A Case Study For The Internet We Expect

In this post, our editor Si Jie gives his opinion on how, as programmers, every small detail affects the web as a whole.

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I’m a Hobbyist Programmer, Not Your Tech Support Guy – Rants From a Programmer

I am a hobbyist programmer. I like to build small projects and I derive a sense of achievement from building them. I don’t long after rewards or anything of that sort. Simply having a project that works is good enough. There are some things that I hate, some things that I want to tell everyone but they won’t understand, some things that are perhaps, better left to be written in this public letter.
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New iOS update bricks many iPhones – could yours be next?

Apple has done it again.

This time, some iPhone 6 users who update their iOS to the latest version were faced with a dead “Error 53” that would not go away no matter what.

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Your USB cable could be killing your computer

What’s the worst thing that can happen when you come across a bad USB cable? Slower charging speeds, no support for data transfer, broken cables at worst? That’s what we thought, until we chanced upon this post by Google engineer Benson Leung.

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Adobe Flash: Time To Say Goodbye

In the early 2000s, Adobe Flash was the technology for all that makes the web interesting. It was the time of the dial-up modem, where the tiny 56kbps bandwidth was insufficient to deliver video and animated content by other means. Continue reading “Adobe Flash: Time To Say Goodbye”

Android M Developer Preview – A First Look

It’s been almost a year since Android L (Developer Preview) was released, and it’s time for the next iteration of Google’s mobile operating system. At Google I/O 2015, the Mountain View Company revealed Android M (Muffin?) with images available for immediate download.

Read on for a first look into the new system.

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[Commentary] Mozilla ends partnership with Google

Mozilla Corporation recently announced their terminated relationship with Google. In the newer version of their Firefox, Google will no longer be the default search engine, in favour of Yahoo! (which is powered by Bing’s search algorithms) in most countries, Baidu in China and Yandex in Russia.

But is this a wise choice?

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[Deal Alert] Free apps worth $135 on Amazon Appstore

You’ve read this right. Amazon is offering an unprecedented $135 dollars worth of apps to entice you into downloading their AppStore. (Sorry iPhone users, no free apps for you – blame the Cupertino company for that)

Read on to find out more about the deal.

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