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egzthunder1 · Oct 27, 2011

Wind-Up Knight For Android

If you are a fan of adventure side scrolling games on Android devices, then you should not miss out on this wonderfully done game by XDA member TheOneBD. Wind-up Knight somewhat reminds us of Cordy, which is another Android game. In this one, you must guide your character through long levels where he will need to jump, dash, and do everything he can to rescue the princess from the Black Knight. You do all this in a beautifully designed 3D environment that will leave you asking for...

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azrienoch · Oct 13, 2011

First CM7 Touchpad Alpha Released, and More on HP’s GPL Violation

Today is turning out to be a rollercoaster of news for the HP Touchpad.  Shortly after last night’s article on how HP installed Android on every Touchpad in order to load the component manufacturers' drivers for testing hardware, the Cyanogenmod Touchpad team announced the first public release of their CM7 alpha.  It was over a month ago that the CM Touchpad team posted footage of Android's first boot on the Touchpad.  The result came at a price of hundreds of...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 13, 2011

Claystone 3D Launcher Updated – Now With More 3D!

You may recall a few months back that we spoke about a new launcher/UI called Claystone, developed by XDA member claystoneinc. Well, the project didn't die, and in fact, it got better and better over the last few months. Just in case you don't recall, Claystone 3D is a panel-type UI, which allows you to put all of your content, running apps, and even your apps drawer, into panels that can be accessed by a few touches and slides on the...

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mic_888 · Oct 10, 2011

Sync Your Books Across Devices With Aldiko Sync

XDA forum member GameGod72 is an avid user of the Aldiko eBook reader app and recently got himself a tablet. The dev wanted to be able to read his books on both his phone and tablet but could not find anything, and decided to do something about it himself! Aldiko Sync is the XDA member's first Android app, which syncs your books and bookmarks across various Android-powered devices. The app requires Android 2.2+ and root access. Additionally, you'll need a Dropbox...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 29, 2011

MineSweeper 3D For Android

Back in the early 90's, Curt Johnson cursed the entire world with a game so evil and so consuming that just looking at it would simply force you to spend hours of your busy day just playing it. In case you did not see the header of this article, I am talking about Minesweeper, which is one of the most addictive computer games of the last 25 years. Well, Android is no stranger to this wonderful game but XDA member thiagolr has taken all the...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2011

Concerned About Your Certs? This App Should Help…

Do you know how sometimes your computer tells you that you are going into an either trusted or non trusted site? Ever wonder how it does this? Well, as it turns out, there are certain certificates that are stored in your computer, which, when provided with the correct keys,will determine if the site is secure or not. Recently, there have been a few incidents where flash cerificates are downloaded to your computer or smartphone which will validate non trusted sites....

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egzthunder1 · Sep 1, 2011

Do You Have A Wave(Droid) And Would Like to Overclock It? Here Is How…

Well, it looks like development on the Samsung Wave is paying off rather nicely. In case, you haven't been following the Bada scene, developers have successfully ported Android 2.2 (Froyo) and slapped it on top of Samsung's proprietory OS in a project called Wavedroid. Well, now that Android is fully functional, tweaking efforts are underway. In this particular case, XDA member ispanecaaaa showed us how to overclock the device to about 1.6 GHz. Most of you Android users will be familiar...

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mic_888 · Aug 31, 2011

Get Your Jump On With Hungry Monkey

Fans of games like Doodle Jump and PapiJump may be interested to learn about XDA forum member mmlsw's new game, Hungry Monkey! Hungry Monkey is a fast paced tilt and jump game where the aim of the game is to hunt the MEGA banana. Your goal is to aim starving Mr. Monkey to eat as many bananas as you can - but be careful as there are many obstacles in the way to the MEGA banana. The higher you get,...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 25, 2011

Make Your Galaxy Tab More Versatile Thanks to USB Host Functionality

We all want one thing with our devices, and that is that they become an ultimate electronic Swiss Army knife. One feature that only certain devices are privy to is the ability to use their USB ports as hosts in order to accept external devices such as input hardware like keyboards and mice, as well as memory devices like thumb drives and others. Thanks to the efforts of XDA member punkgeek, the owners of the original Galaxy Tab can now enjoy...

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mic_888 · Aug 23, 2011

PowerBubble – Quality Bubble Level, Great Graphics

There are many spirit level applications around - for all OS's, probably because it's a good type of application for developers to have a first go at - and XDA forum member go goad's Bubble Level is just that. The dev states that it is his and a friend's first try in the Android Market, but that the focus is on quality so Bubble Level should be quite polished. The app has ads, but they can be switched off from...

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mic_888 · Aug 17, 2011

Secure Settings – A Tasker Plugin

Android device owners who use Tasker, may be interested to learn of  a new plugin from XDA forum member intangibleDroid. Secure Settings is a Tasker/Locale compatible plugin for Android OS 2.2 and above, and allows users to : Toggle the keyguard Lock the device Set or reset the device's password/pin Run any linux command (with/without root) Tasker users can store command output info in user defined Tasker variables Wake the device And for root users - enable/disable wireless ADB Secure Settings is...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 15, 2011

Epic Audio Visualizer – New Live Wallpapers Added!

XDAer Metastable's Epic Audio Visualizer collection of sound-receptive live wallpapers has been enjoyed by many users since its release back in June. Correspondingly, Metastable has added several new wallpapers since, along with bugfixes and various optimisations across the wallpaper collection. Recent additions include Falling Object, Laser and Galaxy style visualisations. As with some of the stock Android live wallpapers, these have been designed to respond to changes in audio output from the device - expect to see the pattern change as...

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Ben Elliott · Aug 14, 2011

Follow the Creation of a Live Wallpaper

Metastable, creator of the Epic Audio Visualizer live wallpaper collection, has recently decided to share some of the knowledge behind the developer's ingenious creations through a thread in which the steps of creating a new live wallpaper are detailed. While designing and creating a live wallpaper reproduction of Canadian musician Deadmau5's current concert set, Metastable thought the XDA community would be interested to know what really goes into masterminding an example of one of the most popular cosmetic features of...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 11, 2011

Motorola Triumph Forums Added

A little late of an announcement but worth pointing out for those of you who have not noticed this. Late last week, we added Motorola's latest member of the droid family to our forums. The Motorola Triumph is a step in the opposite direction for Motorola. It was likely released as a mid range phone, while it has rather good hardware, it really does not offer anything that one could call breaking. However, for those of you who are just...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 5, 2011

Give Your Samsung Continuum the Gift of Leaked Froyo!

While the Samsung Continuum is capable of some quite impressive feats that no other Android phone can do, one thing it cannot do is upgrade past Android 2.1 Eclair. Well, that was true until XDA forum member imnuts provided us with the leaked Android 2.2 Froyo build that Verizon and Samsung have yet to share with us. Alleviating the pains of the seemingly forgotten stepchild in the Galaxy S family, the EC03 update improves upon the previous DL17 update substantially by ushering in...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 3, 2011

Do You Have A Sidekick 4G? Would You Like To Cook Your Own Rom? Then, Read This…

We have several devices on our site that are seemingly abandoned due to the low interest of some devs to look into them. One device that almost falls into this category is the Sidekick 4G from T-Mobile. If you are bored with the device and wish there was something cool to do to it, then you may want to check out the guide posted by XDA member Revolution. The dev is the chef for the Revolution HD ROM for this device...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 21, 2011

Old But Not Dead – Rhodium And Raphael Get Complete Froyo Ports

It looks like this has been some week for Windows Mobile devices in terms of getting back on the spot light. Just as you were thinking about going back to Android goodness on your Sensation, members that have been here for 2 years or more will certainly realize that this is indeed a piece of good news, good enough to unbury your old Raphael and your not-so-old Rhodium. It looks like XDA member arrrghhh and his team have finished adding the...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 14, 2011

Turn Your Android Device Into a Mouse With Mr. Mouse

We have seen some apps before like Blueput Droid, which can alow you to use your Android device as a touchpad, and this can be quite useful if you are out on the road with a laptop. However, there are many people who can't stand touchpads and for the most part need a mouse. What if I told you that you could use your Android device as a mouse with the help of the sensors and camera? If this does...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 8, 2011

Do You Hate Adding Events On Your Calendar? If So, Try This…

Since the dawn of mobile devices, one of the most widely announced functionalities that they carry is a calendar/organizer built in, which is supposed to help you be more organized in your daily activities. However, having to fill out a bunch of fields can be a more tedious task than trying to remember the activity oneself. Do you not wish that your calendar could just schedule something by typing a simple message as it if was your own personal assistant?...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 6, 2011

Collision Physics On Your LWP With Motion Timer for Android

There is no better way to show the capabilities of a phone equipped with an accelerometer and a fair bit of graphics power than with physics simulation programs. Having the simulations continuously running in the back of your home screen is also the best way to show other people that there is more to be done with your background than just a static picture. So, if you are the kind of people who likes to show off, then you should...

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