The Tournament Hub is a launcher interface for Compo4All. You all remember Compo4All, right? It’s the thing that enables online high score competition for old arcade games? Yeah, that one. Well, basically The Tournament Hub makes launching a supported game very pretty and neat, and certainly more fun and more retro looking. Read More
It’s been already a couple of months since I made a thorough comparison of the browsers available on Pandora. And most of it still remains true, while there were many updates since then. Firefox 21 came out just a couple of days ago, and yesterday the latest Qupzilla build was available as well. And you know what? Now it’s probably better than Arora.
Yeah, right now you are probably thinking: “WTF?” It’s certainly not fair to compare a single-function, ebook dedicated device like the Kindle with the Pandora. You may obviously, objectively say that the Kindle is the better device for that purpose. But then again, why not do a fair comparison? I have read whole books on both of these devices, and I certainly have something to say about it.
A few weeks ago I shared with you a method to rip PS1 games for use with the excellent PS1 emulator available on Pandora. That time, you had to use a Linux computer and a command line to do that, if you remember well. This time, I am showing you a much more straightforward method, using the Pandora and a external USB CD drive. Yeah, it’s almost as simple as that. Read More
As much as I care about having open source software as much as possible, sometimes you find out that there’s no real good alternative for some of the proprietary software out there. Take Skype, for example. Everyone would like to have a Skype client on Pandora but it’s just not possible since it’s closed source. Dropbox is another example of an excellent application where no open source (and even closed source, for that matter) client is available for GNU/Linux ARM devices. Now since last week, we however have Bittorrent Sync. Not open source, but available for ARM Linux. Is it any good?
A couple of weeks ago I saw several people on the forum, apparently new users, confused by the stickers or the lack of clear information regarding the model they purchased. Let’s be honest, there is a clear lack of a simple system tool to confirm that “hey, you have a CC Pandora” or something else. An interesting discussion followed on how to determine which model you actually have, and I packaged a small script in a PND a couple of days ago.
There are already tons (well, lots) of browsers available on Pandora. Firefox, LightWeight2, Chromium, Arora, Panda, Jumanji and many others. Yet it is hard to find a good comparison of what they can do, and how fast and responsive they are. You have been waiting for it, so here is the ultimate comparison of the browsers available for Pandora in March 2013.