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The finest Android Applications

This is a summary on my favourite applications on the Android platform. If you have an android phone and wish to test one of the applications, check that you have the ”Barcode Scanner” application installed first, then you can use this application on the QR Codes for each section to automatically get the link to that software in Android Market. Once the code is scanned use ”Open in browser” function.

My favourite Swedish software is described in Swedish at the bottom of this article.
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Android tip for reset

Testing new applications on your Android is great fun. Eventually you might come across one that crashes your phone badly and you need to factory reset. This is when you will be happy that you put all your contacts and appointments and everything else into the google cloud because it will just re-sync that data and be happy.

Resetting an android phone may be a hassle, especially if you do not remember all the names of the apps and widgets you are using. If you are having any data on your SD-card and you want to make 100% sure it is saved, remove the card when you reset the phone. So far it has never touched the data for me on the SD card but then again I might be lucky.

The reset is performed by:

  1. Remove the battery from phone
  2. Install battery again
  3. Press and hold ”home” key and power on key at the same time.
  4. Phone starts and when the logo or boot symbol is displayed, press both buttons again.
  5. You will get into a menu where you can wipe your phone.

If you have your contatcs, appointments etc in the cloud, i.e. synced with Google then it is not such a problem but you will loose all your nice downloaded applications.

However, the first time you log back into the Market app to download new apps it will still have your old apps in the ”My Downloads” list. However, if you download new apps and then leave the market app and come back they are lost. But the first time you can quickly get your apps back!

Free Programming Books

DSC_5834 RKRM set of books
Amiga Books

Free Programming Books covers most of the today programming languages and many you did never take a look at (or need) from the past.  All books are ebooks free for download and may be an assistance to you if you are learning a new language or just want to brush up your knowledge for some reason.

There are 338 books in this collection so you will have plenty to read for a while now!

NSA has released Cryptol

 Cryptol is a language used to specify, implement, test and verify cryptographical algorithms. I have just taken a first glance at it and it seems really competent. All cryptography buffs out there should rejoice over this tool.

Cryptol can further ”compile” your cryptographic algorithms into languages such as VHDL, C and Haskell. You may download a trial version for non-commercial uses from the galois site.