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February 12, 2018

Android Security

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I’m spending this week at Lynda recording another course for LinkedIn Learning. The topic is Android Security, something every phone and tablet owner show know.
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February 8, 2018

My Own Illustrator

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I showed a picture my generic Android phone to a colleague. He remarked how nice it looked and asked where I got it. “I made it,” I replied. He was impressed. That got me thinking about how I do graphics and illustrations for my books.
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February 5, 2018

I Bought the “Latest” Android Tablet

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I thought I could live without an Android tablet. When my Pixel C died, I figured that I’d just wait until another Pixel came out or the next Galaxy Tab. I could wait no longer!
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February 1, 2018

Screencasting Wars

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It’s been a few years since we cut the cable. Now I have several choices for my viewing pleasure. I have my computer, my tablet, and my phone. I have a Nexus Player box on the Big TV. I can also screencast from my Android devices as well as my PCs. Because our TVs have Chromecast dongles attached, I can cast to any screen that’s active — but so can any other user on the network.
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January 29, 2018

Ten Years

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This blog went live on January 28, 2008. It was designed as a successor to my weekly newsletter, the Weekly Wambooli Salad. I doubted the blog would last this long, yet here I am 10 years later.
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January 25, 2018

Make the Switch to IMAP

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A few weeks back, I wrote about coordinating email on Android devices. The specific issue is with POP3 email accounts, the kind offered by traditional ISPs. Based on some feedback and research, I have changed my opinion: To put it bluntly, ditch the POP3 account.
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January 22, 2018

Where are the Android Tablets?

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I don’t recall suffering this type of frustration in a long time. Probably back when I was trying to find SCSI devices in the late 1990s and the standard was just starting to sunset.
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January 18, 2018

I’m Trying to Learn Python

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I’m a C language fanatic. It’s my language of choice, primarily because I have books and online courses about teaching C, as well as the Unofficial C For Dummies companion website. It’s good to keep up my knowledge, but like many programmers, I yearn to know another tongue.
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January 15, 2018

2018 Technology Buyer’s Guide

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The decisions remain difficult, but the choices and options are thin these days. Still, new technology is necessary every so often. Here are my humble words of advice for those times you need to seek out a new or replacement gizmo in 2018.
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January 11, 2018

Android POP3 Email Coordination

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A POP3 email server is the kind used by most ISPs (Internet Service Providers) for email delivery. For sending mail, the SMTP protocol is used. This is why both server types must be configured on an Android mobile gizmo when you add in your ISP (or similar) email account. Still, email coordination involves only delivery, which is where POP3 presents various issues.
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