Most useful Android Apps list

App NameDescription@Voice Aloud ReaderPodcasts are great as they save us time while walking, exercising, or doing something else. This app is a great tool to read aloud PDF documents. Gives a podcast type experience and very useful. Found it to be most non-intrusive among the others.50 PushupsNo more on play store. Great motivator for doing … Continue reading Most useful Android Apps list

How to use deja-dup for data backups on Linux

Deja-dup is a Gnome application. It can be used for data backups of the computer to a USB drive, another hard disk, folder or even to the cloud. Data backups are encrypted using the Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) shared key as they are done. The first backup takes time, depending on the data to be … Continue reading How to use deja-dup for data backups on Linux

Sort text file in Linux from a particular position

I have a text file, named all.txt, with the following content:f http://www.google.com/f http://www.abc.com/c http://www.google.com/c http://www.abc.com/ I want to sort it on the URL ignoring the first 2 characters i.e f or c . To do this, Linux provides a sort command. Using the keydef option, the file can be sorted. To do so, open a … Continue reading Sort text file in Linux from a particular position

Tools to determine privacy safeguards for web sites and apps – Exodus, Blacklight and Chef Koch Blog

Whilst privacy is the buzz word today, the tug of war between how much is revealed and taken versus how much is protected and safeguarded continues unabated. Towards that end, some privacy tools do enable the decision as an individual on what can be the consequences of using certain applications and web sites. Exodus - … Continue reading Tools to determine privacy safeguards for web sites and apps – Exodus, Blacklight and Chef Koch Blog

How to fix AVD emulator grainy, poor resolution display in Android Studio

The AVD emulator on Android Studio display shows all characters at 1:1 resolution grainy. It is difficult to read the text of the app under testing. To overcome this problem: From the menu of Android Studio select Help -> Edit Custom Properties and enter hidpi=false Create the AVD emulator device and disable device frame and … Continue reading How to fix AVD emulator grainy, poor resolution display in Android Studio

Code Snippets Manager or Things List Manager on Linux for app developers or normal users

Working as a developer has it's house-keeping that needs to be done on a regular basis. Developers can save time using code snippets managers whose key feature is to store code snippets with code formatting, tips, tricks, information nuggets, all gained during the course of application development. The same code snippets for an ordinary user … Continue reading Code Snippets Manager or Things List Manager on Linux for app developers or normal users

How to install Oracle SQL developer data modeler on Linux Mint 21 or Ubuntu Linux

One of the best tools for database design is the Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler and it's free. As a developer who designs databases this tool is indispensable due to the features it has. The tool can be downloaded from https://www.oracle.com/database/sqldeveloper/technologies/sql-data-modeler/. Note that you need to have an account with Oracle. The only issue is … Continue reading How to install Oracle SQL developer data modeler on Linux Mint 21 or Ubuntu Linux

How to fix error of Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead in Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS or Linux Mint 21

In Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Linux Mint 21, there has been a change in the way keys to repos are stored. When installing software like Spotify from the internet via instructions there, the commands used cause an error when running apt-get update. The following error appears: Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d … Continue reading How to fix error of Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead in Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS or Linux Mint 21

Experience with Motorola G5S Plus (Sanders) (XT-1084) ROMs and Generic System Image custom ROMs Project Treble

Whatever you do with your device, it’s all at your own risk. The DeviceThe legacy Motorola G5S Plus phone (sanders) is of 2017 and has a lot of juice in it to support Android OS versions up to Android 12. However, sucess is not guaranteed. Since this device is over 5 years old now, Motorola … Continue reading Experience with Motorola G5S Plus (Sanders) (XT-1084) ROMs and Generic System Image custom ROMs Project Treble