat bug may be affecting widgets on your handset

Have widgets been disappearing from your KitKat device? If so, you may not be alone, as HD Widgets is reporting what they believe is a widespread issue among Android handsets running 4.4. It’s causing quite a few headaches, and we’ve even noticed the issue ourselves.

CallWho brings contextual contacts to your home screen

Contextual info is important, typically being left to launchers that capture your evolving device use. Apps and services may be forced to your screen at different times with a launcher like Aviate, what about tasks that don’t require such sea change? A new widget named CallWho aims to bring the same contextual brilliance to your home screen, leaving your customization alone.

Themer hands-on: the newest launcher for Android

Themer, the popular new app/launcher, has a waitlist approaching several hundred thousand people. The promise is simple: theme your device easily, making it appear fresh on a whim. Accomplished via a link to their MyColorScreen site, which houses various themes for you to use (as well as a tool to build your own!), Themer wants to make the fussy task of theming a device as simple as looking through a picture gallery. No wonder the wait list is so long.

CyanogenMod Power Widgets to be replaced by a “Quick Access Ribbon”

The folks at CyanogenMod are prepping for some upcoming changes to the power widgets. These have been used for quite some time now and were originally introduced back on the CM7 days. And for those who haven't been around CyanogenMod for that long -- CM7 looks back towards Android 2.3. That aside, the power widgets will be going away in favor of something called the Quick Access Ribbon.
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