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Change your DNS Server in Windows 7 [How to]

Posted by Stu On January - 14 - 201021 COMMENTS

396 Change your DNS Server in Windows 7 [How to]

With Google launching their new DNS Server not long ago, aptly named; Google Public DNS, I’ve been playing around with my DNS server to see which is the quickest!

This guide will show you how to change your DNS server and verify the settings in Windows 7.

See here to test your DNS server.

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SSH into your (Jailbroken) device [How To]

Posted by Stu On January - 13 - 20108 COMMENTS

iphone unlocked SSH into your (Jailbroken) device [How To]

Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices.   Used primarily on Linux and Unix based systems to access shell accounts, SSH was designed as a replacement for Telnet and other insecure remote shells, which send information, notably passwords, in plaintext, leaving them open for interception.  The encryption used by SSH provides confidentiality and integrity of data over an insecure network, such as the Internet.”

What SSH’ing your device will allow, is customizing almost every part of your device.

A working Wi-Fi connection will be required for this guide.

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myBoard for Windows, à la OS X Dashboard

Posted by Stu On January - 12 - 201010 COMMENTS

344 myBoard for Windows, à la OS X Dashboard

myBoard is an open source project developed by Yann ALET Chief Executive Officer of Adysoft.Inc, a company specialized on Microsoft technologies and focusing on constantly improving user experience with technologies like WPF and Silverlight.

I’ve been watching & testing myBoard for the past year or so and i think it’s ready to now be announced here on mintywhite!  Take a look of it in action on YouTube here.

myBoard does for Windows what Dashboard does for OS X.  It’s a beautiful widget overlay screen complete with native widgets such as radio, twitter client and resource usages but to name a few, and groovy drag and drop effects!  The real deal winner here, is that you can plug thousands of HTML based widgets from providers like Miniclip, Google gadget, or Netvibes, right into myBoard, making it very versatile.

Unfortunately you need to use a valid email address to register with the magnet store required to use this application.  I can confirm however, your email address will be safe from spam, so don’t worry!

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Enable Dreamscene in Windows 7 [How to]

Posted by Stu On January - 7 - 201046 COMMENTS

7e224fa0 Enable Dreamscene in Windows 7 [How to]

I was very disappointed to see the Ultimate Extras seen in Windows Vista, dropped in Windows 7 (if you can call them Ultimate extras!).  DreamScene was one of my favourites, but no fear, it can be enabled in Windows 7.

Windows DreamScene is a utility that allows videos and other optimized animations to be used as desktop wallpapers

Note:  You must have Aero enabled.

Here’s how it’s done;

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iphonewallet Jailbreak Your Device on 3.1.2 Firmware [How To]Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch couldn’t be easier thanks to geohot.  This jailbreak will work for iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPod Touch 1st 2nd & 3rd Gen.  If your SIM Card is not legit, (ie. unlocked) do not attempt this.

I’m using an iPhone 3G for this guide so the steps depicted herein will be iPhone 3G.

Why Jailbreak?

Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to run unofficial code on their devices bypassing Apple‘s official distribution mechanism, the App Store. Once jailbroken, iPhone users are able to download many applications previously unavailable through the App Store via unofficial installers such as Cydia, Rock App, Icy, and Installer. Cydia is popular with users whilst Rock App has a small catalog of mainly paid apps. Icy and Installer are officially unsupported by their developers and rarely used. Cydia founder Jay Freeman estimates that 8.5% of all iPods and iPhones are jailbroken.[1] A jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch is still able touse and update apps downloaded and purchased from Apple’s official App Store.”


Basically put, Jailbreaking your device breaks the Apple shackles and opens a whole new world of apps, themes, sounds & much much more!

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Change the Background in WMP12 (Part 2)

Posted by Stu On December - 4 - 20097 COMMENTS

387 Change the Background in WMP12 (Part 2)

This guide is Part 2 to “Change the Background in WMP12″.  In Part 1. I showed you a simple method to change the WMP12 background using 7 backgrounds MS provided us with.  In this guide I’ll show you how to assign your own images.

I’ve made a background here that goes nice ( I think).  I’ll be using this image for the guide, you can of course, use your own.  Be cautious using dark backgrounds however.

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