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Building with MIT App Inventor
The authors of Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps walk you through the MIT App Inventor site so you can understand how apps can request information, pull in data from the Internet, and interact with other applications.
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By Derek Walter, Mark ShermanDec 29, 2014
How Motherboards Conduct a Symphony of Data
In this excerpt from How Computers Work, 10th Edition, learn how motherboards work, including details on CPU, chipsets, and PCI-Express slots.
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By Ron White, Timothy Edward DownsDec 29, 2014
Jesse SmithHandling Events in Node.js
Jesse Smith discusses how to handle events, along with timers and scheduling methods, in Node.js.
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By Jesse SmithDec 26, 2014
Getting Up to Speed with Your Android Device
It's time to get familiar with your Android device! This chapter from Android Tips and Tricks will show you how to identify skins, manage notifications, enter text, set up a tablet for multiple users, optimize battery performance and manage storage.
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By Guy Hart-DavisDec 25, 2014

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Brad YaleMobile Security: Physical Location Tracking
On the level of global commerce, we are addicted to devices. By the start of 2015, it is estimated there will be 3 billion Android devices in circulation around the world. Of those, there are roughly 19,000 distinct devices in operation. On the same accord, there are roughly 550 million active iOS devices globally with another few hundred million being phased out. As a global culture we love our mobile devices. Yet here is the thing, by all measures, our devices aren't all that secure. In both data and physicality, our devices have an operational tendency to betray us. 

This said, a question: what is more worrisome, mobile data security risks or mobile device physical security risks? 


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By Brad YaleCommentsDecember 5, 2014
Topics: Windows Phone,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,iOS,Network Security,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Security
Brad YaleSEO 101: How to Search More Effectively

Google drives online life. There are roughly 40,000 global search queries every second. 40,000 search queries every second equates to roughly 3.5 billion global search queries per day. 3.5 billion search queries per day translates to roughly 1.2 trillion global search queries per year. As of the writing of this article 3:38 EST on 11/25/14, there have been 2.618 billion searches today. 

Search is critical to online life. Like blood flowing in your veins, search is the life force of the Internet. And yet, no one ever tells you how to search. There are tips and tricks you can use to make your search queries more effective, more targeted. Below are some of those search tips. 

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By Brad YaleCommentsDecember 1, 2014
Topics: Information Technology
John  TraenkenschuhWell Played, Microsoft, Well Played

Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.  Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 23, 2014
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing,Home & Office Computing,Windows Phone,Apple,eBay/Yahoo/Google,Programming,iOS,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Windows Programming,Visual Basic,Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Hardware,Visual Studio,HTML5 & Web Standards,Operating Systems, Server
John  TraenkenschuhFree Visual Studio?

Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free.  Traenk is happy.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 20, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Dreamweaver & Flash,ASP .NET,Android,Python,Programming,ASP.NET,Open Source,Ajax,C#,Perl,C/C++,Web Development,Ajax & JavaScript,Ajax and JavaScript,Algorithms,HTML/CSS

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