Hi APC readers,
If you’re looking to build the Nanoscope Zero project in the January 2017 issue of APC, be aware that we’ve had to make a couple of changes. Shortly after we went to press, we found a second OLED panel identical to the one we used originally had begun arriving on the market, but with reverse polarity on the two power pins.
While the project works perfectly with the original OLED panel we’ve used, drop the alternate panel… Read more
The new August 2015 issue of APC magazine is out and I’ve been a busy beaver:
* Windows 10 is here! Well, it will be in a few days. But before you decide to grab the upgrade, I’ve written a 14-page guide on all the important bits – all the changes (there are plenty), all the additions, plus I take a look at the bits that have gone missing. This could be one of the most significant Windows releases since… Read more
Forgive me for being a bit indulgent as I don’t normally do it, but the 13th Annual IT Journalism Awards – affectionately known as ‘The Lizzies’ – were held at Sydney’s Luna Park last Friday night and I was thoroughly stoked to pick up two awards – Best Technical Journalist and Best Reviewer – for stories I’ve written in APC and TechLife magazines during 2014.
These awards recognise Australia’s IT journalism industry, from audio and video programs to websites including Cnet and Lifehacker,… Read more
I’ve had this problem for a while, but as I’ve not needed access to the Windows 8 UI or its apps, I’ve not worried about it – until now.
Turns out if you’re still using Corel DRAW X3 or X4, it mucks around with the Windows Registry and basically stuffs up the Windows 8 UI. Now while there are a few bigger-than-ben-hur solutions available, I’ve found a nice simple one that actually worked on the Microsoft community website. It does… Read more
Some time ago, I wrote an app called SpeedTables to help kids (or anyone really) learn their maths times tables. Okay, so it’s not really a big deal, but when you think about it, how much of what we do each day has relied on mathematics bringing into being?
With all the talk of the need for innovation, not just in Australia but around the world, one of the fundamental keys to innovating is mathematics. Right now, reports are that Australia… Read more
I’ve had a very busy month putting stories together for this latest issue of APC magazine:
* There’s a massive PC upgrade guide that I’ve contributed to, looking at all you need to know about CPUs, memory, cases and power supplies. PCs still rock and if you’re considering building your own, this guide is a must-read. If you think you still need a massive PSU or a traditional-looking case, think again. And prices are still remarkably low!
* I’ve also… Read more