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How to Protect Your Android Phone From the Stagefright Bug

Earlier this morning, a vulnerability was disclosed for Android phones performing a remote code execution over MMS. Dubbed “Stagefright“, the vulnerability exploits SMS/MMS clients by sending…Full Article

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Record Bad Customer Service Calls in 30 Lines of Ruby

tl;dr If you’d like to record a phone call, three-way call 888.909.1024 or +44 203 389 52 12 into the conversation and you’ll get a text with the recording…Full Article

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How to build SMS Phone Verification in Rails 4 using AJAX

You’ve undoubtedly done something like this before: That’s the SMS phone verification for AirBnB, which uses Twilio to allow hosts and guests to chat without…Full Article

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Validate Phone Numbers in Ruby using the Lookup API

How do you know if a phone number is valid? Maybe you wrote a regular expression to validate a phone number. But does that regex…Full Article

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How I Taught My Dog to Text Me Selfies

A few weeks after we got our puppy, we taught her how to turn on a light. Turns out Kaira will do just about anything…Full Article

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Send SMS And MMS From Your Arduino Yun

The Arduino Yun has built-in WiFi and a second microprocessor which runs Linux. That means that you can write programs in your favorite scripting language…Full Article

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Build a Photobooth with an Arduino Yun, a Webcam and Dropbox

The Arduino Yun is an Arduino with built-in WiFi and Linux. With the Yun, not only can you do all the hardware hacking that you’d…Full Article

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Getting started with the Arduino Yun – the Arduino with WiFi

One of the most common complaints of Arduinos is their lack of connectivity. You build these cool hardware hacks, but then you can’t make them…Full Article

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How Patrick McKenzie (patio11) Builds Twilio Apps

You may know Patrick McKenzie as patio11 on the interwebs. He’s the: founder of Bingo Card Creator highest rated commenter on Hacker News author of Sell…Full Article

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12 Hacks of Christmas – Day 8: Christmas Carol Lyrics by Text Message

My wife and I took our newborn daughter out shopping on Michigan Ave last weekend. Walking out of Macy’s, I saw a bunch of carolers…Full Article

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Gmail API and Rails – Get emails, labels and message details

I turned off Gmail notifications on my phone a while ago, mostly because this tweet accurately sums up my email situation: But there are some…Full Article

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“It’s a Boy!” How to Send Mass Texts in Ruby

We’re having a baby! Sometime in the next four weeks, my wife is going to go into labor. We’ll wait at home for as long…Full Article

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Gmail API and Rails – Authorize with OAuth via Omniauth

I turned off Gmail alerts on my phone a while ago. It just doesn’t make sense for my phone to beep every time someone comments…Full Article

Introducing Greg Baugues: Twilio Heads To Chicago

A few weeks ago, Eric Liu, founder of RocketLease, asked me if I would like to help him organize the Chicago Hacker News meetup. We…Full Article