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I took it upon myself to root my phone and run a packet capture to figure out why the Android app seemed so slow on my phone. Here is what happens when you start it. All data transfers are in unencrypted JSON unless otherwise noted. I was connected via 4G at the time, and data […]

To understand what we’re doing here, you may want to read my introduction to using YQL and Feed43 to create custom RSS feeds. I wanted to pull multiple unconnected elements from a webpage to make an RSS feed, but every example I’d seen recently only used xpath to get one element from the page. The […]

So there are plenty of applications that will let you view PDFs on your iDevice, but if you really want to enjoy reading a book it needs to be reformatted to have a decent font size. To that end, I suggest converting it to ePub and reading it with the iPhone app Stanza. While using […]

Like many people, I don’t keep all of my data on one computer or device. I’ve got another machine that I dump less-used media to as my laptop doesn’t exactly have the largest hard drive in the world. Unfortunately, if you try to add a network drive to a Library using the GUI, it won’t […]

There are many iPhone apps that offer you views of your Google Analytics data in a phone-friendly format, at a variety of price points. The one that I suggest is free and easy to use: Analytics by Applidium. Downside: you have to put your Google email and password into the app, so that involves a […]

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