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Archive for the ‘Android Devices’ Category

From Yahoo closing Answers tonight to blocking ads on YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/04

The discussion on Yahoo closing Answers tonight quickly went from alternative text based question/answer sites to long YouTube videos having hardly any content but ads, to blocking these ads: [Wayback] Yahoo sluit Answers-dienst na vijftien jaar en verwijdert inhoud – IT Pro – Nieuws – Tweakers

So here are some links where I can learn a bit of browser plugin and Android development technology as well:

(What I dislike most about ads is that they start at unnatural positions in the stream and cover topics I’m totally not interested in).

–jeroen

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Roderick Gadellaa on Twitter: simple app that (re)sets the volume of the TV to 8% of the max volume every time you turn it on.

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/08

[WayBack] Roderick Gadellaa on Twitter: “In case anyone who owns an Android TV is interested: I’ve built a (very, very) simple app that (re)sets the volume of the TV to 8% of the max volume every time you turn it on.  #androidtv #tools…”

[WayBack] Roderick Gadellaa on Twitter: “Some instructions: – You have to sideload it (google is your friend: “how to sideload app on android tv”) – You have to start the app once. It won’t show up on Home, so go to Settings > Apps > TvVolsetr > Open – Android TV 7.0 Nougat or higher required”

[WayBackRoderick Gadellaa auf Twitter: “Some instructions: – You have to sideload it https://t.co/8aK0bmXXFl – You have to start the app once. It won’t show up on Home, so go to Settings > Apps > TvVolsetr > Open – Android TV 7.0 Nougat or higher required”

Follow only the images links from [Archive.is] “how to sideload app on android tv” – Google Search, as the others point to phishing sites.

This image link for instance is useful: [WayBack] How to Sideload Apps on Android TV: Android TV is an excellent product for anyone who wants to expand their current living room setup—it makes easy work of streaming most content, has a slew of games (that are actually worth playing), and is relatively inexpensive. But what happens when an app you want on your TV isn’t available for your device?

Download: [WayBacktvVolsetr.apk

–jeroen

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The logicdroid family

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/04

Almost complete droid family:

Source: CodeProject – Google+: The whole Droid family

A complete family would include ANDroid, NANDroid, NOTdroid, ORdroid, NORdroid, XORdroid, XNORdroid, so it’s missing the 74266.

Based on the 2011 ANDroid NANDroid NOTdroid ORdroid idea that got a picture in 2012:

–jeroen

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Android: measuring sound levels

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/30

Two Android apps I tried that work quite OK for measuring dBA or Sound Pressure Level:

Measuring sound levels is not easy, especially the calibration is important. That’s why professional devices are relatively expensive.

These are no full replacements for those professional devices, but the first comes close enough for me.

–jeroen

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Do you like/use the Slate font by OnePlus? Do you prefer it over Roboto? – Quora

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/02

No, I do not like the OnePlus Slate font, despite the lower x-height.

Background:

The fonts (images from Wikipedia):

Roboto – Wikipedia

Slate (typeface) – Wikipedia

–jeroen

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