Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Monday, 30 December 2013
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Saturday, 28 December 2013
I can across a rather unusual bug in Bioshock: Infinite though. All keys in game would work apart from the WASD & arrow keys. As you can imagine this makes the game pretty much impossible to play.
The answer was found on the link below:
I have solved this problem. It was being caused by the 'synergy' service that was running on my computer. Synergy itself wasn't running, but the service was (it starts automatically if you install synergy as a service). You can actually reproduce the bug live while the game is running - stop the synergy service and the keys start working immediately, start the service and the keys stop working immediately. Bizarre.
I think I've've blogged about Synergy before, its a great tool but it can be buggy as well. Still, can't complain for a free application!
Friday, 27 December 2013
Amusing unless you used the meme digital currency...
Thursday, 26 December 2013
Motorola, Microsoft and others all have separate products.
The closest I've got is a Belkin Wemo.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Ofcom outs BT, EE and Talktalk as most complained about networks- The Inquirer
Facebook launches Dislike and Donate buttons- The Inquirer
As predicted, it might take a generation but 4G's low latency and high bandwidth could prove more popular than expected in areas where FTTC is lacking.
Engadget: Dish and Sprint to trial fixed LTE broadband in Texas. http://google.com/producer/s/CBIw2Kfs2wM
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
A picture of what a typical FTTPoD setup will look like:
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Sim cards are £5 or £2.50 if someone sends you a referral email. Its great for a not often used device such as a tablet that's usually on wifi.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
They are a bit pricey mind, even on eBay as I was looking at one for use at home.
For the time I'll have to stick to a thunderbolt to HMDI (second external monitor) and a cheapo USB3 hub.
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Check it out over at www.ukgamesdeals.co.uk and please spread the word. Facebook, G+ and Twitter pages are also live for it.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Shares are up 16%, Shame the broadband offering is still pants though.
Where they stand in Energy.
How many customers?
- British Gas: 15.6m
- SSE: 8.6m
- Eon: 8m
- Scottish Power: 5.6m
- EDF: 5.4m
- Npower: 4.7m
- Telecom Plus: 1.2m
I'm fairly sure they are one of TalkTalk Businesses biggest PSTN and residential broadband resellers as well.
Not sure how their MVNO business holds up. I don't think it'll hold a candle to Virgin, GiffGaff, Tesco mobile though.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Thursday, 14 November 2013
You'll get a noticeable different but I wouldn't recommend anything smaller than a 500Gb disk..
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Monday, 11 November 2013
Against FTTC, Virgin still has a speed advantage but as i've said before, their DLM restriction polices and their pricing really hold them back.
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Grab the Raspbian image from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads and follow the instruction on their site to install the dirstro on the SD card. Then insert the card into your Raspberry Pi and plug in the power.
The only other cable I have connected to the Raspberry Pi is an Ethernet cable which goes into the Sky Hub (My ISPs router).
Now without a keyboard and display attached we need a way to connect to the device. We will use a terminal (think DOS / CMD ) to do this. Personally I use SupperPutty which requires Putty .
Next we are going to need to know where the Raspberry Pi sits on our network. The easiest way I find it to log into my router.
If you need to know your routers IP then you can get this a variety of ways: ipconfig from Windows CMD, ifconfig in OSX and Linux or finding the default gateway via the adaptors status option (Windows again):
Getting started with the command line interface CLI
First and formost you don't want others to access the Pi. With those default settings anyone could get on.
To change the password of the login Pi with elevated privileges we use:
We will get prompted to input the new password twice and then it is set and confirmed with the output:
passwd: password updated successfully
Next up is some housekeeping. Run the following to check and make sure the software is fully up-to-date:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
The Pi does not comes with a battery and thus replies to NTP servers for getting to correct time. Using the command:
Will display the current time and date that the Pi has taken from NTP server set.
Next up is a command that lets to change rather a lot of options to do with the Raspberry Pi:
This guide is work in progress and not yet fully complete. Please leave comments if you would like to see more or if there is anything else I have missed that you think should be included.
Friday, 8 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Google have a search app for the OS but that's literally all there is. For a platform gaining market share even without Googles services support it's an interesting move. It was recently announced that WP is doing better than iOS in Italy!
Microsoft have had a increasingly open mind when it comes to multi-platform releases as we see some xbox titles and apps coming to the other mobile platforms. Obviously they are holding back on a few of their key software products such as Office but I think they are going about things the right way. Demo the functionality to users and tempt them across..
They are also keeping up the media attention and get involved with companies who need further support / incentive when WP wants their apps on the platform!
The only problem is the OS's glacial pace for key updates. I think it's good to have such strict hardware requirements to give developers consistency but there are some major features that need implementing like a system rotation lock!
Monday, 4 November 2013
Sunday, 3 November 2013
See link below. Good to hear. Would be nice is both supported the new Blu-ray Audio format which I'm assuming they do, just haven't seen in writing.
Rather amusingly the PS4 won't as they are pitching their streaming services. I'm still trying to find out about Blu-ray Audio but that'll be shocking if the PS4 doesn't with Sony producing some!
Also gives to access to using the service on mobile devices.
Offer ends today!
Saturday, 2 November 2013
3rd party keyboard support:
Android 4.4, KitKat, which comes on Nexus 5, will also soon be available on Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.
Friday, 1 November 2013
This will give me a wider presences compared to alpagot.co.uk . The subdomain so for when I find something interesting to put up on www.alpagot.net .
As for alpagot.co.uk, That will redirect to .net and all my old e-mails will be forwarded to the relevant corresponding addresses so I won't miss a thing.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Its a shame this didn't cover FTTC as well!
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
In the case of long mobile contracts that might increase the risk and thus they might even start higher on prices which is a shame... the flip side being short contracts if they don't want to be vulnerable to market changes.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
It really is a rip off considering America is the home of UPS and FedEx even when you take taxes into consideration.
http://www.highwinds.com/ Also talks about GDN's Game delivery networks: http://www.highwinds.com/gdn/
Related / content:
Friday, 18 October 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
This also looks promising:
Now I just need 8 thin bezel monitors all lines up vertically... mwhahaha
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
I'd still fairly set on the Xbox One but I think some really interesting stuff could come out of the PS4 controller with advance PC support (they have only announced basic PC support).
Friday, 11 October 2013
Thursday, 10 October 2013
The is surprising really. With digital downloads only being yours and not something someone can inherit from you I would have thought people would be more keep to jump on a high fidelity format and try to outright replace the ageing CD. I don't think you can do away with vinyl as some people love the analogue sound but for CD's... they're digital!
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Anyway the BBC are jumping onboard for a programming push:
I personally think the Raspberry pi is a more fun and interesting venture.
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Its interesting to see them go with that awful looking USB3 connector. It was a long time coming but I still think there are a lot of unhappy manufactures having to work with less PCB space because of it.
I had the Note 3 but it was just a little too big for me in the end. I went to a Lumia 920 and then onto a Samsung S4.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Friday, 27 September 2013
"Naturally the extra quality might give a headache to some providers and that’s one reason why Netflix are attempting to encourage ISPs to adopt Netflix Open Connect, which is their “highly optimized video content delivery network” that’s available at no cost to broadband providers."
I doubt any ISP's would struggle in their core of distribution layers of their network with this upgrade. The only problems will arise if there are access network capacity issues that beat forecasts in certain areas, otherwise this is a bit of a non-story really.
I hope Now TV move to match this quality. Their standalone NowTV box (for people who don't want Sky or prefer a pay as you go model) is awesome for the price but let down by being only 720p.
Still if they push it hard enough it might work. I'm guessing it's going to be a skinned Linux (probably based off Ubuntu).
It'll be interesting to see what they do about graphics driver support. Thats usually a bug bear of many linux gamers although the quality of them have come a lone way in recent years.
Also they have released an image of their new controller design:
It looks weird to say the least! Again it's a bit of risk as PC gaming is designed around a keyboard mouse combo.
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
ASHFIELD – West Midlands
BEACON – West Midlands
BRADFORD – West Yorkshire
CANARY WHARF – Greater London
FARNWORTH – Greater Manchester
GOSCOTE – Leicestershire
HALESOWEN – West Midlands
HOLMEWOOD – Derbyshire
LEEDS – West Yorkshire
NETHERLEY – Merseyside
NEWCASTLE EAST – Tyne and Wear
NORTH SHIELDS – Tyne and Wear
OLD WHITTINGTON – Derbyshire
ORRELL – Greater Manchester
RIPPONDEN – West Yorkshire
RUBERY – West Midlands
STONE CROSS – West Midlands
WAKEFIELD – West Yorkshire
Monday, 23 September 2013
USB3 is a nice addition. Better performance and a better design. With a full Office suite on Windows RT (the version for mobile chips inside tablets) it might now be more appealing for businesses instead of only considering the more expensive Pro version with full fat Windows.
Saturday, 21 September 2013
I've only used Qi charging in the Nokia Lumia 920 and for what it's worth I liked it. It was a bit slow but it worked. It just needed cheaper chargers and integration in more convenient places!
I'm not really sure what they are trying to achieve with diversifying their messaging system.
Blackberry (formally RIM) really needed a bigger marketing push and awareness with the news OS and phone refreshes. Maybe some new business focused ideas to push at the corporate market.
Friday, 20 September 2013
802.11ac and a gigabit Ethernet port are nice additions for a bundled router though!
Friday, 13 September 2013
Apple's latest update squashes a speed-sapping bug in the 2013 MacBook Air.
Thursday, 12 September 2013