Android

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, televisions, automobiles and other electronics. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available, including Delphi, Ruby and Visual Studio (using C++).

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Typing on mobile: some thoughts

I was thinking the other day about smartphones and how I often don't like to type on them. I'm just so used to typing on full-size keyboards, that typing on mobile is like swimming in molasses. And it's really a shame, because in so many other ways, my iPhone is incredibly convenient.

But then, I thought about how speech to text these days is pretty decent, and perhaps the best approach would be to just use Siri for dictation instead of trying to type. I've held off on such things, because I'm old enough (and had enough bad experiences with flaky computer dictation long ago) that psychologically, it feels really weird to talk to a computer.

But in this case, my computer is a phone.

And that means: I feel weird talking to a phone.

Which is kind of weird, don't you think?

What about you? Do you type on your smartphone a lot? Or do you use Siri/Cortana/Google for dictation? Does talking to your phone feel weird or is it totally normal for you?
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by:Brian Matis
Stacy:
I can't stand talk to text!!
I'm curious... Why do you hate talk to text?
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Stacy: I'm curious... Why do you hate talk to text?
Not speaking for Stacy, but I too get frustrated with 'Siri' sometimes, especially so if I'm driving and try to initiate a hands free call to some of my contacts. I tend to drive with my windows fully down almost all year round so I guess the ambient noise probably doesn't help, but it can be incredibly frustrating when two out of three calls tend to work perfectly!

A typical example goes something like this..
1. Hey Siri, call Tom Smith, office..  "Calling, Tom Smith.. office"   Tick! - Successful call
2. Hey Siri, call Bob Jones, mobile.. "Calling Bob Jones.. mobile"  Tick! - Successful call
3. Hey Siri, call Jennifer Clayton, office..  "Calling John Mechanic, office.."  Huh?!?!

Might take two or three attempts before she finally gets it right and I've had to explain myself a few times when not paying much attention to Siri's answers (which most times I'm not) and the call goes through to someone I had no intention of calling.

One amusing time she wrongly called my dental surgery and I ended up making an appointment for a routine checkup during the call. Turned out I needed a filling so that call ended up costing me about $150.00!! lol..

I'm sure others must have also experienced this phenomenon as well? :)
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by:Andrew Leniart
This reminded me of a MythBuster episode where they defeated an expensive and high tech door fingerprint scanning lock with nothing more than a photocopy of a fingerprint.  A YouTube link to an upload of the episode here.  If you don't want to watch the whole episode, just skip to 4:35 in the video :)
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by:Juana Villa
WOW!!!!
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by:Brian Matis
And to think, it's just now been only 10 years since the iPhone came out and it didn't even support 3rd party apps at that time. Wasn't until the next year that the app store was available, so this market is only 9 years old!
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by:Lucas Bishop
I've had a similar issue with a Chrome extension in the past.
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by:Nicholas
Maybe Google should install Windows Defender...
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HOW TO EARN MONEY FROM ANDROID APP

...Regardless of the app platform, every app is expected to generate some considerable amount from it. There are numerous articles, questions, and blogs circulating on the internet “how to earn money from an app,” it is indeed one of the most sensitive and widely asked questions by app developers and business owners.

https://goo.gl/pqEJ9P
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It's not an easy journey. The users need to see value on the functionalities offered and have a good experience. Some good luck might speed up this process.
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Check out the new updates available on our mobile app including:
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          Download or update the app on your Android or IOS device today!
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          by:Andrew Leniart
          Crap, I didn't even know there "was" an app to download and have been using Safari on my IPhone to access this site when mobile. Thanks.. will check it out now!
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          by:Andrew Leniart
          Great app! Typing this using my iPhone now :)
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          by:Christ Harold
          Really Nice article . Thanks For Sharing the Link
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          Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

          One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

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          Android and iPhone users,

          Experts Exchange updated its mobile app. =) (Its so much cleaner now, woohoo!)

          Get it here: http://pages.experts-exchange.com/mobileapp.html

          ref: https://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/218970/30-May-2017-Release-Notes.html
          • New and updated features for the mobile app
          • Write posts and share your insights wherever you are
          • Endorse content when reading on the go
          • Navigate with ease between your feed, notifications, and options menu

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          Enjoy.
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          by:Brian Matis
          Personally, I've loved having the notifications. Even when I mostly do things via the web interface on my laptop, getting the notification on the phone (which will even forward to my watch) has been great! Easily my favorite part. :-)
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          by:Kyle Santos
          Totally agree
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          by:Christ Harold
          Thanks for Valuable Information Sir

          Christ
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          by:Jackie Man
          You are welcome.

          Please feel free to post any question in Android topic,
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          Using a WebRTC data channel it's possible for a mobile device to peer share content similar to torrents. This is an interesting approach for scaling user generated content in mobile apps and on the web.
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          Have you ever wondered this when you're traveling or are abroad and using wifi?

          https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29015272/Advice-on-using-wifi-connection-in-Hotel-with-our-iPhone.html
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          by:Brian Matis
          More and more, lately...  Great conversation on that question, though. Thanks for mentioning it, Kyle!
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          Native apps are dead!!??? Progressive apps seems to be the future. It takes a lot user effort to chose and download a native app. Therefore, users will be more likely to use a progressive app. Besides, it is more cost efficient than native apps. Do you think progressive apps are going to be the new trend?

          If you haven't heard about them. Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQLyhcMoZUQ 
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          by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
          Although the video sounds like an ad for Firebase, I 100% agree with the idea that creating and managing native apps for multiple platforms is not worth the effort for most businesses.  

          Whenever I have said it's not worth the time and effort, there is always resistance with the default, "Mobile devices have over taken desktop... .... You have to have a mobile app today... ....yada yada yada"

          There are enough platforms and libraries that can give you a native like experience at a fraction of the development time and cost.  Also, people forget about the increased effort for security of a native app.    I have a friend that built an app for a specific vertical and I tried to talk him into creating a web app first.  More than two years of development vs what would have been several months only to find the other issue I warned about.... users not willing to pay for apps on the Android platform.  A lot of wasted time and energy!
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          I talked to Verizon today.  They have me doing the strangest work around to an error I'm encountering through their website.  There is an error displaying when I'm completing an action by trying to transfer other phone lines into my account.  This is generated in an email that is sent to me.  So, to fix what I'm running into, they sent me 4 of the same email and said "try one email link each hour until it works.  Our server should be up by then.  If that still doesn't work, then call us back."

          Yeah...
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          by:Justin Pierce
          LOL. How silly. Giving you busy work, so that you feel they're doing something for you. Hopefully they get a fix in place soon.
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          by:Kyle Santos
          I ended up having to call again. :|

          The people who helped me this time realized I'd been put through enough and they had it resolved in a half hour.  So I'm all setup and saving more money on my monthly bill...and I have unlimited data...FINALLY.
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          Speaking of emoji...

          Android's Emoji Problem:
          http://blog.emojipedia.org/androids-emoji-problem/
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          Android

          Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, televisions, automobiles and other electronics. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available, including Delphi, Ruby and Visual Studio (using C++).