Ambient Temperature App reaches 100 000 installs!

My Ambient temperature app for phones with a real temperaturesensor, has now reached 100 000 downloads! The app is 100% free, it does not contain ads, nor does it require any permissions! Why it’s free You can get it (completely free) here, in Google Play! I made the decision to give it away, so as many people as possible would be able to try it out. The app has been rated over 1000 times now, and has an Average

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Write your Wordpress posts in Markdown!

I’m probably not alone when it comes to frustration around the post editor system in WordPress… I hate it when suddenly, a small change or edit to my blogpost, mess up the whole post by escaping certain characters, removing formatting or what have you. Thankfully, there is a good solution to this! You can write your blogposts using Markdown instead of wordpress’ special text editor. What’s Markdown? Markdown isn’t new, it’s about ten years old, but

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How to switch back to the old bookmark manager in Chrome

I was a bit suprised today, when I tried to bookmark a website in Chrome. Chrome has apparently updated its bookmark manager. And for me, it has not gotten any better! I don’t like the new card/tile listing of my bookmarks and folders, it makes them difficult to find at a glance, and it all looks just like a colorful mess… I wanted the old look back. The one with the simple list of bookmarks. I couldn’t

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1 and a half year of free LastPass Premium

Two promo codes have surfaced, that gives you an extra 18 months of free LastPass premium! You can use the codes if you are a new user, or an existing user. If you don’t have an account already, you can sign up via this promo code. Check out the article over at Android Police for free premium.

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Setup your own (free) private VPN service on Amazon EC2 with OpenVPN

This tutorial will show you how to create your own VPN server on Amazon Web Services – Elastic Compute Cloud (in short: EC2). Part 2 of this tutorial shows you how to connect an Android device to this OpenVPN server. A VPN service can be used for a lot of things, for example: Testing your websites or services from another countrys ip Accessing content on some sites with ip address block, such as hulu or netflix Connect your computer and/or

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Android AVD with HW acceleration complaining about 'memory exceeds the driver limit'

Having problem with the Android AVD manager complaining about the memory limit of your AVD when trying to boot an hardware accelerated android emulator? Starting emulator for AVD 'android-avd-name' emulator: The memory needed by this VM exceeds the driver limit. HAX is not working and emulator runs in emulation mode The problem is that the memory allocated by the device preconfigurations has been set higher than the memory limit you allocated to Intel HAXM when you installed it. Change the

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Creating a nice looking List dialog with images and text

This tutorial, will demonstrate how you can create a great looking selectiondialog, containing both text and images. This list can then be used either directly in an Activity, Fragment, or as an Activity looking like a dialog. In this example, I will go with the latter, and create an activity that looks like a selection dialog window, that, in this case will be used to choose a country. Creating such a selection list is easy if it should contain text

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Google IO developer sandbox + DogeCoin

The Google IO developer sandbox contains a small easter egg. They are having some fun with the DogeCoin meme. Navigate to the sandbox page here and scroll down to the “Put your app out there” title, then click the tablets screen.

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LastPass Mini Review

I have been trying out Lastpass as chrome extion, and mobile app for a few days, and heres a couple of things I have come across, as an avid Keepass user. Feature requests Tags – So I can group together items for different situations Item duplicate – To avoid having to copy paste a lot of data Ability to move a folder into another folder. Now I have to create a new folder where I want to move the items, move all

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How to create simple view separators

This will show you three ways to create nice looking view separators, to use between a row of buttons for example. The examples shows a LinearLayout with three buttons, that should get separators in between them. The third example may be the easiest one to implement, while the other ones gives you better customizability. Method one – Manually adding a view separator to the LinearLayout We can create a simple View that represents the separator, and just add it in between

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