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Jailbreak for iPhone 4S / iPad 2 Untethered on Windows

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

iOS 5Yesterday it was announced, that Absinthe A5 was available to jailbreak your iPhone 4S / iPad 2 on Mac OS X.

An untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S / iPad 2 was just announced compatible with Windows.

You can download the file:

Then just follow these instructions:

  1. Download the file
  2. Extract it
  3. Shift+Right Click on the folder, Open Command Window Here (or Start->Run, type cmd, and navigate to the folder
  4. Type:
    cinject.exe -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig
  5. Install, and use no password for the pod2g server
  6. Type:
    cinject -j paylods
  7. Type:
    cinject.exe -w
  8. Turn on VPN: Settings->General->Network->VPN-> ON

You should be jailbroken. If you have a mac, then simply follow the easy instructions here to do an untethered jailbreak on Mac OS X.

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History of IE: 15 Years of Microsoft Internet Explorer

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

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Quick Tip: Keyboard Shortcut – New Folder in Windows

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

To create a new folder in the folder you are currently browsing (in explorer):

Ctrl+Shift+N

This makes a big difference when building out directory structures in windows.  It is much faster than right clicking, New, Folder.

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The “Windows” Key

Friday, January 2nd, 2009 | Business | No Comments

I just read an article at ZDNet called Do you use the “Windows” Key?.  

Of course the article is pointing out that many computer “experts” do not use the “Windows” key.  The authoer points out that there are things he didn’t know, and he is probably an extremely competent compuer user.

In just the past 5 years have I started extensive use of the windows key.  Until about 2003 I didn’t know many of the useful things that the windows key did.  There was one basic thing I knew the key did, open the Start menu.  

Back then I had created keyboard shortcuts to everything on my desktop giving me access to my frequent shared files, FTP software, notepad, various browsers, etc. 

For everyone’s benefit, here are my favorite Windows key uses:

 

  • Windows + R – Opens up the Windows “Run” application, for executing shortcuts (this is by far my favorite way to use the Windows key, I can’t imagine how many times I’ve typed “Windows + R, cmd, enter”)
  • Windows + D – Minimizes all windows, and show just the desktop (press it again to restore all of the windows)
  • Windows + E – Launches the windows explorer window
  • Windows + L – Locks your computer
  • Windows + (1 – 9) – Access your Quickbar shortcuts on Windows Vista only (at least I’ve only used this on Vista), Windows + 1 is the first icon, Windows + 2 is the second, etc.

 

Additionally, here are some other Windows key functions that I don’t use as much:

  • Windows + F – Opens up the find dialog box
  • Windows + M – Minimizes all open windows (not sure how this is different than Windows + D)
  • Windows + Shift + M – Restores all previously open windows to how they were before you Minimized them
  • Windows + F1 – Windows Help
  • Windows + Pause/Break – Opens up the system properties
  • Windows + Tab (Vista Only) – Opens up the “visual” application tabs 

I did cheat and look the “additional” keyboard shortcuts up, and found them at: 

http://www.seoconsultants.com/windows/key/

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Synergy: Multiple Computers and One Keyboard/Mouse

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 | Business | No Comments

 About a week ago I posted about useful tools for web development.  Today I wanted to make sure everyone knew about a great application for almost every web developer.

If you’re like me, you have multiple systems set up.  My workspace includes a Windows XP (laptop), Windows Vista, and a Mac running OS X.  When doing web development, we all have to test our web pages with every platform out there.  This is why I have this many computers.  

The annoying part is that to use the Mac, I have to either hook up my extra keyboard to it, or move my USB key for my Logitech diNovo keyboard (I love it by the way).

Synergy, is a great app for that.  Synergy allows you to install a client or server on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista (I have tested this myself, even though it isn’t listed on the site), Mac OS X 10.2 or higher, and Unix (X Windows version 11 rev 4 or higher — or XTEST extension).

Basically Synergy sets up your mouse and keyboard on the “server” machine, and lets clients connect.  The server requires you to configure it, telling the server where each clients resides in relation to your server monitor.  

I found the setup very easy.  It isn’t as intuitive as you would like, requiring you to say things like “Computer X is to the left of Computer Y”.  I like the multiple monitor configuration in windows, where I can drag windows to where I want them.

To use it, you just run the client / server — and move your mouse.  Move it off the screen to another machine.  

It works.

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