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FaceApp - despite the controversy there's a reason it is popular!

FaceApp is high in the ranks of then Google Play store at the moment, and despite the controversies of white-washing, there's a reason. In short, it's really fun, simple to use and an all round well-designed app that has some great filters and effects.
The purpose of the app is simple - simply load it up, take a photo, play with a few dials and then before you know it there's your desired outcome - whether it be a new gender, a younger self, an older self - etc. You name it - FaceApp can do it.
Check it out today, it's one of those apps well worth downloading and spending a few minutes with!

To root or not to root?

That is the question... right?

Well, at least it is a question I have asked myself multiple times for months on end with every new android device I receive. With every one thus far, I have of course caved into the temptation, and rooted and flashed my device, installing multiple custom ROMS. But at the end of the day is it really worth it? On one hand you get a variety of customisations, but on the other hand you lose the benefit of reliable, provider vetted updates. On one hand you get freedom, but on the other hand you get bugs. So what really is best, and is all the effort of rooting a device (and presumably flashing it afterwards) really worth it?

By way of disclosure, my background with rooting is as follows:
  • Owned a HTC Desire HD - rooted and flashed to Cynagenmod 
  • Galaxy note 2 - rooted and flashed to Cynagenmod 
  • Asus Transformer Prime - rooted and flashed to Cynaogenmod 
  • Huawei Ascend G300+ - rooted from and flashed with Huawei official ICS ROM
To explore this further, I thought I would break this analysis into a simple pro's and con's list.

Pros (YES to rooting)
  1. Custom Roms: The number one benefit is that it opens your device to a world of custom ROMs, from Cynagenmod (a favourite of mine), to thousands of other designs and builds for almost every device in existence. Flashing a custom ROM can often be very easy, and will allow even the most bloated of devices (AKA anything by Samsung) to be reverted into something that replicates a Google Play edition phone, or a 'pure' Android experience. 

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