Monday, 3 December 2012

New Wallpaper Pack [1968 Retro]

                              [New Wallpaper Pack]

I always found this era fascinating. So why not have a wallpaper pack to encapsulate it? Here's a sample of a few. Download link:


Thursday, 29 November 2012

Simple Text Files + Simple Flash Fix

Hey all, my simple text designs are up for download here:
To add an icon, just create a "Styles" folder in the simple text directory.

Also, for those having trouble with flash, it's been pointed out to me that flash works natively on boat browser, available here.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

3D UI Getting Stuck?

Hey all!

I think the a lot of people are having a problem with the wallpapers getting "stuck" mid transition when unlocking the phone or getting out of an app. It seems that this problem occurs when changing orientation. If your lockscreen is in portrait and your launcher is in landscape, it's best to have them both in portrait or, you could do what I do, and use another locker (such as widget locker) that allows for landscape orientation and then have them both in landscape.
Hope that helps!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Idea For A Universal Way Of Processor Testing

This one is pretty nerdy but if widely accepted, it could end confusion once and for all.


I was just thinking about getting the nexus 4 today while driving. Then I thought, "how could I compare the Nexus 4 with the Galaxy Note II in a universal, quantifiable and uniform way?"

I haven't seen it done before, usually people just do a bunch of benchmarks and say that one phone "won" against another by the phone by "winning" more benchmarks, but the margin was never quantifiable. Anyway I came up with this method in the car lol, here it goes.


We run a set of 5 bench marks, all suited to testing different aspects of the processor (eg quadrant linpack etc).We then compare how well one phone performs with respect to the other and vice versa (we simply just divide one phone's score by the other's to achieve this).

This can be called the "R. Score" or Relative Score. The R. Score is naturally a percentage of how well one phone performs against another. 

For example, in Test A if we divide phone B's score phone C, and we get and R. Score of 1.25, this means that phone B performed 25% better than phone C for that test.

For the next step, we are only concerned with the phone with the highest Total R.Score. We subtract 1 from each R.score in each test and add them together and divide by 5 (basically just finding the average) This is now a measure of how much the winning phone outperforms the other in terms of percentage. Because this is done over 5 tests, it provides a fairly well-rounded overview of performance.

The full raw Scores are available here:

Test score sources can be seen here:

-If widely accepted, could provide an easy universal reference for phone comparisons.
-Unit Independent.
-Reduces sensitivity of tests that favour a certain type of processor.
-Anyone can carry this test out.

-It's quiet possible that no one actually cares.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

ColdFustion's Predictions Of The Future Of Tech Till The Year 2020

So I was just listening to my ipod touch the other day and began to think about the history of the ipod and if apple would eventually abandon the whole ipod line up because of the rapidly shrinking market. Somehow these thoughts progressed and I began to think about the future of all the major tech companies from a tech analyst's point of view.

Here's what I came up with. (A word of warning, these are only creative guesses and I couldn't possibly see +20 years in the future with 100% accuracy) This was fun to write and hopefully it's fun to read.

We'll start with Samsung:



Samsung releases Note 2 in late 2012/ early 2013 with a larger 5.5 screen but the NOTE’s overall footprint is reduced. It features the same processor as S3 but with modified dedicated graphics. Benchmarks show that the Note 2 is the fastest device to date.

Sales are a runaway success. To the extent of original Note and galaxy S3 combined (with people from the S3 market, Original Note market, undecided-between-the-two-market and I’m-sick-of-iOS-market joining forces).


Samsung focuses more on the Galaxy S # and Galaxy Note # series on the high end but still maintains a strong low end market.


Apple starts to really feel the pinch of all the court cases, suing and bad publicity (foxxcon ). Fans slowly begin to leave towards the Note, S3 or One X.

The Iphone 5 “the new iphone” is released, larger screen and a few interesting features. The new iphone surpasses the iphone 4 sales but not iphone 4S sales. Samsung is #1 at this point.
Apple Reviews ipod models and ceases support for the classic. They chose only to concentrate on the shuffle and ipod touch.

**By 2015 the touch finally gets a tele-communications radio that is small enough in size to allow a similar form factor to previous models. The ipod touch eventually morphs into an “iphone air”-esqu  product that cheaper and less powerful than the iphone, its gets larger screen just like iphone.


Early 2013:

HTC realise that the “one” series was a slight disappointment due to the camera, wifi and various other scattered issues and the galaxy S3’s success.
HTC keeps with beats and doctor dre till about 2015, but start feeling the financial pinch. At this point HTC ditch beats and partner with the floundering digital audio company, creative, eventually purchasing a division of the company.


Late 2013:

-The secretive Motorola mobility section that was purchased by google unleash a new brand of phone to replace the “nexus” fragmented brand. This comes as a surprise move to some.

-Motorola also resolve their court disputes with Microsoft around this time.



By 2013 Most phones come with jelly bean and hence Google Now . It starts a mini revolution among android.


Google glasses are almost a flop at first but after multiple iterations they start to catch on by 2014, they are starting to become established.


Android 6.1 is a major step up from the previous versions and renders iOS almost obsolete.   
Google works its way into every OS in the form of chrome, which eventually turns out to be a light OS inside a browser that runs on top of any existing OS


 ** Google, lose vision and close off android’s open source nature during extremely tough economic times (not the decision of Androids leaders). They only resort to licencing out versions of the OS.

This move kills off the hundreds of small localised manufactures that thrived off low end android smartphones. Samsung has enough say to licence a respectable version of the OS.



Windows phone just can’t find a solid following and soon windows stop support. They keep the ideas and experiences learnt from windows phone to make windows 9 tablets which are 5-7 inches and have a phone mode supported by Nokia. (the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft  during the Lumia era proved the most fruitful)
Microsoft based intel (super efficient) or ARM based tablet-ultrabook hybrids become the norm and Microsoft regains some ground against the mac line up from apple.


Nokia sinks with WP and but help out with windows 9 tablets. Nokia gets merged with carl zeiss (digital imaging specialists) to stay afloat. Nokia also keeps a few camera specialised phones under their name.



RIM after the failure of the playbook 2 - 10inch (if they ever do get around to it), failed (but solid) OS and major slump in black berry sales, announces bankruptcy and its divisions are bought out by other large manufacturers. 

This is the reported playbook 2:



-The “SoC battle” heats up. ARM Vs Intel. Cortex-A15 vs SMARTi EU2p (or something similar)


-75% of people who have a smartphone also have a tablet.

-The death of the "feature phone" YES!


The power and capabilities of hardware completely cease to an issue. By this time It becomes impossible to keep up to date with the generations of phones because as soon as you buy one, within the next few months, the technologies, yields and manufacturing methods has improved so much that there is potential for a new chip set offering 10x the performance of yours while using half the power.


This may be at the Galaxy S5 stage when we begin to see 6-8 cores or perhaps 64 cores by manufacturers such as toshiba ( cores being the norm, 4 GB ram, graphics capabilities comparable to a 2010- 2011 gaming PC's.

It may be possible that mobile OS’s may just be full desktop OS’ just customised for touch.

-5.3 inches is the new 4.3 inches

-Asus Transformer style designs will be the norm

-80%-90% of Ultra books and laptops will have a touchscreen option


-LG and Sony Erricosn terminate their mobile sectors in the face of domination of apple, google, Samsung and htc.

Smartphones take over the world, basically. 

So yea that's just my little guess of the future. Congrats on getting this far! Tell me what you think in the comments!

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Challenge

The Challenge.

Hey there! I want to see what you guys are made of and some of your creative skills, so i'm running a competition to see who comes up with the most inovative ideas for their android smartphone. Basically, there are two catagories:

 -Customisation (Themes, UI changes, Elegant design etc)

-Uses (for example I made my galaxy note a mini computer with some accessories)

There will be a cash prize for each category. The challenge is open to any smartphone or tablet brand and model.

Entries close on July 30th.

Once entries close, I will select 3 finalists from each category and then there will be a public vote to determine the final winners.

Submit a video response or post pictures this blog.


Let your particular devices' XDA community involved by posting the challenge video in the general section (remember to be respectful and do not spam). We want as many people to join in as possible! The more the better!

*Note, This is an experiment, if lots of people get involved and all goes well, i'll host another challenge with bigger prizes and possibly a bounty. 

So that's it folks, Get cranking!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

[Apps & Announcements] 

[Information about some applications that have been featured in my videos + Other news]

Most work on the galaxy note will be postponed until the offical ICS ROM get's released by Samsung. Reason being, as I explained to one viewer "I'm waiting on the ICS update so I can whip up an absolute smartphone customisation storm with custom ROMs with full s-pen functions etc, and show you guys"
Until then, I have some Juicy TF prime videos (i.e more pushing of the tegra 3 to it's limits ;)

Stay tuned!

Dark meadow: The pact, now available for tegra 3! STUNNING graphics!!

Get Apparatus free:

Galaxy Note Android 4.0 (ICS) Teaser:

Galaxy Note sells 5 million units:

Temple Run is now available for android!!

The Cubed music player widget has apparently changed, Get the old one back here.

Kingsoft office has now fixed the GPU acceleration glitch.

Overscreen Browser now has a full window mode, better youtube integration and a tabbed mode.

Dolphin Browser now has improved ICS support (less freezing and more stability).

Speak to it assistant now can call local places and also features improved general skills.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


[Q]  Is my phone rooted?

[A]  Nope.

[Q]  Multipicture live wallpaper doesn't do an animation when I reach the last home screen and return to the first.

[A] Unfortunately at the moment, multipicture live wallpaper is not fully compatible with infinite scrolling.

[Q] Where Can I find the wallpapers you use?

[A] Follow the links here :)

[Q] Why does my cubed music player widget look different?

[A] Download an older version here:

[Q] Why does me lock screen stay in portrait mode?

[A] Because you haven't set up the orientation to "sensor" to do this, open widget locker go to settings ---> look and feel ---> screen orientation and select "sensor"

[Q] Why ADW EX does not animate on my US galaxy note?

[A] I have been recently informed about this problem, it seems at the moment ADW EX does not seem to be fully compatible with the US galaxy note. I don't have one so unfortunately I can't experiment to find a solution. The best we can do is contact the developer to inform them of the situation. 

[Q] Why does my colorize widget is not clear like yours?

[A] You must deactivate any existing theme. To do this go to the widget settings by clicking on the icon that looks like a list on the top bar of the widget. Select settings then scroll down to "theme" and select "none"

*more as I think of them*


[A list of some good bands and respective albums]


Something For Kate  - The Official Fiction

Kisschasy - Hymns For The Nonbeliever,  Cara Sposa

Karnivool - Themata, Sound Awake

John Butler - Sunrise Over The Sea

Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails, Clarity, Bleed American

The Acadamey Is.. 2004 EP

Name Taken - Hold On

Saosin - Translating the Name, Saosin EP

The Early November - For All Of This EP, The Room's Too Cold

I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business(2004)

Moneen - The Theory of Harmonial Value (2001) Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now? (2003) The Red Tree (2006)

Motor Ace - Shoot this

Alexisonfire - Watch Out! (2004), Crisis in (2006)

Dallas Green - Sometimes, Little Hell

Straylight Run - Straylight Run (2004), Prepare to Be Wrong EP (2005)

Lydia - This December; It's One More and I'm Free(2004),  Illuminate (2008), Paint It Golden (2011)

Paramore - All We Know Is Falling

Number One Gun - Celebrate Mistakes, Promises For the Imperfect, To The Secrets And Knowlege

---------------------------------[Post Rock]---------------------------------------

Immanu El


The American Dollar (electronic/ ambient)

Helios (electronic/ ambient)


Hammock (electronic/ ambient)

This Will Distroy You

Explosions In the Sky



Last Days Of April

The Most Serene Republic


Broken Social Scene




-----------------------------------[Post Hardcore]----------------------------

Jamie's Elsewhere - "They Said There Was A Storm Coming" (2010)

Deaf Havana

Woe Is Me

The Color Morale

Isles And Glaciers


Dance Gavin Dance

Love Me Butch

Lower Than atlantis


We Are The Ocean

Mallory Knox

The Recieving End Of Sirens

Four letter lie - "What A Terrible Thing To Say"(2008)


Abandon All Ships - "Geeving" (Slightly Cheesy :/)

-------------------------[Indie / Alternitive Rock]----------------------------

Pegasus Bridge

Twin Atlantic

The Dangerous Summer

The Farewell Circuit

Search The City


The Naked And Famous

RainyDay Women

The Jezebels

We Were Promised Jetpacks

--------------------------[Even Harder Core]-----------------------------------

Devil Wears Prada

Killswich Engage




Boyz  II Men

Brian McKnight

************My Original music for this video is available here************

The tracks that i've used in videos are:

-"She's a miracle"
-"Remember all our good times"
-"The ship sung.."
-"The Foxes Dream"


Keep up the suggestions! I'm getting through them one by one :p

Monday, 12 March 2012

[Suggestion Box]

So if you guys would like to see any videos of anything, just leave a suggestion in the comments area down below. I'll try my best to do some of them :)

(just post as anonymous if you don't have an account)


Temple Run is now available for android!!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Welcome, I thought i'd just try my hand at this blogging thing to see how it goes. This is the official ColdFustion blog!!

First things first: The 3D UI tutorial, for all those people asking, please use ADW EX version 1.3.2 here: