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Pidora - Fedora Remix Optimized For Raspberry Pi Now Available For Download

While users can easily install and use multiple operating-systems on Raspberry Pi using BerryBoot, the beauty of an removable media card as operating-system loader is the simple plug-n-boot ease of use. The official Debian Linux port is the most widely used and supported distribution for Raspberry Pi, but specialized OS like RasPlex, Xbian and Raspbmc are also available for download with more and more Linux distributions getting ported for the platform by the developer community. Adding another excellent addition to the ever growing list of dedicated, RPi optimized builds of various Linux distributions; Fedora joined the club with release of Pidora - a Fedora Remix optimized build for the Raspberry Pi computer.

Pidora is an RPi optimized build of Fedora (Fedora Remix) featuring software packages from the Fedora Project compiled specifically for the ARMv6 architecture for use on the Raspberry Pi. Unique features of this build are Graphical firstboot configuration (with additional modules specifically made for the Raspberry Pi), Compact initial image size with auto-resize for maximum storage afterwards, unique feature allowing IP address information readable over speakers and flashed with the LED light for true headless mode on setups lacking a monitor or display, easy package management using Yum, included support for programming languages (like C, Python, & Perl) and libraries capable of supporting external hardware such as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI) out-of-the-box.

pidora Fedora Remix Installer For ARM

Awesome Cross-Platform, Open Source Application Detects Human Heart Pulse Rate Using Computer Webcam

Using a webcam connected to a Windows, Linux or Mac OSX computer to detect the heart-rate of an individual sounds impossible but is infact very much possible and that too for free. Thanks to the awesome free and open-source cross-platform python code "webcam-pulse-detector" available at Github, users can achieve this within minutes.


A Decade of iTunes Giveaway - Win iPod Transfer Software and $50 Gift Card

When opening email box, a set of 'Celebrating 10 Years of iTunes' and related news lit up my eyes and all memories about CDs, iPods and Music spurted out. I still remember in 2008 Coldplay’s "Viva la Vida" topped the list followed by Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love." One year later, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was the top song.

Let it be far back. 2004, we witness U2's album - "How to Dismantle An Atomic bomb" tops the chart and that's my first experience of download digital music, a full album. So who will miss out this celebration?

A good news is that iMobie (a developer of PhoneClean and PhoneTrans) arranged a promotional event to celebrate this iTunes 10th Anniversary. It's a mix of giveaway, discount offer and a chance of winning $100 iTunes Gift Card.

iTunes celbration

Zero Installation, Free Online WiFi Analyzer

WiFi analyzer is an indispensable utility for troubleshooting WiFi related issues. inSSIDer is an excellent utility to get the task done, however meraki Wifi stumbler is yet another convenient to use online WiFi analyzer which requires no installation and works from any device/web-browser which can run Java applets.

Online WiFi analyzer

AOMEI Backupper—Free Backup and Restore Software to Protect your PC

AOMEI Backupper is a new program released by AOMEI Technology. The best part is, it being totally free for home and commercial use. Owing to the increased applications and files being installed on personal PC, it is inevitable to be faced with hardware failures, virus attack and system crash. So, backup before hand is an essential step to prevent data loss. AOMEI Backupper is the utility which enables you to do easy backup and recovery operations for your data.


No hidden quirks, no plug-in components, and 100% clean. A simple and clean graphical interface looks pleasant to the eyes and is easy to use. There is no need to search for a help article because a novice or inexperienced computer can easily handle it. Meanwhile, the options are in the left side, just like other products.

AOMEI Backupper

inSSIDer - Free WiFi Analyzer Enables User To Optimize Channels For Maximum Wireless Speeds

As per the standard design all Wi-Fi equipments must share spectrum bandwidth which are spaced around multiple channels bands with other networks in the same operational environment. Many neighbouring WiFi devices sharing or overlapping a channel can slow down the performance of all Wi-Fi networks on that channel, and therefore utilizing a WiFi scanner to analyze and fix proper channel usage is highly advisable for optimal wireless performance.

We will be using free WiFi scanner and analyzer inSSIDer (available on Windows, Mac and Android platforms) to tackle this need for us. inSSIDer Wi-Fi network discovery tool conveniently visualizes all wireless hotspot’s in your devices range complete with information of there MAC address, encryption, signal strength and channel allowing users to troubleshoot numerous WiFi related issues.

The way WiFi channels work, one can make use of the information analyzed and visualized using inSSIDer to fine tune wireless bandwidth usage for maximum throughput and minimum interference as described ahead.

inSSIDer For Home

As you can see the way wireless bandwidth channels work, There are 14 channels designated in the 2.4 GHz WiFi range spaced 5 MHz apart with adjacent channels overlapping and interfering with each other. As evident from the diagram shared below, using channels 1, 6, 11 is recommended for the minimum overlapping and interference avoidance. A user must also make sure to use the least congested channel availble for best results.

Easter Giveaway: WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe 3.12.6

Easter Sunday is just around the corner. Digiarty is offering its star product WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe as Easter gift for all Latest-techtips readers. You can go directly to the Easter deals page before Apr.7 and get one copy for free.

No matter you want to convert standard and high definition videos to fit more video players, download You Tube videos for watching on mobile devices, or burn videos to DVD file for better storage, you can give WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe a try. It supports 160 video codecs and 50 audio codecs which will meet your up-to-the-minute video converting needs.

[Free Giveaway] - Amigabit PowerBooster - Speed Up Your Computer & Protect Your Privacy

Since Easter 2013 is in the corner, it will be the greatest feast day in the Christian calendar. It is also the time of springtime festivals, colored eggs and crazy bunny. Looking for gifts for your family or friends? Never miss out the giveaway presents in this golden week. Any Windows computer uers can get the all in one PC system utilities software Amigabit PowerBooster for free from March 27 to April 2, 2013.

Amigabit PowerBooster is specially designed for all Windows computer by offering a complete solution to speed up, clean, fix and power up your computer. With 25+ useful PC utilities included, it has never been easier to speed up your slow computer safely and quickly! It also allows users to customize scan times by day and time with the Scan Schedule. 

Amigabit PowerBooster provides with a series system cleaner utilities like Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Shortcut Cleaner, Empty Folder Finder, Top File Finder, 360Care privacy protection and more to make your PC clean, tidy and stable, just like the day you bought it!

In addition, Amigabit PowerBooster provides with a variety of system optimization tools to enjoy optimal performance, such as Memory Manager, Uninstall Manager, Startup Manager, Process Manager, Disk Check, Disk Defragmenter, etc.

PC sluggish, freezing, crashes or slow? Long time to load? Popup error messages? Blue screen? Do not miss out Amigabit PowerBooster to fix them all! Most of all, it’s FREE!!

Amigabit PowerBooster

Get LastPass Premium For Free

There are quite a variety of good cross-platform password managers, but freeware LastPass is my choice amongst all as reviewed earlier.

Apart from the fully featured Free version, there is also a LastPass Premium offering. The paid premium upgrade provides users with additional features like mobile access via apps for Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone etc., multifactor authentication and priority support. The good news is LastPass is giving away free premium accounts, just follow the instructions posted ahead.

Lastpass Premium

Easter Bunny Hops to Your House with MacX Video Converter Pro Giveaway in Basket

Easter is looming around the corner. Kids are busy preparing carrots, wishing Easter Bunny will hop to their houses with its magic basket full of amazing eggs, chocolates, candies, etc on Easter morning. What about other people? Well, this year Bunny additionally crams MacXDVD 2013 Easter Giveaway of first-rate MacX Video Converter Pro into its basket to cater to the needs of customers who’d like to enrich holiday entertainments in the uplifting time of year. Particularly, this Easter deal is only eligible from now to April 7, 2013, during which all customers are welcomed to get full licensed MacX Video Converter Pro for free of no limitation. This is really a once in a blue moon if you are eager to experience a more entertaining digital life with portable media devices in hands.

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