How to remove ‘Google’ from the Gboard Spacebar

A recent update to the Google Keyboard Gboard has added the word ‘Google’ to the keyboard spacebar at the bottom. I personally didn’t like this addition to the app and at present, I cannot find a way to disable it in the latest version. There is however a solution to this problem, you can roll back your Gboard app to stock and not update it again. Beware that it will reset your keyboard settings in doing so (such as the theme). To do this, Open the Play Store app. Swipe in from the left and choose ‘Settings’. Select ‘Auto-update apps’… Continue reading How to remove ‘Google’ from the Gboard Spacebar

Transitioning from Google Map Editor to OpenStreetMap

After using Google Maps for quite a while, I enjoyed areas that had buildings populated on the map, Google does a very good job of this, however since Google Map Maker closed, I felt somewhat disenfranchised with their mapping system, It became a lot harder to edit their maps and the experience is just not as good as Map Maker was. Then one day I discovered OpenStreetMaps and the simplicity of their map editor filled the hole in my heart that Map Maker left. I found that Open Street Maps iD editor was both friendly to use and better than Map… Continue reading Transitioning from Google Map Editor to OpenStreetMap

Hull University Timetable to Google Calendar

Getting your iCal Link for your Timetable To add your Hull University Timetable iCal feed to Google Calendar, or equivalent calendar to use on your phone or other devices copy the link below, webcal://calendars.hull.ac.uk/tcs/Stucal.asp?p1=201700500 replacing the 201700500 with your student ID found on your lanyard. Adding your Scientia Timetable to Google Calendar Then open Google Calendar and click the plus symbol highlighted in red like below. Then click From URL and paste your link in. It should appear almost instantly. You should then see the new calendar appear that you can then set up notifications and colors to suit your needs. Adding… Continue reading Hull University Timetable to Google Calendar

Raspberry Pi – PHP permission File Problems Solved!

I recently installed php, but when I was unable to save files, I was very stuck, and that’s why I’m posting it here, I want to tell anyone who Googles this problem to find this solution. The problem was when I used an fopen and fsave within php, the file would always ‘die’ as in the open or die within php. The solution is below Firstly I looked for the Environment user in phpinfo() in my case it was www-data and then I simply typed this chmod 777 -R www-data /var/www that, in its simplicity is the solution, but I am… Continue reading Raspberry Pi – PHP permission File Problems Solved!