If you feel the name "Wavosaur" sounds like a wannabe dinosaur, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. However, Wavosaur
is an immensely feature rich audio editor meant for the serious. What do I mean by serious? The plethora of features this editor brings to the table are meant for users well versed with audio editing, for tasks that involve more than just trimming, looping or adding fade in/outs to the audio file. While the editor retains the more common editing functions such as cut, copy, paste, paste mix, paste replace/insert, paste to new file, trim/crop, delete, undo for casual users, there’s way much more to explore here. Screenshots and some important salient features of the application after the break.
Managing your personal finances these days is not exactly a walk in the park, as you find yourself all beat up trying to remember a transaction you may or may not have made yet. There’s simply too much to go around for us to keep track of, without either your bank doing the job for you, or you writing it all down. We have covered plenty of personal finance managers earlier, with Personal Finances Pro
being the latest. However, as brilliant as the application is, it sets you back a hefty $19.74. This is where Spending Viewer
comes in, with a plethora of features, all for free. Well, not entirely, as the free version lets you manage up to two accounts only. Purchase the app for $6, and you can track multiple accounts, as well as free lifetime upgrades.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion skin pack hits Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview shortly after the preview version of the OS was released a few days back. Earlier, we had covered skin packs for Windows 7, and more recently, Windows 8 as well, but as Mac OS X Mountain Lion gets ready to take on the computing world by storm, user and fans will have to wait it out. However, if you’re using Windows 7 or Windows 8 and want a taste of Mountain Lion’s aesthetics, this skin pack will do it for you in no time. The skin pack will automatically install a few 3rd party apps as well in order to mimic the Mountain Lion UI and experience. Screenshots and brief guide on how to install it, after the break.
The HTC One X gets rooted, even before being released. We’ve seen devices getting rooted in no time at all earlier, but rooting a device before the official release in down right wicked. The One X is shaping up to be HTC’s flagship device, running the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset and sporting the second generation of SLCD with an HD resolution at 1280 x 720 on a 4.7” screen. Best of all, the device will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The root for this monster of a device comes in from PaulOBrien over at Modaco, who has released a modified boot.img called Superboot for the device. More on it and how you can root your HTC One X, after the break. Read More
ClockworkMod Recovery touch is already available for the AT&T Galaxy S II, but the Skyrocket is yet to find itself getting the touch goodness. Since Koush released his touch based ClockworkMod recovery onto a handful of devices, porting the recovery onto devices that are yet to get the touch based recovery, is all the rage right now. Guess what, XDA-Developers forum member sk8erwitskil
has managed to port and already ported recovery by gweedo767
to the Skyrocket, but in doing so, has tweaked up it up a notch as well. We’ll show you what those changes are, along with how you can install this recovery on your device as well.
The 158mb internal memory on the Galaxy Ace can quickly become a real pain for a user fond of utilizing the maximum apps on an Android cell phone. Almost most old, and budget oriented devices are plagued by this very issue where the internal memory runs out and you find yourself wondering which app to delete in order to make a new one. Luckily for the users of the Galaxy Ace, these worries can now be bid farewell to if your device is already rooted and has ClockworkMod recovery 5 installed. Unlike before where users had to partition the SD card on the PC using programs like gPart, this can now be done through the recovery.
Photo editing apps are truly available in abundance today, and it is actually hard to choose the one that fits your needs. If you happen to be into more than just adjusting the contrast, sharpness, or cropping and resizing a photo, PolyMagic may just be the app that causes you to play around with your photos to creatively construct collages on the go. Yes, the app mainly focuses on letting the user easily and quickly make a collage. Earlier, we covered an app named Nostalgio, which served the same purpose as PolyMagic, but the former does not seem as polished as PolyMagic, owing to a few very useful features. We will show you what that is, and, more importantly, walk you through the app step by step.
Rooting the Sony Tablet S just got very easy, thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers forum member condi
. While credit for coming up with the original root method goes to djrbliss
has managed to mod it up a bit and eliminate problems like com.pwn.me
error or MTP enabling and disabling issues on the device. The root script has been modded to run on both 32bit and 64bit Windows, while it has actually been tested and confirmed to be working on Windows XP 32bit and Windows 7 64bit.
The LG Esteem gets rooted once again! Once again? Well, apparently LG patched up an existing vulnerability via an OTA update, thereby rendering the existing root exploit pretty much useless. This is not the first time we’ve seen manufacturers do that, and certainly this would not be that last, but for an OS that was built upon the whole appeal of being open source, such moves are now hardly amusing. So not to drift away from the issue at hand, those who updated their LG Esteem can now root their device thanks to Dan Rosenberg
. The method is pretty easy and more or less a one click solution, making it a no sweat deal for even the most novice Android user.
Aptly named Droid 4 Utility Pre-Release for Windows, the tool has been developed for the Motorola Droid 4 and released by XDA-Developers forum member mattlgroff which, as the title suggests, includes more than just your one click root. Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Droid 4, a solution that was out just as soon as the device was released, leaving Motorola wondering where the lacked in locking down their devices bootloader. While we leave Motorola to worry about that, we’re glad they let their guard down, or for that matter, kudos to Dan Rosenberg for his motofail exploit that rooted the device. Coming back to the multipurpose tool, it also brings along a one click root for the Droid 4 on ICS 4.0.3 even though an update is not here as yet. More on the functions and how you can use this tool, after the break! Read More
Ubuntu lands on Android! If you haven’t been living under a rock, Linux being ported onto various Android devices is not entirely a new concept, and to be honest, has not been the easiest to install, let alone port onto the devices.
Ubuntu Installer Complete Linux Installer
(renamed by developer) tends to change all that and brings to you an easy to use installer app for Ubuntu bringing you the choice of two Ubuntu images (Small and Large). The large image comes with a few software installed as well, such as Firefox, Thunderbird, Openoffice etc.
Motorola Droid 4 owners waiting to get root access on your device, we've got great news for you. Your wait is over, as the Droid 4 has finally been rooted! Motorola may have been trying hard to lock down their handsets lately but this is a serious blow to all that effort. As ever, we've brought you the full method of rooting your Droid 4, so read on after the jump for more information, the download link and the installation instructions.
While the Samsung Galaxy S II is all set to receive its due share of Ice Cream Sandwich officially sometimes this quarter, waiting is not always an option for eager and avid Android fans. There have been a few leaks of ICS for the Galaxy S II before but this time, the device gets Android 4.0.3 (I9100XXLPB) where the build date is the 29th of January, and while still an Alpha/Beta release, this ROM is looking really stable and ready to be used as a daily ROM according to the folks over at Sammobile.
The MOTOACTV (F100) Android watch gets ClockworkMod recovery 5! The tiny 1.6” screen sized Android device is trying to compete with the big guns here, where it was rooted almost as soon as it came out, and a few weeks later, it gets an Alpha version of ClockworMod recovery 5. Does this spell future custom kernels and ROMs for this device? We wait and see, but for now, if you have the Actv rooted, here’s ClockworkMod recovery for you, courtesy of RootzWiki forum member utkanos
The worlds first Android based wrist watch gets rooted! Sporting a tiny 1.6” screen, you’d wonder why would anyone need to root the MOTOACTV or for that matter, might be a bit surprised seeing a wrist watch running Android. Well, it’s simple, because it can be done, and if you own this one of a kind device, you will definitely want to root it. Intended as a fitness device with an mp3 player and GPS to track your jogs, the device runs a highly customized UI atop Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Once rooted, you also have the ClockworkMod recovery available as well, but that’s another thing. For now we focus on rooting the device. It’s not your One Click solution so be very careful, but we know there's no stopping anyone who owns this device.
We all know, Android by default is not too fond of Ad Hoc networks and while there are a few custom ROMs out there that do support Ad Hoc, there are modified WPA Supllicant files available for various devices that users have been able to use by replacing the existing ones in the devices /system partition, thus enabling Ad Hoc connectivity. The latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS however is being hacked at day and night by developers but Ad Hoc remains elusive. However, there is some good news for users of the Notion Ink Adam Tablets running the ICS build by mrdeadlock, as Ad Hoc connectivity has been enabled thanks to Tablet ROMs forum member jl7854. Read More
Waking up your Android device via the old Power button, is not exactly the most convenient way at hand. If you own a device that has a physical button on the front, like the G2, Galaxy S, Galaxy SII and a few more, you can use those buttons to wake up the device, and if that isn’t allowed by default, you got mods out there that let you do that. However, devices like the EVO 3D have no physical buttons on the front, you have the Power and the Volume keys, that’s it. What then? Well then you have an app called PGM - Ponury Gesture Mod built specifically for the EVO 3D by XDA-Developers forum member bponury. Read More
The Xperia lineup of phones get’s its own take on the ROM Manager. Xperia CWM Auto-Instaler (not a typo) is an app that will download, and flash the ClockworkMod recovery onto your Xperia device in no time. Even better, once the recovery is flashed, you can easily boot into it via the app. The most important bit, is the fact that you can now flash the recovery while still having a locked bootloader. The app currently supports the Xperia Arc, Arc S, Mini and Mini Pro (not X10 Mini / Pro), Active, Play (mixed reports), Neo and possibly more, but only these are known to be compatible right now. Read More
The Atrix 4G gets ClockworkMod Recovery Touch! The recovery is beginning to roll out for more devices now, and the Atrix 4G is one of the first few lucky devices that just got it’s share of the action. If you are an avid Android user with an already rooted device, this touch based recovery is something you seriously need to try out. Right now, the recovery can be downloaded and flashed flashed via ROM Manager from the market, but that however costs $1.99. A very minimal cost, considering the effort put into this thing, but you can always install it free of cost via ADB in two or three very quick commands.
The Nexus S 4G gets ICS 4.0.4. Where the Nexus S quickly received its due share of the ICS goodness, the Nexus S 4G was left without something official coming out for the device. However, that has changed with the leak of an official Android 4.0.4, yes, not 4.0.3 but 4.0.4 for the Nexus S 4G. The leak comes to us courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member mrxkills
who had earlier released the files that could be flashed via ODIN, and now thanks to Swap Goblin
, there is now a CWM flashable zip file availabel as well, making it much easier for users to install this firmware on their device. Even better, the ROM, is rooted.