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Nov 21, 2014 - Google has done away with the stock email app in Android 5.0 Lollipop. You're now forced to use the new and improved Gmail. If you try to open the stock email app, you'll get this message:
YouTube Audio Quality Bitrate Used For 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, 1440p, & Up
Nov 20, 2014 - YouTube streams video and audio separately and the website player combines them on the fly. Due to this, the audio bitrate is no longer affected by the video quality selected. In most cases, the audio you hear while watching a YouTube video is approximately 126 kbps AAC (MPEG-4 audio in an M4A container). Changing the video quality will not impact the audio stream that is playing.
How YouTube Streams Video & Audio
Nov 20, 2014 - This is a technical post on how the YouTube player works, including the kinds of http requests it makes and how it streams video and audio. This information was researched with the HTML5 player, but may be applicable to the Flash player as well. The HTML5 player uses JavaScript and is the default player for Chrome and newer Internet Explorer.
Nov 19, 2014 - In the latest version of Chrome released with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google is trying out a new feature where Chrome tabs are now merged with recent tasks in the app switcher. The tab menu is gone from the browser and you now switch between browser window tabs using the bottom right app switcher.
Nov 16, 2014 - Lately, Chrome has been saving my session logins even though I have Keep local data only until you quit your browser checked in the settings. I've noticed this on Google sites, where I'm still logged in even after exiting, and on Facebook, where it remembers my email address.
Nov 14, 2014 - With Chrome version 38, there is a regression bug that causes a strange behavior with the caret position in HTML input fields. The caret sits at the top of the input until text is typed in:
Nov 13, 2014 - There are a number of different ways to detect if the user has an ad blocker. It can be useful information if you want to hide stray elements when ads are blocked, such as ad containers, or display a message to your users.
Nov 11, 2014 - As of Firefox 33, if you type a single-word host name that you're defined in your hosts file, Firefox will search for it instead of treating it as an address. It will then have a little menu pop down with the message "Did you mean to go to XYZ?", which is very similar to what Chrome does.
Nov 6, 2014 - I created a simple Chrome extension that replaces any Google Doodle on Google's US homepage (www.google.com) with the regular default Google logo:
Nov 3, 2014 - Here is a compact PHP function that you can use to convert two-digit country codes to their corresponding full names in English:
Nov 2, 2014 - Chrome's New Tab page contains a lot of content that can take a few moments to load. If you're like me you prefer to have a simple blank page show up with each new window or tab.
Nov 2, 2014 - This simple JSON minifier removes all line breaks, tabs, and any unnecessary spaces from your JSON (JavaScript Object Notation).
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