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Smart Loyalty and Reward Cards – Tasker project

Everyone of us enjoys a good VIP treatment, whether it is loyalty program or extra points we get to spend now and then. The trouble is, that after a while I always end up...
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Raspbian Stretch is out, a clean install is advised!

Raspberry PI Foundation has released a new version of Raspbian: 'Stretch'. In line with Debian releases, the new Raspbian Stretch is named after Disney characters - say 'hi' to a cute, purple octopus! Raspbian Stretch The main...
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Offline Google Play Music on Android Wear 2.0

Android Wear 2.0 is out for some time now, and currently is getting many users in trouble with a flawed Google Assistant update. In my initial critique of it, there was no option to manage...
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Tasker is on sale for less than a $1!

Most of my readers probably have the app installed already. Tasker is on sale, so if you wanted to get another copy for the second Gmail account - now is the time. And while...
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Hacking ESP8266 smart plug – serial adaper

I was excited to see the dev pads on the Oittm ESP8266 Smart plug.  I finally found some time to open this up and hook up the wires.  My hopes weren't too high, but...
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A hackable ESP8266 inside a smart plug

I had a chance to review an Oittm Smart WiFi Plug recently. I also tried to see if I can use Tasker with it, but Wireshark returned encrypted data. No success, for now... While...
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Oittm WiFI Smart Plug – review

While I'm working on a smart WiFi switch of my own design, I got my hands on an Oittm WiFI Smart Plug. I thought I would give it a shot. I'm not expecting much...
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Tasker total charging time – a project to test chargers

In my last post, I have reviewed an Oittm USB-C/2xUSB-A charger (feel free to take a look, spoiler alert: I like it), I measured the charger's performance with Tasker.  The total charging time project...
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Oittm Travel Charger brings power to your gadgets – review

I probably cannot make the charger review exciting, I can try to make it extremely helpful. Chargers, in general, aren't the most enthralling pieces of tech, but a good reliable charger stands behind every...
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Maths in Tasker

One of the Tasker functions that isn't often talked about is the ability to do Maths in Tasker. 'Do Maths' box in Variable Set action turns Tasker into a little Einstein. This write-up aims...
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