Update Amazon Fire TV to Fire OS 5 Developer Preview

Go to this web site: https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/platforms/android-fireos  Now go to your Fire TV. Settings > About > Check For System Update

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Happy Android Development with Gradle

Recently I have been working a lot on migrating android projects to use gradle building system. Seriously it is much better than the old time. I can easily use libraries on maven repositories and customize my building process. I also no long need to create a desperate project for testing. Awesome!

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Tons of things working on

it’s been a while since the last post. After coming to new york, I have been very busy on my study, personal projects and (of course) playing around. studying in new york university is harsh, but not as hard as i think. I met nice people, hanged out with my beloved new friends. I even…

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External directory in Xampp (Apache)

For both server and website developing, I usually use Xampp’s Apache to create a localhost server. However, I hate to put my important files in the htdocs inside Apache. Instead I would rather put the folder inside Documents, and make a link to htdocs. First, create a symbolic link from your actual folder to htdocs….

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Find the User Agent Strings of any Mobile Devices

It’s quite often for a developer to make use of the user agent to determine what browser does a user used, especially for those who develop web services and websites. Recently I found a website which has a huge database of mobile device information, including the user agent string and even the functions supported in…

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InstaMusic Got 10,000 Downloads over Lunar New Year!

Happy lunar new year to all. I am flattered. In less than a month since I put the InstaMusic to the Android Market on 27 Dec 2011, today it has already more than 10,000 downloads. To be honest, I never expected this. If you are uninitialized, InstaMusic is a music player android application with simple and stylish…

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Caffeine on Mac and Ubuntu

Caffeine has been a very useful app to instantly disable or enable the screensaver on mac. At least for me, I am using multiple computers in office and all of them except the one I am using will usually get idle. Getting into screensaver, however, is bad sometimes especially I was reading from that screen…

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Google Plus for Android

As a new social service provided by Google, making it works on android is a must. However, this app is only available in US market. For those who loves social, try it and you will love it! Download Apk (1.0.5) Desctiption: Google+ (Google Plus) is a recent released Google Inc Social Application that allows you…

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Back to Snow Leopard, Wait for Lion

Today I formatted my MacBook White and installed the Snow Leopard. One reason is that I screwed up while grading from Lion Develop Preview 3 to 4. Everything about the appearance (in CoreUI framework) messed up as in the screenshot 1. As the final version of Lion is coming in the mid July, and as…

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Website of Nicholas Workshop

Actually the development this website has been suspended for a while due to my busy life XD. Anyway just take a look and give me some comments. Link: http://nicholasworkshop.co.cc

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