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Easy BlueTooth Audio on the Pandora. Finally !

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The bluetooth function of the Pandora must have been one of the most underused ones since its launch. There’s only one time that I think I was able to use it: for connecting it to a bluetooth GPS. And… that’s it. BT Audio never worked for me (even in Slackware) despite the Pandora managing to connect and pair with other devices. With the new firmware 1.74, we finally get working bluetooth for audio streaming. YES!!!

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Syncthing, the New Contender To Sync Folders

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Dropbox is not alone anymore to offer services related to syncing files and folders between computers. I had already covered BitTorrentSync a while ago, which was a good alternative as well for the Pandora since ARM builds were available. But both Dropbox and BitTorrentSync suffer from the same problem: they are not Open Source and therefore their security remains opaque to say the least. SyncThing is however Free Software, and simple to use as well. Let’s see how to get it working on Pandora.

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Year 2014, A Quick Overview

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2013 was a year full of promises for the Pandora – there was a plethora of excellent software releases (including Drastic, for one), and a lot of activity all around. While 2014 was very much under the sign of the upcoming Pyra, things have nevertheless progressed nicely on Pandora as well. Let’s come back on some major events and releases.

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Weekly Software News Jan 13th to 19th

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This past week was reasonably busy. But what made it special is that it was an excellent week for emulators. You get a new, young emulator (3doh for 3DO), an ever-improving one (UAE4ALL, now running faster for AGA stuff), a maturing one (Mupen64Plus, with new audio support for compatibility) and an all-encompassing one (ScummVM, which now plays even the Eye of the Beholder games!). Of course, there was a lot more, too.

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Sensible Software 1986-1999

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This book is one of the first Kickstarter projects I have supported. Coming from Read-Only Memory Editions, kicking off their publishing work through this first book about a legendary developer of games such as Cannon Fodder, Sensible Soccer, Wizkid and more… I had high expectations when it came to the book, and now that I have been through it, I have mixed feelings to share with you about it.

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Pandora Image Viewer

We have many picture viewers on Pandora, most of them directly ported from the Linux world. While most of them are decent, I have always had the same problem with them. They are slow as a dead horse. Note that it’s not just a complaint related to the Pandora, the same viewers are also quite slow even on my all powerful desktop with 4 cores. Thanks to wb, the age of slow picture viewers is over. At least on Pandora.

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Weekly Software News Nov 11th to 17th

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Wow, it’s been a very busy week on the repo. 10 updates and 9 releases, not bad, not bad. Well, we have to take in account that some of it is full of crap (because of the crapgame competition), but even if you remove that part, there’s still very decent things to grab: an excellent UAE4All update, The Tube getting better and better, and many audio apps ported by Canseco. Not that I’d know what to do with them audio apps, though.

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