.gitignore

# built application files
*.apk
*.ap_

# files for the dex VM
*.dex

# Java class files
*.class

# generated files
bin/
gen/

# Local configuration file (sdk path, etc)
local.properties

iOS Lectures

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Learn | Comments Off

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Google Wallet and Apple Pay continue to lose ground against… Starbucks?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Google Wallet and Apple Pay continue to lose ground against… Starbucks?  by Adam Blinderman   You might be surprised to know that 90% of all mobile payments in the U.S. were made at a Starbucks in 2013. I know I was. Every week 7 million mobile transactions are conducted at Starbucks, making up 16% of total transactions, with CEO Howard Schultz boasting the volume is growing by nearly 50% annually. How do they pull it off? It’s a mixture of their clientele base, the nature of grab-n-go coffee, and the fact Starbucks throws...

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Tutorial for using Androids API 5.0 Camera package

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Tutorials | Comments Off

This is a tutorial on implementing the use of the camera with the new Android 5.0 (Lollipop) API.  You will notice from the Android developer’s site that the previous API has been deprecated.  A Few things to make sure are done before starting. In the Android Manifest file, you will need to make sure to allow permissions for the app to sue the device’s camera. Below is the bit of code which is implemented within the <manifest> tag: <uses-permission android:name=”android.permission.CAMERA” /> The next part of this...

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[Tutorial] How to implement a custom listview adapter in Android Studio

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Learn | Comments Off

Listciews are likely among the most used Android layout elements. They can be used to display results of a query, communication between one or more users, filesystems or any number of other things. While simple listviews containing one or two textviews per element are functional for basic applications, as your application grows in complexity they become lacking. Perhaps you’d like to display a photo within the list object, or perhaps more textviews, or any number of other things. In that situation you need a custom listview adapter,...

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Trusted Place

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Learn | Comments Off

You might not know this but you are actually unlocking your phone up to hundreds time a day. So, for your convenience, Google are implementing a brand new feature for unlocking you phone call “trusted place” on Android 5.0. This useful feature can let you set your home or office as a “trusted place” and once you are there Android will automatically disable your lock screen and reactivating it when you leave the “trusted place” This new feature is not available for a lot of Android user yet but you will be able to check this new...

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Google docs on mobile devices

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Learn, Reviews | Comments Off

What started as a simple drive is now a cloud system. Full of functionality only seen before on standalone applications provided by Microsoft office. User are now able to edit documents, spreadsheet and graphics online without having to download any applications. Microsoft attempts to compete with its release of Microsoft office 360, but the majority of users are already comfortable with google docs. Google docs are free and easier to use than Microsoft tools which give google a huge advantage. Microsoft is already working on a more...

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Information Stealing Applications

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off

Third party applications on the Android market increased from about 15,000 in 2009 to about 150,000 in 2010. The problem with this increase is that there are rogue apps that steal the user’s personal information. This information can include call logs, information about placed and received calls, the user’s address book, browsing history, cached e-mails, and photos taken with the built in camera. With hundreds of millions of people using smartphones, this can be a huge problem. The solution to this problem comes in the form of a...

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Ultra Private Phone

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Learn | Comments Off

New model built with security and privacy in mind reflect. The hackers are snooping your snapchats and sexting you grandma, No, not really. With all the hype surrounding mobile security, it makes us wonder what is being done about it. Introducing the Blackphone. Where privacy is right. The Blackphone is a smartphone developed by SGP Technologies, that provides encryption for phone calls, emails, texts and internet browsing. It runs a special version of the Android operating system called the “PrivatOS”  It blocks many of the ways that...

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Will your phone be used to help predict the weather?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Learn | Comments Off

Meteorologists rely on knowing the current weather in order to predict what will happen in the future. Without properly understanding our current state, we are not able to accurately forecast conditions in the future. Currently, weather observations are made at official surface observing stations around the globe. These stations measure temperature, humidity, and other weather information, including one of the most significant and important variables for forecasting: air pressure. Recent studies have shown that air pressure can indicate more...

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Overcoming the Action Bar Tabs Deprecation in API 21

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Learn | Comments Off

With Lollipop’s new API 21 out now, google has stressed the need for uniformity and material design to be highly encouraged in the development and design of android applications. Action Bar Tab Integration – which is actually a default template in the Eclipse ADK – is very convenient to say the least but in terms of design, it can be much more intuitive. Regardless, It is now deprecated and full alternatives have been scarily  expressed. I’ll cover ways to rethink your layout entirely as well as ways to use...

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