How to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered on Windows or Mac (for non-A5 devices) – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & Updates Apple has been working its iOS software engineers extra hard to get the newest version of iOS ready to go, and it’s ready for your installing pleasure now. This is mostly a bug fix update with not big feature additions in sight. If you’ve previously been jailbroken, though, you’re going to have to go through the process again. Luckily, the Redsn0w jailbreak tool has been updated to help you with that. Before you embark on this quest, it is important to remember that this is still a tethered jailbreak, which can be a little inconvenient. First thing’s first — you have to download the Redsn0w tool to your Windows or Mac. Next, backup your device, and install the new 5.1.1 iOS software through iTunes or via the new OTA method. Once you have your materials, go ahead and run the Redsn0w executable. Go into Extras and pick the Select IPSW option, and direct Redsn0w to the iOS 5.1 software you just downloaded. Redsn0w will show you how to get the
How to Build a Computer" Have you ever thought about building your own computer? Actually buying a motherboard and a case along with all the supporting components and assembling the whole thing yourself? Here are three reasons why you might want to consider taking the plunge: You'll be able to create a custom machine that exactly matches your needs.It will be much easier to upgrade your machine in the future because you'll understand it completely.You may be able to save some money. And, if you've never done it before, you'll definitely learn a lot about computers. In this article, we'll take you through the entire process of building a computer. The first step in building a computer is deciding what type of machine you want to build. Let's imagine that you want to build a powerful video-editing computer. Quad-core CPUs (either Intel or AMD)At least 8GB of high-speed RAMFour (or more) SATA hard drivesFireWire connections (possibly in both the front and back of the case)USB 3.0 ports
Block Animated Gifs With Gif Block For Firefox Animated Gifs are still popular on today's Internet, albeit for different purposes. Back in the beginning days of the public Internet, webmasters used them to add animated contents to their websites. This soon died out when they realized that repeating ten second animates had a damaging effect to their website's reputation. Today, animated gifs are mainly posted on social networking sites like Facebook or Google+. If you do not like animated gifs, you probably would like to block them right away on all sites you visit regularly. The add-on places an icon in the browser's status bar that you can use to enable or disable gif images with. When enabled, gifs are not loaded at all. You can use these as indicators that gif images have been blocked. Gif Block is a useful extension for Internet users who do not want to come in contact with animated gifs. Update: Firefox users can change the default animated gif behavior in the browser's configuration. Thanks Dougle for the tip!
How to use MSCONFIG: NetSquirrel.com Built into Windows is a special tool called the "Microsoft System Configuration Utility" or simply "MSCONFIG." Designed to help you troubleshoot problems with your computer, MSCONFIG can also be used to ensure that your computer boots faster and crashes less. Most people know that the more programs you have running on your computer at once, the more likely it is that your computer will either run slowly or even crash. What most people don't know is that every time you boot your computer a whole mess of "hidden" programs load in the background. Some of these hidden programs are essential, but most aren't. Turning off some of these hidden programs can significantly increase your computer's performance and reliability. For step-by-step instructions on how to use MSCONFIG, please choose your version of Windows: Copyright © 2014 Patrick Crispen.
Firefox Plug-in Reveals The Small Army Stalking You On The Web We already know that nothing we do online is totally private. Still, just how many entities are following us through the web, right now? Is it 10? 100? 1,000? Mozilla, makers of Firefox, have recently released an extension to answer that question. The installation takes all of a click. “When people try Collusion for the first time, they are often shocked or surprised at the large web of trackers that appear. It is disheartening. The system isn’t perfect. Collusion is a lot like if you could see every virus floating about in the real world without a reliable way to know which will actually make you ill. In the meantime, a new, multi-browser plugin called Do Not Track Plus looks like a pretty decent solution to all those trackers. [Hat tip: Lifehacker]
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How to Hack Windows Administrator Password This post will show you how to hack Windows administrator password at times when you forget it or when you want to gain access to a computer for which you do not know the password. Most of us have experienced a situation where in we need to gain access to a computer which is password protected or at times we may forget the administrator password without which it becomes impossible to log in to the computer. So, if you are somewhat in a same kind of situation, here is an excellent hack using which you can reset the password or make the password empty (remove the password) so that you can gain administrator access to the computer. You can do this with a small tool called Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. This utility works offline, that means you need to shut down your computer and boot off your using a floppy disk, CD or USB device (such as pen drive). You do not need to know the old password to set a new one. How it Works?
Scientists create most powerful non-nuclear battery ever The chemical xenon difluoride is normally a mild-mannered white powder, but when you crush it with the pressure of 1 million times our atmosphere, it turns into a super substance. Due to some weird science, all the energy used to crush that stuff is stored inside its chemical bonds, making it a terrific energy storage device. In layman's terms, that would be a battery. Of course, it's not going to be easy to apply 1,000,000 atmospheres worth of pressure to this caustic and stinky powder that's normally used to etch circuits on silicon. The result? Either way, the scientists at Washington State's chemistry labs behind this discovery have a long way to go before this tech has a commercial application. Via iO9
LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality | Elemental LEDucation LED Lights Make Augmented Vision a Reality Okay, this is just freaky. We know LED lights are versatile enough to be used for practically anything, but LED contact lenses? Really?! Once miniature green LEDs are developed (and they’re in the works, as of now), full color displays will be possible. Lead researcher Babak Parvis comments “You won’t necessarily have to shift your focus to see the image generated by the contact lens,” it would just appear in front of you and your view of the real world will be completely unobstructed when the display is turned off. Ah, the real world. Thanks to Extreme Tech for the quote and Trendhunter for the images. By the way, these freaky LED contact lenses may still be a product of the future, but a lot of cool LED products are of the present!
Howto News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Gizmodo Make Vista Look & Behave Like Windows 7 Since Windows 7 has been unveiled at PDC 2008, coders and artists have been hard at work to emulate it’s look for it’s predecessor – Vista. Along with the theme, coders have come out with applications that provide you with 7’s features like Shake & Snap on Vista too. As a matter of fact, 7’s calculator can run on Vista too! 1. Open the folder “%windir%\System32\en-US” and replace the existing “winload.exe.mui” file with the one in zip file. [via AskVG] 2. Download Logon ScreenDownload & install LogonVistaLoad the logon which is in the rar fileTake ownership for basebrd.dll from c:\windows\branding\basebrd\basebrd.dllReplace with the given dllLogout and see the changes 3. 4. Click to enlarge. 5. To make your taskbar show large icons: Unlock the taskbarRight click in the Quick Launch areaView -> Select ‘Large Icons’ Also, to increase the height of the window tab, download this application: 6. 7. 8. 9. Some genius figured out that you can use the Windows 7 calculator in Windows Vista too. 10.
Can You Download An ISO Of Windows For Reinstallation If You Have A Legal License? I’m going to present a scenario here that’s common to many computer owners. You have a laptop. It’s a good laptop and you don’t want to get rid of it. It runs fine but you’ve decided to switch out the primary hard drive drive with SSD, so you have to reinstall Windows. However, there’s a problem. Now you have a dilemma. Should you download a torrent of the Windows OS? Nope, you don’t have to. Very important notes (and you must do all of this) 1. If the sticker says “Windows 7 Home Premium”, that’s the version you need to download, meaning you can’t give yourself a free upgrade to Win7 Ultimate. 2. I’ve had to do this before, and it’s easy. 3. Example: If the sticker says “Windows 7 Home Prem OA”, that simply means it’s an OEM-installed Win7 license. As I said above, calling Microsoft for license activation is not a big deal. Download links for Windows 7 These are DVD ISOs, so they’re huge.
Mozilla - Files in your Mozilla profile directory In your Mozilla profile directory are a lot of files. Most of them have really confusing filenames. Here's a list of the files you properly find in your profile directory and what they do and are good for. If you need help in finding the path of your Mozilla profile please refer to this page. This article is also available in: Czech Since Netscape 8 is build on the Mozilla Firefox base all of the files that apply to Mozilla Firefox also apply to Netscape 8 Do NOT edit any files in your profile without completely exiting Mozilla. Directories Files Other Files Netscape 6/7 Files Files outside your profile directory I've been using a Windows version of Mozilla, so some of the filenames might vary on different platforms.