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A computer for £4!

This really is an amazing time to be a geek. The awesome Raspberry Pi Foundation continue to amaze. They have just released a new model of Raspberry Pi – the Pi Zero. It is only £4 / $5 to buy! If that isn’t enough to completely blow your mind, they are giving them away free on […]

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10+ things your geek would love for Christmas

Buying gifts for geeks is not easy. They tend to hide in their rooms a lot and not speak to humans often so knowing what they want can be hard. Here are a few ideas to get you started. And yes, I know it isn’t 1st of December yet. I’m giving you time for postage! […]

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Recommended – Evernote Scannable

Just a quick app recommendation today. Scanning documents to get them into digital form can be a pain. Not everyone has a scanner at home and they can take time to use. Scannable by Evernote is a free app for iOS devices that uses your camera to scan documents. In the past this has resulted in […]

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My method for Windows system imaging

In our school we use FOG as our imaging system as I have mentioned before. I like to keep a default image with an up to date installation of Windows 7 Pro, Office 2010 and other essential tools and utilities on it. Most of our smaller bits of software we push out to the machines […]

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Big week for geeks

It is set to be an exciting week for geeks. Tomorrow sees Apple holding their annual iPhone launch event and the Raspberry Pi foundation just launched their official 7 inch touch display for the Raspberry Pi. Apple event It is expected they will release a new iPhone, most likely a 6S, and the main new […]

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iOS 9 – Features of note for education

So Apple’s iOS 9 operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPods is currently in open Public Beta and will be released to the general public en masse probably around mid September. iOS 7 was a major visual change, iOS 8 had lots of work done behind the scenes and added new functionality with extensions and […]

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Open source PC imaging with FOG

If you manage a large number of Windows PCs you will want a way to set them up as quickly and painlessly as possible. There are many system imaging solutions out there (such as Symantec Ghost, Altiris etc) but these tend to be expensive. Working in education you learn quickly to find cheap or free […]

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TP-Link Travel Router

A travel router has been an item on my “to buy” list for some and I am now on a 5 day holiday to England so took this as the impetus to go ahead and buy one. So I bought the TP-Link TL-MR3020 Travel Router from Amazon.