Finding Developer Options on Android 4.2 Jellybean

It appears that by default the developer options are hidden on Android 4.2. Developer options are important for programming and debugging programs. If you find your developer options have gone away then follow the link below for info on how to access it easily and quickly.

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57549207-285/restore-the-developer-options-menu-in-android-4.2/

Adding views to layout programatically

Recently while working on an Android project I needed to add several buttons to a layout dynamically. I wanted to create them on the fly from an array. That way whenever I need to add another all I would have to do is add another element to the array. The code wasn’t that straightforward and after a while I was able to figure out what to do. Below is what I came up with.

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iPad Vs. Kindle Fire

The new Kindle Fire by Amazon looks like a nice solution for many wanting to get into the tablet movement but don’t want to spend the money many of the other tablets are commanding. On the web, The Kindle Fire is being compared primarily to the Apple iPad 2. However, I think it will also offer solid competition for just about every other tablet out there. This is mainly because of the price, $199 and the specs it offers.
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Exporting Your Contacts on Android 2.1

From time to time you might want to get a copy of your contacts from your Android phone. Normally any contacts that you add to your phone will automatically be uploaded to your Gmail account. However, for one reason or another they might not have. For example if the phone was never set up with a Gmail address or was set up with one after the contacts were added. Either way its a good idea to have a backup copy. How to do this will vary with which version you have. The steps below are for Android 2.1 (Eclair) but will also work on most other versions with minor changes.
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