As you may know, I am a HUGE fan of the Raspberry Pi and have been playing, making a lot of videos recently around it. One thing I found out and love is Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi. I made a script that will Download, Extract, and Run the Minecraft executable on its own. It even uses WGET for resuming a failed download as some people report losing connections to [...]
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As you’re probably fully aware, Twitter has come out with a new App through a separate venture called Vine. Basically Vine is an animated GIF with sound, OK a MOVIE with Jump cuts. The idea is, you get basically 6 seconds to piece together a short video and upload it to Twitter because it is Twitters friend? You can actually watch them in your Twitter feed, sorry InstaGram (a brand [...]
Someone asked me if the Raspberry Pi could use external sensors and items like the Arduino Microcontroller, which it is completely possible. Especially since the PI has headers much like the board of an Arduino. The good news is, if you plan to get serious with your Raspberry Pi and wish to even integrate it with your PI, LadyAda and the gang over at AdaFruit.com make it VERY possible! In [...]
As you may or may not know, Kids Corner is a new feature in Windows Phone 8 that allows parents to let their kids use their phones without sending odd texts or accessing content they shouldn’t be (e.g. “Daddy’s special websites”). The idea is, you [the parent] can choose which App’s, Games, and even Multimedia your son/daughter can have access to. So when you’re begged 100 times to use your [...]
Did you know Windows 8 has a bunch of little Easter Eggs? I think in this recent TechMeShow video I made is proof. I’ll show you how in seconds to turn the Task Manager in to a Performance Monitor that can just stay in the top of your screen to anywhere you drag it! Make a Performance Monitor from Windows 8 Task Manger (TechMeShow).
I was recently responding to a thread on XDA Forums as someone wanted to make a button in their project and have a transition/fade to another “Page”. So, thought I would share that quick little snippet below. <Button x:Name=”btnNameHere” Content=”My Button” Margin=”0,15,0,15″> <Button.Transitions> <TransitionCollection> <EntranceThemeTransition /> </TransitionCollection> </Button.Transitions> </Button> This is intended for your XAML File, it should work with C#, C++, and probably VB Projects.
So you’ve started to use Windows 8 and noticed the beloved Start Menu/Orb doesn’t exist, right? You’re either happy or you’re ANGRY! Well, in my recent TechMeShow video, I show you default ways of having a Start Menu-like experience OR just get an actual Start Menu back and literally in seconds and for FREE. Give Windows 8 a Start Menu in Seconds! (TechMeShow). The great part about Classic Shell, the [...]
I have worked vigorously on my Windows 8 App, MyTube and needed to put in an AppBar as an extra feature and to take advantage of the new capabilities. I was thinking of an easy and simple but smart way to have the AppBar automatically stay open UNTIL the user moves his/her Mouse (Pointer) over to the Grid as I want my Binded Grid Items to be more of a [...]
I have played around with my Raspberry PI for a bit now and a little annoyed I can’t play Flash videos out of the box with Raspbian… So, after hours of workarounds, I finally figured out a 2-step process to play Flash files within Midori and yes, YouTube Videos included… 1). Open a Terminal & su (for root) Tip: Didn’t setup root password yet? Type sudo passwd root 2). Type [...]
Many people with the Samsung Slate or other hi-powered tablets have tried out Microsoft Windows 8 and as many enjoy it, someone like me who sold his Tablet the purchaser wanted Windows 7 Pro (OEM) back on… I only have a DVD and don’t have any external DVD Drive… USB it is! As I have been successful installing a LIVE version of Windows on a USB Stick & run LIVE [...]
As most of the people who know me, know I am a HUGE Microsoft fanboy… I am also a programmer for most Microsoft products (Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 (and earlier), Office, etc…) but I am also a very curious guy and trying to eventually make a name for myself as before I was happy to be silent but now times are rougher and work is becoming less regular… So [...]
As everyone knows, Windows 8/RT is coming out and more and more people are not too sure if they’re willing to try making App’s for the Metro-recommended OS. I have to be honest, at first I wasn’t too sure but I have played with my Samsung Series 7 Slate that now has Windows 8 Consumer Release (CR) & I really love it. Perhaps because it’s on a Tablet and maybe [...]
If you’re a server Admin or even an active security freak like me, you’re always wondering who or if anyone has remotely and successfully logged in to your computer but more importantly… Did they open or access anything you need to be worried about? After playing with Windows 8 for a bit, I found a great new Command that can be used in an Administrative Command Prompt, I even made [...]
Have you wanted to find App’s really fast in Windows 8 but weren’t sure just how to even find App’s in general? Maybe you need access quickly to Administrative tools for your Windows 8 PC but didn’t want the hassle of trying to find it and access it? We put out 2 new videos on the TechMeShow Channel on YouTube on exactly HOW TO do both and have included the [...]