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: Create the AVD emulator device and set to no borders or skin. Instead of a docked view, select the Window view, so the device opens … Continue reading How to fix AVD emulator grainy, poor resolution display in Android Studio

How to improve speed of Android Studio on a legacy computer

Android Studio is one of the best IDEs for Android apps development, but with legacy computers, it is very slow. To run it on a Dell Vostro 3546, here's what I had to do. Upgrade hardware Minimum RAM required is 8 gb. The laptop came with 4 gb DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM which was slow, … Continue reading How to improve speed of Android Studio on a legacy computer

Great resources for coders or developers

All things developers and development articles can be found at https://dev.to. Best site for coders and developers https://www.freecodecamp.org. Here's a great article on one resume that was exceptional https://cloudirregular.substack.com/p/the-greatest-resume-ive-ever-seen?s=r. Learn to code for free with Google's Grasshopper app https://grasshopper.app. Get it from the Google Play Store.

How to install Oracle Java 12 on Ubuntu

See https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/03/how-to-install-oracle-java-12-jdk-12-in.html Simply put, open a terminal window and enter following commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java <enter> $ sudo apt update <enter> $ sudo apt install oracle-java12-installer <enter> After the installation is complete, you can verify that the Java plugin has been installed by starting your Firefox web browser and typing about:plugins in the URL … Continue reading How to install Oracle Java 12 on Ubuntu

Crossover Office and SimpleMind Desktop for Windows on Linux

It took a while to find out the big difference between Wine and Crossover Office. I use a Mind Mapping software SimpleMind Pro on an Android device to create mind maps to learn new subjects rapidly. SimpleMind Pro saves files direct to Dropbox or Google Drive and you can open these files on any Windows … Continue reading Crossover Office and SimpleMind Desktop for Windows on Linux

How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

After sooo many years, discovered that students in India were asked to do projects in Turbo C 2.01 in DOS. Amazing, but true! That being the case, you can download Turbo C 2.01 for MS DOS from http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/20841 for free. It is antique software and embarcadero acquired it way back. They offer it as a … Continue reading How to install and run Turbo C 2.01 for DOS in DOSBOX in linux

Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

It's been more than a while waiting for Google to come up with a Google Drive sync client for Linux. While the clients are available for Android, Windows, Mac and more, Linux does not have an 'official' Google Drive client. If you need a PC application to synchronize files and folders between your computer and … Continue reading Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Setup a free Dropbox account for yourself at https://www.dropbox.com/login Download the deb file for your distribution from https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx and install, if you use Ubuntu, using: $ sudo dpkg -i dropbox* <enter> Start it from Applications Menu->Internet->Dropbox. Next up, will be a screen as follows. Click on the Start button displayed within the Dropbox Information Window. … Continue reading How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Why Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.3 firmware upgrade is very slow

Sony Xperia ZR upgrade to Android 4.3 was rolled out recently. I decided to upgrade. First off, I am a Linux user, who was forcibly sold Windows 8 by Lenovo, when I bought their Z580 laptop. In hindsight, this was a good thing, as I find to my chagrin, that the Sony Xperia ZR Android … Continue reading Why Sony Xperia ZR Android 4.3 firmware upgrade is very slow