How to install Node.js on Ubuntu 14.04/15.04

The official Node.js site provides a windows installer for a hassle free installation. Alternatively, in the case of Linux and its various flavours, there is no specific install instruction. And the resources on the internet can provide you with too much of information and it would take some time to narrow down to what’s needed. To save your time, I have listed the required commands below:

Bam! It’s done. It was that simple.

Let’s test if the installation was successful by writing a Hello World program. Below is the code to create a simple http server:

Open up a browser and navigate to http://localhost:8080. If everything is okay, you should see “Hello, World!”.

MX Player build that works in Android Lollipop


Android Lollipop has been released & the updates are already rolling out for Nexus line of devices (and others too). That been said there are still some apps that have not been updated to work on Android Lollipop. It includes one of my favorite & essential app, MX Player.

I found the solution to this XDA forum’s (one of the most useful things … seriously!). Below is the link to the test builds ( Build Date : 15 Nov 2014).

Release Notes :
Changes from last nightly version:

  1. Pro version issue on Android 5.0 is fixed.
  2. Supports HW+ on Android 5.0
  3. Added View menu on the media list view with the options for view modes, sorting, displaying fields. (Now you view the media folders in hierarchical view, can sort files & more details can be added to list view)

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Time gets interesting!!! – It’s Moto360

The most anticipated Moto360 has finally been launched (US only). It’s sleek, looks awesome, feels good, sexy and off course smart!!! heart . Motorola’s Moto360 smart-watch proves that wearables can be as fashionable as Android Wear is functional, making it the first Google-powered watch worth owning. Its circular watch face takes cues from stylish designer wristwatches with analog tickers, not square-shaped smart-watches. The very computerized-looking Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch are no match for what Motorola has up its sleeve. Here’s a quick view (Click on the photo to get a closer look). Continue reading

How to install Android L Developer Preview on Nexus 5

Google has just released the developer preview of the latest Android version know as “Android L”. This is the time when thousands of android lover want to try hands on with the new OS. But the only way to do this is to flash these preview factory images using ADB/fastboot. If you are one of those who is not familiar with this process of installing a OS using ADB, then you are the right place. Continue reading