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Buying an Android Phone in the Philippines

I’ve been an iPhone user for a while now. Been a while since I’ve purchased an Android mobile phone. I’ve decided to find a replacement for the old Sony Xperia smartphones I’ve been using. For starters, the smartphone needs to run on Android Marshmallow (6.x), has dual-SIM support, a fingerprint sensor and has a Bluetooth 4.x chip that has support for peripheral mode Android apps.

It also needs to support all the LTE frequency bands that are currently being used by the local telcos in the Philippines. In doing some research, I found out that in the Philippines, telcos use LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 28 and 41.

After searching for available Android smartphones, I’ve decided to buy an Asus Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL model).

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Moving iGerry to SSL

This week, I’ve decided to convert my site, igerry.com, to HTTPS by using SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt provides free SSL certificates to web site owners. Getting an SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt is just one part of the whole process of having a site support HTTPS connections.

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Since I’m running a WordPress site, I had to first convert URL references on my site which still use HTTP to start using HTTPS. I found a useful plugin called Better Search and Replace to help me find URL’s on my site and convert the links to HTTPS.

To make sure that visitors to iGerry use an encrypted HTTPS protocol connection, I’ve redirected incoming HTTP url’s to HTTPS url’s.

After I’ve got everthing working, I’ve finally updated my Google Analytics and Search Console configurations to start using the new HTTPS site.

Cheers.

WWDC 2015: iPad/iPhone Apps for iOS Developers

I’ve been busy for the past several months developing my very first iOS app that I plan to publish on the App Store. I’m almost done and would be submitting the app soon for review. With the WWDC 2015 conference for iOS/OS X Developers just around the corner, I’ve decided to create a list of the of the coolest apps available on the App Store for iOS Developers. Some of them has really helped me a lot in creating my first app. These apps is one of the reasons that I have found Apple’s iPad tablet very useful.

WWDC-2015

By far, my list of apps for iOS Developers as exhaustive. I just feel that they are some of the apps that really make iOS a great mobile platform and that these creative and great iOS App developers have all made that possible.

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