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Being more secure on your Android phone

I recently abandoned (and left-for-dead), Windows 10 mobile and switched to Android. My first order of business was to see what sort of security and privacy options I have. I found some excellent news and some horrible news. Here is

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Mobile, Organization will set you free, Security, Uncategorized

I’ve given up on Windows Phone 10

To know me is to know that I’ve been a fan of the re-imagined Windows Mobile/Windows Phone for the past ~6 years or so – since Windows Phone 7 came out. Was I doing it to be different? No, not

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Mobile, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Uncategorized

State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

A bunch of developer resources (November 2015 Edition)

Between Udemy having a bunch of crazy deals last week, and StackSocial having “pay what you want”, I picked up quite a few courses – enough to keep me busy through all of 2016, no doubt! This past weekend, instead

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Mobile, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized

How to get Apache Cordova working with Visual Studio/Windows Phone Emulator

I spent a wasteful amount of time on this, so I wanted to write down what went wrong – both for Future Robert, and anyone else who might be trying to do this. This is what I did to get

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Uncategorized, Visual Studio, Windows Store, WindowsPhone

Finally learning OAuth and proper ASP.NET Web API

To know me is to know my quest, my journey for how to properly implement ASP.NET Web API and especially how to properly use OAuth. Ever since I learned about (and fell in love with) Azure Mobile Services and AngularJS

Posted in ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Mobile, New Technology, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Web Services, WindowsPhone

What is Cortana, on Windows Phone?

I spent a few minutes today actually playing around with Cortana on my Windows Phone. I will say, I am genuinely impressed! It’s not very often you run across excellent software which people clearly put some thought into! What is

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Mobile, New Technology, Organization will set you free, Uncategorized, WindowsPhone
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