This is an addition to an article about restoring your contacts. The tutorial can be done on Windows, Mac or Linux and is totally free. In the end you will get an xml file, that you can put back on your phone.
My program got downloaded over 30.000 times and I got a lot of great responses, so chances this solution works for you, are rather high!
Redshift is a small program, that changes the color of your display temperature according to the day time. At night the display gets pretty red and feels softer. This way, it feels better to work in the dark. Sadly redshift is only a command line program and we all know how bad the windows command line is (compared to the linux terminal). That’s why I made this tutorial to set up redshift for Windows to use it like a normal program.
About one year ago I had the problem, that I could not restore my Sony PC Companion backup to my phone. Back then I was really frustrated, because I found no (free) solution to get to my phone book. After some research I found out, how the data is compressed, and I made a little program to decompress the data in a very simple way. With my solution you can extract data from Sony PC companion backup for free and the program works on all platforms. I for myself used it only to get my phone book, and this tutorial will be about how to get your phone book back, but in theory you can get back everything, if you know, where to search. The program won’t work if you encrypted your phone. If you want to get you messages back, take a look at this tutorial. If you want to do any of those I can help you via email.
My program got downloaded over 50.000 times and I got a lot of great responses, so chances this solution works for you, are rather high!
This tutorial is also available in German | Russian
There is sometimes a TextSecure error sending message, but not always. There can be many causes for this, and TextSecure is far away from being beg-free. Continue reading
TextSecure is probably the best open source messaging app out there, and a worthy component to WhatsApp. I’m using the app for over a year now and I’m really happy with it. That’s why I decided to make a TextSecure feature overview, to give everyone, who is thinking about changing their messaging application, an idea how powerful TextSecure is and could be in the future. Continue reading
After Facebook bought WhatsApp 5 days ago, a good percentage of users now tries to find an other messaging service. Of course services with more users are more interesting for them, so the big question now is, who will make the race for the leaving users? Continue reading
On February 20th Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion (Read more). Even though they probably won’t change anything for the WhatsApp users, it is a good time to consider switching the messenger app. Why? Well, Facebook knows a lot about your private life and WhatsApp has a lot of data from your chats too. It is not a good idea to give one company too much power over your private life. Furthermore WhatsApp still has a lot of security issues and does not use open protocol standards. WhatsApp is also closed source, so you have no idea, how they use the app-permissions you gave them. Here is a small overview of WhatsApp open source alternatives: Continue reading
Elementary OS is a Linux distro building up on Ubuntu 12.04. I’ve been using it as my main operating system on my laptop for one month now, so I’ve made some experiences with the System. To cut right to my conclusion, just jump to the bottom. Continue reading
The game Glitch by Tiny Speck shut down, and now opens up their image repository to the broad masses. Anybody can use their assets for free under the Creative Commons Licence. You can find all the information and download here: http://www.glitchthegame.com/public-domain-game-art/ Continue reading
I was at Subotron Progames yesterday, and Mike Rose held a talk about how you get the press to talk about your games. What he essentially said was: “If you want to get noticed, be everywhere, share everything, create content, talk with the press, be different”. Continue reading