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PlayCloud – release 0.4.0

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ProgWeb is prod to announce a new PlayCloud release. This new release brings up some fixes and the Box cloud storage service. PlayCloud is now available in french and in english ; other translations are planned. If you want to add a translation, please to contact me. Other news and features are in devel, such as the new BlackBerry 10 mobile generation (here the BlackBerry 10 dev alpha).

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PlayCloud – release 0.3.0

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New PlayCloud release ! – Add Dropbox support – Clipboard improvements – New icons – New dialog “look & feel” – New “refresh” bouton – New help pages (bridge, dropbox…) – Show the help page at the first application launch

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PlayBook on the Cloud way

With the update of the BlackBerry OS playbook, RIM offers us the possibility to use native address book and calendar. But how to synchronize its address book and calendar with other tools, or even more simply, how to import their address book ? No application available ; impossible with the BlackBerry Desktop Manager… Indeed, there are few solutions! RIM has made a bold choice ! Turning now to the Cloud technologies. Besides having a hotmail or gmail, it is possible …
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PlayCloud – New PlayBook Application

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RIM provides us with the BlackBerry playbook, a great pad ! I do not regret this purchase. Performance hardware, fluidity applications or its screen which obeys perfectly are, in my opinion, one of the best if not the best technically tablet. This tablet has been offering the new version of its OS 2.0, more and more interesting applications. Certainly we do not have the same number of applications that we can find in Apple’s AppStore, but how many are unusable, …
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Sensors management with Rocrail

In this article I will address a key point to control our network via Rocrail or any other software. This is the feedback signal, or simply train detection on the network. Without it, impossible to know where are the trains, and therefore impossible to give them the right orders. You must place wisely sensors along the track. These sensors inform the detection of a train (some even allow to identify the train). In my case, I currently only sensors based …
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Albums

(Français) A présent, vous pouvez accéder à l’ensemble des photos prises lors de la réalisation de mon projet de modelisme.

Pour publier ces albums, j’utilise les plugins NextGEN : Gallerie, FlashViewer et Sidebar Widget. La traduction de ces plugins est en cours pour ceux que ça intéresse.
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Mikadotrain X73500

X73500 Bourgogne

The rainy day was an opportunity for me to advance the work on my new railcar: A X73500 Burgundy region of Mikadotrain . The railcar is very well done. You can find more information on the website of the manufacturer. I started in a small challenge: to equip it with a sound decoder and change the railcar to add interior lighting. Leds are white leds classic colors I paint with stained glass “deep blue”. The leds are mounted in parallel …
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BlackBerry PlayBook & Linux

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While most phones, tablets, cameras and other USB devices … act as a mass-storage device, RIM has opted for another solution to the tablet PlayBook. That’s why I post this article. Indeed, the PlayBook looks like a CD-ROM with drivers to install for Windows ! Once the driver for Windows installed, the PlayBook looks again. It is then available as a network drive. The PlayBook indeed behaves as a network interface. The data is then accessible via the network. If …
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BlackBerry PlayBook

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BlackBerry PlayBook Introduction The BlackBerry package Wi-Fi settings File sharing setting Bridge setting Multimédia – Video format BlackBerry PlayBook Introduction The multimedia pads are starting to bloom in stores. My choice is made, and I turned to the pad of the Canadian RIM : The “BlackBerry PlayBook.” Several reasons for this : the price drop ! I have a BlackBerry (function proposed by the manufacturer Bridge is very convenient). the PlayBook is one of the best tablets on the technical, …
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Turnouts adding on Rocrail

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Now we know to control our locomotive from Rocrail, we’ll see how to declare the turnout. This is little more complicated. First, they must be defined on the central Our “curve” turnout has the address 998 (250 group – position 2), our “dual junction” turnout has the address 999 and 1000 (group 250 – Position 3 & 4). To recall, there may be 2048 accessories, or 512 groups (512 x 4 = 2048). There is very little information to provide …
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