A NULL dereference existed in the lock screen which would cause it to restart if the emergency call button was tapped while a notification was being swiped and while the camera pane was partly visible. While the lock screen was restarting, the call dialer could not get the lock screen state and assumed the device was unlocked, and so allowed non-emergency numbers to be dialed. This issue was addressed by avoiding the NULL dereference.
Never thought a NULL dereference would be the cause of an iOS lock screen bug.
Visiting cards! (at Fab Pune)
Web Services Over Email
“There’s an overload of social networks, and information in general on the web.”
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, and depending on how good or bad your web filters are, you might agree or disagree with this.
A new entrant in the web space has a really huge upfront challenge — to convince a person on the web to visit one more site. Regularly.
That’s a huge barrier, one that a web site creator would (if ever) be able to get rid of very slowly, over a long period of time.
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Hey Tata Photon, Am I Not Paying You Enough?
Observing the way the internet and mobile apps work for the past two-three years, I’ve learnt one thing:
If you’re charging your users a fee, you shouldn’t degrade their experience by showing them ads.
To put it more generally, a user’s fee to your service should, ideally, be the only way you derive revenue from him/her. No affiliate links, ads etc.
Although this isn’t followed by offline services (TV, Magazines etc.) I thought that services related to the internet and technology in general would adhere to this practice.
Then I bought a Tata Photon Plus (a USB datacard).
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Drawing iOS app icons
The icon grid is messed up, icons themselves aren’t aligned, the iTunes icon looks like it has grown hair, shading is pathetic, the paper started blotting, roundrects aren’t perfect and yet I feel so happy about drawing this.
Try guessing the app by their icons. These are some of the apps I use the most, and I really appreciate the work designers have put into making these wonderful combinations of 114x114 pixels.
This Economic Times Article About The Playbook Seems Fishy
Article in question: ET
Almost everyone knows, how bad a situation RIM is in. Their phones are terrible (personal experience), their software platform is in a bad shape and the Playbook hasn’t sold. To make things worse, their QNX based BlackBerry 10 OS would be releasing nearly a year form now.
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Annoyance With Daily Deals And Group Buying Sites
Hey daily deal/group buying websites,
Why do you have to make it so hard for non registered users to navigate through the deals on your portal? I get that your user base is a very crucial stat in your slide decks when pitching to investors, but that doesn’t mean you force a user to register without even telling him or her what are they signing up for. Nor does it mean that when a user registers, you lock him/her into your service and not allow account deletion.
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The Arc Of Steve’s Life
Abandoned at birth; raised in Silicon Valley; an acid-dropping, ashram-dwelling college drop-out, hacker, and co-founder of the most iconic of personal computer companies; fired at age thirty; re-inventor of animated movies at Pixar; the struggle to create the NeXT big thing; the return to Apple in the most stunning turnaround the industry had ever seen; reshaping the music industry; building a world-class retail network in his own image; re-inventing the smartphone industry and grabbing half of its profits; and, finally, after thirty years of false starts, making tablets a reality and grabbing iPod-like market and profit share as a result. An arc that saw the unmanageable hippie become the head of one of the world’s best-managed companies. And he died just as he reached the pinnacle.
Reading his achievements, all at once, makes you go “WOW”
They entered Deshmukhas house and started pilfering petrol from the bike owned by Devendra Kothale and Santosh Mishra who live in Deshmukhas house as tenants. To check the level of petrol in the tank of the bike, one of them lit a lighter.
You can’t make this stuff up.