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October 29, 2011

Windows XP more than a decade old Operating System

Last August 24, 2011 was the 10th year anniversary of Windows XP, ten years ago, Windows XP Launched to the public, changing the way we used our computers.

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August 24, 2001 was the day Microsoft released Windows XP to Manufacturers, this was a huge leap forward for the company, they finally had a consumer operating system running on the NT kernel. Bill Gates and Jim Allchin had a small ceremony where they signed off the Gold Edition and sent it to OEM's via helicopter.

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Windows XP became a big success very quickly, the operating system was running on 80% of the PC's across the world by 2002. Even today the OS runs on 40% to 50% of all PC's.

Microsoft Windows XP SP1 in a Nutshell

  • Improved program compatibility
  • USB 2.0 support added
  • Improved FireWire support
  • Many stop errors addressed
  • Latest security hole fixes (Hot fixes)

Microsoft Windows XP SP2 in a Nutshell

  • More improved program compatibility
  • Security issues with Internet Explorer addressed
  • Microsoft's Security Center makes sure your computer is not vulnerable to viruses and exploits
  • Internet Explorer now includes pop-up blocking and ActiveX blocking
  • Many more stop errors addressed
  • Latest security hole fixes (Hot fixes)

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 in a Nutshell

  • NX APIs for application developers to enable Data Execution Prevention for their code, independent of system-wide compatibility enforcement settings
  • Turns black hole router detection on by default
  • Support for SHA-2 signatures in X.509 certificates
  • Network Access Protection client
  • Group Policy support for IEEE 802.1X authentication for wired network adapters.

When Windows 7 shipped in September 2009, more than 80 percent of Microsoft's desktop OS install base was on XP. What A stunning achievement.

Forgot Your Windows Password–How to Reset Admin Account Password

I have a friend that ask me for help regarding his laptop, his problem he change the password on his Windows machine and forgot what was the password. He said he have some important files that he needed to get from there, That’s the reason he cannot format this machine. I was challenge with this problem and volunteer to help on this matter.

So the problem was the Administrator account cannot be access too because she forgot the password also and it was lock because of numerous attempt to login. he also needed to get some important documents and some other files. There are many tools out there that you can find to solution this problem as always you can search it at your friendly Google.

Here’s I did recover and Reset the Password:

I use this tool Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor, its easy to use and support Windows XP up to Windows 7. Now on its FREE but its easy to use and the file is a mere 3mb file.

Now to get going. I suggest you download the file for CD Bootable. Why because its more easier to create all you have to do is a black CD and burn the ISO file to it. But you can also use the USB Bootable Flash Drive if you don’t have a CD writer.

windows password editor Once you have burn the ISO file to your CD, it’s time to boot from it. You should be presented with the same screen an the image below.

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Now choose the the number that corresponds to the partition with BOOT, that is if you have more than 1 partition. It’s usually the number 1, so go ahead and press 1

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Next type in WINDOWS/System32/config and press ENTER key.

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Then select the option where you can Unlock the admin account, after you have done this you can now proceed to change or better yet leave the password on the admin account.

Once your done with this, you can not re-boot your pc and try the admin account and login to your pc.

Download Page: Windows Reset Password

  • This is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system.
  • Supports all Windows from NT3.5 to Win7, also 64 bit and also the Server versions (like 2003 and 2008)
  • You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
  • It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a CD or USB disk to do the password reset.
  • Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
  • There is also a registry editor and other registry utilities that works under linux/unix, and can be used for other things than password editing.

 

DON'T PANIC!! – There’s  a solution to your problem.

October 26, 2011

A Celebration of Steve’s Life

Steve Jobs memorial event was held last October 19, 2011 at Cupertino California campus of Apple, they also posted the full video coverage of it.

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The celebration featured a variety of prominent speakers, including Tim Cook, Bill Campbell, Jony Ive, and Al Gore, as well as several prominent musicians.

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It’s 81 minutes long and well worth watching for anyone interested in Jobs and his legacy.

You can watch the Full Video from Apple – Steve Jobs Life

Streaming video requires Safari 4 or 5 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, Safari on iOS 3 or later, or QuickTime 7 on Windows.

October 23, 2011

Thundercats-Animated Series

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One of my favorite cartoon before was Thundercats, TigerSharks and Silverlight! To my surprise I found out that ThunderCats was revive with the Original Characters, this is a story of Cats like human that protect the Earth from evil Mumra! (Well it’s the usual plot, The Bad Guys can’t seem to defeat the Good Guys)

Now the ThunderCats are back this time at Cartoon Network, you can also check out their official website at ThunderCats

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I also found this blog - Official Thundercats Blog if you want to know more about the new ThunderCats Episode and more.

 

The Characters

 

lion-oBased on the lion, wields the legendary Sword of Omens, which is able to fire bolts of energy and allows Lion-O to see across great distances with its power of "Sight Beyond Sight", as well as the Claw Shield, a gauntlet that launches grappling lines from its claws. A mere child of twelve years old at the time of Thundera's destruction, Lion-O aged to adulthood during the trip to Third Earth when his suspension capsule failed to prevent him from aging too much. Although cunning and skillful, he is truly a child in a man's body, and throughout the series, must learn what it takes to become a true leader and gain true maturity.

tygraThe character is the adopted older brother of Lion-O. Though unable to succeed his foster father due to having the wrong "bloodline," Tygra was the more favored son. In the premiere, he has shown his invisibility powers as the original version. While he retains his bola whip, he prefers to use a pistol as his main weapon, though despising technology in the beginning. Tygra has confronted Lion-O and questioned his decisions as Lord of the ThunderCats, but remains nonetheless loyal to him; he has also shown a caring side towards his teammates (he was the one who insisted in letting Wilykit and Wilykat join them), and a sarcastic, somehow comic vein.

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Cheetara is the sole surviving member of Thundera's cleric warriors other than Jaga. Cheetara is also a counselor to Lion-O, since she never shuns him for his interest in technology and seem to support his kindness to other races that were mistreated. It is shown that Cheetara's superhuman speed is not an ability unique to herself, but an ability possessed by all Thundarian clerics, including Jaga and possibly Lion-O. She has incredible speed, once clocked at 120 m.p.h. on a morning jog. She can maintain this speed only for brief periods, but with it, she is very fast in combat. Her weapon of choice is a bo staff that can grow or shrink to variable lengths. When not in use, it is attached to her left armband.

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younger in age, they are both street urchins and pickpockets with aspirations to find the lost city of El Dara and become rich. When the Reptilians attack Thundera, the two manage to escape during the chaos before eventually teaming up with Lion-O on his journey. In this version, the WilyKit and WilyKat have bushy tails, something none of the adult ThunderCats are shown to possess. They also have some skill at picking locks. They are the mischief-makers, and often have their own lessons to learn alongside Lion-O while they live on Third Earth, where they frequently use tricks and traps to combat evil. Kit is the more adventurous, while the older Kat usually errs on the side of caution. Kit also appears to be the more agile, and at times, she employs a rolling-attack against the enemy

panthroPanthro is one of Claudus' more loyal soldiers who was sent with his friend Grune to find the Book of Omens. Their attempted search resulted with Mumm-Ra's release and Grune betraying Panthro, who while fighting Grune fell down an abyss and seemingly was killed. However, Panthro survived and constructed the Thundertank, which he later used to save Lion-O's group from Slythe's platoon. Though he questioned Lion-O's ability to lead, Panthro eventually accepted him as the new king. Unlike the rest of the Thundercats he never learned how to swim. He is also physically the strongest and is a cunning warrior in combat, relying as much on martial arts as on physical strength. With Tygra’s help, he builds all of the vehicles the ThunderCats use on Third Earth — including the ThunderTank, the Feliner and the ThunderClaw, ThunderStrike, and HoverCat. Panthro is a complex Thundercat. On the one hand he has great passion, love of family, and life. With an infectious laugh, accompanied by a good sense of humor. On the other hand, he is a stone cold warrior. He lives by the ThunderCats warrior code. They respect the king, but fear the panther. In combat, he uses a pair of nunchaku with open-away cat-paws, which house several chemical spray-compounds, and objects such as ball bearings, that he can use against foes. The spikes on his chest bands can be used like projectile weapons or as rappelling lines.

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Mumm-Ra is of alien origin and used the advanced technology at his disposal to enslave the ancestors of the ThunderCats and the Animals into serving him so he would gather the Four Warstones to place on the Sword of Plun-Darr, whose design is copied into the Sword of Omens, to become the most powerful being in the universe. But managing to take the fourth Warstone (which would become the Eye of Thundera) while staging a rebellion with the Animals' help, the ThunderCat Leo defeats Mumm-Ra and strips him of the other three stones. But when Mumm-Ra's pyramid spacecraft was pulled into Third Earth's atmosphere, Mumm-Ra entered his tomb to bide his time for everyone else to die in the resulting crash. However, the controls were smashed and Mumm-Ra was trapped within his pyramid as the stones and survivors spread across Third Earth. However, many centuries later, Mumm-Ra used Grune to release him from his prison and masterminded Thundera's downfall. With the aid of Grune and Slythe, Mumm-Ra not only plans to obtain the Eye of Thundera, but to regain the other three Warstones. Changes to Mumm-Ra for the 2011 version include demon wings on his Ever-Living form and having a weakness to intensely bright light.

snarfSnarf is more of a pet to Lion-O and does not speak English but can make animal sounds (though it seems Lion-O can still understand him)

 

 

 

The Thunder is back. Thunder….Thunder….ThunderCats Power!!!!

October 20, 2011

Jailbreak iOS 5 iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch Using redsn0w(HOW TO)

Now that you are on iOS 5, but you want Cydia on your device so that you can get those hacks and other cool stuff for your iOS device. Then its time to jailbreak it now, but at the moment you can only Tethered jailbreak it, that means you’ll have to plug in your device to your computer every time it reboots to make a “Just Tethered Boot” from redsn0w.

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So lets get started: Things you need  to Tethered Jailbreak are the following:

1st Step: Connect your device, sync with iTunes then restore to iOS 5, once your done with the restore, You can now run redsn0w.

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2nd Step: Open Redsn0w, click on Extras, then Select IPSW, now browse that ipsw that you downloaded and choose it. After that click Back button.

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3rd Step: Now it’s time to choose jailbreak and install cydia, this is very easy just follow the instruction and you are on your way in jailbreaking your device.

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Now Sit Back and relax for a couple of minutes and you’ll get your device jailbroken within few minutes of installing some important exploits that you might see on your device and it will re-boot after it’s done.

Now that you have jailbreak your iOS Device, its time to tethered boot. Here’s how to do it.

Open Redsn0w, hit Extras then choose “Just Boot”, and again just follow the instruction and let it do it’s job. After you have done this you have now a Jailbreak Tethered iOS Device.

Enjoy…

In future, when you reboot your device, you’ll need to tethered boot.

Microsoft Officially Acquired Skype

I am an avid user of Skype free video call service on my iOS devices, and since I updated my iPhone and iPod Touch to iOS 5, one of the first apps I installed is Skype then I realized I forgot my password since its remembered on my devices. So I went to Skype Website to retrieve my password and found this news that Microsoft closed the deal on Skype acquisition and it is now a part of Microsoft Division which ever division is that I don’t know.

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According to Tony Bates “I am delighted to announce the deal with Microsoft has formally closed, and Skype is now a division of Microsoft. This represents a huge leap forward in Skype's mission to be the communications choice for a billion people every day.”

You can read all the details at Skype's Blog.

Here’s another good news, Skype now support HD Video calls, if you can provide these requirements:

  • The latest version of Skype for Windows
  • HD Quality Webcam
  • A Dual Core Processor, and Fast Internet Connection of 512 Kbit/s or more

October 18, 2011

Adobe Reader now Available for Download for iOS Devices

There was an application called CreatePDF by Adobe for iOS devices that allow users to convert a range of documents into PDF, it was launch a couple to month ago. it’s available for $9.99 in Apps Store.

Now Adobe releases Adobe Reader which gives iOS users the double arsenal of tools needed to create and read documents in a proper manner.

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Adobe Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing and sharing PDF documents across platform's and devices. Easily and efficiently access the widest range of PDF file types—including PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files. Now available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Adobe Reader offers fast, high-quality interaction with PDF.

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Get your copy of Adobe Reader here at App Store

Cloud Storage 50 GB for iOS device – Box.Net

The Apple iPhone 4S is all about the iCloud, which is storage in the cloud. And future devices are going to this direction, why? because the are more advantage than disadvantage, one of this is it’s safer, the chances that your data get stolen are less and might last forever, another one is you don’t have to worry that your storage devices failing.

There are are other online storage services out there, one of this is DropBox which is popular but have limited free storage capacity which is 8GB for the free account. Apple also have their cloud services if you are in iOS 5 which is the iCloud.

But what if you want more storage! Well, what if I told you that you can get a FREE 50GB storage. You read it right if you have iOS devices like iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad is eligible for 50 GB of  Cloud storage. They’ve also increased the maximum upload limit of a file from 25MB to 100MB.

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The offer is only on limited time only for 50 days which start from October 12, 2011, so there still plenty of time to get yours. For now it does not support Android and Windows Phone 7 maybe they have plans in the future to support this mobile devices.

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So what are you waiting for, head over to the App Store and download the latest Box.net app for your iOS devices. After you download it sign up for a new account and you are good to go.

Will make a review soon of this App.

October 16, 2011

Win!!! Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard

Want to have the Ultimate Gaming Keyboard, well  there is this very easy contest that you can get a brand new Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard.

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Here's your chance to win the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard. Simply fill in your details and enter to win! just go to this website:

http://www.razerzone.com/bwu/en

So what are you waiting for! Feel free to spread the word too..

How to install iOS 5

If you don’t have an iPhone 4S yet just like me (hoping to get one in the future), well this is because its not yet available here in Philippines. But that’s not going to be a problem if you want iOS 5 on your iOS devices, well why not go ahead and try to install the new mobile operating systems of Apple.

For the lists of 200+ features of the new iOS 5, you can watch it here

Let me show you how to install the new iOS 5. Check out the list of compatible devices that support it.

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First you need is the iTunes 10.5 you can download it here, its available on Windows and Mac platform. But if you already have iTunes installed on your computer just look the update button and it will download it for you.

Next you will need the right ipsw for your device you can download the file directly iOs5 Direct Download Link. Just a reminder the size of the files rage from 700mb and above so it might take a while to download it.

Then after you have downloaded the right ipsw for your device, and finish updated your iTunes (in some cases windows might require you to re-start your computer). Now you’re ready to update.

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Now while holding the SHIFT on your keyboard click on the restore button on your iTunes and look for the ipsw file that you download and let the process of the restore begin. After the restore you will be presented by this screens on your device. where you are going to configure your new iOS 5.

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The restore/update took only a couple on minutes. If you see the Thanks you screen that’s mean your done and can start using your new iOS 5 device. The restoring your backup date from iTunes it a lot longer.

Note: So now that you have updated your iOS Device so what next? well it’s time to Jailbreak if of course. Will update this soon on how to jailbreak iOS 5.

October 13, 2011

YouTube–Launched in the Philippines

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Google launched today YouTube in the Philippines, according to Adam Smith (Head of YouTube Asia Pacific) Filipinos watch over 1 million hours of YouTube videos everyday, that’s a lot of traffic to their already popular website.

We Filipinos also share some of YouTube stars, one of them is Charice and more.

The launch were supported YouTube partners, ABS-CBN, GMA, TV5, Viva Records, Vicor Records, Star Records, FILSCAP, Pinoytuner and Procter & Gamble.This also included the announcement of President Aquino's two YouTube channels.

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Check out the Official Gazette and Radio, TV Malacanang.you can even watch the SONA and other important videos of our President.

Update:

Message of President Aquino during the launch of YouTube Philippines (as read by Secretary Carandang), October 13, 2011

MediaNet