Posts From Sam Caplat

Sam Caplat
Sam Caplat

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

Official XDA Developers Desktop Wallpapers

Today has been a pretty eventful and exciting day with site announcements. First with our announcement of the new and extremely quick auto-QR Code system now being applied to all thread attachments, and now this.There's something I've felt has been missing from XDA for a very long time. Recently, considering my position on XDA TV,...

New XDA Feature Adds QR Codes to All Attachments

Today is going to be a fantastic day, I can tell. Especially with this announcement of quite a huge feature which I am certain will revolutionise the way in which we download content from mobile-modification sites as a whole.I don't want to seem pompous, but this was my idea. If you give me a minute,...

Automate Birthday Wishes on Facebook with ‘Best Wishes’

How many times have you seen the birthday of a fellow Facebook user pop up on your feed, Skype or anywhere else, and you've been meaning for ages to head on over to their page and drop them a message? As I write this article, hilariously enough, two birthday messages have already popped up on...

Angry Android Boot Animation — Destroy that iDevice!

We all feel it. Whether you love or hate iOS, Apple and any iDevice, we all feel the need to be an 'Angry Android' from time to time. Even for a person like me who owns an iPad and runs the unreleased iOS 5, "the next generation of mobile operating systems", I still occasionally feel...

Testers Needed for Fantastic Radio App, RadioX!

I've been getting into radio a lot recently. When I say 'radio', I mean podcasts, specifically. Yes, I'm partial to a bit of Radio 4 now and then, like the old man I am, but podcasts interest me a lot more when I'm chilling at home. However, listening to foreign radio can be interesting sometimes,...

Never Miss a Notification with Vibration Notifier

The idea of never missing a notification, ever, at first sounds a little impossible. How many times have you got caught up in work, music, playing a game or watching TV and have forgotten to check your device for a while? It's annoying when you discover you haven't responded to you Mum about your washing...

Flying TARDIS (Time Vortex) Boot Animation

As soon as I am able to hear myself think amongst hundreds upon thousands of Doctor Who fans screaming with joy at the title of this post, I'll continue to provide you with a cool piece of news. Ah, good, I can hear myself again, what was I saying? Oh yes, another fantastic boot animation...

Epic Audio Visualizer Live Wallpapers – Epic!

Chances are, if you're reading this, you own one or more Android device(s). If that's the case, chances are you also know about the audio spectrum and waveform live wallpapers stocked with Android. They're cool, aren't they? But not quite... 'all that', if you know what I mean. It would be better if you could...

THA ICON Hits Us With Graphical Magic — Icon Pack Part 2

Do you remember that absolutely mind blowing thread by XDA member ThaPHLASH which featured a ton of fantastic icon packs, enough to set your brain on fire? I certainly do, and I also remember creaming my pa... actually, nevermind. Point is, it was a brilliant thread, in every way. But here comes the good news,...

Windows 7 MIUI Theme

Who here is a Windows 7 user? I see quite a few hands raised. It's a great looking OS, that's for sure. But what would you say to having that great UI on your phone?Unfortunately I can't point you to a thread which is titled, "Running Windows 7 on [insert device name here]", but I...

Dolphin Browser HD 5 — We’re Out of Beta!

Do you remember that Dolphin Browser private beta that I wrote about several weeks ago? Only a few managed to get in the closed beta, but thanks to them, the app was refined and crafted over a long period to make sure that the final version was really impressive. The final product is finally here...

Be Mysterious With the DroidRevamp Boot Animation

Have you ever wanted to get that mysterious-title Hollywood feel from your phone when it boots up? Just like in the movies, the light passes behind the letters, creating a cool effect which makes the viewer feel the title is dark and mysterious. No? You've probably never been that specific, however, it's a cool effect...