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Adding TOR support to Raccoon

I get this feature request once in a while: adding TOR support to Raccoon. I totally understand the motivation. Privacy, after all, is one of Raccoon’s main goals. However, when it comes to supporting TOR, I think, I would not

Posted in Android

Raccoon v4.0.1 released!

What can I say? Today’s the day, I’m finally flipping the switch and declare Raccoon v3 to be obsolete! Say hello to the all new Raccoon v4!

Posted in Android

Deep links to software downloads – the idiocy that just won’t stop!

My website statistics are off. If I were to believe Piwik, only about half of the visitors to the Raccoon page will actually download the application. Doing a quick grep over the webserver logs and counting unique IP addresses comes

Posted in Web

About Google, Udacity and Bertelsmann handing out 10,000 scholarships in the EU

Seems like developers are either loosing interest in the Android platform, or someone thinks they are too expensive and need a bit more competition. I’m not going to speculate further on why Google sees a need to provide 10k scholarships,

Posted in Rants

So, how Google dependent are you?

I just read this story here. In summary: a number of people buy the new Pixel smartphone directly from Google, then immediately resell the device. The TOS clearly forbids doing that (but apparently, nobody read them), so Google terminates the

Posted in Rants

Explaining “privacy” to the layman (in easy terms)

Andrew has a dog named Chomper. Andrew isn’t as stupid as to use his dogs name anywhere as the answer to a password recovery question, but he doesn’t see why he should keep the name secret either. After all, he

Posted in Rants, Security

Increasing the downloadcount of your Apps on Google Play

I occasionally get mail from Android App developers asking me, if and how they can use Raccoon to boost their app’s install counter on the Playstore.

Posted in Android

Artifex Mundi on Humble Bundle (go get it)

TimeĀ  to give Humble Bundle a second chance after that Broken Sword fiasco (still pissed about that). My expectations for the Artifex Mundi bundle weren’t to high to begin with. After all, a whopping 10 titles from just one developer

Posted in Rants

TextFiction really needs a bit of love…

Funny story: some three years ago or so, someone suggested that smartphones would be the ideal platform for playing text adventures (after all, people used to text like crazy). Seemed plausible, so I made TextFiction and lo and behold! Nobody

Posted in Tinkering

About the TextFiction game catalog

It hasn’t been a problem so far, but Id like to make the following statement concerning TextFiction and the catalog of games, I keep on my website:

Posted in Tips and Tricks