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Evolution of the iPhone through the Ages and what to expect for the iPhone 8

Just this once, we are going to talk about Apple iPhone on the SSaurel's Blog. The iPhone 8 is expected to be launched during the 2017 Fall and we expect some major improvements from the iPhone 7. To better understand the evolution of the iPhone through the Ages, look at this awesome infographic : This infographic lets you to see…
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Android

Detect device year class on Android with Facebook Device Year Class

When you make Android applications, it is always useful to know the year class of the running device. Indeed, with that information, you can adapt the behavior of your application to the smartphone or tablet of your users. Obviously, the main goal being to offer them a better experience with your application.     For that, Facebook offers Device Year…
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Java

Parse and write JSON data in Java with Gson

Nowadays, JSON is the most widespread format to exchange data on the Web. REST Web Services use it. JSON is lighter than XML and lets to save bandwith when you consume this services. In Java, there is a great library named Gson that makes developers' life easier. Created by Google, Gson is open source and available on GitHub here : …
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The Ultimate Guide to Java 9

After some months of delays, Java 9 is coming ! Java 9 is attended for general availability On September, 2017. In that article, you’re going to discover the major new features of Java 9. Don’t hesitate to leave me some comments if I forgot some important things. Main Features Java Platform Module System – JSR 376 Process API Updates – JEP…
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Android

Transform your Android device into a real Centimeter Ruler to Measure

Sometimes, when you are working on some personal projects you need to measure some small things. Unfortunately, you have nothing on you to measure these small things. So, how can you measure these small things ? By chance, you have always your Android smartphone with you. With My Ruler to Measure offered by SSaurel’s Mobile Apps, you will transform your Android…
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Bixby Voice : Full list of commands for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung has just made available Bixby Voice for US English. In that article, you are going to discover the full list of commands supported by Bixby Voice for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The commands are grouped by categories : Common Commands Open Facebook What time is it? What’s the date today? Turn the volume up/down Restart off my phone…
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Recreate the Countdown Math Game on Android

The Countdown Math Game, also known as Good Count Math Game, is a game made famous in England with the TV game show Countdown which started in the sixties and then exported in a lot of countries around the World. The Countdown Math Game involves number puzzles in which you must make arithmetic operations to reach a random target number…
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Android

Learn to create a Paint Application for Android

Paint applications are become famous thanks to Microsoft Paint, well known as simply Paint or Paintbrush. It was a simple computer graphics application included with all versions of Microsoft Windows. In this tutorial, you are going to discover how to create a Paint Application for Android which will let users to draw on the screen with their fingers. Our Paint…
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Learn to create a Luminosity Detector Application on Android

Android devices have a lot of devices to play with. In this tutorial, we are going to play with the ambient luminosity sensor to create a Luminosity Detector Application for Android devices. You can enjoy this tutorial in video on YouTube : To start, we are going to create an ultra simple User Interface for our application. We just need a…
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