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Yahoo! Mail IMAP capability

It is possible to get direct IMAP access. Yahoo! operates IMAP and secure IMAP servers (imap.mail.yahoo.com in particular), which are globally accessible. However they require a specific, non-standard IMAP command to be sent before login is done, namely: “ID (“GUID” “1”)”. This non standard command is not required if accessed from mobile networks, typically those […]

Apple and Google reward apps that have the ‘sticky factor’ | Technology | guardian.co.uk

“We believe the new ranking algorithm is now more complex, taking into account a measure of activity in the application and not simply new installs per day,” wrote Geoff Cook earlier this month for Business Insider. “In particular, we believe the ranking now considers either Daily Active Users (DAU) or the ratio of Daily Active […]

Improve conversations in Twitter: enter the ~tildetag

Twitter isn’t about conversation. It’s about broadcasting that there is a potential conversation happening.

via quora.com

I avoid following conversations in Twitter. The reason is simple: Doing so is hard and RTs lead to reading the same staff over and over. Plus, I can’t always actually read everything, as not everyone uses “reply” and I am rarely […]

#Mixero DNS and Certificate issues

@brycenz Bryce Ewing

Having #Mixero issues? www.mixero.com dns resolves, mixero.com doesnt, put “209.160.20.56 mixero.com” in /etc/hosts file to fix

via twitter.com

Mixero is my current Twitter and Facebook client of choice, thanks to its great stream filtering capabilities and it being Adobe Air based, so it runs everywhere.

My problem starting in were initialy solved by the tweet above, […]

Open ID: Great idea, poor implementations

I’ve always been a major proponent of Open ID. I love the idea and the intention – it’s a great solution to a long-standing problem and solves a lot of issues for developers. Unfortunately it creates a ton more for business owners.

via blog.wekeroad.com

I am a fan of OpenID. Enough so to host my own. I […]

Webmail vs IMAP4 vs POP3. Or not?

With email dominating a good part of our communication, mailbox management is an ever growing issue. This is primarily intended for people who access their email from at least two different email clients (webmail counts as one) and people who share a mailbox with others.

I want access to my email via webmail and offline acceess […]

Daylight Saving Time change challenges electronic calendars

Daylight Saving Time (or summertime as it is called in many countries) is a way of getting more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer. During Daylight Saving Time, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning, when people are usually asleep anyway, and sets […]

9th Techblog Workshop; Android or WP7?

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Last Friday, October 22nd, 2010, HTC Hellas hosted the first presentation of its recent lineup of Windows Phone 7 and Android moblies in Greece, in the form of the 9th Techblog Workshop. We were welcomed warmly in a very hospitable environment. No less than four of HTC Hellas’ staff and management team were there […]

Synapse-Phones

The Starting Specs are:

Operating System:

Android 2.2

Processor:

1Ghz

Display:

10.16cm, 4,0-inch SuperLCD multitouch-sensitive screen with 480×800 WVGA resolution

Speakerphone:

Three built-in microphones
(Telephone, camera and noise-reduction)

Sensors:

Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer sensor
Compass

GPS:

AGPS

Buttons:

Four […]

Desktop Linux: The Dream

Despite phenomenal security and stability–and amazing strides in usability, performance, and compatibility–Linux simply isn’t catching on with desktop users. And if there ever was a chance for desktop Linux to succeed, that ship has long since sunk.

Over the past few years, modern Linux distributions such as Ubuntu have utterly transformed the open-source desktop user experience […]