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If you own a PS Vita and or a Vita TV device, you’ll probably be familiar with the Content manager application on it, that allows you to transfer content between your Vita’s, PS3 and PC devices. You can transfer your game saves from your Vita games, PS1 classics and PSP games so you can continue your game on any of these devices. I know some folk, including myself, were having issues getting their Vita TV device to pair up with the content manager app on PC.

I’d started playing Resident Evil 3 on my vita a year ago (for the 1M’th time) and recently thought I’d finish it off by playing it on the big TV via my Vita TV. To turn in the save file, I connected my handheld vita device to my PC via the vita cable, with the content manager app installed on the PC, transferred the save from my Vita to the PC – all well and good. When I connected my Vita TV to the same LAN connection as my PC and went to connect my Vita TV to my PC to get the RE3 save, my PC was always greyed out, then it gave me messages like ”please ensure the network connection box is checked on the content manager app on PC” – which it was !. So, there was no way to get my Vita TV to connect to the app on the PC to obtain the RE3 save file.

I looked about on reddit and other websites for a fix for a good while and finally found out what the issue was…

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Being able to customise your MacBook Pro’s touchbar, is probably one of the most sought after things to do for all you MacBook Pro Touchbar owners.

If you’ve been scouring the app store to no avail, look no further as I’ve got a great app called POCK, that will allow you to customise your Macbook Pro touchbar they way YOU want it to look !

Let’s take a look…

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When the PlayStation Classic was initially released, I, like many of you were pretty dissapointed with all the negative reviews online, especially relating to the UK version of the unit that had itsoriginal display setting of 50Hz, which was reported to make the games look really jittery when playing.

I ended up cancelling my pre-order, which looking back was a good thing. I managed to finally get my hands on a PS classic at a small gaming expo and I know exactly why people were complaining – they had every right to!. When my niece played cool boarders on it I couldn’t believe how bad it played, it just looked like I could see almost every frame taking place right in front of my eyes. It was a total mess.

Thankfully though, as most of you are probably aware by now, especially those of you how own a PS classic mini – BleemSync has come to the rescue!  You can install this piece of software onto a USB stick and load your own PS1 games onto it plus a whole lot more, blowing the back-doors off your PS mini. For us UK owners, we can finally change the gameplay display frequency from 50Hz to 60Hz which makes the games run a hell of a lot smoother. I managed to bag a PS classic in the Prime Day sale here in the UK for £15, less with the rest of my discount I had, so I ended up paying about £11 or so for it.

Without further adieu then, lets talk BleemSync, what is it?, what does it do? and how do we get it up and running on the PS Classic Mini  ? Click ”continue reading” below to find out….

 

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Chances are if your reading this your keyboard and touch-pad are both unresponsive on your MacBook Pro 2015. Your keyboard keys don’t work and none of the touch-pad / touch-pad buttons are working either. Bummer, I know !

That being said, I’m glad you stopped by as this is an EASY fix and I’m going to explain to you know how you can do this all by yourself. That’s right, no need to get this repaired from Apple who charge around £90-£100 for this. So save your pennies and learn something along the way by doing it yourself. It’s a win win.

Let’s get started shall we?

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Chances are, if your reading this article you already know what the Rapsberry Pi is and have more than likely heard of its many uses. Including its ability to run Retropie, a freeware program that allows you to revisit many classic games from yesteryear through a series of emulators and ROMS.

Setting up RetroPie on a Raspberry Pi is very easy to do. Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be on a one way train to Nostaglia City in no time.

So first things first…

What will you need ?

  • A Rapsberry Pi – You can use any Rapsberry Pi device (A, A+, B, B+, 2, Zero, or 3) , however for better performance I’d recommend using a Rapsberry Pi 3 Model B. I’d also recommend going for a starter kit as they tend to include the raspberry pi enclosure, (Micro) SD card, charger and a memory card. For Example:
  • A USB mouse and keyboard. To be honest, you don’t really need a mouse, only a keyboard is needed to type some commands. For example:
  • An Ethernet cable, in case you want to use Ethernet instead of WiFi (n.b – the raspberry Pi 3 comes with a prebuilt in WiFi module).
  • HDMI cable to connect the Pi to your HDTV or monitor.
  • You will also need an SD card reader for your PC, or a micro SD adaptor if your PC already has a (SD/XD/Micro SD card) reader built in.
  • A compatible micro SD card (full list of supported cards here) – n.b if your buying a starter kit these usually come with a compatible SD card anyway.
  • Compatible game controller – I’d highly recommend the Buffalo Snes classic controller however, you can use Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 controllers as well if desired.

Again, the simplest way to get all the things you need is to go with a Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit, then just buy a HDMI & Ethernet cable and also a keyboard (if you don’t have a spare one lying about). 

Hardware Setup

For this example we will assume we are using an Ethernet cable and not wifi.

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If your new to self-hosting, there may be times where you’ve read another article on the web that tells you to add a piece of code to your website template in order to implement some sort of functionality, only to later realise, that the piece of code you’ve just copy and pasted hasn’t done anything at all but break your website. For example you may receive an error like the one below:

syntax error

When you see this for the first time you will probably start to panic, thinking your websites just crumbled before your very eyes in a matter of seconds.

Fear not though…

Errors such as the one above are actually pretty good at letting you know what, and where, the incorrect code is located. As a result of this, these errors are usually very easily fixed.

Using the error above as an example, I pasted a piece of <iframe code from another site into the website editor template and got the error above.

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