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Android Studio Niceties

There was a bit of a learning curve to using Android Studio, but not as steep as it was to get the Android SDK running in Eclipse.  Android Studio is based on Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA, which is a mouthful and a whole new IDE for an Eclipse user.

But here is an example  of the niceties that may or may not have been available in the former Eclipse based Android IDE.

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Samsung phone repair. New screen, touchpad, case for $11

New phone cheaper than the parts it supplies.

My Samsung Intercept M910 has a slide-out keyboard, and over the years, a couple of screen repairs and many drop incidents finally caused the flex cable attaching the screen to the main board to give out.  A dis-assembly procedure on iFixit got me through the screen repairs, but there was no detail of a hidden part of the LCD flex cable, which wraps around itself and  a mounting board is mysteriously attached to the slider assembly.  I found replacement cables on eBay, and the pictures there gave me an idea what it looks like and how to detach it.

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Use wget to debug remote XML feeds using XmlPullParser

I was working on an Android app, jata which depends on getting data from a web based server which uses XML  I tried using an Android Document object  org.w3c.dom.Document and it worked well, but I switched to using an XmlPullParserfor performance reasons

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Losing the Luddite Look

I am emboldened by using new to me technologies,  like installing WordPress and getting the WordPress Android app (which i am testing now).  Let’s see whether this just wears off or goes somewhere.

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