Archive for Tips & Tricks

Top Four ways to protect yourself from NFC hackers.

NFC is an acronym for Near Field Communication.  It’s a fancy way of describing radio frequency based communication over a very short distance.  If you grew up in the 80s and ever got some of those really cheap CB walkie-talkies, you know a thing or two about RF over short distances. With NFC, we’re talking […]

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Don’t just delete files and folders with personal data. Erase them with a FOSS tool.

If you have a hard drive and you want to make sure you do more than delete your data off of it, there’s a nice tool to take care of this. But first, deleting a file doesn’t actually erase the data, it only makes the file invisible to the operating system so it can reuse […]

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Apparently, Android Fragmentation is a bunch of FUD.

I develop for both the Android the iPhone platforms in Java and Objective-C. When it comes to Android, I’ve always considered Android 1.6 (API level 4) a good development target because so many devices were released with that version and I was ensured my apps would work going forward.  However, perhaps the inexpensive phones are […]

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