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Google Unveils Android Wear

blogan Re:so what does it do? (103 comments)

"OK GOOGLE, MUTE PHONE".

Hm......effectiveness might be lost.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

blogan Re:Professional Email Address (149 comments)

I'm pretty sure having nummer1fan@beleiberfanatiks.com is going to ding you on the job interview.

about 6 months ago
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Isaac Asimov's 50-Year-Old Prediction For 2014 Is Viral and Wrong

blogan Re:Biggest oops (385 comments)

So, not in 2014? Noted. :)

about 8 months ago
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Isaac Asimov's 50-Year-Old Prediction For 2014 Is Viral and Wrong

blogan Biggest oops (385 comments)

He keeps thinking there will be a 2014 World's Fair.

about 8 months ago
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Google Relying On People Power For 'Helpouts'

blogan Accountability? (57 comments)

OK, so you pay someone $30 for help and they give you a solution that kind of works, but not really. How much hassle do you have to go through to get a refund? There's that sweet price point for scammers of "Not enough to make them care about getting a refund" that's yet to be determined.

about 10 months ago
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More Than 25% of Android Apps Know Too Much About You

blogan Re:If only! (277 comments)

What was the target SDK level? Older levels were always given access to phone ID, but in newer levels, it had to be specifically requested. For backwards compatibility, older apps targeted to the older levels would request that permission. Solution would be to have a newer target level, but not necessarily change the minSDK level.

about 2 years ago
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More Than 25% of Android Apps Know Too Much About You

blogan I wish for optional capabilities (277 comments)

I wish I could use "optional" permissions. If the user doesn't want to give me access to something, that's fine. But if you want to integrate a whiz-bang feature that requires SMS, you either scare off people or have to make a separate app.

about 2 years ago
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More Than 25% of Android Apps Know Too Much About You

blogan Re:Privacy apps - LBE (277 comments)

The keyboard might be pulling down certain language dictionaries,hence the need for Internet access.

about 2 years ago
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Anonymous Leaks 1M Apple Device UDIDs

blogan Re:So is apple... (282 comments)

So much for the walled garden, huh?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Use For an Old Smartphone?

blogan Privacy? (301 comments)

Are you unsure if you can completely wipe the phone?

Anyways, put it on craigslist. Or ask around. I'm sure someone will be willing to take them. I use Android devices as scoring devices for quiz meets, so if someone wanted to give me a pile of Android phones, I'd be happy. Or if someone wants to get into development, having a range of phones is always helpful.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source Employee Vacation-Day Tracking Software?

blogan Re:I have an app for that. (108 comments)

That's planned in a future release. It makes the GUI a little more complex, and I want to keep it nice and simple for the single case scenario. Plus I want to handle some of those more odd accrual rules for when you have those multiple types (such as accrues on a yearly basis, no-rollover, etc).

If you wanted to track just two of them for now, you could use the free app and the paid app and have them track separately.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source Employee Vacation-Day Tracking Software?

blogan I have an app for that. (108 comments)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logan.bryan.ptotrack

Or if you want to bust the bank and pay $.99 and not have ads - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logan.bryan.ptotrackpro

It's not Open Source, but if there's something specific you want, let me know and I can think about adding it. Or, if you'd like to purchase the entire source and open source it yourself, I'd be open to discussion.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Gets the Importance of Packaging; Why Doesn't Google?

blogan Stupid video (639 comments)

The one guy uses his collar thing to try and open it? That's the wrong tool, of course it's going to be hard. I think some Apple people like to focus on something they're better at and give it more weight than it demands. I opened my Nexus 7 and had no issue with it. I'll never open it again.

On the other hand, if you thought about being able to load apps that aren't approved by the manufacturer, that's a feature you'll want since it's ongoing.

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

blogan Side-loading (521 comments)

I'm going to wait to see if things can be sideloaded onto this. I have a few custom applications that it would be nice to run without having to publish them in Amazon Appstore. I see rumors, but waiting to see if it's true.

more than 2 years ago
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Using Tablets Becoming Popular Bathroom Activity

blogan What's weird at a restaurant? (348 comments)

If I'm at a restaurant alone, what should I do while waiting for my food to come? If I have a tablet, why not?

about 3 years ago
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Draft Proposal Would Create Agency To Tax Cars By the Mile

blogan Re:I would support it if... (932 comments)

Until you consider they would have to tax electricity at a much higher rate, and then you end up paying a lot more for your utilities, even if you don't have an electric car.

more than 3 years ago

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