After the WhatsApp privacy changes, many folks have installed the Signal app on their Android devices. Signal also has a desktop client, where Signal can be installed and used on a computer. To install the Linux version, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: Set up the repository$ wget -O- https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo … Continue reading How to install Signal on the Linux Mint 20.1 or Ubuntu
Android Studio upon being freshly installed displayed the below error message in the event window: Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance This error is due to the Vulkan APIs that are not needed if the computer has no graphics card. To overcome this error, open a terminal window and do the following: … Continue reading How to fix Android Studio error message – Emulator: createOrGetGlobalVkEmulation: Warning: Vulkan 1.0 APIs missing from instance
Learning Kotlin is fun, but where to get started? One the of the best tutorials for newbies is at https://code.tutsplus.com/series/kotlin-from-scratch--cms-1209. Learn from scratch. To practice, download IntelliJ IDEA and work on Kotlin code anytime in it.
After installing Android Studio, the Android emulator takes a long time to start up. It appears to have hanged and other activities on the Ubuntu computer are not possible. This could be due to incorrect installation of kvm. To resolve this problem, open a terminal window and install kvm using the following command: $ sudo … Continue reading Install kvm on Linux Mint for Android Studio x86 or x86_64 version of Android emulator
WordPress had recently upgraded it's code to work with PHP 7. Subsequently, each time I logged into the hosting provider account, I was always reminded by WordPress to upgrade the WordPress code and stay up to date with the latest security patches. Unfortunately, the hosting provider informed that the latest PHP 7 scripting language could … Continue reading Shared hosting and WordPress
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.. If you are one of those who is a technology connoisseur and love to compare specifications of smart phones before making a purchase decision, you need to be aware that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 6 GB Internal RAM, best display and camera is a … Continue reading How to debloat, remove crapware from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone
Ever wanted to purchase from Google Play Store and not have a risk of using a payment card? Worry not. There is a perfect solution by way of purchase of Google Play Store Card. It is available at most electronic stores in India. Activate it, and you are able to purchase any software. Note that … Continue reading Google Play Store Gift Card
I needed to organize my thoughts on some subjects. Unfortunately, a paper and pencil could not take me very far in getting them organized due to the complexity of the subjects. I managed to solve the conundrum using Mind Mapping software. Funny, I never realised this existed for several years now on Linux and did … Continue reading Mind mapping software for Linux and Android