ZP 980+ to get Android Kitkat by May 2014

It is rumored that Zopo’s new Octa-core phones will get Android Kitkat (4.4) by May 2014. Won’t that be an awesome development?

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ZOPO ZP980+ Review

The ZP980+ is a very nice upgrade to the ZP980 as far as I am concerned; with a MTK6592 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 5.0 Inch Full HD 1080P Screen, 14MP Rear camera and 5MP Front Camera, I have been having an awesome android experience with it. I’d like to share my experience with fellow – or intending – Chinaphone users

Unresolved Assembly Reference when Merging Precompiled ASP.NET Assemblies

If you need to merge the output DLLs generated after precompiling an ASP.NET website from Visual Studio 2008 and later, you need to use the ASP.NET merge tool. The location of this tool is a bit tricky, though. The version in the default location is actually the wrong one!

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Accessing the VMware BIOS Screen at startup

Fortunately, there is a configuration setting that will give you more time to enter the BIOS screen at startup. It will make the POST screen delay for the specified number of milliseconds.

Android 4.0.4 on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G – the morning after

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Like many other Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners, I was unwilling to wait for the OTA update for Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4), so I went searching on the NET as soon as I heard that it had been released in Italy. I found these very simple instructions on youtube – there’s no point repeating them […]

FilterExpression in ASP.NET SqlDataSource

The FilterExpression tag in ASP.NET does not support the between operator. If you try to specify a clause like “between x and y” as your filter expression, you’ll get the error message:  The expression contains unsupported operator ‘Between’

Reading a Binary XML stream in WCF

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If you don’t provide a dictionary to read the XML stream with, you will get a weird and unhelpful exception that says “the input source is not correctly formatted”, and googling around will only bring you to posts telling you that “your client/server endpoints are not matched” or “you need to use the basicHttpBinding”. This is not a binding issue – it’s a deserialization issue that comes up when i make an attempt to inspect the soap messages coming in to (or going out of) my WCF service.