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Sam Caplat
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My name is Sam Caplat and I bash things into computers and good looking stuff comes out... apparently.

Meet the Team Covering Mobile World Congress

With Mobile World Congress less than a week away, questions are already flying around about what's being announced. The most notable of which, what will Samsung announce if its not the Galaxy S III, are the Huawei Diamond rumours true, and will HTC have ended its lawsuit with Vivid Entertainment?It's no easy task covering events,...

Samsung Galaxy Note Review

The Galaxy Note isn't short on power. It's also not short, well, in general. With the device featuring a 5.3" HD Super AMOLED 1280x800 display, that puts it a step higher than the Galaxy Nexus. But with all the hype from Samsung and their avid fans, does it live up to expectations? For this review I'm...

Motorola Announced Droid RAZR with Unlocked Bootloader

You asked for it, they promised, failed to deliver, got shouted at, and now it's coming. Motorola just announced the release of their European Droid RAZR variant, with a US version coming later. The variant allows for the user to unlock the bootloader through MOTODEV, their global developer network.Motorola went on to say "In the...

Meet ACTA, the Global Threat

ACTA, Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is another bill which tramples all over your civil liberties. The Internet is having a hard time fighting off bills that threaten creativity, like PIPA and SOPA, but now something far worse has come to play.In October 2007, the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan decided to branch together and...

Lawsuits Are Out of Hand, Stop Being Gutless

The mobile tech industry saw its share of lawsuits this year. Some hit very close to home. CarrierIQ believed XDA-Developers’ own TrevE stole their product by critically displaying their unprotected, confidential documents. This case was dropped, but it’s not the last time we’ll see unjust lawsuits.So, I’m frustrated. You don’t threaten critics. You don’t send...

Ice Cream Sandwich CM9 Progress Revealed

Cyanogen has been hard at work to bring you the perfect customisation of the latest Android iteration, Ice Cream Sandwich. Almost a month ago the team announced their two month hardcore-development period to put the basic framework in place for ICS to work. They're succeeding mainly with OMAP4, MSM8660/7x30 and Exynos-based handsets, so if you own...

Nexus S and Galaxy S i9000 Get CM9 Alpha

The Cyanogen team need no introduction when it comes to Android ports that work. Ice Cream Sandwich has been designed to run on phones and tablets natively, so its potential to be more successful than CM7 is a given. With this idea in mind, two weeks ago the Cyanogen team pulled a rock across the...

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual...

HTC Posts Kernel Source Code for Rezound, Amaze, Explorer, and Desire S

I wrote an article two days ago slating HTCdev and their tardiness in GPL compliance. I was harsh and unforgiving, and quite right too. We’re not here to play devil's advocate or apologise on their behalf. The article listed phones the kernel source code hadn’t been published for. Some devices remain unpublished, but a small...

GPL Compliance or No Compliance At All

This is an open letter to HTC. They took a big step toward showing they actually care about customers by starting HTCdev--as opposed to not caring, making terrible phones, and brushing off complaints about how terrible they are, making them anyway. HTCdev is HTC’s initiative to connect and work with the developing community. It shows...

Sony Ericsson to Upgrade 2011 Models to ICS

Ice Cream Sandwich has been a product of epic shoving-down-throat proportions, and we’re about to shove it some more. The Sony Ericsson Blog announced today the manufacturer will be working on merging their own Android experience with the new 4.0 iteration on their 2011 “portfolio”. “2011 Xperia Portfolio” refers to the following products: Xperia arc and...

HTC Edge: World’s First Quad-Core Smartphone?

Technology isn’t fast enough. At least, this is the impression I get when asking users what they’d like to see from their various hardware. We’re a power-hungry community obsessed with making our technology faster and faster, and never concluding it’s meeting our speed-greed.With this knowledge, it comes as no surprise HTC might be working on...