iPhone Unlock Scam

iPhone Unlocking Scams

Here are some reasons why not to use such sites:

  • “Unlock iPhone & Jailbreak iPhone With Any Firmware In Under 5 min” No you can not unlock any firmware!
  • “We are happy to present to you our brand new, proprietary 1-Click Apple Unlock iPhone solution” – First of all the software you will get if you pay $29.99 or some other amount (depends on the site) is already available for free. So, why they say that it is theirs? This is false advertising on one side and infringement of the intellectual property rights of the original software creators on the original software creator on the other.
  • They often state that using programs and software like Redsn0w, PwnageTool, GreenPois0n, Limera1n, PwangeTool, JailbreakMe, Spirit Jailbreak, Blackra1n and PurpleRa1n can be dangerous and will not always unlock your phone, but they give you the same software when you make your purchase to work with, nothing more, nothing less.
  • Trying to contact the support will do you no good. If you have been already scammed go straight to PayPal and file a dispute of the transaction! Contacting the support is like trying to explain jailbreaking to your grand grand grand mother, and when you ask them for a refund they say that an update to “their” software is coming soon so you have to wait. The more you wait, the less likely is that you will get your money back.

Lets look at a site I have taken as an example, here is the members area. This means you have already paid to get there and here is what you find.

easyiphoneunlocking SCAM

So, how come you paid for something different and you get the same old FREE tools again. Congratulations, you have been SCAMMED! Now go file a dispute via PayPal and get your money back.


Force Media Player Library Update

In Windows 7, Media Player is supposed to update the library automatically by default, but unfortunately it does not do that, and there is no update button. Although it shows that is doing something when started, it does not scan for new files or remove the delete videos and music from the library. Since there is no button to rebuild and update the library,you have probably tried removing and adding  the media folders again and again, only to find that it has little or no effect. This is quite annoying especially if you are using it as DLNA server and expect to see the newly downloaded media on your iPad for example.

The only thing that works is removing all the files from the Media Player Local Data folder, but it involves a lot of clicking and remembering where the folder is. So instead of doing it manually here is a simple BAT script that will do it for you.

Create a new file “Media Player Update.bat” on your Desktop and paste the following lines. You can use Notepad for example. Save the file and close Notepad and Media Player. Now, all you have to do is click the .bat file and it will clear the Media Player cache files and start it again to update the Media Player Library from scratch.

net stop WMPNetworkSvc
cd %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player
del *.* /f /q /s
rmdir "Art Cache" /s /q
rmdir "HME" /s /q
net start WMPNetworkSvc
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player\Wmpconfig.exe" HMEOn
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:1

This has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and it works great. For other version like 32-bit Windows 7 and Vista it might need small modifications. The commented start service and stop service lines are optional. On some Windows 7 installations, stopping the Media Player service can cause problems.

Blank Facebook App Tab With SSL – SOLVED!

From October 1st all Facebook apps must have SSL certificates in order to function well. Since we have a lot of apps that are used on Facebook pages as page tabs we bumped into a problem where on HTTP the app tabs were displayed as expected while on HTTPS (via SSL) the page tab application was blank. Facebook was not even making a request to the sever via HTTPS. The solution of the problem was much simpler than any of us expected. Here are the old Facebook application settings:

Facebook Application Settings Before

We were using relative tab URL and secure tab URL. While this configuration works well without SSL, on HTTPS was not. Another strange thing was when we accessed the Facebook app canvas via app.facebook.com/app.. the app was loading on HTTP and HTTPS. Changing the page tab URL and the secure page tab URL to an absolute URL fixed the problem immediately. Here are the new application settings.

Facebook Application Settings After

Also to avoid any other errors, please make sure that when showing the app via SSL, you do not have any mixed content, everything must load from HTTPS.

Facebook HTML/CSS Framework

Facebook HTML/CSS Framework

The need for faster prototyping of Facebook applications and pages introduced the need for a Facebook HTML/CSS framework.

520 Grid System is 520px wide including 16px left and right margin around container. It is based on 12 grids with 16px gutters with it; 12 is nice number that can be divided with 2, 3, 4 or 6 to get inline columns with equal width.

You can view the example page here or download it here!

Microsoft Touch Mouse – Why I didn’t like it?

Microsoft Touch Mouse

I guess that you have read enough reviews and specs about the Microsoft Touch Mouse, seen all the videos on YouTube and you already know almost everything there is to know about this mouse, so I am not going to repeat what others have said and bore you with the specs, how gestures work and how amazing they are. I’ll get straight to the point and say what I personally did not like.

Trying it out for the first time, I was so overwhelmed by the coolness of the gestures that I did not notice one big and very important “feature” of Microsoft Touch Mouse. But now, after two weeks of using it every day, it annoys me more and more – how hard should I try to click to actually click.

My previous mouse and I think I will be going back to it now, is the Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX, the best mouse I have ever had (It even works on glass), it has a very effortless click and a very quit too. On the other hand the Microsoft Touch Mouse is a nightmare to click and the click sound is so loud that reminds of the 1$ mouses found in public schools. Even when talking on Skype, my friends get annoyed by it’s clicking sound.

So, the loudness and the very hard to click buttons are just one part of the problem. Although the mouse has no problem understanding the touch gestures, making the difference between a left click and a right click seems next to impossible from time to time. Sometimes it takes me 3-4 tries just to make a right click.

The ergonomics of the mouse are good, except it feels a bit heavy to move around compared to other mouses. Using lighter batteries helps a lot, otherwise you hand will get tired pretty fast.

I am very disappointed in Microsoft, to see such a great product fail in an area so basic, while excelling in a set of features currently unmatched on the market. There is one suggestion that I can make that I think will contribute to making this mouse more usable on a daily basics. Enabling double or even single tap for clicks will improve the usability a lot. As far as I am aware, this is not a hardware issue and can be introduced with a simple software patch or an application. I hope Microsoft will consider this idea and release it soon.

Free Icon Pack: 178 Amazing Web Design Icons

The WooFunction Icon Set includes 178 amazing web-related icons in a sophisticated and glossy design style. All 178 icons are available as 32×32 pixel PNG files and we can assure you that they are indeed pixel-perfect. If you have an in-depth look at the individual icons, you’ll notice that they spent a lot of time paying attention to the finer details, which means that this is a really classy icon set.

178 Amazing Web Design Icons

Download this icon set here!

Free Icon Pack: Web Injection

This Free Icon Pack is for use in your personal and commercial projects, and can be used without attribution. It may not be redistributed.

Free Icon Pack: Web InjectionWeb Injection is an Icon Pack for webmasters and web developers created exclusively for the viewers of Tutorial9. The set includes 26 stylish icons designed by Midtone Design Studio.  Each icon is a .png at 48x48px. The Icons were tediously hand crafted by designer Jonatan Castro Fernández.

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40 Cute Free Twitter Graphics: Badges, Icons & Buttons…

Wefunction.com put together this free set of unique twitter graphics. Simply drag and drop the various graphics, icons, badges and buttons into your work free of charge. There really is no limit to what you can do with this brilliant set, lovingly designed by Pasquale D’Silva.

The set includes 40 Files in total, all in Transparent .png  format. The buttons etc come with PSD files too so you can edit and re-size them as needed. The original characters come as a large High Res image which makes it very easy to scale down and use however you want. We’ve included many size variations for you, and everything from badges, to silhouette so hopefully it should be as easy as possible for you to use them.

No More PHP 4 and MySQL 4 for WordPress!!!

Mark Jaquith, one of the lead developers of WordPress just announced that WordPress 3.1 will be the last version that will support PHP4 and MySQL4. After WordPress 3.1, due some by the end of 2010, the minimum requirements for installing WordPress 3.2 will be PHP 5.2 and MySQL  5.0.15.

This move seems logical and quite overdue having in mind that other CMS and publishing platforms have moved on a long time ago and the new features and improvements the newer versions of PHP and MySQL have to offer. These requirements, in my personal opinion, will not cause problems with your hosting account, since most of the web hosting providers already offer PHP 5 and MySQL 5 on their servers.

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