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Retweet of stshank

2015 Mar 14, 10:42
Mobile developers flocked to iOS and Android, but @dontcallmeDOM says the Web is fighting back with new standards. http://cnet.co/1MDx2vh 
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Retweet of newsycombinator

2015 Feb 24, 6:31
Proving that Android’s, Java’s and Python’s sorting algorithm is broken http://envisage-project.eu/proving-android-java-and-python-sorting-algorithm-is-broken-and-how-to-fix-it/ …
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Video

2012 May 23, 3:53


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Do Cute Kids Like Radiohead? - “Paranoid Android” -...

2012 Apr 27, 7:05


Do Cute Kids Like Radiohead? - “Paranoid Android” - You Review #09 (by noisey)

“I don’t think he’s got any friends”. Harsh.

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Sprint loaded spyware on its Android phones

2011 Nov 30, 4:22

“TechCrunch and others are reporting that a program called “Carrier IQ” that comes pre-installed on Sprint phones has some pretty amazing spyware capabilities, right down to keylogging everything you do on the phone.”

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YouTube - Radiohead - Paranoid Android: YouTube Artists Mix

2011 Jun 20, 2:36A mix of 36 YouTube videos of various people playing Radiohead's Paranoid Android. It sounds good but the video too is very compelling. Also I would be psych'ed if it were my video picked to rock out at 2:50.

The mix:


Crazy bear on accoustic from 6:03


Amazing big band rendition from 2:20
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YouTube - Weezer - Paranoid Android

2011 Jun 1, 11:20Weezer covers Radiohead's Paranoid Android. I enjoyed this now but if you could send it to me in 1999 I would have freaked out.
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Native x86 Android runtime will enable Android apps on Windows

2011 May 26, 1:28This was on my todo list. I'll scratch it off knowing far more funded folks are doing this: "A startup called BlueStacks has developed an Android runtime environment for the Windows operating system. It will enable users to run Android applications alongside conventional Windows software on Microsoft's operating system." "One example would be a convertible netbook tablet that normally runs Windows but switches to an Android interface for greater touch-friendliness when the screen is flipped.
Such a product would offer the full power and multitasking capabilities of Windows but also benefit from having access to Android's broad touch-enabled software ecosystem."PermalinkCommentswindows programming android java technical

Listen to Max Tannone and Watch Moon

2011 Feb 23, 1:13
Max Tannone does awesome remix albums:


Also, the movie Moon is really good on a variety of points. Sam Rockwell and the voice of Kevin Spacey! Its available on Netflix Watch Instantly so you have no excuse!
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CyanogenMod-6.0.0 RC1 | CyanogenMod

2010 Jul 14, 3:40Finally get Android 2.2 onto my G1!PermalinkCommentsandroid phone g1 google hack technical cellphone todo

Android App Aims to Allow Wiretap-Proof Cell Phone Calls « The Firewall - Forbes.com

2010 May 27, 8:53
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Senators call for end to anonymous, prepaid cell phones

2010 May 27, 8:52Time to stock up on prepaid anonymous cell phones before its too late! Or just use the call encryption Android application...PermalinkCommentsprivacy security cellphone anonymous politics government technical

Introducing Adobe Reader for Android - Adobe Reader Blog

2010 May 25, 12:04PDF reader for the Android
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Getting started with Google Calendar Sync - Google Calendar Help

2010 Mar 21, 3:22Google Calendar Sync is an Outlook plugin that syncs your Google and Outlook calendars (you get to pick 1way and direction or 2way sync'ing). This almost looks like what I want but perhaps my feature requests are too obscure for someone to have already implemented them:
Events marked personal added on my Outlook calendar should get full 2-way sync'ing with my Google calendar.
All other events added on my Outlook calendar should be assumed to have private company information and should get 1-way sync'ing with just the time and location - no attendees or subject or desceiption.
All events added on my Google calendar should get full 2-way sync'ing with Outlook and there should be marked personal.

I doubt I'm going to find a pre-made app to do this so I guess I should get coding. Otoh, if they ever bring the updated Android OS that has Exchange support to my G1 maybe none of this would be necessary...PermalinkCommentsgoogle calendar outlook microsoft tool free technical

Activity Lifecycle

2010 Mar 10, 5:21The lifecycle of an Android application. How to gracefully handle getting paused, stopped, etc.PermalinkCommentsandroid activity application technical programming lifecycle

January 2010: Android Handset Mix « Myxer's BoomBox Report

2010 Mar 5, 6:06iPhone vs Android adoption per state and per gender. Apparently I'm out of my demographic with my G1.PermalinkCommentsandroid apple iphone g1 statistics cellphone google

All U.S. Android phones to receive Android 2.1, but some will require a wipe – Android and Me

2010 Mar 3, 2:54Really looking forward to some Exchange support post Android 1.6...PermalinkCommentsandroid phone cellphone exchange

Technology Review: Augmented Identity

2010 Feb 23, 10:04Android augmented reality app that does facial recognition and then hovers icons for that person's profiles on various websites.PermalinkCommentsaugmented-reality mobile internet identity android phone technical

Bring On Firefox Mobile For Android | Android Phone Fans

2010 Jan 29, 10:16Talk of Firefox on Android. Sounds good to me!PermalinkCommentsmobile google android firefox web browser technical

View PDFs on Android

2010 Jan 10, 4:07

Irritatingly, my G1 won't show me PDFs so I've made the Google Docs PDF viewer which will load PDFs on the web up in Google Docs. Google Docs has the useful ability to display PDFs in web browsers without any Adobe software and works (mostly) on Android.

This was very easy to put together as an Android activity. First its necessary to register the application as handling PDFs from the web. This is done via the intent-filter declaration in the manifest:

   intent-filter
      action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW"/
      data android:scheme="http" android:mimeType="application/pdf"/
      category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/
      category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE"/
   /intent-filter
The action part says my activity will view PDFs, the data part says it accepts data with the PDF mime-type and with a URL that has an HTTP scheme. The browsable category is necessary to allow links from a browser to open this activity.

Second, the activity opens up the browser to Google Docs pointing to the PDF.

   Intent intent = new Intent();
   intent.setAction(getIntent().getAction());
   intent.setData(Uri.parse(
    "http://docs.google.com/gview?embedded=true&url=" + 
    percentEncodeForQuery(getIntent().getData().toString())));

   startActivity(intent);
This is very simple code to invoke a new intent browsing to a newly constructed URL for the PDF in Google Docs. That was easy.PermalinkCommentsgoogle docs technical g1 code activity programming android google pdf
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