In APC magazine Issue 398 (out now in newsagents and available on iOS and Android):
* I look at the new KitKat version of Android (4.4) in my Android Masterclass series and how you can get it now free for a number of phones, even if your telco provider hasn’t released the update yet (HINT: many have updated to Android 4.3 yet!). We look at the upsides, as well as some of the pitfalls.
* In my Arduino Masterclass series, I show you how to turn an Arduino Uno board into a BMP image viewer, displaying BMP images from a MicroSD card in rotation on a low-cost colour TFT LCD panel. We give you the software (sketch) code to make it happen.
* I also make a return to PC Builder and show you how to make a performance gaming PC for under $900 with Intel OR AMD hardware. Not everyone has cash to burn, but if you choose your components carefully, you can put together an excellent gaming system for a lot less than you might expect.
This, and a bucketload more stories await in the Jan 2014 issue of APC, available now.