Software

Step-by-Step: How to create a Raspberry Pi boot disk

The Raspberry Pi has reignited the PC market – albeit with its incredibly low-cost design – but for first-timers, it may not be as simple to setup if you’re used to a regular laptop or desktop computer. The Pi needs an operating system installed onto a SD card before it will run (there’s no internal storage). If you’re not sure how to do it, here’s our super-simple guide that will get the latest and greatest onto your Pi in two steps using any Windows computer.… Read more

Cube U30GT2 gets new custom ROM

Mini PC and tablet supplier GeekBuying has created a new custom ROM for the U30GT2 tablet.
The new ROM features a number of improvements and is based on the V1.04 Beta launched last week.
Improvements include defaulting to English language, root access and the removal of some bloatware. It also comes with BusyBox and init.d support along with some fixes for apps on Google Play.… Read more

Windows 8.1 leak shows new ‘kiosk mode’

We’ve seen a couple of leaks of the up-coming Windows 8.1 aka Windows Blue operating system. Now another leak has hit the web, this time, Build 9374.
This latest build, according to TweakTown, shows of one of the first new features – a new ‘kiosk mode’.
The option is part of Windows’ settings screen, under ‘Users’ and likely to be used by businesses wanting to create a single-application experience for consumers, such as digital photo print systems.… Read more

ASUS brings Android 4.2.1 to MeMO Pad Smart 10

Taiwanese notebook and PC component maker ASUS has released a new Jelly Bean update for its MeMO Pad Smart 10 tablet.
The update to Android 4.2.1 has been released over the last couple of days, according to Android Police, takes the build number up to V10.6.1.15.
The download weighs in at 510MB however, at the moment, the update is only for US-sold units (or ‘SKUs’) and ASUS is warning against its use on tablets sold outside the US.… Read more

Adafruit upgrades new Raspberry Pi WebIDE

Arduino and accessories developer Adafruit has released a new version of their online Raspberry Pi web-development app called WebIDE.
While Adafruit has been busy listening to user suggestions, the major new option in this 0.3.7 Alpha release is the ability to install the IDE offline using the new -offline switch.
There’s a huge list of changes and it looks like the WebIDE could become a very nice way of learning how to code a Raspberry Pi, particularly with its colour-coding of instructions, allowing newer programmers a chance to understand how Python (the programming language most used on the Pi) works.… Read more