Crazy domain stories part 1 – Microsoft Bob and Windows 2000

March 19, 2014
Fun

Microsoft_BobWindows 2000 was an unexpected name for NT 5, Microsoft’s failed to check the trademark Windows2000 and the domain Windows2000.com. As it turned out, the domain was being used, and not by a cybersquatter but by Bob Kerstein.

Microsoft owned the domain bob.com, Kerstein thought bob.com might be rather easy for people to remember. For Microsoft, ‘Bob’ is a name it would rather forget.

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Free Raspberry PI Icon in .ico format

March 19, 2014
Rasbperry PI

Raspberry piHere is the Rasbperry PI icon in .ico format, from 16px up to 256px pixels. A credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

Download icon package from here.

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13 cartoon style cute wallpapers for your mobile phone

January 30, 2014
Fun

Mobile wallpaperHere is the collection of 13 cartoon style cute wallpapers for your mobile phone to make your mobile phone shine.

Save them directy using mobile phone or download them to your computer first and then transfer to your mobile phone to start using them.

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How to decompile android APK app files

February 5, 2013
Android

AndroidThis is a simple tutorial of extracting APK file of any app available in market and then decompiling it to Java source. This can be helpful for those who perform code review (for security vulnerabilities) on apps whose source code is not available  or to do some reverse engineering. You need to remember that Decompilation of APK file is possible, but it might be difficult to understand the code if it is obfuscated.

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Fix Windows Phone 7 (WP7) gradients in emulator/phone.

While developing Apps for Windows Phone 7 using gradients you might notice they look fine and smooth in Visual Studio or Blend but not in emulator or on Windows Phone device. You can see quality decrease and horizontal streaks making the transition less subtle.

The reason for it is your App is using 16bits per pixel color depth settings. To force your app to use 32 bits per pixel you have to set the attribute BitsPerPixel value to 32 in the App Manifest File.

You can find the Windows Phone App Manifest file from Solution Explorer under properties and the file name is by default WMAppManifest.xml.

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