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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.

Minimal Clock app brings simplicity to your homescreen

There is absolutely no shortage of apps on the Google Play Store that will deliver a clock or weather widget. They're extremely popular, and a new one appears on the daily. Recently I've switched my attention to having a minimalistic look and feel on my homescreen. Just a few needed apps and a beautiful analog clock. And Minimal Clock was just what we were looking for.

Beautiful Widgets app update brings free and paid versions

Beautiful Widgets hasn't been what we would consider super expensive in the past, however those who may have been interested in the app but were turned off by the price -- your day has come. LevelUp Studio now has two versions of Beautiful Widgets available in the Google Play Store. The new app is simply called Beautiful Widgets and the previously existing version has been renamed and is now called Beautiful Widgets Pro.

HD Widgets Colourform theme pack available now [Hands-on]

We're happy to announce that the best widget pack for Android just got even better. If you haven't tried HD Widgets yet now would be the perfect time as they've just released their brand new theme pack called Colourform. Offering nearly 50 customized and beautiful widgets for our Android home screens that are as customizable as they come. Check out the hands-on video below.

HD Widgets updated with 12 new switches for weather and more

This weekend one of our favorite weather and widget packs for Android received a nice little update with loads of new goodies to grace our home screens. Of course we're talking about the popular HD Widgets app. We're huge fans of HD Widgets for multiple reasons, and for it being highly customizable. Today they've added 12 new switches or quick toggles and much much more.

HD Widgets Colourform theme hands-on

This week HD Widgets gets rather colorful in a new set of widgets that take what the app already does extremely well and cuts it all down to a rather Pop Art friendly phase. This release comes as a separate download from the main HD Widgets (now at version 3.8, mind you), and brings you a variety of new backs, fronts, colors, and everything in-between for your fully customizable widget family. HD Widgets just went full tilt simplistic for those that are weary of the skeuomorphism designs of the past - get flat!

Motorola Atrix HD circle clock widget ported to RAZR and more

Motorola's different tweaks and changes to the Android operating system has never really been something I've admired. Then I saw their new Motorola Atrix HD and what they are calling the Motorola "Circle Widget" and I instantly wanted it. It's one of the better all-in-one weather, clock, and battery widgets we've seen lately -- and now has been pulled so others can enjoy it too.

Why HTC’s clock always says 10:08

Long-time Android fans and HTC aficionados have probably noticed that in HTC's advertisements and press shots, their distinctive clock widget always shows 10:08. Why is this? Is it because of some connection with a founder's birthday? The moon landing? A Masonic ritual? Well, no: the real reason is much more ordinary, if somewhat obscure. HTC's official blog clues us in on why.
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