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Google banned Huawei from using Android?

Now, that’s what I call a bomb to start the week with. Supposedly, existing devices will continue to function, but that’s just a technicality. Google could easily lock them out as well if ordered by Trump to do so (A

Posted in Android

Bypassing Google Play region blocks via VPN or Proxy

Beware, this is going to be a technical post, containing a lot of speculation. So, wouldn’t you want to use Raccoon to download region locked Android apps? Good news is, it works, bad news is it’s fickle. You need a

Posted in Rants, Tinkering

Is Google Plus shutting down the prelude to something bigger?

Wow, Google is finally retiring it’s social network (well, the one that was publicly called one, Gmail and Youtube are social networks, too). I guess, a lot of SEOs aren’t happy at all right now. After all, Google is not

Posted in Persepective

Error retrieving information from server. [DF-DFERH-01]

Marvelous, DF-DFERH-01 must be one of the most common Google Play errors out there and there’s virtually no documentation of what it means. Shit ton of (steamroller tactic style) advice on how to fix it, though: “reboot device”, “clear cache”,

Posted in Note to self, Tinkering

So long Github and thanks for all the fish

I have to admit, I’m mildly surprised by Microsoft buying Github. I mean, I always expected Github to eventually sell out, but I thought the buyer would be Google. Speaking of which, I wonder how pissed big G currently is,

Posted in Rants

The GDPR is here! Panic!

Just had this curious question scroll by: “Should I lock European users out of my website because of the GDPR?”

Posted in Persepective

GDPR is probably the best piece of legislation of the decade

Sure, everyone is currently moaning and bitching about getting compliant and having to spend money on it, but that is actually a good thing! In the past, collecting data by invading everyone’s privacy came at virtually no cost. Everyone knew

Posted in Rants

What to do with insanely stupid app reviews on Google Play?

I just had this wonderful brainfart looking through my text adventure app reviews on Google Play. As does everybody, I got a number of insanely stupid one star ratings and by that I don’t mean dumb as in “didn’t bother

Posted in Uncategorized

Can’t log into your Google account, even if the password is correct.

It sometimes happens that you can’t log into your Google account with 3rd party clients (e.g. a PC APK downloader). You just get a Bad Authentication error, telling you that your credentials are incorrect (even if they aren’t). What really

Posted in Note to self

SEO and a company, dead for three decades

Infocom was closed down in May 1989. Barely any one still remembers the name, but curiously, I find that most people install the Text Fiction app to play Zork, Infocom’s first and most popular game which lives on in pop

Posted in Web