As 2015 winds down to a close, I reflect on what 2015 brought IT.
New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...
Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?
I have several types of mobile devices, both low-cost Android tablets and iPads and smartphones of all types and vendors. Maybe you've discovered problems similar to these I list?
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I spend a lot of time online looking for answers. I spend a lot of time online crowd sourcing various communities for those answers. I spend a lot of time online sifting through the best online community based forums to find how-to tutorials and quick fixes. In this spirit, I present the best question/answer sites for developers, programmers, mobile devs and web hosting professionals.
So, you have an Android device? Excellent. Here is a list of the best new Android games for 2015.
Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE. Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.
I suspect every Android users has, at least once, downloaded the Advanced App Killer. I suspect in an effort to free up RAM and to have more free operational memory allowing the device to run smoother, the idea of the Advanced App Killer appeals to many users. With over 50 million downloads, the Advanced App Killer ranks among the most downloaded applications currently available in the Google Play Store.
Popularity aside, a question needs to be asked: does the Advanced App Killer actually work? When compared to the internal task manager installed in every Android device, is the Advanced App Killer a more efficient avenue to free up memory and RAM?
Is the Advanced App Killer when compared to every Android Task Manager, worth downloading?
A few months back I wrote a post titled "Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON 2014". The post covered five reasons why Open Source matters. Those reasons were/are:
While those reasons still ring true, I want to use this space to center in on another topic speaking to why Open Source and OSS matters more than ever: project management and time constraints.
For the past week or so, Hong Kong has erupted with peaceful demonstrations advocating for the ousting of the Chinese premiere and the right to peacefully and openly elect his replacement. While the Chinese premiere, Xi Jinping, looks to be going nowhere one thing has become clear - the mobile devices and Internet connections which helped to grow the nightly demonstrations are quietly suffering an inward meta problem - malware, viruses and fake applications.
As mobile platforms become more prominent and are used more robustly to organize, carry out financial transactions and conduct daily personal business, the time has come to address mobile malware and fake applications.