Posts From Ian Stacy

Top Five Apps for the Hard Working Mom

Today is Mother's Day, the day each year that we dedicate to honoring our mothers, without whom none of us would exist. As many of our mothers join the smartphone revolution and less 'dumb' phones are available as upgrade options, we power users should get used to setting up smartphones and tablets for our parents....

CyanogenMod Compiler Now Builds CM with a GUI

XDA Recognized Developer lithid-cm has dropped a bombshell on CM users and kangers everywhere with the release of the newest CyanogenMod Compiler, or 'CMC.' Similar to what we wrote about a little over a year ago, this release helps users build CyanogenMod from source. However, the first-party CMC differs from other alternatives by offering a GUI for compiling...

Asus Transformer Prime Enters the World of Amateur Astronomy

Creativity and resourcefulness are two crucial values a good developer must possess. Occasionally in the community a  project or an idea pops up that utilizes these values to accomplish something other than fixing code or implementing features. From time to time, a user finds a creative new use for something they already have. One such...

Easily Reset the Flash Counter on the Samsung Galaxy Note

With all the new ROMs and modifications coming out for the Samsung Galaxy Note, owners of the phone / tablet may wish to keep the number of times the system has been flashed to themselves. Reasons for this are varying but it most certainly will help users who wish to return to stock, in order...

Galaxy Note I717 ICS 4.0.3 Update Leaked

Early this morning, XDA Senior Member zer0nine melted the faces and blew the minds of Samsung Galaxy Note users in the forums by announcing that the icing on the Galaxy Note cake has arrived, in the form of an update for the Note that brings the device to Android 4.0.3. If you've got a Note and...

Unlock NFC on AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Stock ROM

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note users might want to have a look at this. With all the interesting stuff going on with NFC (Near Field Communication), from using Google Wallet to make real-life purchases with your phone to contact sharing and even initializing multiplayer games, it'd be a shame to have a NFC chip in your...

Motorola Droid RAZR ICS Version 6.14.75 Update Leaked

Thanks to a post by XDA Forums Member jm700wx, it has  come to our attention that the fabled ICS update for the CDMA version of the Motorola Droid RAZR has been leaked and is available for users to install. In addition to all your favorite ICS apps, the ROM also contains several updates and bugfixes, as...

HTC Delivers ICS Kernel Source Code for the Sensation, Sensation XE and Vivid

HTC has always had a good relationship with its users, by industry standards.  They've made several game-changing decisions in the past year, including unlocking device bootloaders and confirming Ice Cream Sandwich support for a wide range of handsets, including some that were lower range than most competitors bothered to support. Now, continuing in an effort...

FC15 Spotted for the Epic 4G Touch, Stock Rooted ROM Already Available [Update: Now FC18]

Update: kc_exactly has now updated his thread to house Calkulin's stock, rooted FC18 update. All signs point to this being very close to official release! Owners of the Samsung Epic 4G Touch have been lucky lately. First the bloat removal tool provided by XDA Senior Member Calkulin showed up, seamlessly doing it's job for both Gingerbread and Ice Cream...

More Magic from the Android-x86 Project–ICS Ported to the Asus X101 Netbook

The Android-x86 Project has done a lot of impressive work porting the Android OS to devices with x86 processors. When the project started a lot of users downloaded their semi-functional Android 1.6 'Donut' image and installed it, myself included. The build was intriguing to say the least, and was rather simple to install. The Project...

4.0.3 Update for the Acer Iconia A500 Leaked

You may remember last week when we reported that the Acer Iconia Tab A200 was receiving its first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich thanks to an over-the-air update. It was speculated then that the Iconia Tab A500 would be the next Acer device to get an update due to the similarities in hardware with the A200....

ThereTV (LocationFree Player Client for Android) Officially Released

You may remember a few days ago when we reported on a clip showing Sony's LocationFree Player system running on Android. Since the release of the initial video (and the overwhelming number of inquiries about the app that followed), XDA Forum Member mgschwan has received the clearance from Sony necessary to release the app. ThereTV is...