Posts Tagged ‘android’

Note  : This post is intended for students of UT Arlington who wants to connect UTA Auto Login wireless network.

Please follow the steps below to connect to the network :

  1. Go to Settings –> Wireless and Network –> Wi-Fi Settings
  2. Make sure that Wi-Fi is enabled.
  3. Your mobile must now scan and list the available networks.
  4. Select “UTA Auto Login”
  5. Set EAP method as PEAP
  6. Set Phase 2 Auth as MSCHAPV2
  7. Set CA certificate as NA
  8. Enter your netid in Identification.
  9. Enter the password associated with Netid.
  10. Voila ! You are now connected to UTA Auto login.

Hope this little post helps some folks !

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1. Giving You More Control

Facebook had some very interesting announcements last week. Probably the most analysed was the creation of groups. The post also contained a paragraph missed by most – whic says that you can now export your facebook data ! To me it looks like a bigger news 🙂 Ofcourse it is not in a immediately machine translatable form but still it is cool ! It is currently not possible to import it back but its a great move forward. Kudos to facebook. In line with the tradition that all new facebook announcements come with some issues, Groups also seems to have lot. For a humorous account check out Facebook new groups feature rife with abuse . In a related issue, some people realized that Facebook app on smartphones sync more information than expected – In case if you use the app check out Is the Facebook App Playing Fast and Loose With Your Personal Data? .

2. Amazon Amps Up Apps Rivalry

This is a surprising move from Amazon – Not sure what is their ultimate aims are : Will it just stop with providing proper recommendations to users or will it be a rigorous process like Apple. Also will there be additional APIs that allow app developers and make the app Amazon distributed only ? We will know soon the success of this move.

3. Change to BIOS will make for PCs that boot in seconds

The much hyped EFI technology atlast seems to get used in a wider scale. Now that the recent versions of Ubuntu have around 10 second boot times it should be interesting see the new boot times.

4. Stuxnet: Fact vs. theory

Stuxnet seems to have captured the imagination of public much like Conficker. This post discusses some of the fact and myths.

5. G2 Detects When Rooted and Reinstalls Stock OS

Hmm this is a bit worrying as I was planning to move to an Android smartphone sooner or later !

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1. Examples of Flash Content Running on Android
An awesome demo of flash player on Android. Pretty impressive. Seeing this after reading this post made it even sweeter.

2. Google News
Understanding the web to find short answers and "something different" – In an exciting move , Google uses Google Squared to provide short answers and obviates the need to go to a news source. Really cool , although I wont say I did not see it coming 😉

A sneak peek at the Native Client SDK – Another very interesting move. Will this move out of geek domain is one of the big questions I have.

3. Introducing FlockDB
Twitter uses MySQL to model graph relations. I have to say their app stack looks pretty impressive. I think NoSQL databases would have had some issues for this use case.

4. New Programming Jargon
On a fun side , some new jargon collated from Stack Overflow.

5. Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook
Anti facebook sentiments are pretty high and four nerds from NYU are trying to create a open social network – Lets see how it goes . Also read There’s a Dirty UNIX Joke in the New York Times’ Facebook Backlash Story.

6. Mapping Ancient Civilization, in a Matter of Days
Computers are raiding even staid fields like archeology and look at the results 🙂 . For another application of the technology see , With Flyovers, a Solar Map of New York . Pretty exciting ! 


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1. Building a Better Teacher
A good article from NYT which talks about a quest to make high school teachers better and more effective . The article had some interesting points. For eg it implied that improving existing teachers is better than hiring better teachers. (partly because there are 1 Million+ teachers in US alone and finding so many good ones is hard). One of the ideas was that to be effective a teacher to grab student’s attention. Overall an interesting read. Although, it made me think if there is any similar studies made on university level education (especially graduate level). Andrew Gelman’s thoughts about the article is here

2. Top five gadgets from Microsoft’s research labs
I saw many interesting prototypes from TechFest. My favorite was Microsoft’s Translating Phone. Most of them were real cool.

3. Google News
Google had some nice posts this week and my favorite was Hopping on a Face Manifold via People Hopper. The application is very interesting. The problem is a real hard problem (even if you forget that they are handling millions of photos) and they seem to have done a decent job ! I noted that all people in Orkut are automatically opted in. Yikes .. Looks like another buzz like privacy controversy is in the making.

A polyglot Google Chrome beta, with new privacy features is a new feature in Chrome to automatically translate pages in foreign language. Cool !

Some cool applications for Android smart phones – Android app can recognize a person, pull up his status updates and Microsoft’s Tag Links the Physical World To the Internet . The concept of Microsoft tag looks pretty interesting !

Talking about Smartphones, NYT had a nice graph on who sued who on mobile patents – See more at An Explosion of Mobile Patent Lawsuits .

4. How To Improve Chat Roulette
A nice article on improving chat roulette.

5. At Last — The Full Story Of How Facebook Was Founded
A controversial and conspiracy theoryish article on how facebook was founded. Not sure how much to trust or what to make of it.

6. Spring 2010 jQuery Talks
Jquery recently has become one of my favorited libraries. I find using it pretty delightful ! This page has some slides that give a nice overview of JQuery.

7. Don’t Look Back
An interesting commentary on a book by Taliban’s Abdul Salam Zaeef. Had some interesting aphorisms. Another interesting but disturbing article from Joseph – The Karachi project.

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