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Google Open Sources Sky Map


Google has announced they are releasing the source code of Google Sky Map to the public. Google Sky Map is an Android app which users the phone’s sensors to act as a window into the cosmos. Originally created by some Googlers during their famous 20% time, Sky Map allows users to point their Android device…

 Android   Google   News  

By Ricky

CyanogenMod 9 Music Player Announced – Download It Now


CyanogenMod developer, Andrew Neal, has announced a new music player which is likely to replace the current music that comes with CyanogenMod 9. The music player – known as CyangenMod 9 Music player for now – does not officially have a name yet. However, it is one of the most feature rich and best looking…

 Android   News  

By Ricky

Use Your Smartphone To Login To Google On A Public Computer


With the raise of smartphones, QR codes are becoming quite ubiquitous now a days. We see them everywhere – on newspaper ads, on packaging of food items etc. However most of the usage of QR codes remains the same – to share a web link that users can scan with their phone and visit. Google…

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By Ricky

This is The Ubuntu TV


Canonical is making an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. They are showing many things about Ubuntu – but the most interesting one is Ubuntu TV. Thanks to PC Pro, we can get a glimpse of what Ubuntu TV is. It looks like Ubuntu TV is basically a scope of Unity which is…

 Linux   News  

By Ricky

AdBock Plus To Not Block All Ads


Ads are one of the main reason we get so much free contents on the internet. However, because of intrusive ads, browser extensions to block ads have been very popular. However, one of the most widely used ad-blocking software – AdBlock Plus – has announced that they will no longer block all ads. Instead of…

 News   Web  

By Ricky

How To Install Google Currents From Outside The US [Android/Rooted]

Google Currents

  A few days ago Google launched Google Currents – an app that provides a magazine like reading experience. Unfortunately for those who live outside the United States, it is available only in the US. In this article, we will explain how you can install Google Currents even if you are outside the US. Note:…

 Android   How-To  

By Ricky

HP Open Sources webOS

HP Open Sources webOS

After months of uncertainty, HP has announced today that they are contributing WebOS to open source. However, HP is not abandoning the platform – they said that they will continue to actively develop the platform. HP plans to continue to be active in the development and support of webOS. By combining the innovative webOS platform…

 News   OS  

By Ricky

How To Load Different View For Mobile Devices In CodeIgniter [PHP]

If you are developing a website/webapp, you would no doubt want to make it accessible to those using mobile devices like smartphones, tablets etc. as well. Because of the limitation in the capabilities of these devices and the limited screen real estate, special consideration has to be taken to ensure that it works properly. Of…


By Ricky

Google Releases The Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” Source Code


Earlier today, Google has dropped a pleasant surprise when they released the source code of Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” to the Android Open Source Project. After announcing Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” about a month ago, Google promised that unlike itsĀ predecessorĀ – Android 3 “Honeycomb” – it will be open sourced. Although, Google did not…

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By Ricky

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