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C.Y.P.O - New Android app from me

Finally got this app out of the door. It was actually more or less finished last March (2015) and I have been putting it off for 9 months to release it.

C.Y.P.O stands for check your phone often and basically it just checks and monitors how many times you turn your phone on. The main reason I developed the app is because I wanted to try out Android Wear development and see what can be done. This does have an Android wear component and it tells you the last time you checked your watch and how often you have checked your watch.

Follow the below link to install it
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tckr.dukcud

Want to see how it is made, link below to the GitHub repo
https://github.com/richardtan/CYPO
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Guy quits job to be a full time pokemon master, haha
 
C'mon, folks. It's a game. Whatever. Have fun.
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Ad tech needs to wise up, otherwise we all use Ad blockers
 
A few months ago, I complained about the insane state of today's advertising and the evil that is VPAID ads https://plus.google.com/+ArtemRussakovskii/posts/VgrLdYcoifr.

These ads destroy performance, leech bandwidth by 10s of megabytes, and are served by major ad networks, including Google's own AdX and AdSense.

Today, these VPAID ads are as popular as ever - and that is just disgusting. They're the real cancer of the advertising industry.

To showcase just how evil they still are, I took a single AdX ad tag and put it on an otherwise empty page. A static image ad loads, but it's secretly a VPAID one. It then randomly switches to a video, then back to a static image, then back again - it's like a never-ending self-reloading cascade of garbage.

GIF: https://gfycat.com/PositiveLateAlligator.

Right now after several minutes of just leaving this one single ad open, I'm at 53MB downloaded and 5559 requests. By the time I finished typing this, I was at 6140 requests. A single ad did this. Without reloading the page, just leaving it open.

A single VPAID ad absolutely demolishes site performance on mobile and desktop, and we, the publishers, get the full blame from our readers. And when multiple VPAID ads end up getting served on the same page... you get the idea.

Google and other ad networks, why are you allowing this kind of garbage to continue flowing through your pipes? Don't you see how much damage it's doing to the whole advertising business as people are practically forced to install ad blockers?

If you don't like to be taken advantage of, tell Google. Tweet at them, send them emails, let them know via any means you can that it is not OK to allow our browsers to be hijacked in this manner.

Thank you.
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My SQL problem? Use somebody's else SQL
 
Don't use MySQL, use somebody else SQL LOL
But if you happen to and want to connect from Java program then you can use this guide to connect to MySQL http://javarevisited.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-to-connect-to-mysql-database-in-java-jdbc-example.html #MySQL   #Java  
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Android Instant Apps - The Flash/Java Plugin replacement?

Just had a thought, Android Instant Apps could actually be a Flash replacement...... Yeah mind blowing!!!

Just think about it, are basically streaming a component of an Android app on a Google cloud server, so theoretically if there is something in HTML5 that you cannot do, you could just build a component out of the Android SDK, plug it into a web browser and boom, extra functionality.
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Neapolitan Ice Cream (NIC)
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#NameAndroidN. We're trying to decide what to name the next version of Android. Got any tasty ideas that start with the letter N? Submit. Sorry, something went wrong while trying to submit your suggestion. Please try again later. Need some inspiration? See how the pros work.
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Now this is a wedding cake 🎂
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RIP Christina Grimmie +zeldaxlove64 Christina Grimmie @TheRealGrimmie #RIPChristina

Just learned today that someone I followed on YouTube for around 4 years has died after a gun attack after a concert she just finished in Florida. A life cut so short and a talented singer songwriter who was doing it her way to make a living in the industry.

May you R.I.P

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36506082

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Double efficient solar cell, plus possibility of it running in the dark?

This is pretty interesting. By converting light to heat first they could create the right wavelength of light for generating electricity. Also because it is using heat as a source it will not be affected by clouds blocking the light for a few minutes. But the biggest thing is generating electricity at night. Read the article for more, but it is pretty interesting and potentially a game changer. 
System converts solar heat into usable light, increasing device’s overall efficiency.
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Google Assistant, Chat Bots done right

One thing that did excite me from Google I/O keynote is the way they have in my view done chat bots right, unlike the way Facebook has done it.

Instead of the user installing bots, the Google Assistant decides what bots to use to best answer your question.

I can see one day if I have a problem with my washing machine for example, I could ask Google to help me fix it. They could go through my email, find out when I purchased it and if in warranty and call up on my behalf to get an engineer out to have a look at the problem. It will also add the appointment to my calendar.

Only thing Google needs to do right is get the 3rd party support. I could easily see Android Instant Apps just having an assistant capabilities only which will make it easier for developers to just create that component instead of the entire app. Interesting times....
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Android VR + Project Soli = Mind Blown!!

This has got to happen. A perfect application for Project Soli. Anyone who needs to know what Project Soli is, https://www.google.com/atap/project-soli/

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The I/O hype is strong.
The man best known for cofounding the tech blogs Gizmodo and Engadget, Peter Rojas, said today that Google will be unveiling a new platform known as "Andro... by David Ruddock in Android VR, News, Rumors, VR
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Self Employed IT Developer providing services to the banking industry
Skills
SmartStream TLM configuration, Java, Oracle PLSQL, PHP, HTML + CSS, Android
Employment
  • Citigroup
    Senior Reconciliation Analyst, 2014 - present
    Back contracting through TCKR at CitiGroup and working as a Reconciliation Analyst.
  • TCKR LTD
    Director, 2013 - present
    Self Employed IT Developer providing services to the banking industry
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group
    Senior IT Reconciliation Developer, 2013 - 2014
    Contracting at RBS. TLM and Java solutions for a Reconciliation Project.
  • Citigroup
    Reconciliation Build Manager - TLM Configurer, 2011 - 2013
  • Infosys
    Senior Software Engineer, 2007 - 2011
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I mostly post about technology on Google Plus so if you want to circle me feel free to do so. I am also a massive Liverpool FC fan.

I have a Computer Science with Management Degree and achieved a First Class with Honours.
Education
  • King's College London
    Computer Science With Management, 2004 - 2007
    Graduated with First Class with Honours, with a 79.2% average over the 3 years. http://www.richardtan.co.uk/2000/01/random-my-university-results.html
  • Westcliff Highschool for Boys
    2002 - 2004
  • St Clere's School
    1997 - 2002
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Pokémon GO – Android Apps on Google Play
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Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! Now’s your chance to discover and capt

C.Y.P.O check your phone often – Android Apps on Google Play
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Wonder how often you turn on your phone today? Wanted to know how much you used your phone today? Wonder no more with C.Y.P.O (Check your ph

SOD Killer (Sleep of Death) – Android Apps on Google Play
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This is an application I built to solve the Sleep Of Death (also known as Screen of Death) issue.The Sleep of Death (SOD) causes Android not

Andy Weir - Google Play
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Andy Weir is the author of the bestselling , award winning book The Martian. Weir states, I started writing fiction and just putting it up o

Citymapper - Bus, Tube, Rail – Android Apps on Google Play
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★ EDITORS' CHOICE ON THE PLAY STORE!! :) :) (July 2015) ★ ★ Includes WEAR app featured at Google I/O ★The ultimate real-time transport app -

TunnelBear VPN - Android Apps on Google Play
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Rawwr! TunnelBear for Android keeps your physical location private and helps you access your favorite censored or blocked websites.Features

Appy Parking - London – Android Apps on Google Play
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Once you’ve downloaded Appy Parking you’ll wonder how on earth you lived without it before. Its easy to use interface allows drivers to see

Photos – Android Apps on Google Play
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Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos, searchable and organized by the people, places, and things that matter. • VISUAL S

Currency Converter
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Currency Converter, a simple Android application running in Chrome

Pushbullet
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Never miss another phone call or text message again while using your computer!Pushbullet automatically shows you all of your phone's notific

Which Features Do You Want Most in a Chromebook?
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The IFA 2014 trade show earlier this month brought a wave of new Chromebooks, but what features mean the most to you?

Feersum UK TV Guide
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We're working hard to bring you the best TV Guide for Android - check our reviews! A fantastic, simple, swipeable TV guide that works even w

Lindsey Stirling
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The eponymous debut album from YouTube sensation and "America's Got Talent" quarterfinalist Lindsey Stirling -- the colorful and uncommonly

TWiT Cast for Chromecast
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TWiT Cast brings Leo Laporte's TWiT.tv network to your Chromecast!* Watch the TWiT live stream from Petaluma, CA. * Watch on-demand episodes

DicePlayer
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* If you have problems , please uninstall and re-install diceplayer. * If you have no speed control bar , change "Settings->Select Player" f

All About Android: The Game
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Introducing Easy Mode!!! Having trouble surviving? Go to settings and enable easy mode. You will find slower speeds, easier obstacles, and s

MobileTest.me - Test your mobile sites and web applications right from y...
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MobileTest.me - Test your mobile sites and web applications right from your browser

Google Play Quiosque
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Com o Google Play Quiosque, descubra mais notícias de que gosta numa única aplicação no seu tablet ou telemóvel Android. Desfrute de notícia

DashNotifier for DashClock
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Current version(0.45) of DashNotifier only runs on devices with Android 4.3 and 4.2. Lower Android version are and will not supported. DashN

They are fast and efficient when serving. Food quality is what you expect from KFC
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reviewed in the last week
I have been here a few times and overall the food has been good. The last time I went it was really busy so the services was not as good. Food seems to be good. I had a few Indian friends who were from India and they said the food (especially for vegs) was perfectly good and one of the better places in London. Maybe not very authentic but you not going to get that in London as it needs to cater for the locals. For starters I suggest you ask the staff about getting a mixed started so you get a selection of things. Mains, the only thing from my experience I did not like was the special lamb curry. I forgot what the name was but it was under the specials. The main reason was because they did not take the bone off and also there seems to be a lot of fat still left on the meat. However if that is something you like than you might like it. Overall I highly recommend this. Probably the better Indian place in Canary Wharf.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Pretty good. It was clean which was nice. The breakfast in the morning was a bit slow because one of the cookers was broken. Also the parking is not great. They do have parking on site, which you have to get a ticket for. There is parking in the railway station nearby but when I looked it was fully occupied.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Train station, not sure what else to say
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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It's a McDonald's. Perfectly acceptable bit nothing more. What you expect from it.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Train station, does its job of having trains I can catch to get to other places.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Amazing place to try out Street food. The drinks are also very good. Make sure you go before 7 as you do not need to pay £3 for entry.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago