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Peek 2.0 is out!

Back in December, I released Peek - an extension for Google Chrome and Opera that allows you to preview links before you download them. After about two months of on-off work, I'm super excited to finally release Peek 2.0.

Here is the full release notes, and I'm pretty sure this is the longest list of changes in any update I've ever made for anything:

Now allows previews to 'pop-out' into new windowsToolbar icon now shows number of previews on the pageUpdated preview interfaceSupports more Google Drive linksImproved performanceChanged minimum Chrome version to 47Fixed bug where multiple popups were rendered for some filesChanged license to MIT
You can get Peek 2.0 from the Chrome Web Store right now, and the update is in the approval process for Opera users.
Peek for Chrome | Peek for Opera

QuickChrome is now NoPlugin

Back in January, I released a new Chrome extension called QuickChrome. With Chrome 45 completely dropping support for plugins, and other browsers trying to do the same thing, I thought it would be a fun project to try and restore some functionality.

QuickChrome detected any QuickTime player objects on websites, and if Chrome supported the video format, replaced it with Chrome's built-in video player. If not, it gave you a link to download the file and play it on your machine. I figured being able to play some content with Chrome's video player, and a download link for others, was much more useful than a useless 'Missing Plugin' error.

Well, for some reason it blew up in popularity. So I gave it a much-needed upgrade - say hello to NoPlugin!

NoPlugin is basically QuickChrome, but better. It now supports detecting Windows Media and RealPlayer plugins. For anything that it can't play inside the browser, it now provides a one-click download and this new notification to…

My new site

WordPress has been giving me a ton of issues lately, and I wanted a new domain name (corbindavenport.com is a lot of syllables!). So I killed two birds with one stone and switched to this new short website name and switched to Blogger!

Unfortunately Blogger doesn't support redirecting the blog posts on my old site to this one. So you might find some dead links to my old site. I've moved the relevant posts here, but I had a lot of guides that didn't work anymore (like my 3DS homebrew guide) so I didn't move them to here.
That's pretty much it. Enjoy!

How to fix ‘SPOCJS’ memory leak on Windows 10

I recently solved a problem that seems to be plaguing Windows 10 users. After I updated my Surface Pro 2 to Windows 10 and attached my keyboard, a task called ‘SPOCJS’ (more specifically, the service ‘Jack Sensing Device for USB Audio’) would continually take up more and more RAM until Windows would crash.

Anyways, since I couldn't find a guide anywhere to fix this, I made one myself! Here’s how to fix it:
Search for the ‘Services’ program from the Start Menu and open it.Scroll down to ‘Jack Sensing Device for USB Audio’.Right-click on it and click Properties.Click the menu next to ‘Startup type’ and change it to disabled.Click OK.You’re done! The memory leak should be gone now.

How to make a flash drive sync with OneDrive

I’ve wanted cloud storage services like OneDrive or Dropbox to make flash drives that sync with their services for a while, and there doesn’t seem to be anything like it on the market. This would be immensely useful on shared/public computers, for when you need to access files without using the often less-useful web app or installing the normal sync app.

My goal was to make a flash drive that fully synced with OneDrive, that could be used on public (specifically school computers). This should work for any Windows XP SP2+ computer, as long as whatever restrictions are in place allow running programs from a flash drive (some organizations only allow pre-installed software to be run, for instance). So here’s how I did it.
Setting it up First, create folders on your flash drive called ‘OneDrive’ and ‘Sync’. The first will serve as the folder where your OneDrive files are kept, and the second where the program that syncs your files will be installed to. It should look something like this:


Hacking Android Wear: Part Two

So now that you can install Android apps on your watch, what now? Well there’s tons of applications and games that work to some degree on Android Wear, but usually problems related to the OS make them hard to use. In this post, I’ll be going over a few tricks that will make using Android apps on Android Wear much easier.
Keeping the screen on One of the ways Android Wear conserves battery is turning off the screen after it’s been on for about 10 seconds. While this is just fine and dandy for watch stuff (you probably won’t be staring at the time for more than that), it’s a problem using Android applications.

Fortunately after trying a few apps, I found one that worked. Keep Screen On Free is a very basic application that allows you to switch between auto turn-off, keeping the screen on until you manually shut it off, or even turn the screen off after a timer. You can download the APK here. To install the application, follow my guide here (you only have to do the ‘Installing application…

Hacking Android Wear: Part One

A few weeks ago, I finally got my hands on the Samsung Gear Live. It's a smartwatch powered by Google's new Android Wear operating system. And like pretty much everything I buy with a screen, I started messing around with it.

It turns out that Android Wear isn't as far off from normal Android as I thought - with some caveats, it's possible to install plain Android apps manually. So I published a video of Minecraft Pocket Edition on my watch, which became somewhat popular. I've made a few more videos since then, my most popular one (currently) being a demo of Windows 95.

Many people have asked me for a tutorial, so I'm splitting this into a few sections for better organization. This part introduces you to ADB and manually installing applications. This will not void your warranty on your watch, and this works with any Android Wear watch. This may seem long, but that's just because I've explained everything in great detail for beginner users.
Installing ADBAD…