Sep 10 2012

GoDaddy DNS Taken Down – Thousands Of Sites Offline

As of this writing, September 10 2012, thousands of websites are currently offline. This is due to major Domain provider GoDaddy experiencing an attack on their name servers. This means that even if your website is hosted elsewhere but its domain is registered and hosted at GoDaddy it will be offline.

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Sep 09 2012

Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server In Linux

Now that Team Fortress 2, or TF2 for the sake of this article, is free to play just about everyone with some sense of computer gaming has played it. A dedicated server allows you to have control over the server and invite all your friends to play! In this guide we will set up a TF2 server in CentOS Linux.

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Aug 27 2012

HTC Evo V 3D: First Impressions

I just get myself a HTC Evo V 3D. All I have to say is that it’s AMAZING compared to my previous LG Optimus V. Even with custom firmware the Optimus V just didn’t come close in performance with its 600MHz ARM6 processor compared to the Dual Core 1.2 GHZ processor in the Evo V. Everything is just so responsive. No more waiting minutes just for the silly phone to unlock… (Yes, I’ve had to deal with that before…)

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Aug 10 2012

Seagate GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive Review With Benchmarks

I was in need of a better back-up system. I had an old computer on the LAN and I was writing monthly images to it but its hard drive was beginning to fill. So I went out and bought the Seagate GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 2TB external hard drive. I am very pleased with my purchase. The thing is fast, easy to use, looks great, and is just convenient!

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Jul 30 2012

Automatically Switch Default Printers Between Different Networks

Many of us, especially those with laptop computers, travel often. Whether it be traveling between your home and office or your home and school we often need to print something to the printer on the local network. Now until now this meant having to select a different printer from a drop down box every time you wanted to print in a different location other than your main network. Now with Windows 7 we can automate the task of setting your default printer depending on which network you are connected to.

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Jul 29 2012

Boot Time: OCZ Agility 3 SSD VS Seagate Barracuda HDD Video

I recently purchased a new 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD when it was on sale for about $60. So far it has been nice, my full review will be posted here on Tech+ in a few days with benchmarks and all.

For now you can view this video I made. The SSD clearly improved the computers performance. My boot time was cut in half and I am sure it could have been even better with a fresh Windows install. I just didn’t have the time, or want to put the effort in, to re-install Windows along with all of my programs. This is why I just used a cloning tool to copy over my existing Windows installation to the new SSD and keep all of my existing personal data on my existing hard drive.

Since the video it has probably gone down even more considering I made a few tweaks to my system since.

How fast is your boot speed? I’d love to hear about your crazy SSD set ups!

 

Jul 26 2012

Link2SD – Upgrading Your SD Card

You would think that upgrading the SD card in your Android phone would be as simple as copying the contents over to your new SD card. With Link2SD you need to remember the second partition on your SD card that contains off of you apps. This partition cannot be seen from Windows so to get around this we have to go through a few more steps to upgrade your SD card when using LInk2S on your Android phone.

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Jul 12 2012

Check If Your Yahoo Account Was Hacked

As many of you probably already know Yahoo Voices was recently hacked with 450 thousand accounts compromised.After publishing the article I noticed that many of the people viewing the post were interested in find out if their accounts were one of the ones compromised.

I didn’t want to link to the text file with all of the passwords because the less that is circulated, hopefully the safer our account information will remain.

Instead I found a website that already has this file indexed along with hundreds of other password leaking incidents.

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Jul 12 2012

Yahoo Hacked – 450K Passwords Leaked

Now it was Yahoo’s turn to get hacked. A group that goes by the name of D33D has broken into the Yahoo database using a SQL exploit and gained access to 450 thousand Yahoo user accounts. They published the list of hacked account online. This list included the emails and passwords of 450 thousand Yahoo users. What makes this even more annoying is that Yahoo could have prevented this… They were storing the password in plain text within their database. It is common sense to encrypt passwords in a database but they have failed to do so at Yahoo.

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Jun 29 2012

SSH Via Command Prompt Or Batch File In Windows

I normally don’t leave all of my computers turned on through-out the night but sometimes turning them all off before I go to bed can be a nuisance. I was determined to create a batch file to turn off all of my computers. For windows it is easy but Linux and my ESXi server required me going in via SSH. I accomplished this by using a utility called Plink.

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Jun 28 2012

How To – Minecraft Portable Edition

Minecraft is a great game. No doubt about it. Now imagine you could play this great game where every you were? Sweet, right? Well following this guide you can install Minecraft to your USB flash drive and save you worlds to it as you go from computer to computer!

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Jun 23 2012

Automatically Sync Your Android’s Photos To Your Home Computer

Having the ability to take pictures with our cell phones is great. Our cell phones allow us to capture memories wherever we are. The only problem is the task of getting those pictures off of your phone and onto your computer. Yes there are things like Google Picasa but they have storage limits and sometimes you don’t want all your personal images uploaded to the world wide web. Well then our next best solution is this neat app available on Android called Sweet Home.

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Jun 22 2012

Corsair Flash Voyager GT 16 GB USB 3.0 Review & Benchmarks

USB 3.0 technology is by far superior than USB 2.0. The only problem is that there are few items on the market that currently support USB 3.0. Luckily Corsair makes a great USB 3.0 flash drive, the Voyager GT USB 3.0. In this review we will talk about the appearance of the drive, the size of the drive, as well as the most important factor, the speed of the drive.

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Jun 16 2012

iPhone 4S Coming To Virgin Mobile – Reduced Montly Plan

On June 29, Virgin Mobile sent out a mass email to all of it’s customers regarding a new phone coming to their collection. The last few months Virgin Mobile has released two new phones and now they are adding a third to their line of pre-paid cell phones. The iPhone 4S.

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May 18 2012

Comcast to Upgrade Data Cap

Earlier this week Comcast announced that their long time standing 250 gigabyte data cap will increase to 300 gigabytes of data. Also instead of cutting off anyone that exceeds this cap twice in a six month period; they now plan to charge an overage charge of $10 per fifty gigabytes, very much like ones issued on a smartphone data plan. This is really good news to anyone who has trouble managing their data usage. Comcast is finally coming to a realization that streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, and Pandora are using increasing amounts of data especially if utilizing the high-definition features site like this offer. One could say that after 4 years of letting the cap lay at 250 gigabytes that this increase was in fact a long time coming.