Posts From Sam Caplat

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

Ice Cream Sandwich Ported to the Samsung Galaxy S

Ice Cream Sandwich is taking the limelight in development. Recently ported to the Nexus S, many are curious and excited to know which device is next. ASUS said their “aim is to bring the latest Android update to the Eee Pad Series.”  Motorola’s Droid RAZR, Droid Bionic, and XOOM are definitely getting the update, and...

ICS and Galaxy Nexus Specs, Images and Announcement

The Nexus family is an addiction for me. It always was. The Nexus S was my first smartphone.  The Galaxy Nexus, to me, is like an iPhone 5 to Apple fanboys--except, before we knew Apple wouldn’t release it, destroying a year of pointless anticipation. I gloated about that.  But like an iPhone fanboy, I don’t...

ASUS Transformer Boasts a 500Gb Hard Drive

A thing of fairytale, the idea of 500Gb storage on a tablet. Especially on any device we own, it's something no one has seen or heard of, only complained about.The ASUS Transformer, for me, really is the peak of progression. It was the product we, in the technology community, had been waiting for for a very...

BREAKING: Ice Cream Sandwich Leaked on Nexus S?

Update: Evidence has surfaced that implies that this is indeed Ice Cream Sandwich.This is (most likely a) fake. Leaks are always too coincidental. Apple lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, twice, and we sure as heck didn't believe it was real the first time.The idea of someone lucky enough to purchase a Nexus...

XDA TV App Gets a Makeover

Some people don't like white and brown--let's just say it. They remind me of toilets. Thankfully, this is a dilemma that nathanpc has covered in the latest iteration of his phone and tablet app for our video show, XDA TV.If you don't like the official-colours theme, you can now download a "dark" version. This makes...

Protect Your Apps with FingerPrint Scanner SDK

This is a speculative development. It technically doesn't go anywhere, however, it has the potential to be amazing and fully supported with the right kind of developers behind it. A few days ago, AuthenTec, an international development company, released the SDK for fingerprint scanning technology on all Android smartphones. At first, the thread really didn't...

Monitor Your Battery Drain on Standby with DrainGuard

Recently, I've been trying to gauge how reliable my Nexus S battery is. Guessing averages and predicting the time until you lose your electronic life line is all well and good when you take into account how rubbish the stock Android battery-usage app is. However, there is no excuse to not waid through XDA-Developers and...

[BREAKING] HTC OpenSense SDK and Kernel Source Code Released!

It's been too long, really. We all wanted this to be released a long time ago, but with HTC being HTC, it wasn't. If you follow developments from HTC, you'll know that they recently announced that they'll be unlocking the bootloaders on the Sensation and EVO 3D, about months later than potentially helpful. They also...

Get Your Nut On with Noogra Nuts

I've never written about a game before. It's not that I don't like fun, I just don't have much time to play games with my (not so) busy schedule. I've even been neglecting my Steam buddies for the last few weeks due to my schedule. My very busy schedule. Did I mention that I was...

Sense 3.0 Lockscreen for Any Phone!

I rarely like to post about graphical developments, they always seem anti-climactic. That goes for most graphical developments, though, and this isn't one of them. The idea of being able to modify your lockscreen is quite a cool one, especially when the idea of replacing it with that of Sense 3.0.As long as you run...

XDA-Developers Desktop Wallpapers Update

A few weeks ago I published an article for the first official desktop XDA-Developers wallpaper pack, featuring a collection of different widescreen sizes.We received a lot of feedback on them, including compalints about a "white bar" down the right side of each wallpaper. I'm happy to say that this has now been fixed. We also...

Facebook Like Buttons Added to Thread Tools

My goodness, this is shaping up to be quite a week for fantastic site improvements. This week the XDA team has been focusing on ways in which we can make XDA not only easier to use, without you having to use an excessive amount of third-party applications to share and download content, but also preventing...