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Windows Phone 8 Dev Guide – Retrieving the Current Location

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If you want to retreive the current location from your Windows Phone app , you can use the GetGeopositionAsync method that is defined inn the Windows.Devices.Geolocation.Geolocator class. How to Get the Current Location from Windows Phone 8 ? To use the Location and Maps API in your Windows Phone 8 app , it is necessary [...]...(Read whole news on source site)

APress Deal of the Day 19/October/2014 - BizTalk 2013 EDI for Healthcare

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is BizTalk 2013 EDI for Healthcare. “BizTalk 2013 EDI for Healthcare – EDI 834Enrollment Solutions demonstrates how to build both inbound and outbound EDI 834 processes in BizTalk server that follow the required patterns for integrations with health exchanges. Archiving, mapping,reconstituting EDI 837 data, exception handling and advanced logging and reporting are all covered”

OSX Yosemite Automount NAS Share

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On my fresh installed Yosemite on my Macbook Air I want a mounted folder in my homedir when I am at home near my NAS. When I'm not at home it must not bother me with the none existing share. And when I'm back home it must silently reconnect.

This can be done by using autofs.

edit the file /etc/auto_master

## Automounter master map
+auto_master # Use directory service
/net -hosts -nobrowse,hidefromfinder,nosuid
/home auto_home -nobrowse,hidefromfinder
/Network/Servers -fstab
/Users/broersa/Documents/Shares auto_resources
/- -static 

The line starting with /Users is added. This will automount on the path selected.
It will pick the resources from auto_resource. This is a new file we have to create:

all -fstype=smbfs ://username: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /all 

This will automount the share all on the path /Users/broersa/Documents/Shares/all

do a "chmod 600 auto_resource" to protect the username password from other users then root.

reload the config.

automount -vc

Don't forget to do everything as sudo.

Now you have your share always available when in range.

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OSX Yosemite Calibre with books on NAS

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I want my book library on the NAS and the database on my local disk.

First start calibre and make a regular library on the NAS. (see my other post on how to mount an autofs (auto mounted) shared folder in your OS X home directory).

Now close calibre.

Set the environment variable CALIBRE_OVERRIDE_DATABASE_PATH.

To do this on Yosemite create an applescript script with the following content:

do shell script "launchctl setenv CALIBRE_OVERRIDE_DATABASE_PATH /Users/broersa/Documents/calibre/metadata.db"

change the path to your own local path. Don't forget to add metadata.db

and save this as an application.
Now go to System Preferences - Users & Groups and click on the tab Login Items. Click on the + and add the saved application as a login item.

Now move the file metadata.db from the library path on the NAS to your local directory.

Now log off and log in again to OS X. This will set the environment setting.

Start calibre and it will use the (faster) local database with the book library on the NAS,

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How to configure the new Home Screen in #Windows 10?

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Microsoft Windows 10, currently under Technical Preview, came with a new Home Screen when you launch the File Explorer. It pins all your favourite icons, frequent folders, recent files and more to help you easily launch the frequent files/folders from a single place. Today in this post, we will discuss how to configure the Home screen, add or remove icons, organize the tiles properly.
 Above is a screenshot of Windows 10 Home Screen, where you can place your favourite icons, frequently used folders, recent files and other files/folders as a quick entry tile icons. It’s a new screen
added to the Windows Technical Preview (code named: Windows Threshold). When you launch the File Explorer, this is the screen you will encounter first. How to add a new folder to the Favourites category?If you want to add your most frequent folders under the favourites category, navigate to that folder and click the “Add to favorites” tab icon in the Home ribbon bar, as shown in the below screenshot:  Once you add the folder as favorite, it will highlight the tab icon to let you know that the folder is already in your favorite list:  Once done, come back to the home screen...(Read whole news on source site)

APress Deal of the Day 18/Oct/2014 - Exploring C++ 11

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Exploring C++ 11. “Exploring C++ divides C++ up into bite-sized chunks that will help you learn the language one step at a time. Building up from first principles you’ll soon be creating sophisticated C++ applications of your own.”

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