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Mike Gibson
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Safely use IndexedDB in iOS 8
I'm in a situation where users of my app ScoreGeek are filling up the 5MB limit imposed on LocalStorage and I need to switch to IndexedDB. Upon making the switch I found that iOS and IndexedDB is seriously buggy  when it comes to non-unique keys (it deletes...

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How to Preload Audio in PhoneGap
I just spent days making a simple buzzer in an iOS app!  You push a big red button and it plays a buzzing sound. Actually, it took about 20 minutes to get it working, but there was a 1-2 second pause after pushing the button before the sound would play, whi...

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Firefox OS: Converting a camera image to a base64 encoded image URL
I'm porting my apps ScoreGeek and Easy Password Storage to Firefox OS, and ran into some issues with saving images returned by the camera or gallery picker. The problem is that I am used to Android and iOS returning a base64 image URL, but Firefox OS return...

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Windows 8 Microsoft Account Login Complaints
I think that using a Microsoft Account as the method to login to a computer is bad security. I have been trying to shore up the security of my online accounts recently.  The way I've been doing it is to use my password manager, Easy Password Storage, to cre...

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Securing Your Online Identity After Being Hacked
The other day my Twitter account @MikeKGibson was hacked.  The attacker sent out messages to everyone who follows me with URLs to other twitter users' status updates, which in turn were links to suspicious websites. Luckily, I caught it within an hour befor...

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Using Easy Password Storage in the Cloud
Easy Password Storage is my password management app which has been receiving great reviews like: " This is the best password app at the app store. You have to have it!"  -The Bold Man, Mac App Store " It’s simple, easy to use, high level of encryption and i...

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