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Appcelerator and Android Bug: Invalid “–device-id” value “XYZ”

Working in Appcelerator Studio, I was trying to compile and run the Android app that I’m developing on a Lenovo A7600-H tablet hooked up to my Windows 10 laptop via USB. Developer Options’ USB debugging checkbox was turned on (remember, if it… Continue Reading →

Learn about Mammals and Frogs with the Sasol Young Explorer App

Penguin Random House contacted me and asked me to sit down with Jessica and have a go at the very nice Sasol Young Explorer Apps – of which there are currently two, namely Mammals and Frogs. The apps are multilingual,… Continue Reading →

Xander: Educational Apps for Young Children

Created by Stellenbosch-based app development house Tribage App Studio, Xander Apps are educational mobile apps aimed at promoting mother-tongue learning for young children – with apps built in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Swahili, and Tswana! Fronted by the cute dinosaur… Continue Reading →

Facebook (Android): How to Cancel Stuck, Failed Uploads

I wanted to upload a quick pic of the indoor braai that I had started to ring in the end of the long weekend to Facebook, but for some or other reason, the image upload failed, or rather got stuck… Continue Reading →

So I Upgraded to a Huawei P8 Smartphone in the End

A week or so ago I accidentally knocked my old (but awesome) Huawei Ascend P6 off my work desk here at home, with it landing neatly on its back on the screed floor. On closer inspection though, I noticed a razor… Continue Reading →

The Best Android Remote Control App for Kodi – Kore

I’ve mentioned that I’ve been running a XBMC (Kodi) media server at my house for quite some time now, and in fact, I just upgraded to the relatively recently renamed Kodi version of this venerable media server a couple of… Continue Reading →

Android App: Know Your Load Shedding Status with GridWatch

If you live in South Africa then the reality is that load shedding is here to stay for quite a bit longer – particularly as the energy demand starts spiking when the really cold winter weather starts kicking in! So… Continue Reading →

Libra – A Great Weight Tracking Android App

Part of my current weight loss drive is to track my weight on a daily basis. Thus, I needed a lightweight mobile application that would facilitate this process – which is exactly where Daniel Cachapa’s excellent Libra – Weight Manager comes in…. Continue Reading →

Do You Still Use Your Tablet?

Back in April 2013 I ordered an Android 4.1 Proline Smart AK888-13 9.7″ Dual-Core Tablet from Of course, when it arrived I was very excited and played around with it, showed it off, and generally beamed with pleasure. In… Continue Reading →

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