(Windows||Mac) + Android Studio + git + Google Cloud SDK

(Windows||Mac) + Android Studio + git + Google Cloud SDK
This post is just a rant about using Mac and Windows with Android Studio and Git and Google Cloud SDK. So if you want read my rants about Mac vs Windows, the continue reading. I never knew that Apple ships git in their Mac OS X versions. Source can be found at https://opensource.apple.com/source/Git/ and its amazing that Apple has a fork of git. So I think it was pretty cool that I had no trouble with git and I can easily upload Repositories at GitHub or any other SCM software that uses git. So I had no trouble with the Macs dealing with gits. in Windows, however... I always carry my work on my thumbdrive or use the cloud for small projects. There are times Continue reading

Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A30

I wont call this a review, but this 2016 Android Tablet needs to be mentioned. I just want to explain why it justifies the average rating. This 16GB model Marshmallow Android tablet has many reviews that gets like 3 of 5 ★s and the Amazon customer reviews are like 3.5 stars. Now I will spare you reasons why this tablet receives an average reviews, but I will try to explain why I bought this for my mother. Its a great alarm clock and does a great job as a digital photo frame. Can I download apps from the play store? Yes, but keep in mind you only have 1gb of ram, so you will experience a slow down if you have too many apps open. However, there is something Continue reading

Samsung S4 i9500 vs Fake S4 Clone

Samsung S4 i9500 vs Fake S4 Clone
I love repairing old phones, but I hate it when I get the wrong parts. So when I bought a non-working S4 from eBay and hoping that I can repair it, my heart sank when I notice the back side looked funny. Today, I will share how to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4. First thing I open the S4, the circuit board looked way too different and the housing looked weird to me. I knew I had an inferior phone, but (whoa!) I never knew that S4 clone models had this nice craftsmanship. The sticker claimed it was a GT-I9500. At the end, I wasted $30 for a broken knock off. Pop quiz! Which of these stickers is the real one? Top one, I just type the IMEI number in an online Continue reading