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With the public backlash against WhatsApp with their privacy policy revision, this may not be the best time for this post, but still here it is. I recently got a new iPhone. I am coming to an iPhone after exactly a decade, my last was iPhone 4 in 2010 and now it is iPhone 12 Pro. While waiting for the new phone, I made a check list of all the items and apps that needed to be moved from the Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite) and where their data resided: Contacts – Google Contacts Calendar – Google Calendar Mail…

Google Photos pretty much solved the problem of backing up precious photos we take on our smartphone to the cloud. This eliminated the fear of losing the pictures when you upgrade your phone or the unfortunate event of losing/breaking it. I backup all my photos and videos in the full format to an external hard-drive and to Dropbox, even then I keep a copy in Google Photos in lower resolution as it is convenient and fast to search and retrieve photos.  For the last many years whenever I set up a phone for a friend or relative, next to Gmail…

It was fun speaking in this podcast on #lowcode & #nocode. Check it out.   My friend and former Microsoftie Mr Kumaran Anandan and friends host a weekly podcast on #SoftwareArchitecture. In a recent episode I was invited to discuss about why I believe the low-code no-code platforms are (a large part of) the future of software development.   A few points I mentioned in the talk (from the notes from Kumaran):  Low/No Code has 15% YoY growth on IT spend. A casual search in Indian job sites show over 28,000 jobs postings for Power Apps We need to empower…

Today’s post is about two annoyances I have experienced with apps: #WhatsApp and #MicrosoftEdge. Forward in WhatsApp: WhatsApp drives me nuts. Whenever I forward a picture message with a text, it leaves the text out. I have to use the share sheet (in a circular way) to share to WhatsApp again. Why can’t I select multiple photos & videos, to share them to Google Photos or Drobox for safe keeping? URL copy ‘n’ paste with Microsoft Edge: Last few days Microsoft Edge browser was driving me crazy. Every time I copy a URL from the browser address bar and then paste…

Just a few hours ago, I delivered a talk for an Azure Community Developer conference. The talk was titled “Future of Software Developers in the Age of AI & Automation by 2040”. Predictions are always riskier, especially one for a fast-moving, exponentially growing field like Software & AI.  Yet, I ventured and explored how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation will impact software engineering by 2040 and how developers can stay relevant. The one-hour video in 4K is available on my YouTube channel above. I have been doing a lot of research on this subject, and I would like to hear…