The standard way to do Ping in Android is using isReachable().
But I tested this only working in local network and total not working in emulator too!
I guess for external IP address, it will only work on rooted phones.
Moreover, I am thinking whether Mobile Provider will block ICMP Package too!
I have used HttpGet a lot in Android, but today, I started to build my first android widget. I used HttpGet for accessing some external feeds. I got UnknownHostException. I have placed in the use-permission tag in AndroidManifest.xml
Well, I found that is because I placed this tag under manifest element. I should place it under the receiver element
Finally the problem is solved.
Cable TV provides a lot of good movies and tv series. But now, we can rent movie and tv series in iTunes and Google Play. Moreover, we can play in our TV via Apple TV or Nexus Q. We play it when we want to watch watch. That sounds more convenient than Cable TV. In addition, we only pay what we need. That may be cheaper than the subscription of Cable TV. Then why do you still need to have Cable TV.
I have a start up company. I have not much resources and I need to travel sometime. Thus, I need a SVN server in the cloud. Even I am traveling, I still can commit the code to the source control. I need to do the development everywhere. I found a Cloud Source Control Provider, CloudForge. They supports GIT and SVN. Moreover, the first user is free. That sounds suitable for me.