Saturday, October 20, 2012

Speed Up Internet Connection Easy DNS Address

This is a tutorial on how to Speed up your internet connection wether you have DSL Broadband or Fiber Optic internet providers. In this video I will go over the Process for Windows 7 and Vista. There will be other tutorials for Mac OSX and Linux Systems.

Step 1:  Download the file provided below called namebench.exe, if you have Linux based download the .tgz file and if Mac download the DMG.

Step 2:  Run the program and it will ask you to extract the files, do so and allow it to complete. Once that is done, leave the basic settings the same and hit continue as shown in the video.

NOTE:  This process will take some time!!

Step 3:  Once the process has been completed, your secondary web browser will pop up, Mine in this case was FireFox. If it ask to install a plugin do so and allow to refresh. You will then get an analysis screen saying it found the best DNS server and what the percentage is of how much faster it is. The two DNS keys at the top right for "Primary and Secondary" are the main focus.

Step 4:  Hit the Start menu and go into Control Panel and select Network and Internet and in there select Network Sharing Center. Once that is up, in the Left menu select "Change Adaptor Settings" and you will see you connections. Now RIGHT CLICK on "Local area Network" and select Properties. (Windows Vista Users will be prompted. Just hit yes). Once inside the properties select on the list "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and hit Properties.

Step 5:  Inside these properties you will see tabs for IP Addresses and DNS Addresses, Uncheck Automatically for the DNS and select manual and this is where you type the Primary and Secondary DNS Addresses given in your Web Browsers Pop up window.

Step 6:  Check the box Validate upon Close, then close the properties, Now after you that the Internet Diagnostics will come up but detect no problems so dont worry your fine.

Now you should be abled to see Download and Upload Speed differences. Enjoy




Friday, October 19, 2012

Audio Explorer for iDevices

This is an Audio Explorer for your Jailbroken iDevice wether it be an iPod, iPhone or iPad running on IOS 5 or higher. Basically what this does is lets you easily brows through your Apps looking for any type of audio files and allows you to play them without having to open the app. This is good if you wanna listen to songs in Tap Tap Revenge or something like that.

Step 1:  Open Cydia and go to the search tab and search Audio Explorer and it will come up as shown.

Step 2:  Simply just click install and confirm and when the installation is complete just return to Cydia or exit it and test out the App.

Better Looking Notifications Ostium

Hello again, this is another tweak video for your Jailbroken iDevice running on IOS 5 or higher. This is called Ostium Notification Splitter. What this does is basically instead of your notifications being dragged down from the top of your devices screen, you can literally split your springboard open from the center. It's pretty cool.

Step 1:  Open Cydia and go to "Manage" then "Sources" and click on Edit and then Add, in the pop-up screen type the following: Then click add and then add anyways and it will add the iHacks Repo to Cydia.

Step 2:  Go to the search tab and search "Ostium Notification Splitter" (No Quotes) and it will come up as shown. Click on the the one from iHacks and click install.

Step 3:  Allow Cydia to install and after the installation you will br prompted to Re-Spring your device, Do so and everything is complete.

VSNotifications for IOS 5 or Higher

This is a Wonderful little tweak for your Jailbroken IOS 5 or higher device that enables Voice Spoken Notifications, for example, your device will speak out the Title and message of a notification for you without having to unlock your Phone or device at all.

Step 1:  Open Cydia and go to the Search tab and search "VSNotifications" (no Quotes) and you will see it come up as shown.

Step 2:  select VSNotifications and hit install and confirm and allow cydia to install the Tweak from BigBoss.

Step 3:  After the installation Re-Spring your device and once the Re-spring is completed, go into your Settings and configure your VSNotification settings and your done.

Congrats, you now have an even better device.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Disassembly Acer Aspire One D255E

This is a Disassembly video on how to take apart the Acer Aspire One D255E, you can use this video on reference on how to disassemble other Acer Aspire computers as well.

Step 1:  Remove the Key board by using a Small flat head screwdriver and release the pins on the top of the keyboard and gently pry the key board up, now open the slide holding the ribbon in place and remove the key board.

Step 2:  Remove the Screws shown in the video, Should be 7, and now flip the laptop over and remove the 7 screws on the bottom, now you'll be able to pry the mouse pad top panel away from the bottom. BE SURE to remove the masking tape (if any) and release the ribbon for the mouse pad itself and then remove the panel.

Step 3:  Flip the computer back over to look at the bottom, Take a small flathead Screw driver and pry off the bottom panel exposing the Hard Drive, Wireless card and RAM (memory).

Step 4:  To remove the Hard Drive, remove the one screw holding it in place, Slide it out and pull up and wala, hard drive is out.

Step 5:  To remove the Wireless card, Remove the one screw holding it in place and also disconnect the white and black antennas and pop it up to a 45 degree angle and slide it out.

Step 6:  Removing the RAM is easy too, take the two latches, one on either side and push them towards the walls of the RAM chamber and the RAM will pop up and simply pull it out.

Step 7:  To remove the motherboard, flip the computer up-right. First Remove the LCD panel at the bottom left corner, Remove the one screw and release the ribbon and remove the panel. Now you want to unplug the LCD Screen, Just pull gently on the cable shown gently till its unplugged. No unplug the AC adaptor, again gently. Now remove the 2 screws holding the speaker in place and unplug the speaker and remove the speaker and finally unplug the webcam from the driver board section top right, now just flip the computer over and push gently on the board.

Step 8:  Once the board is removed you can now remove the Fan and Heat Sync, To do this remove the 2 screws on the fan and the one holding the heat sync in place, now unplug the fan gently and remove the Fan Heat Sync assembly. Now you have the bare board.


Remove the two tabs on the bottom of the screen from uncovering 2 screws, remove these screws and then pry off the front frame gently revealing the interior. Now remove the 2 or 4 screws (depending on the model) holding the screen in place. Now remove the 1 or 2 screws (depending on the model) holding the Web Cam board in place and remove that

Recover Lost Data or Repair File System using Command Prompt

This is a video on how to either A: Recover lost data on a hard drive or B: Repair the file system on the disk. Using Command Prompt I'll guide you through the steps to do this.

Tools Needed:
SATA IDE 2.0 USB Reader
Power Supply with SATA Conversion if SATA Drive
Windows Vista/7/8
Administrative privileges

Step 1:  Take the Hard Drive (HDD) that you wish to Repair or Recover and hook it up to the SATA IDE 2.0 USB reader and connect the Power for SATA to the Drive (If not a SATA drive and just IDE Power is supplied through 2.0 USB) and plug the 2.0 into the High Speed USB port.

Step 2:  Click on the Start menu and "Right Click" on Computer and select Manage, once the window comes up select "Disk management" and locate the HDD you plugged in and find out the Drive Path letter, for an example mine in this video was G:, yours might be different.

Step 3:  Open up the start menu and go to the search tab and search CMD and you will see Command Prompt pop up in the window above, Right Click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator. Select Yes at the Prompt and it will open Command Prompt.

Step 4:  Your going to perform a Check Disk so in order to do this type the Command CHKDSK DRIVELETTER: and hit enter and it will perform the Check Disk, once the check disk is done it will tell you if you need to fix the File System if so you will need to run the Check Disk again only this time type CHKDSK DRIVELETTER: /F once that is complete it will tell you if it was able to repair the problem and now we can Recover

Step 5:  Type the Command RECOVER and you will see This:  RECOVER [Drive:][Path]filename  This is a guideline just simply replace Drive: with the Letter of your drive (using my example G:) and the path with where you want to recover for an example if i wanted to restore drivers it would be RESTORE G:/windows/system32/drivers.

Step 6:  Once you've recovered your files your all set to go and you can recover multiple files and paths, If you have another computer use the files and paths as reference to help you choose the proper commands