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Friday, December 26, 2014

Cyanogenmod 12 for Nexus 7 (2013), unofficial

Forum thread

Seems relatively stable as of the end of December 2014.
 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Google Authenticator migration

At the page below you can change the device on which the Authenticator runs. Useful when preparing to flash a new ROM on the main device.

https://accounts.google.com/b/0/SmsAuthSettings#devices

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Restartless Restart

This add-on adds a menu option for restarting Firefox. Useful if you make a change in the config that requires a restart but want to keep all the tabs that are currently open.

Closing the windows manually would not keep the tabs the next time you open the browser.

This should be a standard option, in my opinion. Especially with the browsers that require restart for changes to take effect.

Restartless Restart :: Add-ons for Firefox

Disable or change AdBlock keyboard shortcuts in Firefox

Finally found out how to disable Ctrl+Shift+V hotkey / keyboard shortcut in Firefox. This shortcut is very useful as the default behavior of "Paste as plain text".

The options are hidden from the UI but accessible through "about:config" page. The key is "extensions.adblockplus.sidebar_key".

FAQ - User interface customization

Browser test results

Just ran a couple of browser tests on the same machine at work.

Browsers tested:

  1. Firefox, Developer Edition, 36.0a2
  2. Chrome, 41.0.2251.0 dev-m

Peacekeeper:

FF: 4709, C: 3960

Browsermark:

FF: 4674, C: 5684

 

Firefox wins Softonic's browser test

Softonic's Browser Comparison: Head-to-head with Chrome, Firefox, IE and Opera | Head to head | Softonic

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cyanogenmod 12 Links

Links related to Cyanogenmod 12, based on Android 5 Lollipop, for Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300) are below:
CM links:
Temasek version:
  • thread, contains detailed installation instructions

CyanogenMod 12 Changelog

Below is the link to the change log for Cyanogenmod 12. The coding seems to be going quite well according to the number of merged commits.

CM12 Nightlies Changelogs

 

Friday, December 19, 2014

First stable build of CyanogenMod 12

CyanogenMod 12 is based on Android 5, better known as Lollipop.

HTC One M7 receives Android 5.0.1 Lollipop via CyanogenMod 12 stable build

Google also has hinted that version 5.1 of Android could be released in February next year. This would iron out the v5 release.

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Update Firefox Aurora on Android

Since Firefox Aurora is not available through Google Play, it has to be installed manually.

It can be installed from this link.

To check for updates and update to the latest version, open the menu, then Settings -> Mozilla -> About, and then tap the "Check for Updates" button.

Reference: Update to the latest version of Firefox for Android | Firefox for Android Help

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Redis Commander

GUI client for Redis. Runs under nodejs.

joeferner/redis-commander

To set up, run

npm install -g redis-commander

redis-commander

Then open the localhost:8081 in your browser.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Lock screen rotation in Windows 8

To lock the screen rotation setting on a Windows 8 tablet, tap the screen rotation icon on the brightness level picker.

Screen AutoRotation - Lock or Unlock in Windows 8

 

Monday, December 01, 2014