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July 13, 2010

This blog has moved

Filed under: Uncategorized — Craig Harvey @ 9:02 am
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I’ve refreshed this blog and moved it to a new domain – it can now be found at

Feeds can be found at

In time I will go and edit the old posts to redirect to the new location, but for now please update your bookmarks. Many thanks!

July 8, 2010

Great jQuery resources

Filed under: technology — Craig Harvey @ 2:22 pm
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More jQuery learning resources than you can poke a script debugger at:

June 29, 2010

Kindle for Android app released

Filed under: android — Craig Harvey @ 2:22 pm

Amazon have released a Kindle app for Android – woohoo! Now you can download and ready eBooks on your Android device – and yes it works for Australians. See here for more details – including a scannable QR code to download the app. Or search for Kindle in the Market.

If you have multiple devices (i.e. a Kindle, maybe the Kindle for PC software as well), this app will keep your ‘last read page’ synched as well, so it should be a seamless transition between devices.

I’ve managed to buy an eBook to test it out, so it definitely works for Aussies, but the full list of markets (from the website):

Kindle for Android is currently available for customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

Are you an Aussie interested in getting an Android phone? See my guide to Android for Australians for more details.

June 14, 2010

Android guide for Aussies updated

Filed under: android — Craig Harvey @ 7:52 pm
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I’ve updated my guide to Android for Australians. Includes splitting the Phones and Apps sections onto separate pages for easier maintenance and readability.


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May 28, 2010

HTC Legend coming to Australia – Vodafone, Three

Filed under: android — Craig Harvey @ 10:40 am
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imageAccording to the HTC Twitter account (@htc) Vodafone will be releasing the HTC Legend on 3rd June and it will also be available on Three (but no date announced for that). Good news for the Aussie market. The HTC Legend is kind of the HTC Hero 2 but sadly will only have a 600Mhz CPU (hopefully this is wrong!). Also depends on if you like the ‘chin’ that comes with this model phone.


The Australian HTC site doesn’t have any more details other than ‘coming soon’, so head over the UK site and get your drool going. Android 2.1, AMOLED screen, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS yada yada yada.

May 25, 2010

Another update to the Android guide for Aussies

Filed under: android — Craig Harvey @ 8:43 pm
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Further updates to the guide – added some more web sites to buy phones from, a bunch more Australian specific apps and also a footnote about the HTC Magic on Vodafone. Keep the feedback coming!

The full guide is here.

And the Australian specific Android apps are listed here.

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May 24, 2010

Updated Android guide for Australians

Filed under: android,technology — Craig Harvey @ 9:26 pm
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I’ve updated my Android guide for Aussies including a list of Australian specific Apps available in the Android Market. Hope you find it useful!

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May 23, 2010

TFS 2010

Filed under: tfs — Craig Harvey @ 8:29 pm
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Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 was released earlier this year. To quote Microsoft, TFS “is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management solution that automates the software delivery process and enables organizations to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT life cycle.”

Without the marketing speak, TFS provides:Gears

  • a powerful source control system
  • team collaboration workspaces (via SharePoint)
  • work items and process templates (tasks, bugs, user stories, etc)
  • reporting for all kinds of roles involved in software projects – developers, testers, project managers etc.
  • test development and even test lab management
  • a build server that supports continuous integration
  • integration with Visual Studio (of course), a web interface, a SharePoint portal and an API that enables third party tools
  • and much more…

The 2010 release of the product is a great leap forward in terms of functionality over the 2008 and 2005 releases (as you would expect). Over the coming months I aim to write TFS related articles that cover these main areas of functionality. It really is a massive beast of a product so I expect there to be a lot of articles!

In the meantime, following are some links to some key TFS resources:

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May 20, 2010

Android 2.1 for HTC Hero released (for Sprint)

Filed under: android,technology — Craig Harvey @ 9:17 am
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Finally the official Android 2.1 ROM has been released for the HTC Hero – albeit for the Sprint Hero only (the US CDMA version). It can’t be long now until they release the official ROM for the GSM version of the Hero surely?

More info here:

May 19, 2010

Android guide for Aussies

Filed under: android,technology — Craig Harvey @ 9:29 pm

I’ve started putting together a guide to Android phones for Australians – you can get it here. Hopefully I can keep it up to date over time, but it contains an overview of phones currently available in Australia and other key things to know about Android.

Let me know if you find it useful or have any feedback!

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