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Saving and Restoring State in an Android App

A great user experience gives a user the ability to transition seamlessly between many apps on their device and then be able to pick up right where they left off when the app is launched again.  If an Android app is stopped on a device, the app can save the app state and then restore the state when...

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Building FFMPEG for Android on x86

FFMPEG is a popular cross platform open source multimedia framework used in open source media applications such as Handbrake.  The default builds for FFMPEG are Linux, Windows, and OSX.  This blog shows a method for building the FFMPEG shared libraries for Android x86.   The setup used for this...

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Android in China: An Undiscovered App Market?

A new report from Chinese search engine company Baidu this week revealed mobile trends with Android users in China. A few of the most intriguing stats: There are now over 270 million active daily Android users in China This reflects a 13% overall growth in Q3 2013, as compared to a 55% growth...

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Havok Ends Beta, Officially Launches Project Anarchy; Announces PC Exporter

Official Release Expands Free Offering with Enhanced Prototyping and Autodesk® Scaleform®; PC Exporter Announced at $499 per Seat Havok™, a leading provider of 3D game development technology, recently announced that it has unveiled the first full release of its free end-to-end mobile game...

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App Privacy: Is it really an “anomaly”?

This week, Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf spoke on privacy at an FTC event, inferring that privacy might not necessarily be sustainable, especially in regards to apps and social networks:   “Our social behavior is also quite damaging with regard to privacy," Cerf says. He gives an...

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Meshcentral.com - Android Remote Desktop

In the latest version of the Mesh Agent for Android, Rick was also able to get remote desktop working. This allows you to take control of an Android device using Meshcentral.com web based "desktop" tab. Now, the thing is, you need to have the Android mesh agent running as root in the device to do...

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Installing Android-ia image on Surface Pro 2 breaks accelerometer

Introduction I have been experimenting with installing various Android images on mobile devices having Intel Haswell (4th Generation Intel(r) Core(tm) Processors) as there is a lot interest among Android enthusiasts to find good, working images.  The problem is that, at the moment, there doesn't...

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Interview with Developer Martin Wojtczyk

Busy developer Martin Wojtczyk generously gave us a few minutes of his team this week to talk about his current work with perceptual computing and Android technology.  Along with his wife Devy, this developer team recently demoed several Perceptual Computing projects they entered during the Intel...

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Mobile Workshop a Success in Shanghai

The first ever Intel Mobile computing curriculum workshop was successfully held at the Intel Shanghai Zizhu site, with 30 attendees in total! The workshop fully trained the 5 universities (Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zhejiang University, Beijing University of Posts &...

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How Shopping Apps Are Changing the Consumer Landscape

I have a dog with very picky eating habits.  He also has some pretty severe skin allergies that will flare up if he gets food with the “wrong” ingredients in it. On a recommendation from a friend who has decades of experience in pet nutrition, we bought him some new food – and overnight (literally...

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