Mobile http://www.linuxjournal.com/taxonomy/term/328/all en If Not This Then Stringify http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/if-not-then-stringify <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/if-not-then-stringify" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12163androidf1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="328" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I love <a href="http://ifttt.com">IFTTT</a> (If This Then That), but although it usually works well, it's more and more common for triggers to fail. Sometimes they don't fail, but take several minutes to activate. When you want a light to turn on as you enter a room, several minutes of delay clearly can be a deal-breaker.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/if-not-then-stringify"> more>></a></span></p> Android Mobile Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:50:55 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339479 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Read a Book in the Blink of an Eye! http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/read-book-blink-eye <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/read-book-blink-eye" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12153blinkf1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="95" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I love reading. Sadly, the 24 hours I get per day seems to be inadequate for the tasks I need to accomplish. That might change as my teenagers turn into college kids and then begin to start families of their own. For now, however, between drama class and basketball practice, it seems like it takes about 30 hours to accomplish a 24-hour day.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/read-book-blink-eye"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/read-book-blink-eye#comments Books Mobile Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:19:46 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339455 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Android Candy: My World, in a Lock Screen http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-my-world-lock-screen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/android-candy-my-world-lock-screen" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12153androidf1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="106" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It feels weird to mention a Microsoft product in <em>Linux Journal</em>. But to be honest, there are some cool things coming out of the <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/garage">Microsoft Garage</a> One of those things is "Next Lock Screen", which is an Android app that brings interactive tools to the lock screen. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/android-candy-my-world-lock-screen"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-my-world-lock-screen#comments Android Microsoft Mobile Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:10:46 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339454 at http://www.linuxjournal.com All Your Accounts Are Belong to Us http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/all-your-accounts-are-belong-us <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/all-your-accounts-are-belong-us" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12140f2.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="160" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Last weekend my work phone suddenly stopped working. Not the phone itself, but rather all service stopped. I first noticed (of course) due to an inability to load any web pages. Then I tried calling someone and realized my phone was disconnected. In fact, when someone tried to call me, it said the line was no longer in service.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/all-your-accounts-are-belong-us"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/all-your-accounts-are-belong-us#comments Mobile Security Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:47:47 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339441 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Android Candy: Exploding Kittens! http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-exploding-kittens <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/android-candy-exploding-kittens" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12139androidf1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="113" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I don't very often play games. I know that seems odd, because I do often write about gaming. Honestly though, I very rarely actually take the time to play video games. Recently, however, there has been an exception to that rule. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/android-candy-exploding-kittens"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-exploding-kittens#comments Android gaming Mobile Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:18:39 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339438 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Analyzing Videos for Fun and Profit http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/analyzing-videos-fun-and-profit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/analyzing-videos-fun-and-profit" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12119trackerf8.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="143" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> People's phones and all of the various sensors that may be built in to them is a source of scientific data logging that almost everyone carries around. Although the selection of sensors varies from phone to phone, they almost all have a camera. In this article, I take a look at a piece of software called Tracker that can be used to analyze videos you take of experiments. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/analyzing-videos-fun-and-profit"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/analyzing-videos-fun-and-profit#comments Audio/Video Mobile Science Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:46:26 +0000 Joey Bernard 1339430 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Low Tech High Tech http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/low-tech-high-tech <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/low-tech-high-tech" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12119cardf1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="112" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Google Cardboard should be terrible. Really, it should. It's literally made of cardboard. I remember as a kid some cereal boxes came with spy glasses you had to cut out of the box itself&mdash;and they were terrible. But Google Cardboard is amazing. Granted, you need to add your $750 Android phone to it, but that's already in your pocket anyway. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/low-tech-high-tech"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/low-tech-high-tech#comments Android Google Cardboard Mobile Virtual Reality Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:15:11 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339415 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Android Candy: the Verbification of Video Chat http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-verbification-video-chat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/android-candy-verbification-video-chat" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12119androidf1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="57" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> People who study the history of languages probably will look back at our current time and scratch their heads. We keep inventing verbs! First, Google became the verb we use for searching. Then, "Facebooking" someone became a viable way to contact them. Heck, I forgot about "texting" someone. It seems we just keep taking perfectly good nouns and making them verbs.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/android-candy-verbification-video-chat"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-verbification-video-chat#comments Android Audio/Video Mobile Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:45:33 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339405 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Listen to Me Cheaply http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/listen-me-cheaply <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/listen-me-cheaply" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12119audiblef2.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="75" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I listen to a lot of books. A lot. And honestly, although I've written about the "Listen" app for audiobooks, I tend to use Audible more than anything else anymore. Part of the reason is the Android app finally has more fine-grained speed settings. (I prefer around 1.4x speed.) iPhone people don't have that seemingly simple feature. Just saying. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/listen-me-cheaply"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/listen-me-cheaply#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:59:06 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339408 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Android Candy: Landing on the Moon, with your Thumbs http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-landing-moon-your-thumbs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/android-candy-landing-moon-your-thumbs" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12105androidf1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="355" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I do a lot of system administration with my thumbs. Yes, if I'm home, I grab a laptop or go to my office and type in a real terminal window. Usually, when things go wrong though, I'm at my daughters' volleyball match or shopping with my wife. Thankfully, most tasks can be done remotely via SSH. There are lots of SSH clients for Android, but my favorite is JuiceSSH. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/android-candy-landing-moon-your-thumbs"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-landing-moon-your-thumbs#comments Android Mobile SysAdmin Wed, 10 May 2017 14:33:09 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339380 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Be Kind, Buffer! http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/be-kind-buffer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/be-kind-buffer" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12088bufferf1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="102" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I like to tweet. Not like a bird (well, not usually), but tweeting on Twitter. I like to post silly pictures and say silly things. Unfortunately, a few things usually happen: </p> <ul><li> <p> I take a bunch of photos within minutes of each other. </p></li> <li> <p> I want to post to Twitter and Facebook. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/be-kind-buffer"> more>></a></span></p></li></ul> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/be-kind-buffer#comments Android Mobile Social Media Twitter Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:27:21 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339369 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Omesh Tickoo and Ravi Iyer's Making Sense of Sensors (Apress) http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/omesh-tickoo-and-ravi-iyers-making-sense-sensors-apress <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/omesh-tickoo-and-ravi-iyers-making-sense-sensors-apress" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12168f5.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="285" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In today's data-driven world, we are surrounded by sensors collecting various types of data about us and our world.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/omesh-tickoo-and-ravi-iyers-making-sense-sensors-apress"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/omesh-tickoo-and-ravi-iyers-making-sense-sensors-apress#comments Big Data Books IOT Mobile Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:20:26 +0000 James Gray 1339366 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Android Candy: Facebook Everything?!?! http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-facebook-everything <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/android-candy-facebook-everything" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12088androidf1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="355" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> When Facebook decided its messenger app would be an entirely separate program from its regular app, I was ticked off. I didn't want to have a second application in order to send private messages. It seemed like a needless extra step. And, I stuck by that opinion until I realized I could integrate regular SMS and MMS messages into Facebook Messenger. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/android-candy-facebook-everything"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-facebook-everything#comments Android Mobile Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:22:46 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339359 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Briggs and Stratton 8,000 Watt Elite Series Portable Generator with StatStation Wireless http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/briggs-and-stratton-8000-watt-elite-series-portable-generator-statstation-wireless <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/briggs-and-stratton-8000-watt-elite-series-portable-generator-statstation-wireless" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12150f8.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="200" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter-->Although <em>Linux Journal</em> readers might not equate Milwaukee with tech, a new <a href="http://briggsandstratton.com">Briggs &amp; Stratton</a> product portends the bright future of smartened "legacy" devices from the industrial heartland.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/briggs-and-stratton-8000-watt-elite-series-portable-generator-statstation-wireless"> more>></a></span> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/briggs-and-stratton-8000-watt-elite-series-portable-generator-statstation-wireless#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:29:47 +0000 James Gray 1339337 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Android Candy: That App Is for the Birds! http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-app-birds <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/android-candy-app-birds" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/12081androidf1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="354" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Usually bird-related apps involve pigs and anger, but if you're a bird watcher like myself, there's another bird app you must download. Cornell Labs has released a free app called Merlin Bird ID that helps identify birds you see in the wild. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/android-candy-app-birds"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-app-birds#comments Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:02:25 +0000 Shawn Powers 1339321 at http://www.linuxjournal.com