RasPi magazine are giving one reader the chance to win their own robot.
RasPi is a new digital magazine that gives you all the news, tips and tricks to get more from the tiny computing powerhouse.
To celebrate the launch of RasPi, our friends over at Linux and Developer are currently running a competition where you could win your own robot. One lucky winner will get the complete Makeblock Starter Robot Kit, which will give you all the information and tools you need to build either a robot tank, or a three wheeled robot car. The choice is up to you!
If you want to be in with a chance to win the robot kit, then check out this post.
Expand Google Now’s usability by enabling and creating a range of new commands.
Google Now has become a prominent feature for most Android users. It provides an easy platform to stay involved with everything that’s going on in the world and perform searches for things you enjoy as well. One criticism is that it still doesn’t offer enough command options for users to explore, but the new Commandr app changes that entirely. Commandr has been specifically built to vastly expand Google Now’s database and explore other ways that the Google Now system can be implemented into different areas of your smartphone.
The app itself includes a large number of commands created by the Commandr team for users to check out and edit if they see fit. But its best feature is being able to create and vote on user created commands, which will get added to the library if they get enough votes. In this tutorial we’ll be guiding you through the process of editing and implementing new Google Now commands, as well as showing you how you can create your own.
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From the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to the Sharp Aquos Crystal, here’s everything we expect to see at IFA 2014.
This part of the year is always an exciting time to be an Android enthusiast, and this year is no different. IFA 2014, taking place in Berlin from 5 to 10 September, is set to be the best yet for Android users, as the likes of Sony, Samsung, Huawei and ASUS are all set to take the stage to show off their products. We’ve put together a quick guide at what you can expect to see announced at IFA 2014.We already know that Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA, but what it consists of is still anybody’s guess. We reckon it’ll include an octa-core processor and follow the same metal build of the recently announced Galaxy Alpha. Expect it to be released soon after its announcement as well. There’s also news of Samsung’s new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S. There’s been several leaks on the LG G Watch R(including our very own guide to it) and it looks set to compete against the Moto 360 for the title of best smartwatch. LG are also lining up the announcement of their cut-price phablet, the LG G3 Stylus. ASUS are keen to get in the smartwatch glory hunt with their own Zenwatch. Little is known about the device itself, so it’ll be interesting to see what it offers. We could also potentially see a new ASUS Pad announced. The beautiful Ascend Mate 7 is set to be Huawei’s new flagship device. It’s going to be packing a premium design and high performance specifications, but little is known an regional availability and price. There’s also the Sharp Aquos Crystal, which looks to be the world’s first bezeless phone.
Away from IFA, Motorola will be holding their own event on 4 September, where we will see the announcement of the Moto 360, a new Moto X and a follow-up to the Moto G.
A new option to share photos and videos with contacts, but is Slingshot any good?
Created by Facebook, this new app lets you share photos and short videos with friends. Since the sent items disappear for good when swiped away by the recipient, there are obvious comparisons with Snapchat. However, Slingshot operates on an entirely different basis. Rather than simply viewing friends’ sent photos at will, you only get to see a pixelated version – to view the picture proper you first need to sling your own message to the sender. It’s an intriguing idea that encourages users to participate in a two-way process rather than just sitting back and viewing – like a lot of non-posting folks on Facebook do, indeed. It takes some getting used to the concept, but once a ‘conversation’ is initiated there’s soon a natural flow to it as photos – and reactions (more about that later) – are sent back and forth.
Upon launching the application for the first time, a text confirmation code is sent to your phone number – this should all work automatically, but there’s an option to enter the code manually if not.
You then get an option to search your contacts and Facebook friends for any Slingshot users. You can also send an invite via any social network or messaging service. Once ready to roll, you’re presented with a camera view; using the front or rear camera, either tap the shutter button for a photo or hold it to record a short video. You can then add a text caption and even draw on it, choosing a colour and thickness.
Find out how to supercharge your web searches, edit images in Google+ and get the most out of Play Music All Access in the Google Tips & Tricks Volume 2 revised edition bookazine
Find out how to supercharge your web searches, edit images in Google+ and get the most out of Play Music All Access in the Google Tips & Tricks Volume 2 revised edition bookazine.
Google has become such a huge part of our lives, that it’s been accepted into our everyday vocabulary. And as the company branches out from just search, it’s become even more integral to us all. Whether you have an Android phone, use Google Maps to get directions, or have a Gmail account, the more you can learn about the apps it offers, the better.
This is wher Google Tips & Tricks Volume 2 comes in. In all good shops now for £9.99 and availalbe for slightly less as a digital download,this book is packed with tips and tricks that will show you how to get more from the likes of Chrome, Play, Drive, Google+, Blogger and more. This revised edition also covers Chromecast and the latest updates.