Category Archive: ARM

May 03 2015

How to Autoplay Videos Upon Boot on Kodi

Here’s a quick tip for today. If you’ve got a few spares Raspberry Pis lying around (like I do) then sometimes they can come in handy as a portable media player. However, given that I don’t know the capabilities of the television with which the Pi will be used (at the bare minimum it has …

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Feb 08 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Unboxing

As expected, my Raspberry Pi 2 arrived in the post during the week (in fact, two of them to be precise) to replace a long in the tooth original Raspberry Pi Model B and a fried revised Model B. I have to say, initial impressions are very positive and I’ve only mucked around with media centre …

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Feb 03 2015

Incoming Gadget – Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

I’ve been a fan of the Raspberry Pi since I was initially intrugued by the size of the board, its capabilities and also its price. Admittedly, I’ve mainly used my two Pis as media centre units but have also dabbled with other uses such as motion sensing when we’re not at home and simple file …

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Jul 04 2012

How to Install XBMC on Raspberry Pi

I know a few people have been awaiting this video so here you go! Following on from a prior post, I’ve had some time to muck around with the Raspberry Pi and after a quick play with one of the suggested Linux distributions I thought I’d try something more interesting such as XBMC. Being able …

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Jul 02 2012

XBMC for Raspberry Pi

For the first time since last Monday, I’ve had a chance to start tinkering with the Raspberry Pi. I had to borrow an SD card from one of my cameras but will buy another one to sit permanently in the RPi. I did burn one of the suggested Linux distributions to the SD card just …

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Jun 26 2012

Raspberry Pi (Model B) Unboxing and Preview

This morning, I was surprised to receive a package at work (which is unusual first thing on a Monday morning). Anyway to my surprise it was the Raspberry Pi that I had ordered just over three months ago – awesome! Now, when this computer was described as tiny they really meant it. This thing has a footprint smaller …

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Apr 22 2012

Will Existing Windows Phone 7 Devices Be Stranded?

If Microsoft is good at any one thing at the moment, it’s muddying the waters and casting doubt on the fate of existing devices and potential upgrades. I’m talking about nothing other than the uncertainty surrounding existing Windows Phone 7 devices and their ability to receive an upgrade to Windows Phone 8 (which will be …

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Mar 15 2012

Incoming Gadget – Raspberry Pi

A quick heads up for tonight. I have had my eyes on an interesting credit card sized computer called the Raspberry Pi. It’s an ARM-based computer (similar to the CPUs found in phones and tablets these days) and is designed to run Linux. It’s also low cost as well with Model A costing around AU$30 …

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Feb 11 2012

Windows on ARM Comes with Office 15 Baked In

For people seriously considering a Windows 8 tablet as their next tablet OS here is something that might sweeten the deal a bit. While the iPad has built in viewing capabilities for Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slidepacks the ability to edit them as part of the base operating system is absent. The …

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