Raspberry Pi 3 and Cooling (Heat-sink, Fan and lid off)

I have a little time on my hands at the moment as I am in between jobs (finished old job after 10 years, doing some DIY + training and then starting new job soon) so I though I would have a little experiment. Now there are lots of posts about “is cooling actually needed” on a Raspberry Pi 3 and in general its usually down to personal preference. Its not sporting the latest CPU, probably consumes the same power as most i7 fans and is not running business critical apps…

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Huawei P8 Screen Assembly Replace

Over the past few years I’ve been asked to have a go a fixing many a gadget so last week when a good friend as if it was possible to fix his Huawei P8 which has taken a beating, my default answer was “sure, let see how much the screen is”. So after some googling it was about £30 for a replacement part (Glass, LCD and Frame). The advantage to getting the screen with frame is its then just a case of transplanting components from old to new and job…

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Alba 7 Tablet AC70PLV4 Touch Screen Digitizer Glass Fix

Hi, so its been a while since I have posed anything. What with summer holidays, work (or change of work) and DIY around the house I’ve been busy and not posted (shame on me). So I love it when I can do three things, fix something that would normally find the bin, help a friend out and blog about it 🙂 Its not the most cutting edge piece of kit but the Alba 7 Tablet has just enough grunt to power videos for a friend son, it’s got 1GB of…

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Monzo It’s time for a new kind of bank – The day after (well several days)

In my last post on the Monzo card it had just turned up and I was all excited to get out there and test the BETA of this card and service behind it. I had a hit list of functions and uses to see how well (or bad) the Monzo card did. A little refresher on the “game” was Ability to use on London Underground? Use abroad when we go to Italy with Zero fees (need to check if the ATM operator makes a charge even if Monzo do not…

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Monzo It’s time for a new kind of bank – Arrived today!!!

So on the weekend I was lucky enough (might not be as exclusive as it once was but I felt special) to be invited to sign up to get my hands on a Monzo Account/Card/App/Thing so I though I could give it a try. After a chat with a friend/colleague last week about his use of the account while on his holiday, with its ability to top up (as its pay-as-you-go at the mo, ZERO fees abroad, block the card, instant transfers, change the pin, turn magnetic strip on for…

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GL-MT300A – GL.iNet using Private Internet Access: Anonymous VPN Service

I’ve always been one to subscribe to the train of though that if you have nothing to hide, your have nothing to fear. I also accept that bad people will abuse the freedom and free speech we have created to harm others BUT that is not a Green light to spy on everyone verbatim. Taking it down a level from abusing freedom to harm others to Corporate abuse of this power online, how many times have you searched something, then logged off (how can we really log off any more)…

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Apple Watch 2 Misxi Hard Screen Protector Ultra Thin All-around Cover (twin pack)

When I got my LG Urbane 2nd smart watch, the Mrs decided she wanted an Apple Watch 2 (38mm) version to compliment her iPhone. Although we managed to save a little money on the Apple Watch 2 it was still a fair chunk of money to get knocked, scraped and smashed while sitting on her wrist. So I had a little search on Amazon to see what was available to protect the watch without turning it in to a G-Shock watch, like the Caseology [Vault Series] Rugged Protective Slim Shock Resistant…

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Moto G4 Play Screen Replacement (XT1607 XT1609) fix

This post as been sitting in drafts for a while so I figured I would get it sorted (all be it rushed). My brother had a Moto G4 Play with a cracked screen. I have replaced a fair few phone and tablet screens in my time so I figured it would be worth a try to get the phone back in action. I purchased the screen from Amazon for about £30 which was not too bad seeing as the phone is still worth about £130 and is a more than capable…

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Orzly FlexiCase for OnePlus 5 – CLEARly a good case

So to protect my OnePlus5 from drops by case of choice are usual Gel (TPU) or bumper. I decided on the Orzly FlexiCase for OnePlus 5 as this was a sure fire way of making sure it would fit the phone WITH a glass screen protector on. Well the good news is it fits (shame about the screen protector but you can read about this over here) with a screen protector fitted.   The case feels like it should protect the phone from most bumps to the corner but for users…

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Orzly Pro-Fit Glass Screen Protector OnePlus 5 – Pain In The Glass

Its been a while and it was about time I posted some more. When I purchased my OnePlus 5 a month ago I order the Orzly Pro-Fit Glass Screen Protector and Orzly FlexiCase from amazon. Ive had their products before on my OnePlus 2 and they have been a good balance between price and performance….times have changed and not all for the better. So the office OnePlus Glass Screen Protector retails on their site for £17.95 which at first seems quite steep when the average branded glass protectors comes in…

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