15 years ago today, at Apple’s Macworld conference, Steve Jobs announced and presented the original iPhone. Featuring a 3.5 inch screen and working with the 2G network, some tech outlets suggested that this phone was nothing more than a gimmick and would fail for various reasons. These predictions turned out to be wrong, and nowContinue reading “Happy 15th birthday to the iPhone”
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I know it’s almost over, but I just wanted to say Merry Christmas.
Minecraft Pi Edition — How to use the Nether Reactor Core!
The Nether Reactor Core used to be a way for Pocket Edition users to get a Nether-like experience before the actual thing was implemented. While not easily usable on the Pi Edition, it is certainly possible to enjoy this experience.
How to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware
Windows 11 has been released as a developer preview, and while it remains unstable there are many reasons you might want to try it, such as for development or just to get a feel of the operating system that could soon replace Windows 10. I do recommend against installing this if you expect stability, sinceContinue reading “How to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware”
Buying old iPhones off of eBay — How to get old iOS versions
There are many reasons why you may want to buy an older, second-hand iOS device on eBay. You may be collecting phones, you may want to experiment with older software, or you may even just want a backup phone in case your daily driver is stolen, broken, or you otherwise cannot use it. For legacyContinue reading “Buying old iPhones off of eBay — How to get old iOS versions “
iPad 4 in 2021 – Still a good tablet?
The iPad 4 was released alongside the iPhone 5 in 2012, featuring the same Apple A6 processor. It was the last iPad to feature a 32-bit processor, as all future iPads came with at least a 64-bit A7 or later. The iPad 4 received updates from iOS 6 all the way to iOS 10.3.3. AppleContinue reading “iPad 4 in 2021 – Still a good tablet?”
How to restore Lenovo devices on stock firmware on Linux
Ever since various custom ROMs began being released for the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus, I have rarely gone back to stock. However, after a ROM installation went wrong, I had to. I tried using the Lenovo Rescue and Smart Assistant (LMSA) but for some reason it failed to restore and did not detect aContinue reading “How to restore Lenovo devices on stock firmware on Linux”
Happy New Year!
2020 has been a different sort of year. Because of the COVID pandemic, many tech events were cancelled or postponed. Hopefully, 2021 will be better. Many things are expected in 2021 including the Galaxy S21, OnePlus 9, and iPhone 13, as well as new operating systems such as Android 12 and iOS 15. I hopeContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
Python tutorials – Basic validation
Hello again everybody, I am sorry that I have not posted in the last couple of weeks. It’s December now, and Christmas time is approaching. In the meantime, here is a new Python tutorial about validation. What is validation? It’s a way of checking whether something is a certain value or not, and executing codeContinue reading “Python tutorials – Basic validation”
Python tutorial – While loops basics
In Python, while loops allow you to repeat things forever, or up until a certain point. Here’s an example: keep_going = Truewhile (keep_going == True): print(“Hello world!”) This will print “Hello world!” indefinitely. The keep_going value is set to True, and the while loop checks continuously check that the keep_going value is equal to True.Continue reading “Python tutorial – While loops basics”