We all know the folks at Adobe are some really nice people and that Steve Jobs was just being a bastard by not allowing Flash on the iPhone. But as it turns out, whilst Apple is too restrictive as to what it allows on their AppStore and their iDevices, Adobe on the other hand is too permissive and they might have just crossed a line. Continue Reading
You’re just about to learn a technique known for many centuries by Buddhist priests, passed on from generation to generation, but always kept in secret within their ranks. This technique teaches you how to seal a bag, in a airtight manner, with nothing but a…. plastic bottle!
Yes, my description was dramatically exaggerated. This is just one of those cool DIY things that most people don’t think about, but hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll remember it next time you need to seal a bag.
Read on if I got your attention. Continue Reading
If you need a way to store your files in a manner that they are always accessible everywhere, then Dropbox is for you. In case you haven’t yet heard about this service, then know that Dropbox offers you 2Gb for free to store whichever files you like. The guys at Dropbox also have a software that integrates nicely with Windows and Mac OS and you can even access the files from your iPhone or Android powered phone.
You might think that 2Gb are rather meager and you are right, that’s nothing these days. This is why Dropbox has an awesome referral program that will allow you to go up to 10Gb just by referring friends! That’s right, 10Gb for free just by referring Dropbox to a few friends.
Read on to find out more!
One of the things I had a hard trouble finding an answer for after I got my first Android phone was: what is all this deal with rooting? I read a lot of articles on how to root my phone but I just couldn’t see what benefits I would get from it. I had had an iPhone and I knew the benefits I could get from jailbreaking, but I just didn’t know what I could get from rooting.
Well, rooting is in its definition a way to obtain root access to your phone. Does this still not tell you much? Good, then read on. Continue Reading
Anyone who owns an iPhone or who has a friend who owns an iPhone will probably know about Angry Birds. Angry Birds is this awesome game where you hurl all kinds of different birds with different abilities at some nasty pigs. The goal of each level is kill all of the pigs and keep progressing through the different levels, with different obstacles and new birds.
Sounds like a game you’d like to play on your Android phone? Well read on then!
As per my previous coverage of the Apple event where several new iPods and a new iTunes was announced, I’m making this post so that iPad owners can sigh with relief regarding the iOS. Yes, we will get an update, yes it will have multi-tasking and make the iPad (even more) awesome.
Read on to get all the juicy details… Continue Reading
Just a few minutes ago Steve Jobs has finished his keynote speech where he presented us with a few new things. First and foremost we heard about the new version of the iOS! That’s right, iOS 4.2 is coming out November 2010 and it will come out not only for the iPhone 4 but also for the…. YES, you guessed right! FOR THE iPAD!
Did I get you curious with the new things announced at this Apple event? Well then, keep on reading to get the rest of the story! Continue Reading
Just a couple of days ago, the good folk ‘Cyanogen’ released version 6.0 of their much acclaimed CyanogenMod. To my (and many other people’s) sadness though, it still does not support the Samsung Galaxy S nor any of its other flavours (Vibrant, Captivate, etc).
According to a previous post by the same gentleman, Vibrant support (and hopefully all the rest, by affinity) might be coming to version 6.1. Until this version is released let’s just hold onto that thought and pray they are serious about it!
In the meanwhile, maybe you’d like to give one of the Froyo builds a spin?
In case you were not aware yet, there are Froyo builds available out there RIGHT NOW for the Samsung Galaxy S. You just have to be aware that these builds are in fact beta builds released by Samsung and thus might still be a bit buggy and crash-ey. Still, it shouldn’t break your phone. If anything you’ll just have to reflash it back with Éclair which is perfectly possible and very safe.
So you want to give these Froyo builds a try? After all there are already three betas out there so it can’t be that bad, right? Well, just read on for a walk through on how to get these builds and how to get them on your phone! Continue Reading
True to the proverbial “feather in the cap”, I have been promoted to committer with the project I have been participating on during the last few months, Apache Derby. There’s not much to say except that it feels really good to have your hard work recognized
Apache Derby is a great project with a really nice community of helpful people and it was through Derby that I have participated and successfully completed the Google Summer of Code challenge for two years in a row! It’s always a great challenge even to the sharpest mind and most advanced skills because this is an extensive project that has already been around for more than a decade. Over this period different developers have participated on it which adds to the challenge of reengineering and simple engineering of new features when the need arises. I can’t say this is a disadvantage though as it is an excellent way of being exposed to actual production code from an IT giant (Apache Derby once was IBM Cloudscape). It’s also exciting because the changes that you make will actually have an impact on the thousands of people that use Apache Derby and for this reason all changes have to be done with most care to keep Derby’s performance up to the challenge as well as to ensure that all standards are kept.
With this said, I’ll just leave here the link to the “historical” vote in the ASF list