Posts by Jimmy Selix
    Posted November 15, 2013 by

    PS4: How to find MAC Address of WiFi or Ethernet

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    The Sony PS4 like any new console has built-in WiFi options and also a wired ethernet port. Some gamers like to have a very secure network and in turn may use Mac Address filter as an extra layer of security. When using Mac Address filtering, we will need to add the Mac Address of the PS4’s wifi and/or ethernet ports to our router. Let’s find out where that information is stored on the PS4.

    Category PS4

    Posted November 15, 2013 by

    PS4: How to Upgrade the Playstation 4 Hard Drive

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    The Playstation 4 unofficially ushers in the next gen of gaming. This latest next generation of gaming will start shifting from physical media to digital downloads and with that shift, our 500GB PS4 hard drives don’t seem that big. Sony has been very gamer oriented in that they allow us to upgrade our PS4 hard drives with any normal 2.5″ SATA2 or SATA3 laptop harddrive. I’ll outline the specs of the hard drive you can use and also how to do the install.

    Category PS4

    Posted November 15, 2013 by

    PS4: How to get into Safe Mode / Factory Reset

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    The Sony PS4 ike the PS3 has a safe mode that it can be booted into in times when you are having problems with your PS4 or you just want to factory reset it to out of box experience (ie delete all user data and settings). Let’s take a look at how we get into safe mode and also the options available.

    Category PS4

    Posted November 15, 2013 by

    PS4: Manually Update System Software using USB Thumb Drive

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    The Sony PS4 will requires a day one patch to the system to allow for several features to be enabled such as Bluray movie playback and other online/social features. The PS4 can be updated via the XMB and System Update options but also can be updated manually by downloading the update file onto a computer and USB thumbdrive for those who’s PS4 may not be on the internet yet. Let’s take a look at how we can do this.

    Category Games, PS4

    Posted October 22, 2013 by

    Sony Xperia Z1: How to Capture a Screenshot

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    Being able to capture a screenshot of your phone’s current screen can be very handy for creating tutorials, clipping data for later use and other various uses. Most Android devices that have hardware keys could do this very easily by holding Home and Power button together for 3 seconds would do the trick. The Sony Xperia Z1 lacks the proper home button and in turn we’ll show you how to capture a screenshot.

    Category Android

    Posted May 17, 2013 by

    T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 – How to Install Custom Recovery (TWRP or OUDHS)

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    Samsung just released it’s latest flagship phone in the Galaxy S4. With the release, each carrier receives it’s own version of the S4. For us Android modders/hackers, this requires us to use a specific recovery for our carrier’s model device. So basically you will have to use a custom recovery for your specific carrier (ie AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, etc). This guide will explain how to load a custom recovery to a T-Mobile Galaxy S4 phone.

    Category Android

    Posted April 15, 2013 by

    How to Toggle Facebook Home On and Off

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    Facebook just released its own Android Launcher called Facebook Home. In the Android world, Google allows users to replace the launcher in Android and in turn can change the look and layout of the OS. The Facebook Home launcher replaces your devices launcher with one centered around your Facebook account. This can be too much at times and in turn I’ll outline how to toggle between the Facebook Home launcher and your device’s default Android one (ie Touchwiz for a Note2, etc).

    Category Android, Facebook

    Posted April 15, 2013 by

    Blackberry OS 10: How to Take a Screenshot

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    The Z10 phone was just released in the last few months along with the new operating system and in turn both are still very new and quite different from previous Blackberry mobile phone operating systems. This recipe will explain how to use the built-in screenshot features on the Z10 and other future Blackberry 10 devices.

    Category Blackberry

    Posted April 10, 2013 by

    Mini Cooper: Pairing a Bluetooth Phone to Mini Connected

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    Mini Cooper automobiles have the option to be fully configured to a geek/techie’s liking. One feature they offer is the Mini Connected add-on, this lets you connect your smartphone or media player via Bluetooth or USB to access the media and other features. I’ll outline how to pair a bluetooth phone to your Mini Connected system and also enable the Office feature (if your phone supports them).

    Posted February 11, 2013 by

    Google Search: How to Block a Site or Domain from Searches

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    We all see them, those annoying sites that are just lists of similar Google searches that show up in your Google search. Google used to allow users to block or hide from these results from searches but has since changed this. Let’s see how we can block sites from showing up in our Google searches (when we are logged into Google on a PC).

    Category Google

    Posted December 29, 2012 by

    Android: Disable Syncing of Picasa Web Albums to Gallery App

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    The Android operating system integrates really well with all of Google’s services including Gmail, Drive and even Picasa. By default, Google will sync your Picasa Web Albums to your Android phone’s Gallery app. Lets see how we can un-clutter the gallery app and stop the syncing of Picasa.

    Category Android

    Posted November 27, 2012 by

    Wii U: Pair or Sync Wii Remotes

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    The Wii U allows you to use your previous Wii Remotes with the system. Pairing the remotes has been simplified even more and is the same process for the Wii Remote and Wii Gamepad Pro.

    Category Wii U