Posts by Jimmy Selix
    Posted November 26, 2012 by

    Wii U: How to Setup and Remove Parental Controls

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    This tutorial will explain how to setup the Parental Controls on the Wii U to lock down certain features for your children or to prevent purchases from the eShop, etc. This is very handy if you have younger children and want to limit the disable the browser or limit what games they can play.

    Category Wii U

    Posted November 23, 2012 by

    Does the Wii U Use Friend Codes?

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    With the Wii U, Nintendo has finally ditched Friend Codes in favor of a user name/gamertag type of system called a Nintendo Network ID.  We’ll outline how user accounts work on the Wii U and some other useful user account related information.

    Category Wii U

    Posted November 21, 2012 by

    Wii U: Automatically Select User at Startup

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    The Wii U allows families to have multiple Nintendo Network IDs on the console. You can have the Wii U power on to a user selection screen or have it login automatically to one of the user accounts. We’ll detail how to enable the auto login for an account so that way when the Wii U powers on, it will load into that user’s account and the Wii U menu.

    Category Wii U

    Posted November 21, 2012 by

    Wii U: How to View the MAC Address

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    Some people like to add an extra layer of security to their wireless networks by using MAC address filtering.  This post will explain how to quickly view the Wii U’s MAC address so that one can add it to their router’s MAC address allowed list.  We’ll detail how to get this information.

    Category Wii U

    Posted November 9, 2012 by

    Review: Fenix International ReadySet Solar Kit

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    Our gadget geek provides an extensive evaluation of this off-the-grid charging solution.

    Posted September 26, 2012 by

    iPhone: Enable Flash LED Alerts for Incoming Calls, Texts and Emails

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    iOS5 and now iOS6 for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 allow for further alert options. One missing alert method missing from most modern smartphones is the basic LED visual notification. Since the iPhone lacks a true LED indicator, we can instead have the iPhone alert us via the camera’s flash LED when we have a new incoming phone call, message or alert.

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted September 25, 2012 by

    iOS: Adding Unread Mail to your Notification Center

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    Apple just released iOS 5 to the general public this week and one of the coolest features it brings is a new notifications / alerts system. Lets take a look at how we can add the Mail application to the Notification center and see how the alerts/banners now work.

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted August 27, 2012 by

    Hack your Wii to Run Emulators and Install Homebrew

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    This tutorial will explain how to softmod your Nintendo Wii running 4.3x firmware. By softmodding your Wii, you can then run homebrew software and even emulators.

    Category Nintendo Wii

    Posted August 13, 2012 by

    Google Nexus 7: How to Access Files from a Mac

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    If you are a Mac user and have a Nexus 7, you probably have already noticed that the tablet does not seem to be accessible when connected via USB to the Mac.  By following these steps you can mount the tablet and transfer files between your Mac and Nexus without difficulty.

    Category Android

    Posted July 24, 2012 by

    Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Download Offline Voice Recognition Data

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    The Nexus 7 tablet runs Android 4.1, Jellybean and in turn has the much improved voice recognition abilities in Google Now and in Searching.  In the past, you had to have an active data connection for Android to recognize your voice, however now you can download the data needed to use voice recognition and voice typing offline/without an internet connection.

    Category Android

    Posted July 1, 2012 by

    Android: Setup Home and Work Locations for Google Now Traffic Cards

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    Google has just announced and released Android 4.1, Jellybean to the developers. If your running a custom rom of it, you probably are very curious to take a look at and use Google Now. One nice features of Google Now is that you can get a quick glance and idea on how long it will take to commute home and/or to work. In order for this to work, we will have to setup our Home and Work locations in Google Maps.

    Category Android, Google

    Posted June 4, 2012 by

    Unfollow Facebook Posts after Commenting

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    This article will explain how to unfollow comments, status updates you’ve posted on in Facebook. At times, I will post a quick blurp on a pal’s status and by default Facebook sets me to “follow” the post and get notified on all subsequent posts. Let’s see how we unfollow these updates, links, etc.

    Category Facebook