Roku Now Support Apple Airplay

With a recent update, my TCL 65″ with Roku now supports Apple Airplay. Airplay has been the one feature I’ve wished my Roku TV supported. Only 4K-compatible Roku devices will work with AirPlay, which leaves out the cheapest players. To use AirPlay, your compatible Roku device must be running Roku OS 9.4 or higher. Your Roku device checks for an update every 24-36 hours or you can manually check for a software update if necessary.

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How to Fix NativeScript Issue with iOS14 and XCode 12

With the release of iOS14 and XCode 12, NativeScript apps started crashing. Unfortunately, the timing conflicted with the release of NativeScript 7 which caused lots of confusion. I ran into this issue with a NativeScript app that I built.  Since I didn’t want to update the entire app to NativeScript 7 and wanted to get a quick fix out, I was able to make minor changes that fixed the app. To find this solution, I spent several hours trying different solutions and wanted to write this guide to help others that may be facing these issues.

The error I was seeing before these changes

[runtime executeModule:@"./"];
Thread 1: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (code=1, address=0x2818dd0)

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Ways to Preview Short Links

A short link is a URL with fewer characters that redirects to a longer destination URL. There are several reasons for wanting to shorten a link. They take less time to type, are easier to remember, easier to share, and allow click tracking. You may see short links from services like T.LY, Bitly, TinyURL shared around the web. Shortening a link masks the original link, and its true destination becomes unknown. It’s important to know the destination when clicking on a link, especially if the short link is on an untrusted website or email.

Most popular link shortener services show the final destination by adding a + to the URL. Here is an example: Read More