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Android: Partitioning your 16GB card

MAJOR WARNING: The instructions below will wipe your SD-card for good. So make sure that you want to do this. (Follow my backup instructions just in case) If you are running Cyanogen or a similar firmware which requires 3 partitions...

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Android: Buy some apps from the Android Market

As South Africans we are always on the tail-end of things. It comes as no surprise, that although we have access to the Android marketplace where we can download tons of free applications, Google has still not allowed us to...

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Android: Backup your SD card

Provided that you have rooted your cool Google phone and preferably run a class-6 microSD card, you should once in a while backup your SD-card: BACKUP: mount -t vfat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /sdcard mount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system/sd cd /system/sd tar cvf...

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Android: The microSD card

There seems to be so much confusion going on about SD cards, and I thought it would be worthwhile to properly explain the use of SD-cards. The microSD is a format for removable flash memory cards which are commonly used...

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Android: Snow Leopard breaks DDMS

If you installed Snow Leopard and you are using the Android SDK, you will find that DDMS is broken due to Snow Leopard now including the 64-bit Java version and the Android SDK currently does not support a 64-bit SWT...

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iBurst: Radiating your suburb

Weekends in South Africa are always entertaining, especially on intersections. I picked up the flyer below today at the Fourways Mall intersection, where Craigavon’s residents created awareness about iBurst’s “cancer clusters”: Pity, that the awareness campaign does not seem to...

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OS X: Upgrade to Snow Leopard

I managed to source a copy of Snow Leopard and upgraded my MacBook Air. I am always on the wild and reckless side and shoved in the DVD and upgraded without a recent backup – something I would not attempt...

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Android: Push connection to Exchange

Once you have been able to root your HTC phone you will be able to enjoy enterprise WIFI connectivity (such as 802.1X / WPA) and with it, you want to obviously connect to your Exchange server. In my previous post...