Monday, April 14, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Apple keyboard symbols in the text

When writing a post related to the OS X sometime is necessary to include the special keyboard symbols in the text. You can do it by using the special HTML codes:
  • Command ⌘  ⌘
  • Option ⌥  ⌥
  • Shift ⇧  ⇧
  • Caps Lock ⇪  ⇪
  • Backspace ⌫  ⌫
  • Eject ⏏  ⏏

The following key combination ⇧ - ⌃ - ⏏ puts all displays to sleep.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Freeware Fullscreen desktop clock application

Desktop clock is a  simple freeware application that shows the fullscreen clock using your photos as background. The background changes every minute.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Add your own folder to the Finder Sidebar

You can add your own folder to the Finder Sidebar by selecting the Folder in the Finder and pressing ^⌘T or you can use the mouse and drag the folder to the Sidebar. This is useful for the folder that you have to access very often.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Android: Get current date and time

This is a very common task in app development - get the current date and time value. In Android you can use 2 simple methods to achieve this:

Method 1

Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();
Date d = c.getTime();
Method 2
Time now = new Time();

Monday, December 16, 2013

Introducing Swelio - new library for Belgian eID cards

The freeware Belgian eID cards access library called Swelio is available for download:

  • No external dependencies
  • x32 and x64 versions
  • All functions have Unicode and Ansi version
  • Simple to use, easy to embed in any programming language
  • C++ and Delphi SDK with samples and documenation are included
  • Works in Windows XP - Windows 8
  • Provides 256 different functions
  • QR codes generation
  • Export card data to XML
  • Multiple readers support
  • Exports photo in different graphical formats
  • No eID Middleware required
  • Hash functions and encryption supported
  • Check of the pin code
  • Can create and verify digital signatures
  • Many other useful things...

Saturday, December 14, 2013