Saturday, December 13, 2014
Although limited support for AOSP or custom ROMs as far as I know. Only buy it if you know you want a Kindle Fire and can live with Amazon.com app store.
YouTube's Autoplay feature automatically plays suggested videos automatically after the video you requested ends
You can choose to toggle this functionality off if you'd like. YouTube will remember your preference. As a useful side effect, YouTube will probably also remember you which is great for tracking and analytics. If you're not already logging into your Google account, you're losing out on great personalization and customization.
Further reading: http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/11/youtube-is-testing-an-autoplay-feature-that-streams-suggested-videos-automatically/
Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Xamarin® Software License Agreement
Summary of Certain Important Terms:
Indie Licenses are for individuals or organizations with no more than five (5) employees.
Starter and Indie licensees are not authorized to build applications for enterprise (“In-house”) deployment.
Licenses must be acquired for each individual who: uses the software or develops, provides or otherwise contributes source code, libraries or data to applications built using the Software, to (i) be compiled with the Xamarin Software or (ii) run with the Xamarin Redistributables. Licensees are not authorized to install Xamarin Software on build servers or use other means of sharing Xamarin Software.
Software licenses granted for evaluation purposes are limited to 30 days.
For licensees that have purchased a subscription rather than a perpetual license, rights to use the Software terminate when the subscription expires.
30-day money back return policy
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY INSTALLING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING ITS COMPONENTS), YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE.
RIGHTS AND LICENSES
This Xamarin Software License Agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement between You (an entity or a person) and Xamarin Inc. (“Xamarin”). The Xamarin software product(s) identified in this Agreement for the Android, iOS, and MAC OS X operating systems for which you have acquired licenses, and accompanying documentation (collectively the “Software”) is protected by the copyright laws and treaties of the United States (“U.S.”) and other countries and is subject to the terms of this Agreement. Any new version, update or support release to the Software that You may download or receive that is not accompanied by a license agreement expressly superseding this Agreement is also “Software” and governed by this Agreement. If the Software is an update or support release to the software product(s) identified in the title of this Agreement, then You must have validly licensed the version and quantity of the Software being updated or supported in order to install or use the update or support release.
The Software is comprised of numerous components that may be accompanied by separate license terms. The Software is a collective work of Xamarin; although Xamarin does not own the copyright to every component of the Software, Xamarin owns the collective work copyright for the Software.
Some of the components are open source packages, developed independently, and accompanied by separate license terms. Your license rights with respect to individual components accompanied by separate license terms are defined by those terms; nothing in this agreement shall restrict, limit, or otherwise affect any rights or obligations You may have, or conditions to which You may be subject, under such license terms; however, if You distribute copies of any component independent of the Software, You must remove all Xamarin trademarks, trade dress, and logos from each copy.
You must acquire one of the following types of licenses: (1) a Starter License, (2) an Indie License, (3) an Evaluation License, (4) a Business License; or (5) an Enterprise License, for each copy of the Software used within your Organization (defined below). You must acquire the same type of License for every copy of the Software used by You or within Your Organization, and each License You acquire must be assigned to a specific individual within Your Organization and may not be shared among individuals. A license must be procured for every individual who either: (a) uses the Software, (b) distributes the Redistributables; or (c) who develops or provides source code, libraries, configuration parameters or data to applications built using the Software. The term "Organization" means a legal entity, excluding subsidiaries and affiliates with a separate existence for tax purposes or for legal personality purposes. An example of an Organization in the private sector would be a corporation, partnership, or trust, excluding any subsidiaries or affiliates of the organization with a separate tax identification number or company registration number. In the public sector, an example of Organization would be a specific government body or local government authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated herein, no person or entity is authorized hereunder to use the Software to provide a product or service that generates or otherwise automates the development or distribution of apps or other software for third parties and such use is expressly prohibited.
STARTER LICENSE RESTRICTIONS
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, if Your license is a Starter License, Xamarin hereby grants to You a nonexclusive, non-transferable license to use the Software solely as permitted in this paragraph below and the Section below titled "Redistributables". Starter Licenses may be used by individuals or organizations with no more than five (5) employees. Applications developed with Starter Licenses may not contain more of Your compiled code than the limit advertised by Xamarin for the Software that you have received, may not make direct calls to unmanaged libraries, and Your applications may not be designed to be used in connection with the internal business operations of an Organization, and may only be distributed publicly through an application store. The assigned user for a Starter License may not be re-assigned (temporarily or otherwise).
INDIE LICENSE RESTRICTIONS
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, if Your license is an Indie License, Xamarin hereby grants to You a nonexclusive, non-transferable license to use the Software solely as permitted in this paragraph below and the Section below titled "Redistributables". Indie Licenses may be used by individuals or organizations with no more than five (5) employees. For clarity, You will not be classified as an "individual" for purposes of this Section if You are licensing the Software to perform services for, or on behalf of, Your employer. The assigned user for Indie Licenses may not be transferred or re-assigned (temporarily or otherwise).
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, if Your license is an Evaluation License, Xamarin hereby grants to You a nonexclusive, non-transferable license to use the Software solely as permitted in this paragraph below. For the avoidance of doubt, no rights to any Redistributables are granted to You under the Evaluation License. If the Software is provided to You for evaluation purposes, then Your license to use the Software is limited solely to internal evaluation purposes, and in accordance with the terms of the evaluation offering under which You received the Software, and Your license expires thirty (30) days from installation (or such other period as may be indicated within the Software). Upon expiration of the evaluation period, You must discontinue use of the Software and return to an original state any actions performed by the Software. The Software may contain an automatic disabling mechanism that prevents its use after a certain period of time.
The “Redistributables” for the Android operating system platform are libmonosgen-2.0.so, libmonodroid.so, Mono.Android.dll and mono.android.jar
The “Redistributables” for the iOS operating system are libmono.a, libmonotouch.a and monotouch.dll.
The “Redistributables” for MAC OS X are libmono-2.0.a and monomac.dll.
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OTHER LICENSE TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS
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