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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

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

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

Text Fiction gets a bit of love – Goodbye Drupal, Hello Hugo!

Phew, that was a bit more work than I expected, but I finally hit publish on the new Text Fiction website.

Posted in Rants

Vote rigging? The real danger of Facebook is yet to come!

Currently, everyone seems to be discussing whether or not elections can be manipulated through Facebook. Good morning sheeple! Who would have thought that sharing personal information with an ad network would allow marketeers to contact and lull swing voters? Let’s

Posted in Rants, Security

… but we are all Facebook users!

“What’s your problem? Nobody is forced to use Facebook, it’s your choice!” Err, no! just because that stupid argument is parroted ad nauseam throughout the internet since, forever, doesn’t make it true. In reality, we are all Facebook users, no

Posted in Persepective, Rants

Another day, another cold call

Telephones… you wish, Alexander Graham Bell would have come up with a design that mandates a conductive plate in the earpiece, so you can remotely shock your peer in case s/he says something stupid, behaves like an asshole or both,

Posted in Rants

The more I see of Android, the less convinced I am that Google only hires the smartest and the brightest

Today I log into Play to check on my apps. I am greeted by an updated design, twice as slow as the previous one, but hey, at least it’s material design now and I can waste some additional time on

Posted in Android, Rants

Can someone explain to me why we are still required to sign our Android apps?

With Android O, we are well into the second half of the alphabet (no pun intended) and the Android packagemanager still requires apps to be signed. Why exactly?!

Posted in Android, Rants, Security

Answering support mail is fun…

There are tons of reasons, why Raccoon might not find an app (or produce any search results to begin with). Today, I learned of a new one: user tried to mimic a Gingerbread device (I’m not happy with little “details”

Posted in Android, Rants