Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 31 2013

Network Drives on Raspbmc Inaccessible After March 2013 Update

Just a quick note for those of you running Raspbmc on your Raspberry Pi. An update has been released which should bump the version up to XBMC 12.1 bring a slew of various improvements and bug fixes. As with any updates for Raspbmc all you need to do is reboot your Raspberry Pi and the …

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Mar 30 2013

Find an App in Windows 8

Another quick tip. In Windows Vista and Windows 7 we’ve had the handy ability to hit the Start button and type in the name of the applications we want to run. This is useful for applications that you might not have pinned to your taskbar or access all that often. For others, it might be …

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Mar 29 2013

SLI Requires Full Screen Mode

Another quick tip and the title pretty much says it all. If you’ve got two nVidia video cards in your computer and have them set to run in SLI you obviously want to ensure that those cards are being used to their full potential. For whatever reason, you might like to run your games in …

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Mar 28 2013

Restore a Closed Tab in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome

Here’s a quick tip. Most of us have accidentally closed a browser tab by accident at one time or another and lamented trying to get back to the page contained within (as typically you would forget which page it was as well). Fortunately, you can retrieve a closed tab fairly easily in the later versions …

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Mar 27 2013

Running a Bitcoin Client Whilst Gaming

This might be an obscure combination but thought I’d share it anyway. If you happen to use a Bitcoin client for sending and receiving payments in this digital currency you might find that it can affect your ability to play online games that heavily rely on low ping times. The Bitcoin client maintains numerous network …

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Mar 26 2013

Free Windows 8 Tablet Avatar Prop – US Only

Weird Purchase Confirmation Screen

A quick tip for those into obtaining props for their Xbox avatars. If you fancy getting a Microsoft Surface looking prop for your avatar and you live in the USA then you might want to head on over here to collect your free prop. It is a bit odd that it is not available to …

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Mar 25 2013

Digital Radio – More Music, Less Chatter

Digital Audio Broadcasting or DAB/DAB+ is still attempting to get a foothold and supplant traditional analogue radio but here is something worth knowing if you love your music and prefer less of the inane chatter. It seems that at least some of the digital audio stations that are currently broadcasting are for the most part …

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Mar 24 2013

Live Video Streaming from Windows RT Tablets

Whilst some people may prefer the one-on-one style of video interaction often associated with Skype and similar apps there are others who like to broadcast live video. You may think you require a dedicated video camera with internet connectivity to stream live video over the internet but it is surprisingly simple. In many instances, you …

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Mar 23 2013

Free Pandora Finally Comes to Windows Phone 8

Just a quick update. It looks like that Pandora app has appeared in the last twenty four hours and with it comes free streaming music for Windows Phone 8 users in USA, Australia and Canada. Mind you, the standard free service is ad-supported but not so for Windows Phone 8 for the remainder of 2013. I’ll be …

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Mar 22 2013

Using Wi-Fi on Intial Boot with Raspbmc for Raspberry Pi

You might think that when setting up Raspbmc for the first time on a Raspberry Pi that you would be restricted to using a cabled Ethernet connection to kick off the initial setup. This could be problematic if your Raspberry Pi is located far from an Ethernet socket or you simply don’t have any cabled …

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