I recently acquired a Galaxy Note 5. This is a brilliant phone if you can manage with its size and once you get to know all its features. The Note series of phones and tablets come with a pressure sensitive stylus, S-Pen. I gave the Google App Store a thorough search for some of the best apps that work with the S-Pen and utilise its features. I take a look at some of the keepers.
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I recently decided to create my own Windows 10 base box for Vagrant. VirtualBox is already allowing Windows 10 virtual machines as of version 5.0 (though Windows 10 is not officially supported). So I decided to go ahead and create a base box for Vagrant for Windows 10 Professional.
SOLID principles of object-oriented design are a serious consideration for anyone looking for good software design. The problem is they can be hard to understand and implement. In my personal experience unit-testing can actually help understanding these principles better and provide a genuine use case for implementing them.
I got my hands on a Pebble Steel recently. This is now the older black and white version of the Pebble, the latest being Pebble Time, with a colour screen. Since, I have been trying different straps, watch faces and apps.
Coffee and Cigarettes is one of those totally quirky movies you just have to watch. Shot in back and white, its visually beautiful, I think.
If you haven't received or picked up a tablet computer this year during christmas I'd be very very surprised. There are so many of them around and many can be had for under £100, which is a seriously good deal. The Nook HD has a very compelling spec, great fan base and can be had for under £80, or even less if you are willing to look for deals.
The Auto ISO setting on the Fuji X100 had me confused the first time I used it. Initially my reaction was, this can't be right. Since, I have read many forum posts asking for a better explanation on how it works and why it does what it does, but I failed to locate a clear explanation. After much thought, I finally figured out the logic behind Auto ISO used by the X100. I assume the X100S works similarly.
Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, these are some individuals who have suddenly splashed across the pages of newspapers and TV screens. These seemingly ordinary people have upset powerful governments and are now being branded as traitors. But I believe they foretell the dawn of a new era, an era of supercomputing. These individuals are the some of the first to reach the crossroads and point out to us how dangerous this era could be.
Sound Transit is a collaborative site where individuals upload high quality audio recordings of every day sounds, called field recordings, together with a short description of the main activity contributing to the recorded sound and their location, city and country.
There is so much noise around LEGO Mindstorms on the web with enthusiasts and universities all attempting to do the NeXT big thing that it is hard for kids wanting to do more with their Mindstorms kit to figure out what is happening.There are three different Mindstorms kits and on top of this there is a plethora of tools for programming, different versions of NXT firmware and NXT software. This article aims to provide concise information and resources to budding Mindstormers.
As Christmas time nears, there is a good chance that you are looking to buy a tablet computer or are going to receive one from Santa. There are an extremely large number of tablets around with manufacturers new and old trying to get a piece of the tablet computer market. But how have these tablets come about and what should you know before you decide to buy them. Lets take a look...
It have been playing with Fujifilms 16 megapixel, 15x optical zoom camera the F550EXR and I am thoroughly impressed with the performance of this pocket sized baby. For a camera this size it packs a lot of punch and captures amazing images up to ISO 1600. It is one of the fastest compact clickers around.
A "webapp" short for web application is a computer application that works over the internet in the Internet browser. It does not require installation of any software except for the Internet browser itself. Web applications are a relatively new concept. There are some popular webapps around, the most well known are perhaps Facebook and Flickr and lesser known Trello. The success of these webapps has prompted some companies to attempt to convert their traditional client only or client-server applications into webapps. But writing webapps can be far more challenging than writing traditional client only or client-server applications. So before you start take a look at these gotchas and ensure you are well prepared for them.
With the Intel Atom and the Core i series of processors, laptops featuring up to 7 hours of battery life are now available. Which means you can leave the power supply home and walk out with your laptop into the sun or go to a coffee shop.
When you buy software, how can you tell if it is genuine? And why should you be bothered if it is not? I share a recent experience.