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Here Are 8 Wild Android Hacks!

Go beyond conventions and have some fun with your Android device! 

The Android platform has reached unsurpassed glory and fame in recent times. Endless customisation means you can do anything and everything with devices that have Android running under the hood. However, there are some who still want more from life. A little tinkering, or shall we say hacking doesn't kill anybody, does it?





1.Streaming music from PC to your Android-powered smartphones

The Gmote app lets you to stream stuff from PC to your smartphones using Wi-Fi, particularly helpful when you're low on storage space in your device. The app turns your phone into a remote control for your computer, allowing you to start and control movies and music at a distance.

2.Customising your user interface as you like!

The stock Android wallpapers and themes lack inspiration. The Beautiful Widgets app give you one stop access to tonnes of customised and animated wallpapers that you can use on your phone making it muc…

5 great front-end developer tools you should try

Chrome dev tools The best tool we have in our hands today. Since its birth, Chrome has invested a lot in its developer tools and is still improving them continuously. Each release (every six weeks or so) comes with its own brand new dev tool features. The dev tools are a complete suite of diverse instruments. You can edit the DOM (HTML)/CSS in real-time, debug Javascript step by step while undertaking a deep performance analysis, even add a terminal. We recently solved some render performance issue thanks to this. The DOM/CSS editor is an extremely powerful tool, letting you provide realtime feedback to your team, iterating fast on the UI/UX of a new feature. The official website and the Google Developers YouTube channel both are goldmines of information. For example, the section about command-line API contains really useful commands. You can for example copy anything to your clipboard from the console by calling the special `copy` function and pass the thi…

30 Free eBooks On JavaScript

Join the journey of JavaScript with these 30 free ebooks!

JavaScript is seemingly becoming universally adopted by communities of all kinds: mobile apps, Web, Windows 8, and even server-side development. We bring to you 30 free books for learning the basics, becoming expert, and and writing complete apps in the language.



Here we go:

1. JavaScript Cookbook by Shelley Powers - O'Reilly Media, 2010

This cookbook is chock-full of code recipes that address common programming tasks, as well as techniques for building web apps that work in any browser. Just copy and paste the code samples into your project -- you'll get the job done faster...

2. JS.next: A Manager's Guide by Aaron Frost - O'Reilly Media, 2013

''JS.next: A Manager's Guide'' educates JavaScript developers, from novice to expert, about the impact that JS.next has had on the language, and demonstrates the powerful new constructs that are accessible in the JS.next API.

3. The Problem wit…

10 Video Tutorials For Learning Android Development

There is an increasing demand of Android developers. Hence, it is wise to learn this language at the right time as it will help you take a lead in the competition.

Although Android programming is largely based on Java, but the two are entirely different from each other. Android is a a software stack, which comprises of an operating system, key applications and middle-ware. Companies are using Android programming language for application development and maintenance. And there is an increasing demand of Android developers. Hence, it is wise to learn this language at the right time as it will help you take a lead in the competition. Recognising the importance of this much-in demand skill, we at EFYTimes, bring to you some Android specific video tutorials/resources.

These video tutorials will help you learn Android programming better:




1. Google developer and author Chet Haase's tutorials:
(a) DevBytes: View Animations
(b) DevBytes: Property Animations
(c) DevBytes: Property Anim…

PHP Developers Rejoice! Here Are 8 Top Productivity Tools For You!

The following is an assorted collection of good productivity tools for PHP developers!

PHP is undoubtedly a very popular server-side scripting language. Slowly and steadily it has become an essential part of almost every developer's skill set as of current stats. There exist lot many tools that can improve the productivity of PHP by leaps and bounds and make the life of a developer way easier. We hace compiled 8 such amazing tools for you! 










1.phpUnderControl

phpUnderControl is an addon application for the continuous integration tool CruiseControl, which integrates some of the best PHP development tools. This project aims to make your first steps with CruiseControl and PHP as easy as possible. Therefore phpUnderControl comes with a command line tool that performs all modifications to an existing CruiseControl installation.

2.PHP_Beautifier

This program reformats and beautifies PHP 4 and PHP 5 source code files automatically. The program is Open Source and distributed under …

25 Free eBooks For Software Engineers!

Here are 25 free ebooks for software engineers! Read online, download and have fun!

Software engineering is a field of work where professionals are required to read and update their skills throughout their life. And books are definitely their best friend in this process! So here we bring 25 free ebooks to add to your library. 







Jumpstart to Software Quality Assurance
by Vishnuvarthanan Moorthy - Smashwords, 2013
As the introduction of the book says, “Software Quality Assurance contributes in building capable processes in organization. This book provides practical insight for software quality analyst to start being productive within days, and contribute to building such capable processes.”

Software Fault Tolerance
by Michael R. Lyu - John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1995
As the introduction of the book says, “Software fault tolerance techniques involve error detection, exception handling, monitoring mechanisms and error recovery. This book also focuses on identification, application, …

Here Are 40 Free Hacking Tutorials!

Here are some tutorials that teach you the fundamentals of ethical hacking.

Learning to become a hacker is not everybody's cup of tea, well, at least it's not as easy as learning to become a software developer. It doesn't matter what level you are, a hacker requires to have in depth knowledge of a wide array of topics. Hacking is basically knowing about how things function and knowing why things function the way they do.



Here are some great hacking tutorials and resources that you can explore in your journey to learn hacking:

1. Hacking Tutorials for Beginners By BreakTheSecurity.com

Unless you know how to hack, you cannot defend yourself from hackers. Break The Security(BTS) provides Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking tutorials. It guides users to get into the PenTesting and Ethical Hacking World.

2. How to learn Ethical hacking By Astalavista.com

You can learn all there is to know about Ethical hacking over here.

3. Penetration Testing Tutorial By Guru99.com

Here …

Looking To Build Mobile Apps? Try These 8 Good Frameworks!

Use these awesome frameworks to build some really awesome mobile apps!

This is the time and age of mobile apps. There are practically so many of these that we can't possibly use them all even if we wanted to do. While some of these might be so amazing that we use them every day, others might just fade away after development. Whatever might be the case, mobile app developers always have both their hands full. Here are 8 good frameworks for mobile app developers.





1.jQueryMobile

jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimised web framework currently being developed by the jQuery project team. The development focuses on creating a framework compatible with a wide variety of smartphones and tablet computers, made necessary by the growing but heterogeneous tablet and smartphone market. The jQuery Mobile framework is compatible with other mobile app frameworks and platforms such as PhoneGap, Worklight and more.

2.Famo.us

Famo.us is a JavaScript platform that enables engineers to build beautif…

10 Online Courses To Learn Artificial Intelligence!

Remember movies like AI, Terminator and I Robot? Want to build such machines of your own? Take these courses, keep at it and you just might get there!





Artificial Intelligence is one of the most interesting fields available to any technology oriented mind. This amalgamation of robotics, computer science, electronics and other things, is aimed at building a superior robot (or an organism) that can think and function at par with humans. The subject is not only fascinating, it also includes very advanced technology. Here are 10 online courses that will make learning about AI a little simpler for you. Some of these offer certifications for free too!


1. Artificial Intelligence

2. Einf├╝hrung in Computer Vision (Coursera)

3. Discrete Inference and Learning in Artificial Vision (Coursera)

4. Advanced Artificial Intelligence (saylor.org)

5. Machine Learning (Caltech)

6. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Udacity)

7. Artificial Intelligence for Robotics (Udacity)

8. Computer Vision: …

Here Are 10 IT Jobs With The'Best' Salaries As Of Current Stats!

Are you an IT professional? More importantly, are you paid enough? 

IT Professionals are thought to be one of the most high-earning individuals around the world. However, their salaries do vary from city to city. Previously, we highlighted the top 10 best paying jobs with respect to IT. Now we extend the list and bring you 10 more: the next in line to provide a hefty pay cheque to employees who are clearly singing all the way to their banks.





1.Quality Assurance Engineer

Salary: $100,000 to $120,000

2.Systems Engineer

Salary: $100,000 to $125,000

3.C#/.Net Developer

Salary: $90,000 to $125,000

4.User Experience/User Interface Developers

Salary: $110,000 to $130,000

5.Drupal Developer

Salary: $100,000 to $130,000

6.PHP Developer

Salary: $90,000 to $125,000

7.Big Data Engineer

Salary: $125,000 to $145,000

8.DevOps

Salary: $135,000 to $170,000

9.Project Manager

Salary: $110,000 to $150,000

10.Interactive Designer

Salary: $90,000 to $110,000

Source: IT World