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I have been a developer since 2002, starting in High School with VB6, Java and HTML; graduating college with a degree in Computer Science.

My work now involves desktop application development, architecture design and doing my best to stay on top of good practices and philosophies.

My range of technologies are from C/C++ and Java to Python and PHP. Recently I have delved into .NET and C#, with some Android development in my spare time.

I learn as much as I can from wherever I can, as such I am an early adopter, a technology enthusiast, and an update-oholic.

comment How safe is the android Lock Screen with password?
A lot of the bypass methods require your device to be rooted, or have USB debugging enabled - or to have access to your Google Account. If you weren't rooted, or had USB debugging enabled you can be reasonably assured of your security. The other exploits involve receiving a phone call.
comment How to prepare for upgrade to Jelly Bean - Droid Bionic
Koush (the developer for Carbon) stated that Motorola phones break the backup technique - so he is barring them from being able to use it (source: plus.google.com/u/0/103583939320326217147/posts/Mz4YyHRgkoj)
comment How do I delete an email in Gmail from the notification screen?
Agreed. Also, within Gmail itself it should have options to assign left-swipe and right-swipe, that way you could swipe left to archive, right to delete (or the other way). Maybe next update...
comment How can I stream PC desktop, 1:1 pixel ratio, to Android device?
It has been a while since I used it (and set it up). I will try when I get home, unless you figure it out.
comment Motorola Bionic and OG have bad audio jacks
This may be too localized to you, as I had no problems with my OG Droid. However, are you sure it isn't your pair of headphones? Did you try different headphones with the devices? Or was it the same headphones between both phones?
comment Can I mount external SD card read-only?
Do you have a source for your statement "The sdcard filesystem doesn't support being mounted as RO." ? Googling "sd card read only android" (without quotes) shows a lot of instances where this is the case; showing that it is supported, even if it is undesired.
comment Use of swap size while partitioning?
Can anyone please explain the down vote to improve the answer?
comment Stream media from Play Store on Android To PC
The last time I rented a movie from the Play Store it had a "Download and watch offline" option (a pin, I think) that expired after a viewing. So it was at one time possible to temporarily download a rented movie.
comment Radical Android customization
Sounds like you want Kiosk Mode
comment Why android is power hungry?
On my device, the Motorola Droid 3, there are pre-installed applications that I do not want, and cannot remove. They periodically run themselves and eat resources. Common names for this kind of software is: Blotware, crapware, garbageware, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crapware
comment Are Xoom files automatically transferred to a newly added microSD card?
On my stock 4.1.2 Xoom, I don't have write access to the MicroSD card (doesn't seem to be supported). Whenever I want to delete/add files I have to remove the card and put it into a computer. So you may need to do this to remove your smartphone files from the MicroSD card.
comment How to remove apps from “all downloaded” in Play Store
@RichardBorcsik It sits there, doing nothing, mocking me... :(
comment How to remove apps from “all downloaded” in Play Store
I wasn't able to get this working on mine. (Droid 3, Android 2.3.4, Play Store App version 3.9.16) Perhaps this is ICS+?
comment How to remove apps from “all downloaded” in Play Store
Just to add - this only removes them from the long list of "All Apps" it does not revoke any purchases you made (The Amazon AppStore remove does (or did last I checked), and removing there means repurchase later). And yes, the constant scrolling was highly annoying. Here's hoping they add this to the web store soon.
comment How do Google Play app updates work? Are they free?
@SachinShekhar do you have a URL for the TOS?
comment How do Google Play app updates work? Are they free?
@SachinShekhar When you pay for an app (Splashtop for example) you will always be able to get updates for free for Splashtop, since it was paid for. However, the developer released a different "upgraded" app (Splashtop 2). If I wanted those upgrades, I would have to purchase Splashtop 2. It is technically an "upgraded" version of Splashtop, but was released as a different app. So as long as it is the same app, you are not charged for updates; if they change apps you will have to purchase the new one.
comment How to change the frequency of Google Play update checks?
Side Note: Apps that change permissions must still be manually reviewed before updating using this method.
comment Should I run a factory reset on my phone to speed it up?
I would have included installing Cyanogenmod; but when I checked the site it said that the Global version was not supported.
comment Is there a way to organize the numbered MP3's from Google Play?
Updated to reflect this information.
comment Is there a way to search for a number in Google without interrupting the call?
I believe this depends on your provider. For example: Verizon's CDMA network does not allow you to do Data + Call; however AT&T's GSM network will.