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Friday, February 15, 2013

Screen Looks Really Small on a Smartphone

With the new screen on smart phones, web sites that previously looked good now look tiny.
The solution is using viewports.  This article explains how to do this for an iPhone but this will work for any mobile device with the new style screens.

Small Web Pages on Smart Phones

If you have any tips tricks or resources you would like to share please email them to chrisw_88@outlook.com

Friday, December 28, 2012

Need flash for Android 4.x

If you need flash for your Android 4.x device you can click this link from your device to download it.
Note you will have to go into your setitngs an allow apps not from the Android Store.

http://mdc.gd/ineedflash

Thanks to Modaco for the Article

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Samsung S II and possibly S III reset vulnerability

Amazing how the web browser could have this much power over your phone.  This article describes how the iframe works to reset your phone.

Samsung Touchwiz Reset Vulnerability

If anyone is aware of a fix from Samsung to this vulnerability please post a comment here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ever wonder what you would do without technology...

JJ Abrams does a decent job showing the results of technology disappearing. Yes its not 100% realistic but if it was NBC would not be able to show it.

However from watching this episode, it gives you an idea of what would happen to that rich guy at Google.

Check out the pilot episode available on NBC.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Android Runtime for Blackberry 10?

This is an awesome step. It means you can focus on creating your Android 2.1 app and then it will work on the Blackberry 10 as well. That is a bonus as you can focus your development efforts on one platform and get the benefit of supporting two. Pretty awesome

Android Runtime for Blackberry 10 beta

If you have any tips, tricks, resources or interesting Android related news please comment here or email it to chrisw_88@hotmail.com and we will post it here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Getting Started With Android Development

For those just getting their feet wet on Android Development, here is a list of places to visit to get you started.
By following these links you will go from hello world to applying some of the key features of most Android applications.

  1. Setting Up Your Machine
  2. Hello World
  3. Menus and Layouts - The Next step after hello world is to organize a real app. This tutorial provides insight into menus and layouts.
  4. Tabs - Menus and Layouts are great but with a lot of info to show on low real estate tabs make a difference.
  5. 10 open source Android Apps - These are 10 apps that show you some of the interesting things you may want to do in your app

If you have any tips, resources, or sample code you would like to share with the guild please email them to Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com and we will add them here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Android update 17 and Cannot Rename Folder

I did quite a lot of searching for the solution and finally found it on a comment at:
Issue 4410: folder failed to be renamed or moved on SDK install

Here is the solution provided by Marty MacGyver:

Comment 13 by MartyMacGyver@gmail.com, Mar 29, 2010
I had the same problem: the latest update failed to install because it couldn't
rename the tools folder in android-sdk-windows. I'm using Avira antivirus and
disabling it didn't help, but I don't think it had anything to do with the AV program
anyway.
Fact is, running the Android SDK setup apparently uses items in the
"android-sdk-windows\tools" directory. I'm on Win 7 x64 so maybe that causes some
unique situation - I'm not sure.
Solution:
- I made a copy of the tools folder itself (keeping it at the same directory tree
level, thus "tools" and "tools-copy" were both in the "android-sdk-windows" folder).
- I ran Android.bat from that copy
- I ran the update without problems (it updated the original,
not-being-used-at-the-moment tools folder, among whatever other items it needed to).
- I closed the SDK, deleted the folder (I had to kill the adb.exe process first - not
sure why that always persists but you can't delete the folder without doing that).
- I restarted the SDK from the normal (now-updated) tools folder. Worked like a charm!
Note that simply killing adb.exe was NOT sufficient to get around the original
issue... only by copying the tools folder and using the copy to run Android for the
duration of the update process was enough to rectify the problem.
I hope this helps others... it's quite vexing to have to spend time resolving basic
issues like this just to run an update.

Hope it helps you install your update. If you have any tips tricks or resources you would like to share with the guild please email them to Susan Fischer at susan@clinchportal.com