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xda-developers216,596For the last 10 years, XDA-Developers has been a central pillar in the world of mobile device development. What started as a shared idea of a few enthusiasts, hackers, and developers, has evolved into a massive online community with members and developers from across the globe. Despite the size of our community, our ethos still stands strong: to advance the technology we use by means of research and collaboration.XDA:DevCon is all this but taken a step further by tearing down the virtual walls and closing the distances that separate our community members from each other. The main objective of the conference is very simple: to take what we normally do in our forum and bring it live to maximize the experience and to learn from the very best. Most importantly, we aim to do it while having fun, just like the hobby this is meant to be. We’ll learn, laugh and have fun in the true spirit of XDA – collaboration.Join us in honor of our Tenth Anniversary at our first Developer Conference – for developers by developers.XDA:DevCon 20132013-08-09 15:00:0064 

David Drager has been shared in 45 public circles

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Phúc Savina70Connect more fun okay for you#sharedcircle2014-09-07 13:56:36359001
Aaron Denne722One of my favorite circles ever. These guys are Tech Journalists and love to interact with people. Give these people a follow if you love tech! #circles #sharedcircles  2014-09-03 02:11:37243003
Dina Rohmatika278Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-17 18:12:38498205
Dina Rohmatika97Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-11 23:56:42499205
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #1.The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles we try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know. And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let us know,We willl add them.2013-06-21 03:33:49338135
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123
Ivonne García423This is my Geeks CirclePeople who share great content that only matters to us, technology geeks and people interested in the latest advances. :D Enjoy! #sharedcircle   #circles   #tech   #technology   #geeks   #geekcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-01 17:28:23332314
Thew Raslletem1,062Well Apparantly my #top99  circle has 3 non G+ users...I tag em, and they getthe email, but they will not sign up. Oh wellHere's my top 96.2012-07-24 12:57:4196103
David Stroz1,083Today I share with you another group of awesome people I follow here on Google+!  There is no real theme for this circle but you should all add them and share this with your friends :)2012-07-23 17:26:444971108
Harshit Gupta0Hey all, try this long ago +Robert Scoble shared circle of techies....it's what can get you started here on g+2012-07-11 14:48:57243112
Kyle Beck66So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003
Karl Hughes7,360Geeks, Designers, and Interesting PeopleThis is my most watched circle, so I figured I would share.  These people tend to post the stuff that I read and respond to most often, so if you like technology, you should add them.Enjoy!2012-06-13 14:22:22446124
Alister Macintyre7,115Some people appear to be well informed on many topics, and like to share what they have figured out.  Here is a circle of prolific writers about tech topics.  You might want to put some of them in separate circles, to avoid being washed away in combination streams into a roaring torrent of information.2012-06-09 23:29:01244010
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737104
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005536100
Hacker News Circle5,679Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/23/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-23 17:00:10999102
Hacker News Circle5,679Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/23/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-23 05:00:09999004
Hacker News Circle5,699Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/21/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-21 17:00:09999012
Hacker News Circle5,681Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/19/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-19 17:00:09999000
Hacker News Circle5,667Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/17/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-17 17:00:09999000
Hacker News Circle5,667Part 2/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/17/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-17 05:00:08999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 11:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 16:00:07999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 10:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 15:00:08999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 11:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 04:00:10999000
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 03:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 20:00:09999000
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 01:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 18:00:11999000
Spencer Gibbs1,858My Ron Paul circle pt.2Being part of this circle may get you added by other Ron Paul supporters. I also post exclusive Ron Paul info to this circle.If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please let me know and I will remove you from future shares.If you have added me and are a Ron Paul supporter, please let me know so I can add you to the circle.Circle share has 2 parts because of 500 limit on circle shares2012-01-13 17:05:47490603
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 04:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 09:00:10999000
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 02:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 07:00:09999000
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 05:00:09999000
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/12/2012 at 10:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 03:00:10999000
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 2/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/12/2012 at 08:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 01:00:09999000
Hacker News Circle5,605Part 2/2 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/11/2012 at 07:23pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-12 00:23:20353001
Euro Maestro36Looks like this is turning into Circle Thursday. Or Circle Friday if you live on the right side of the ocean.Following +Joe Martinez and +Liz ℚuilty 's lead, I'm sharing a list.This is for those who need a little Apple in their diet.If you have any suggestions, please let me know.+Shared Circles Google Plus +Shared Circles on G+ +Public Circles2011-12-16 03:00:56305402
Randy Hilarski55I have not shared a circle in a while, here is my list of journalists and article writers. For the new folks this circle will provide your feed with lots of content.2011-11-16 14:46:39249001
Ammon Fife997Tech InfluencersAmmon Fife shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 21:12:14360400
Ian Geldard225My Ron Paul circle (500 of 622 shared - Google limit)Ian Geldard shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 16:18:41501921
The Original Christian Adams2,282Sharing my updated circle of Tech Writers like +Stowe Boyd +Suresh Mudiraj +Marc Benioff and many other writers for well-known rags like ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, TechCrunch, etc. Keep learning and applyingChristian Adams shared a circle with you.2011-10-10 23:21:34232001
Robert Scoble158,666I'm sharing two circles today. This is the first half of my "Tech Journalist and Blogger" circle. The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry. As with all my circles I try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let me know). And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 18:10:07341382844
Jason Kennedy5,989Follow Friday: Google Plus Edition. Many of you probably have many of these people circled already from my earlier shares. I'm testing the fact that it seems like the 250 people-in-a-circle share seems to have been lifted. I am sharing my technology people (folks interested in tech), technology writers, and technology owners. Do you see 423 people in this Circle that you can add? Enjoy!Jason Kennedy shared a circle with you.2011-10-07 13:36:5642318410
Robert Scoble152,040This is the best circle for Apple tech news tomorrowThis will be the best circle to watch for info on Apple tomorrow (it's of 250 of the best tech journalists/bloggers/thought leaders on Google+). I will be in front of my three big screens pulling in the best data from around the Web. I'll be watching Twitter, Facebook, Google+ all at the same time. Plus, I'll be live on +Shira Lazar's show starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow with live reports.Anyway, if you want to see how the tech press covers this, follow this circle (make sure you put these in a new circle of your own so you can delete them if they get too noisy for you).I'm watching thousands more, too, and will share anything good.You will be flooded tomorrow with Apple news. If you can't handle this, just unfollow for the morning and everything will calm down pretty quickly after noon.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-03 21:26:3925067127124
Robert Scoble144,998This circle of ACTIVE TECH JOURNALISTS AND THOUGHT LEADERS rocked and rolled today with the Amazon announcement but just wait to see what it does on October 4th with the Apple announcements. Subscribe now and you'll see all the best stuff in real time!Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-28 17:09:022508967193
Robert Scoble141,470Here's 250 tech executives and entrepreneurs. Sorry, I can't share my entire circle with you. My circle has 534 members in it, so you aren't seeing half a circle. Hope you enjoy these circles.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 04:34:582509769129
Robert Scoble141,470Yikes. I can only share 250 people at one time. So, here's 250 people in my Tech Journalists' circle. This circle has 535 in it, so you aren't even getting half a circle here. All of these are active.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 04:31:19250394347

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2014-10-29 13:44:29 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So I'm set on the Nexus 6, which goes up for pre-order today. Anyone else in? I'll probably go for white.

Most reshares: 16

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2014-03-06 15:13:27 (2 comments, 16 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

+xda-developers just received this from YouTube for officially hitting 100k subscribers! Thanks to all of our viewers, and if you haven't already, consider subscribing to http://xda.tv for mobile development news and tutorials!

Most plusones: 42

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2014-03-06 15:13:27 (2 comments, 16 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

+xda-developers just received this from YouTube for officially hitting 100k subscribers! Thanks to all of our viewers, and if you haven't already, consider subscribing to http://xda.tv for mobile development news and tutorials!

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2014-10-29 16:52:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Project Ara finally has a bootable device. Maybe this phone will happen after all!

Project Ara finally has a bootable device. Maybe this phone will happen after all!___

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2014-10-29 14:20:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Once the battery life on this watch improves to > 24hrs, I'm in!

Latest XDA News! How to Unlock, Root, and Restore Your Moto 360 – XDA TV http://ow.ly/2PQVYd___Once the battery life on this watch improves to > 24hrs, I'm in!

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2014-10-29 13:44:29 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So I'm set on the Nexus 6, which goes up for pre-order today. Anyone else in? I'll probably go for white.

So I'm set on the Nexus 6, which goes up for pre-order today. Anyone else in? I'll probably go for white.___

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2014-10-28 14:02:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

OK Go seems to have retained what most artists have lost when it comes to making music videos. Their videos are pretty crazy as conceptual thoughts, let alone executed.

OK Go seems to have retained what most artists have lost when it comes to making music videos. Their videos are pretty crazy as conceptual thoughts, let alone executed.___

2014-10-15 16:21:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Now on XDA: Google Nexus 6 and 9 devices, just announced. http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6, http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-9

Now on XDA: Google Nexus 6 and 9 devices, just announced. http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6, http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-9___

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2014-09-28 09:38:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

At +xda-developers #xdadevcon14 The Ubuntu Phone... The Story So Far with +Alan Pope

At +xda-developers #xdadevcon14 The Ubuntu Phone... The Story So Far with +Alan Pope___

2014-06-18 16:12:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

New version of SuperSU

SuperSU v2.00 released

I've just uploaded v2.00 to Google Play. v2.00 not because this version is something special, but because we ran out of v1.xx numbers.

The changelog ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=23427824&postcount=3 ) is long. If you're checking that link, note that v1.97 was also never released on Play, so if you haven't followed the development releases, the changes listed there are also relevant for you.

The flashable ZIP is available from my own server as usual: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu

The discussion thread on XDA-Developers can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053

There are actually still a couple of known issues with the very latest AOSP builds, and a large number of points on my to-do list, but you have to release at some point ...

Just because we didn't see a lot of the 'negative' changes for AOSP that were documented earlier in the 4.4.3 release, doesn't mean they aren't still coming in the next Android update - they most likely are -, so I keep testing with AOSP (a tiresome job).

Also, this update should fix issues with installing SupeSU from Play if you've used Towelroot. Geohot did include the latest development version of SuperSU's binaries (from v1.99r5) but didn't include the APK (... yeah ...) - and the APK from Play was older until now.___New version of SuperSU

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2014-05-29 13:21:25 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

There is currently an $18,000 bounty available for root/unlock on the VZ & ATT Galaxy S5. Pretty incredible, there is clearly a huge demand for this at least in the dev community. 

There is currently an $18,000 bounty available for root/unlock on the VZ & ATT Galaxy S5. Pretty incredible, there is clearly a huge demand for this at least in the dev community. ___

2014-04-10 13:01:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Just a heads up for webmasters out there. If you are going to intentionally or unintentionally rate-limit Google crawlers, make sure to do it with a 5XX error instead of a 4XX error. I decided that a 429 response (aka "Rate Limited") was better than a 503, but Google now lists them long-term in webmaster tools as "Other Errors." If I send a 503 then it is reported as a "Server Error" and Google will try that url again shortly rather than putting it in the long term "Other" category. Needless to say I switched our rate-limiting error back to a 503. Perhaps this should only be used as a response to an API rate-limited error.

Just a heads up for webmasters out there. If you are going to intentionally or unintentionally rate-limit Google crawlers, make sure to do it with a 5XX error instead of a 4XX error. I decided that a 429 response (aka "Rate Limited") was better than a 503, but Google now lists them long-term in webmaster tools as "Other Errors." If I send a 503 then it is reported as a "Server Error" and Google will try that url again shortly rather than putting it in the long term "Other" category. Needless to say I switched our rate-limiting error back to a 503. Perhaps this should only be used as a response to an API rate-limited error.___

2014-04-01 13:34:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Does anyone have a Keybase.io invite they would be willing to share?

A friend hooked me up. Thanks!

Does anyone have a Keybase.io invite they would be willing to share?

A friend hooked me up. Thanks!___

2014-03-26 23:40:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

All of that graduate degree work in sensor networks finally paid off, I'll be attending the #projectara  conference in April! Is anyone else coming to this event? Trying to figure out the best way to take advantage of being there in-person; I'll be doing some posts and videos for +xda-developers but also evaluating the technology overall. Looking forward to it!

All of that graduate degree work in sensor networks finally paid off, I'll be attending the #projectara  conference in April! Is anyone else coming to this event? Trying to figure out the best way to take advantage of being there in-person; I'll be doing some posts and videos for +xda-developers but also evaluating the technology overall. Looking forward to it!___

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2014-03-16 03:16:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Adam Outler and 1 other was tagged in David Drager's album.

Adam Outler and 1 other was tagged in David Drager's album.___

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2014-03-13 12:24:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"All we can say is: Wake up USA! How on Earth did a country, which we Europeans have always seen as “The Land of Opportunities”, become a replica of Rome in its last days. Completely systematic, bureaucratic and oblivious to opportunities."

"All we can say is: Wake up USA! How on Earth did a country, which we Europeans have always seen as “The Land of Opportunities”, become a replica of Rome in its last days. Completely systematic, bureaucratic and oblivious to opportunities."___

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2014-03-07 13:26:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Neat!

Neat!___

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2014-03-06 15:13:27 (2 comments, 16 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

+xda-developers just received this from YouTube for officially hitting 100k subscribers! Thanks to all of our viewers, and if you haven't already, consider subscribing to http://xda.tv for mobile development news and tutorials!

+xda-developers just received this from YouTube for officially hitting 100k subscribers! Thanks to all of our viewers, and if you haven't already, consider subscribing to http://xda.tv for mobile development news and tutorials!___

2014-02-18 02:32:11 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I can verify that external storage does not have write permissions on Samsung's new Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, it is running 4.4.2 out of box. 

KitKat will make your SD Card completely useless: per the Android API specification, apps can no longer write files to your SD card.  And Samsung is following it.

This only applies to dual-storage devices, i.e., devices with a user-writable internal flash storage AND a removable SD card.

From http://source.android.com/devices/tech/storage/index.html:

"The WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission must only grant write access to the primary external storage on a device. Apps must not be allowed to write to secondary external storage devices, except in their package-specific directories as allowed by synthesized permissions."

If your device has user-accessible internal flash storage, your SD Card is a "secondary external storage device".

What this means is that with KitKat, applications will no longer be able create, modify, or remove files and folders on your external SD card.  As a for-instance, you can no longer use a file manager to copy files from your computer to the SD card over a network.  This ability, which has existed since the beginning of Android, has been taken away.

The only stated reason for this removal of functionality is that, "Restricting writes in this way ensures the system can clean up files when applications are uninstalled."  I do not pretend to understand this logic.  Apps are still allowed to write in arbitrary directories on the primary storage (with the appropriate permission), but are denied the same access to external storage.

Samsung has implemented this feature with their KitKat OTA updates.  Note3 users are now complaining that FX File Explorer can no longer write to their external SD cards.  There are solutions to this problem for users with root access.  Users without root access appear to be screwed.

I'm not quite certain how Google intends for you to place files on your SD card.  Perhaps you have to use proprietary Google apps that contain permissions unavailable to the rest of the developer world.  Perhaps you're supposed to put everything on the cloud and pay carrier data fees to get it there.  Perhaps you're supposed to use some kind of WIRE to attach your WIRELESS device to your computer and have the computer do that work for you.

In my opinion this is a horrible misstep by Google and the Android Open Source Project.  Functionality has been removed without reason, to the severe detriment of users and developers alike.

I apologize for not bringing this to everyone's attention when KitKat 4.4 was released, but it was not mentioned in the Android 4.4 changes document: http://developer.android.com/about/versions/android-4.4.html.  It's only mentioned in the article on source.android.com.  I was only made aware of its existence from user reports as a result of Samsung implementing this change in its KitKat OTA updates.___I can verify that external storage does not have write permissions on Samsung's new Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, it is running 4.4.2 out of box. 

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2014-02-16 14:26:14 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Just received a Galaxy Note 12.2. The multitasking capabilities are really impressive. Android tablets are becoming more and more desktop-like! The screen estate on here is incredible. A+ would recommend.

Just received a Galaxy Note 12.2. The multitasking capabilities are really impressive. Android tablets are becoming more and more desktop-like! The screen estate on here is incredible. A+ would recommend.___

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2014-02-13 12:44:29 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is such a horrible deal for consumers. Since Comcast invests heavily in FCC commissioners, offering many high paying jobs after they leave the board, the cynical me says they will get the approval.

Since net neutrality is now off the table, expect even more of a chokehold consumer 'rights'. TV/Internet is often an effective monopoly or duopoly in many markets already. 

This is such a horrible deal for consumers. Since Comcast invests heavily in FCC commissioners, offering many high paying jobs after they leave the board, the cynical me says they will get the approval.

Since net neutrality is now off the table, expect even more of a chokehold consumer 'rights'. TV/Internet is often an effective monopoly or duopoly in many markets already. ___

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2014-01-30 19:01:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"XDA Developers is a community of millions of members who thrive on getting as much as they can out of their mobile phones, mostly Android. "

"XDA Developers is a community of millions of members who thrive on getting as much as they can out of their mobile phones, mostly Android. "___

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2014-01-29 14:01:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Really intrigued by new systems set up to compensate open-source developers fairly. Here are two recently-launched systems which aim to solve this problem:

https://whispersystems.org/blog/bithub/
http://tip4commit.com/

Overall I think the idea is a huge one, and possibly a game-changer when it comes to open source development. Bitcoin is used so there is no overhead for fraudulent transactions and also minimal fees for transferring funds.

Here is my main question: How is a pull-request valued? You can have good commits or bad commits. You can have a 20k line commit which adds to the codebase but does not add much functionality. Or you can have 20 lines that change the world. Or you can add a few characters to fix a security bug. How do you value those contributions? Peer review is one way but then you have a lot of overhead and contention regarding how... more »

Really intrigued by new systems set up to compensate open-source developers fairly. Here are two recently-launched systems which aim to solve this problem:

https://whispersystems.org/blog/bithub/
http://tip4commit.com/

Overall I think the idea is a huge one, and possibly a game-changer when it comes to open source development. Bitcoin is used so there is no overhead for fraudulent transactions and also minimal fees for transferring funds.

Here is my main question: How is a pull-request valued? You can have good commits or bad commits. You can have a 20k line commit which adds to the codebase but does not add much functionality. Or you can have 20 lines that change the world. Or you can add a few characters to fix a security bug. How do you value those contributions? Peer review is one way but then you have a lot of overhead and contention regarding how valuable a commit might be. ___

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2014-01-29 13:13:42 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Love auto-updating Google products (this includes Android apps too).

Evergreen (aka, auto-updating) browsers ftw! ... One of the most beautiful chart I've seen in a while. Source: http://bit.ly/L71Jjn___Love auto-updating Google products (this includes Android apps too).

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2014-01-25 13:40:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

10 Years on Mars! Spirit and Opportunity gallery.

10 Years on Mars! Spirit and Opportunity gallery.___

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2014-01-09 20:30:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Just bought a mini-helicopter on Overstock with Bitcoin!

The transaction was flawless. I paid via the Bitcoin client on my phone using the QR code that popped up. The transaction was accepted right away and my order is 'confirmed.'

Although this is great news for Bitcoin, I wouldn't expect a ton of movement on BTC prices. Overstock is likely converting the transaction right over to USD which essentially dumps the BTC right back onto the market when you sell it. Though, perhaps they are saving some of it...

Either way, this is a huge step for the Bitcoin economy in general, great job Overstock!

Just bought a mini-helicopter on Overstock with Bitcoin!

The transaction was flawless. I paid via the Bitcoin client on my phone using the QR code that popped up. The transaction was accepted right away and my order is 'confirmed.'

Although this is great news for Bitcoin, I wouldn't expect a ton of movement on BTC prices. Overstock is likely converting the transaction right over to USD which essentially dumps the BTC right back onto the market when you sell it. Though, perhaps they are saving some of it...

Either way, this is a huge step for the Bitcoin economy in general, great job Overstock!___

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2013-11-07 00:59:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If you haven't checked out +Themer  I would highly recommend it! Congrats on the article team!

If you haven't checked out +Themer  I would highly recommend it! Congrats on the article team!___

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2013-10-25 18:44:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Sneak preview of my latest project.

Baby got back...

Sneak preview of my latest project.

Baby got back...___

2013-09-23 18:12:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is that Europa Universalis running on SteamOS? #shutupandtakemymoney

I really like this idea but it all comes down to 

a) Control system. Keyboard? Mouse? Gamepad? 
b) Software. Can it play movies? What kind of games will it have?
c) Hardware. Is this made for HTPC hardware?

Linux has been missing it's '10 foot interface' for a long time, I'm really curious what they have come up with!

Is that Europa Universalis running on SteamOS? #shutupandtakemymoney

I really like this idea but it all comes down to 

a) Control system. Keyboard? Mouse? Gamepad? 
b) Software. Can it play movies? What kind of games will it have?
c) Hardware. Is this made for HTPC hardware?

Linux has been missing it's '10 foot interface' for a long time, I'm really curious what they have come up with!___

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2013-09-22 12:09:49 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Microduino, a smaller, stackable version of Arduino. Love the design on these!

Microduino, a smaller, stackable version of Arduino. Love the design on these!___

2013-09-20 12:22:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Focal is being removed from +CyanogenMod with an interesting back story. (http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/50666/ - wth is up with that commit message?)

I remained silent about the whole Focal relicensing troubles for now. There was a lot of drama between the app being GPL, and the fact Cyanogen Inc wanted to use it, which drove some frustration between me, some CM contributors, and CM leaders. As a result, to avoid any problem, Focal has been removed from CyanogenMod. I think you deserve explanations and “behind the scenes” view on how all of this happened, and to know it’s not just a last-minute decision or ragequit.

This is the true, fully-featured story of the “Focal drama”. It's not a rant about how Cyanogen Inc is bad or anything (and it can be a good thing, with a few conditions, see at the end of the post), but just an insight on how this all happened, and how some people were and are feeling. 

A few months ago, I decided to work on an app to replace AOSP’s Camera app after +Steve Kondik  expressed concerns about the camera experience on CyanogenMod in a G+ post. I decided to take the challenge, and build up a camera app that would be up with users’ expectations: accessible and innovative UI, but fully-featured.
You all know how that worked out - the app has been out for some time now. I’ve been keeping the “internal” CM team (read: the CyanogenMod Dev private G+ group) tuned with my progress, releasing them mockups, screenshots and videos of the progress. Luckily, nobody ever leaked what it was, even with the big storm we started with the Nemesis trailer.

A few days before we started organizing Focal’s launch, I was approached by +Koushik Dutta  and +Steve Kondik . They wanted to talk to me about CyanogenMod’s future developments, that sounded cool. Koush told me in a video chat Cyanogen’s plans since he left Samsung: they found investors, and they’re ready to push forward Cyanogen Inc, a company selling services for CyanogenMod. At first, that sounded amazing, getting a few bucks for working on something I’ve been doing for free for some time. That would allow the student I am to get some stuff and get a kickstart for my future life. That would have given me the chance to spend more time on CM, as I wouldn't need to work elsewhere. Now, I didn’t have much information about what were Cyanogen Inc plans to make money, but I expected it to be through some kind of services - koush told me about CMID, which later became CMAccount, or other premium things like a one-click installer, or even a CMPhone. That sounded like a nice addition to CyanogenMod, leaving the community intact, and adding more value to the software distribution.
I had a similar chat with Steve, where he explained me some of the other aspects of Cyanogen Inc, his philosophy about it, etc. Okay, that sounds like a good plan, get me involved and enhance the open distribution I know and love. I have a few emails back and forth between Steve, Koush and me, talking about what I could work on, what I could enhance on Focal, etc. They’re telling me they’re looking into contracts, and I wait.

That’s when the “drama” started.

I got a Hangouts chat from Koush, saying that Focal would need to be relicensed because GPL isn’t ideal -- wait what, not ideal for an Open Source project?

“The issue is that we need to be able to relicense it”
“It’ll be open as GPL, but CM can do what they want with it.”

Yes, Cyanogen Inc. will need to do changes in CyanogenMod’s source code - because here’s another way they will finance the project: customization for their customers (e.g. carriers). This will imply the work done by the community will be sold to a third party by Cyanogen Inc, and that they have to do changes that they cannot put online publicly. A future conversation with Steve Kondik will reveal that they might need to put hardware-specific enhancement for some camera devices, and that has to be hacked in the Camera app code. Putting these changes inside Camera apps instead of Hardware Abstraction Layers (HAL) could break other apps, which ironically kind of go against the goal of CTS (because then, only the “official” camera app will have those enhancements). Of course, those hardware enhancements are trade secrets, so they cannot be published back to CyanogenMod’s public repositories...

So this is where I started to feel screwed. I didn’t think much further, but I felt like I had no other choice but comply with Cyanogen’s relicensing, and allow them to do whatever they want with my code, and sell it customized to their vendors. They used the Contributor License Agreement as an argument, saying that basically they could do anything with my code since I submitted it.

At the same time, the “cyngn.com” domain was discovered, and concerns rised about what the hell it was. People such as pulser_g2 started to find connections between Cyngn.com, Kirt McMaster, Steve Kondik, Koushik Dutta, and all these people working at a “secret company” in a “secret location”. From ways I cannot even explain, he was able to come up with everything Koush and Steve told me, how they’d make money, and what are their future plans. Since he already knew everything, I told him about what was going on with Focal licensing, and he came up with the fact that this wasn’t legally right: the software is licensed as GPL, the repository on CyanogenMod’s github is forked from my GitHub, so it didn’t go through the Contributor License Agreement (which only applies to Gerrit submissions), and the Berne convention can prove through the commits history that I did fully write the app, and not Cyanogen Inc. - and even if the CLA would apply, it only allows them to sublicense the software, not relicense or dual-license it without my permission.

I didn’t want to be a jerk on that licensing story, and went ahead to resolve the issue directly in private with Steve. At the same time, other people such as Andrew Dodd (Entropy512) beginned to hear echoes about something was going on with Cyanogen, and heard about the GPL licensing issues around the time Land of Droid revealed the connections. He got really upset about that, getting only silence or vague answers from CM leads, turning around sentences.
That’s where they started lying to the community, denying they had something to do with cyngn.com, denying there was a commercialization of CyanogenMod going on. When people said “Why would Focal get relicensed?” they would just say “No, it’s not relicensed. It will stay GPL.” - yes, that’s where “relicense” became “dual-license”, where the app would remain GPL publicly, but still allow Cyanogen Inc to do what they want with it. But they didn't mention that publicly.

pulser_g2 raised some points on an XDA post that became quite famous, quoted by some news websites, and raised to the attention of some CM leads.
The official answer was: “Don’t interfere, don’t reply, let it go”

So, they didn’t confirm or infirm that CyanogenMod was or was not going commercial. If it wasn’t going commercial, they would have denied it. But here, they ask to “let it go”. Why not tell the truth? For them, it was better to just sweep it under the rug. But who was right in the end?


At that point in time, I still had no news about the contracts I was meant to receive weeks ago for working with Cyanogen Inc on Focal. I pinged ciwrl, who told me to check with koush, who told me to check with Steve, who didn’t reply.

At that time, they also started scrapping features from CyanogenMod. Device’s “Advanced settings” disappeared, without getting a proper replacement first. Some features aren't considered as useful enough, and didn’t make it into the new CMHW HAL. Even if users want something, they won’t get it if it’s not useful enough. Save to external SD disappeared as well from the AOSP Camera app, because it breaks Google’s CTS. Root access is planned to be COMPLETELY removed by default, and to be downloaded in a separate package. Users don’t use root anyway, they say. All of this because of a future CyanogenMod Phone, which has to pass CTS to get Google Apps officially. Want some exotic features? Too bad. You won’t get them if Google don’t. Wasn’t that the point of CyanogenMod originally? Derp.

That’s when my concerns started to raise about the community contributions. People such as +Nebojša Cvetković  contributed a lot of features to CyanogenMod’s launcher “Trebuchet”, and felt bad about not getting any reward for his work, when Cyanogen Inc. would make money out of it. Same concerns were raised by other maintainers and developers who contribute, or used to contribute to CyanogenMod. It was the last bit required for multiple people to leave the CyanogenMod development community, or for some users to simply stop using CyanogenMod. They didn’t know exactly what Cyanogen Inc was up to, but since the leaders would just lie to them to hide the truth, they felt let down. And it was clear from my chats with Steve that they had no ideas or plans, besides contracting everyone, to reward contributors. But they cannot just contract everyone, like nebkat as he’s not old enough yet to have a contract. Some other people just don’t want to be contracted, but still want to get a reward. It’s only recently that I told Steve that people would be totally happy with some perks (computer stuff, t-shirts, usb drives, devices for big contributors, etc.), and it seems like he didn’t think about that at first.

This continued for some time, until now. Cyanogen Inc is now public, and they revealed (part of) their plans for the near future. And a sentence struck me on most news sites that relayed the news: they talk about “Cyanogen’s new Camera app” -- what WHAT? So it’s Cyanogen’s camera app now? It not a CONTRIBUTION anymore?!  - They claim it's their app, and I still had no news about the whole licensing thing, even if I had the chance to raise the point a few times.
This was too much this time - I pulled the alarm. I first contacted +Abhisek Devkota  on why it was phrased this way, to be welcomed with a “You submitted it…” … Uhm, no, but he wasn’t going to argue with me, and told me to see that with Steve, which I did. After some chat, explaining how he could reward nebkat and other contributors, he told me that he was still waiting on me to “list my pricing, features and milestones for Focal” -- which I did, back on July 23rd. I never had any answer, seemingly because the “Focal drama started” and he got frustrated. From there, it seemed like Steve just wanted to stop dealing with it because “this is too much drama”. The exact drama part that bothers him? Well, some contributors weren’t happy about what Cyanogen Inc is. +Andrew Dodd really insisted and wanted to have explanations on WHY Focal would need to be relicensed, and why all this secrecy, without any real answer ever. 

And how does Steve deals with these kind of reactions now? Easy answer:
“Oh god please tell me the story. grabs popcorn” https://plus.google.com/u/0/101093310520661581786/posts/1ev1FJpSCE3

Well, here’s your story. And here’s how they treat huge contributors like Andrew, who aren’t big enough and don’t open their mouth with the right people. The most ironical thing? If they want to dual-license, it is to make non-open changes to the apps. So, we’ll need CyanogenMod for the CyanogenMod Phone, because the code shipping on the device won’t match the public code.

Steve’s argument to avoid rewarding people, is that people wants to be “retroactively paid” - but he doesn’t seem to understand that people contributed when CyanogenMod was still a project all about open source, that wasn’t removing features from the ROM, and that had no commercial intentions. Nebkat contributed a lot of stuff in the Launcher, which is a central component of CyanogenMod today. But he did it a few months ago, “before” Cyanogen Inc, so he doesn’t deserve anything. But Cyanogen Inc can sell it to his customers.
Entropy512 wanted to clarify that point for his situation, which is true for many other contributors: “Some people like myself contribute to the project to keep our minds sharp and it's rewarding in and of itself.  I make more than enough money in my day job.  If someone is planning on creating a closed source fork, which is the only thing that dual licensing enables, it is no longer rewarding.”

Now, don't get me wrong. Cyanogen Inc is a huge milestone for CyanogenMod, and I can only applaud Steve for the initiative and being able to get there. There are not only dark points with the company, far from that. There’s a big bright side: CyanogenMod will become more stable, and will eventually get more features (even if they’re not going to do anything against CTS). Device support might get enhanced, since they’re paid to work on it now (even if issues existing for a LONG time aren’t fixed). And users maybe will get official support.

But the community can feel let down at some point. People from external ROMs would have loved to contribute back to CM at some point. However when Cyanogen’s leaders refers to Paranoid Android or AOKP, they call it “that other ROM”. Steve, always saying “Go ahead and fork”, isn’t actually taking seriously contributions from other developers. And since external contributors know their contributions are going to be ignored, they just don’t submit anything.
I could go on and on with many other things, how the code review is done (or rather, not done), how submissions are just -2’d without explanations, how they criticize XDA users (yes, where ¾ of their user base come from), how they complain people don’t contribute, when they DID but the patch was ignored because the maintainer didn’t want it at that time, how unstable devices are tagged as RC/stable (without asking their maintainers ; Netflix won’t run on a “stable” build of CM for exynos devices), etc. But I’m not here for that.

At this point, on my end the issue is solved, Focal is pulled from CyanogenMod. It wasn't a last minute decision, it wasn't just because I discovered it just now. It's something that has been running for around two months, and the solution was only found yesterday after a long discussion, and because it had to be stopped quickly.
I will keep on improving the app, fixing bugs, and make it better. If it’s not in CyanogenMod, then it will find room in another ROM. The app is GPL, and I will put it up on the Play Store at some point.
I have plans to raise the awareness of the importance of Open Source, and how GPL doesn't prevent any paid work, and that that there are easy ways to keep the community happy with such a situation.
And at the same time, I wish the best to Cyanogen Inc.

Keep in mind: CyanogenMod wouldn’t be what it is today without its contributors. If you’re able to run CyanogenMod on your device today, it might not be only thanks to Steve, Koushik or Ricardo. There are hundreds of people behind them who pushed many patches, and enabled many devices as a hobby. Have you ever heard of them?___Focal is being removed from +CyanogenMod with an interesting back story. (http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/50666/ - wth is up with that commit message?)

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2013-08-19 16:57:20 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I get this message for a few minutes while upgrading to new nightlies on my Find 5, any folks have a translation? +levi Lee? I had thought I bricked it at first :)

I get this message for a few minutes while upgrading to new nightlies on my Find 5, any folks have a translation? +levi Lee? I had thought I bricked it at first :)___

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2013-08-18 16:56:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Enables a 200x improvement on Ubuntu Edge ..." 

Oh you guys... +Michael Hall 

"Enables a 200x improvement on Ubuntu Edge ..." 

Oh you guys... +Michael Hall ___

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2013-08-18 15:59:31 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Flashing latest Ubuntu Touch on the Nexus 4 (mako). It has been a while since I've checked out the alpha version and it sounded like they are approaching release, so wanted to give it a spin and see what it can do. Using a Virtualbox Ubuntu install with USB passthrough. It utilizes a CWM based recovery to flash the OS. 

Flashing latest Ubuntu Touch on the Nexus 4 (mako). It has been a while since I've checked out the alpha version and it sounded like they are approaching release, so wanted to give it a spin and see what it can do. Using a Virtualbox Ubuntu install with USB passthrough. It utilizes a CWM based recovery to flash the OS. ___

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2013-08-13 14:31:11 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Finally have a moment to sit down and share my experience at #xdadevcon13 . All I can say is, wow! What a great event in an awesome location (Miami). After interacting with so many from the Android community online it was great to interact with and learn from so many IRL. 

As far as the conference itself goes, there were some great presentations on a wide variety of topics. From the +Ubuntu Touch project, to NFC tags from +Pearl Chen and an Android security talk from +Justin Case, all the presentations were great learning resources. From the sponsor side, the +OPPO team was there in force (all the way from China!) demoing the Find 5 and other phones (I ended up buying a Find 5 - more on that later) and the +Sony Xperia team was also demoing some neat hardware. +Michael Hall presented a workshop for developing on Ubuntu (touch/desktop) and wrote an app to interact with the XDAForums.... more »

Finally have a moment to sit down and share my experience at #xdadevcon13 . All I can say is, wow! What a great event in an awesome location (Miami). After interacting with so many from the Android community online it was great to interact with and learn from so many IRL. 

As far as the conference itself goes, there were some great presentations on a wide variety of topics. From the +Ubuntu Touch project, to NFC tags from +Pearl Chen and an Android security talk from +Justin Case, all the presentations were great learning resources. From the sponsor side, the +OPPO team was there in force (all the way from China!) demoing the Find 5 and other phones (I ended up buying a Find 5 - more on that later) and the +Sony Xperia team was also demoing some neat hardware. +Michael Hall presented a workshop for developing on Ubuntu (touch/desktop) and wrote an app to interact with the XDA Forums. 

But of course, as with most conferences, the best part was being able to meet up with your friends, both old and new! They may even spurn me to use G+ more than I've had in the past. Thanks for the great time all! Shoutouts to: +Patrick Hill  +Will GodZson +levi Lee +Carl Pei +Jordan Keyes +Adam Outler +Kevin Nether +Maarten Edgar +Jeremy Meiss +Chris Ravenscroft +Jeff Smith +Corey M +NATF XDA and others I can't recall right now...

I'll be working with the XDA team to post photos, videos and code from the presentations to the website (http://xda-devcon.com) and look forward to future devcons! If you have any feedback, feel free to send my way and we'll work on making it even better next time!___

2013-08-09 19:39:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Added photos to XDA:DevCon 2013.

Added photos to XDA:DevCon 2013.___

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2013-05-26 03:06:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is awesome!

Statusupdate 26th May

- This update includes the beginning stages of a complete design overhaul, getting HALO closer to Google's NOW/Keep/future Android 5 style. This may contrast honeycombish Jellybean a tiny bit but so what, so do all new Google apps by now.

- Tons of UI bugfixes and tweaks, markers helping you to task better.

- Googles anti overlayprotection that blocked the install button is temporarily fixed in this one.

-Small style changes to PIE.

- Changes to Launcher2, probably bugfixes

This is still an alpha due to some remaining low level blemishes that affect HALO.___This is awesome!

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2013-05-02 22:07:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Next time you're wondering what framework to use for that new web application project, consult this chart!

Next time you're wondering what framework to use for that new web application project, consult this chart!___

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2013-05-02 00:52:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Lack of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support in AOSP is becoming a major issue to purchasers of Android devices. Looks like I may need to buy my wife an iPhone so she can use her Polar H7 heartrate monitor. Fitbit flex and many other auxiliary devices are using this protocol. Demand for this is pretty strong in the community (https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=33371) - what's the holdup? 

Lack of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support in AOSP is becoming a major issue to purchasers of Android devices. Looks like I may need to buy my wife an iPhone so she can use her Polar H7 heartrate monitor. Fitbit flex and many other auxiliary devices are using this protocol. Demand for this is pretty strong in the community (https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=33371) - what's the holdup? ___

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2013-04-29 15:06:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is the future of gaming! 

This is the future of gaming! ___

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2013-04-25 13:04:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The HTC One is getting some early Cyanogen love.

The HTC One is getting some early Cyanogen love.___

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2013-04-24 15:36:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Can finally take the wraps off this: An XDA conference for mobile development! This should be a blast!

Can finally take the wraps off this: An XDA conference for mobile development! This should be a blast!___

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2013-04-21 01:15:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2013-03-15 23:22:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Information on comet PanSTARRS, now viewable in the northern hemisphere just after sunset. It is about as bright as the big dipper stars (so fairly bright). 

Information on comet PanSTARRS, now viewable in the northern hemisphere just after sunset. It is about as bright as the big dipper stars (so fairly bright). ___

2013-03-14 14:32:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google Reader's only crime was that it competes with Google+ as a method many use to get updates from websites. I used it quite intensively in my tech blogging past. Unfortunately it fills a hole not many other web apps could, I'll probably move over to http://www.newsblur.com/.

Google Reader's only crime was that it competes with Google+ as a method many use to get updates from websites. I used it quite intensively in my tech blogging past. Unfortunately it fills a hole not many other web apps could, I'll probably move over to http://www.newsblur.com/.___

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2013-03-07 01:15:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Neat!

Fresh Google I/O codes! Just push the "I" and "O" to see more ;)
http://developers.google.com/io #io13

cat 11100111 
space 00101010 - try to hit I/O very fast with the mouse
pong 10000001 
bacon 10010000 
simone 11010011 
eightbit 01010011 
song 11011011 
synth 10001000 
ascii 01111111 
bowling 01110101 
rocket 01000101 
burger 00111001___Neat!

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2013-03-07 01:08:39 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Here's my SimCity gameplay experience video. Fun, am I right?

Purchased the physical version of the game, partially because I know that launch day server issues frequently cause problems with downloading. But with EA's "You Must Be Online At All Times" DRM, it makes it impossible to play without them keeping up their part of this bargain with satan. 

Here's my SimCity gameplay experience video. Fun, am I right?

Purchased the physical version of the game, partially because I know that launch day server issues frequently cause problems with downloading. But with EA's "You Must Be Online At All Times" DRM, it makes it impossible to play without them keeping up their part of this bargain with satan. ___

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2013-02-26 16:09:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Proud to announce a project I've been working on the past few months. XDA is now using Swappa as it's official marketplace for buying, selling and trading phones. Buying OR selling on eBay has its pitfalls, and this was simply a better option. So happy to be working with these guys.

Proud to announce a project I've been working on the past few months. XDA is now using Swappa as it's official marketplace for buying, selling and trading phones. Buying OR selling on eBay has its pitfalls, and this was simply a better option. So happy to be working with these guys.___

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2013-02-26 14:36:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

via Astronomy Picture of the Day (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html)

via Astronomy Picture of the Day (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html)___

2013-02-26 03:39:03 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Looking for an invite to App.net; if you have one, you know how to reach me ;)

Looking for an invite to App.net; if you have one, you know how to reach me ;)___

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2013-02-21 13:30:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Always loved the details on the the Backblaze storage pods. Version 3.0 sports 180TB in a 4U server chassis. Full details along with 3D diagrams and pricing spreadsheet goodness! 

Always loved the details on the the Backblaze storage pods. Version 3.0 sports 180TB in a 4U server chassis. Full details along with 3D diagrams and pricing spreadsheet goodness! ___

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2013-02-14 11:57:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Tesla's response to the NYT article slamming the Tesla's range. 

The +Tesla Motors takedown of the New York Times' critical piece about the Model S and the company's Supercharging stations, based on the car's own logs. Why did John Broder drive in circles for a half mile in a parking lot?___Tesla's response to the NYT article slamming the Tesla's range. 

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2013-02-14 02:13:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wow, HP really drove Palm into the ground, but it is great to see them joining the Android ecosystem. Anyone else remember iPAQ?

Wow, HP really drove Palm into the ground, but it is great to see them joining the Android ecosystem. Anyone else remember iPAQ?___

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