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Hello World! How To Get Started Writing Apps

CodeOne of the questions I am asked all the time is how I learned to write software.  That questions is always followed by “will you teach me?”  Creating applications is a complicated process, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn.  You may already have some of the skills needed.  Read on to find out how to get started.
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Is a Chromebook Right For You?

ChromebookChrome OS And The Chromebook

In 2009 Google release an operating system called Chrome OS, based on Linux. It is a lightweight OS designed to run on netbooks, or in today’s terms an ultrabook. It’s also an Open Source project so the code is available if you are into that sort of thing. The Chromebook runs Chrome OS, and there are a few models currently available. And when I say available I don’t mean you can run out to your favorite electronics retailer and pick one up today.
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Are You Always Updating Your Apps?

alwaysupdatingFor some it’s a daily ritual, for others a task put off for another day. I’m talking about updating the applications on your phone and/or tablet. It seems like every time I turn on one of my devices there are apps that need updating. I don’t have many apps on my phone and tablet, but I seem to have a lot of updates on a regular basis. Instead of blindly hitting the update all button this time, I took a few minutes to actually check out what was being updated for each application. I was surprised at the number of apps that simply had “bug fixes”, while others were full blown version upgrades with many enhancements. So when should you update those apps, and when is it safe to ignore them?

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Why I Switched from Windows Phone Back to Android – for Now

As of last night, I’m back to being an Android phone user. I’m going from aNokia Lumia 920 to an HTC Droid DNA. I’m no stranger to either operating system (OS), or any mobile OS for that matter. Because I develop mobile applications, I need to juggle multiple phones on each OS. I do, however, dedicate one phone to being my personal daily driver. So what made me switch back to Android?

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What to Do with That Old Desktop Computer

We all have one around the house, standing proud with its 3.5 inch floppy drive and cables galore. I’m talking about that tower PC that has become an eyesore, yet you just can’t part with it. Perhaps it’s memories of logging on to AOL and surfing the Web with your Netscape browser. Or it may just be too heavy to pick up and move! As long as it’s going to remain a part of your life, let’s put it to good use.

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Are USB Drives Really a Thing of the Past?

I’ve heard a lot of people say that USB drives have gone the way of cassettes — or CDs, for that matter. But I’m here to say that these devices, which are called something different by most everyone, still have a purpose in today’s world of cloud-based computing — so don’t throw away that 2 GB Homer Simpson flash drive just yet!

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