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Martin Bailey regularly writes this website and supplies articles for various magazines. Here are a collection of articles, some of which have been published in trade press around the world.

Build a retro arcade games console using the Raspberry Pi

RetroPie Logo 150x150Being of ‘a certain age’ I grew up with the Sinclair ZX81, ZX Spectrum and BBC Micro, and as such was at the start of the home computer gaming explosion. Whilst these games pale into comparison with today’s 4K shoot ‘em ups there’s still a great deal of enthusiasm for playing these games. Fortunately you can build your own multi-platform console emulator using the Raspberry Pi.

Speed up your iPhone after upgrading to iOS10

We all love ‘iOS update day’, which can feel like you got a free phone upgrade. However, newer functionality often puts a strain on older handsets, with everything taking that little bit longer and even noticeable lag creeping in when moving between screens. Although iOS doesn’t allow as much tweaking as Android, there are a few things you can do. Martin Bailey, author of The Useful Book of Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps shows you some little-known tips and tricks.

20 tips to save your mobile phone battery life

mobile battery tips tricksWe rely increasingly on our smartphones,so it's more of a problem when the battery finally gives out. So what can you do to eek that little bit more life out of your phone? You might be surprised by some of the tricks you can pull off!

The Top 20 of Everything (IT)

I was asked recently to give a presentation at a computer club, and thought long and hard about the subject matter. During my thinking process (over several days) I was approached to give advice on various technical subjects. So, I decided to put together my top 20 of everything IT-related.