Watch World Cup Live !

Posted by Admin on 6/13/14 at 3:33 PM in

So how are you going to watch World Cup live when your local telco is not going to broadcast them or even charging extravagant price for you to watch ?

All you need to do is to access the official broadcasters via a VPN solution.

Here's a list of official broadcasters that you can access through vpn and watch World Cup live!

  • France – TF1
  • Germany – ARD and ZDF
  • Switzerland – SRG SSR has the rights in Switzerland, meaning that you can watch on SRF, Deux and RTS online
  • United Kingdom – BBC and ITV
FIFA WORLD CUP BROADCASTING IN THE UNITED STATES available via ibDNS: ABC, ESPN and Univision will broadcast football live during the World Cup.
  • Austria – ORF
  • Czech Republic – Ceska Televizie
  • France – beInSports
  • Hungary – Hungary MTV
  • Iceland – RUV
  • Italy – A combination of Sky Italia and Rai
  • Ireland – RTÉ
  • Netherland – NOS
  • Norway – Norwegian State Channel (NRK)
  • Romania – TVR
  • Russia – Pervyi Kanal and VGTRK
  • Spain – GOL 1, a pay TV, will broadcast all matches, while some matches will be sent for free at Telecinco, Cuatro and Energy.
  • Sweden – SVT (Swedish National Television) and  TV4. TV4 is a pay for TV while SVT has free online live stream

Stay tuned and support your favorite team!
Posted by Admin on 7/17/13 at 3:41 PM in ,

The cloud computing industry is evolving like never before these days, also within the web hosting sector. According to experts who know the industry very well, this trend will continue during the coming years. The most important reason for the extreme growth of the cloud hosting sector is that this technology can really save you a lot of money.

Moving to the cloud will free up internal resources like time and money that were formerly invested into maintaining the old infrastructure you had in place for powering your website and intranet. Freeing those resources up enables you to reallocate them to activities with a higher importance and impact on your success, like research and development.

It should be no surprise for you that saving money on the technical infrastructure while gaining more available resources and a higher flexibility will significantly increase a company’s ROI on investments into their technical infrastructure. To calculate your personal cloud ROI, you will need to consider factors that are relevant to your company and the business field you are active in, as well as your application and specific computing needs.

At first you should take several broad considerations into account, including the cost of computing power per unit. The major improvement that comes a long with switching to the cloud is that you will have the resources of hundreds of servers at your fingertips. You do not need to pay for each and every single machine that you need to run your online presence and intranet platform. You are paying a basic fee plus a few cents for resource usage that is measured at a price per GB. At the same time you have the computing power of a higher amount of machines available then before, and all that at a much lower price. This alone will significantly increase your ROI on your investments into the technical infrastructure of your company.

This might become easier to understand for you if you see a calculation example. Just imagine if you have to pay, for example, $120 per month as a small business for a old fashioned hosting solution with 1TB traffic allowance per month and a storage of 20GB, just because you need the power of the server to run your website. But in fact you will never use up all your limits. Now compare it with a cloud hosting solution. You can get a powerful cloud hosting solution for a basic fee of only $40 per month and the resources for $0.14 / GB / month. Lets say the small business website is using 10GB of storage and 80GB of traffic every month. What you would pay? $40 + (10 * $0.14) + (80 * $0.14) = $52.60. This means that the small business is saving the incredible amount of $67.4 every single month.

Another major factor that improves the ROI of your infrastructure investment significantly is the easy scalability in both directions of cloud computing services. You are only paying for what you need, but at the same time you have a huge computing power available all the time. So if you need less resources you will pay less. If you suddenly need huge resources and a large amount of computing power, this is available instantly to you, and again you only pay for what you need.

There will be no time delay while optimizing the technical infrastructure to your new needs, as it is simply not necessary. Also there will be no addition expenses for new hardware and specialists who care about migrating the current infrastructure to a more powerful or less powerful one. It is all done automatically, instant and for free. This not only lowers your running costs, but also is freeing up time within your technical department that can be used for improvements at other parts of your online presence.

And exactly this free time can again increase your ROI on a investment into cloud computing technology. Just imagine if you are driving your company sales through your online presence. Now you have new free time that can be invested into your “sales-engine”. It can be improved to generate even more sales and, thus, money for your business that directly increase your ROI.

But now lets move away from all the hardware factors that have a direct impact on your ROI that you are gaining by using cloud hosting services. Another major benefit comes along with software that is used within the cloud. Using cloud technology for powering your software can significantly reduce licensing costs, as you will not need many licenses anymore. Saving money on software licenses that are needed for your business operations will again increase your ROI, as it reduces your running costs.

If you operated a large network of servers to power your network services before, you are probably used to having large expenses for keeping your technical infrastructure secure. Switching to the cloud will, you guess it, again reduce your costs in this field. You will save expenses for security staff and software, as the cloud is much easier to maintain and in most cases the security is completely managed by the cloud hosting provider. This enables you to reassign employees that were formerly dedicated to IT security or you can eliminate employees.

As you can see, cloud hosting services can have a significant impact on the efficiency of your technology investments by increasing the ROI and decreasing the time until your investments have paid off. You can reduce your costs by paying only for what you really needs, getting rid of running costs that are not necessary anymore and you can increase your earnings and turnover by dedicating the gained free time and financial assets to much more important parts of your business model.

Every company should carefully analyze how they can improve their current infrastructure by moving to cloud hosting services and how big the ROI increase is in result of those changes. It should be worth it in more than 90% of all cases.

Get the most out of using Pebble Watch (Part 1)

Posted by Admin on 5/3/13 at 4:23 PM in
Making most out of Pebble

We have just received our Pebble watch yesterday. First impression is its light weight but plasticky. The watch band is not really something we expect it to be, but the Pebble watch band can be replaced easily by any 22mm watch band from any local store or online store.

So, now the big question:

How do we get the most out of using Pebble watch ?

1. Replace the band

First thing first, we hate to say this. But we don't fancy the band that comes with it. However, as mentioned earlier the Pebble watch band can be replaced easily by any 22 mm sized strap. Several online stores are already stocking the watch band for Pebble.

When choosing the watch band you always have to keep in mind that Pebble itself is light weight, so we don't feel attaching stainless steel strap with Pebble will be a good match. Stick to nylon or leather are still the best combination.

2. Automation

This is why most of us get Pebble for: Automation. Pebble itself is already a good watch to be paired with your IOS & Android. Music playing, Phone, sms and other notifications are already working out of the box. List of IOS and Android apps that are currently support Pebble are also growing.

Here's the list of IOS Apps for Pebble and Android apps for Pebble. Just ensure you read the information before loading to your Pebble to avoid bricking your Pebble :)

3. Custom automation

As of the time of this writing, Pebble has not yet released direct notification to Pebble. It might be some time for the Pebble SDK to be stable. Even the promised IFTTT and Pebble integration is still not yet completed.

However, you can tackle this using Pushover. Pushover allows notifications for your IOS as well as Android phones. You can use IFTTT combined with Pushover to create cool tasks that forward to your Pebble watch. For example sending notification to Pushover whenever new post in this blog is published such our IFTTT recipe

For the geeks, Pushover provides APIs to let you create your own notifications directly to the Pushover and hence forwarded to your Pebble. The API is quite straight forward to implement and I'm sure lots out you out there have lots of ideas to use the API with Pebble :) 

To forward the notification from Pushover in IOS, you need to simply go to Settings -> Notifications -> Pushover. Set the notification center to Off and set the Alert to None if you prefer.

Check out the review of pebble watch

Protecting wordpress against brute force attack

Posted by Admin on 4/18/13 at 3:33 PM in

As we tweeted yesterday that there's a widespread attack on Wordpress. The medias BBC, ZDNet and all the hosting providers have announced the attack is still in progress on all wordpress installations. The attacks making use of botnet, which appears to have to have more than one hundred thousands computers at its disposal. Their target is simply to find wordpress installations to compromise and later use them to distribute malwares, and further increase the botnet.

Is your Wordpress safe ?

There are few things that you need to do to prevent your wordpress from becoming the victim of brute force attack.

1. Change the admin username

If you still using 'admin' as the username for your wordpress, change it!
Use your own username as this is the simply guessed by the botnet.

2. Use stronger password

Follow the guide on wordpress for selecting stronger password for your website.

3. Update your wordpress

Updating your wordpress installation and plugin is crucially important.

Those are basic important things you need to do for securing your wordpress sites. If you are looking for plugins to protect your wordpress, you can try wordfence or Better WP Security.

There is also SecureScanPro by PageOne, here are some features it can do

The most efficient plugin that is easiest to use is SecureScanPRO. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to set it up – and you can have a safe and secure website in minutes.
- It scans your sites for weaknesses.
- Provides instant 1 click fixes for 12 of the most serious issues.
- Automatically checks core wordpress files against for attacked files.
- Scans and Emails you if anything has changed.
- Emails you if anyone tries to hack your site.
- Automatically bans repeated logins.
- Presents a captcha to the login interface to stop bruteforce bots.

You can go to SecureScanPro to see the video of the demo, definitely a pro!

Most Popular and Must Have Apps for Android Root Users

Posted by Admin on 3/2/13 at 9:58 PM in ,
Must Have Android Apps for Root Users

Android has grown at a mind boggling rate since its initial release on 23rd of September, 2008 and covers 75% of the smartphone industry as per the 2012 Q3 reports by IDC. Google releases source code of Android so that OEMs and tech enthusiasts can develop their own flavor of android which we call as Custom ROMs. But when it comes to OEMs, they pack all the unnecessary apps and restrict root level access and make all those apps as system apps which cannot be removed. Not only that, even the performance of the device will be limited.

Gaining root level control or what is called a Super-User control of your device, by some geeky means, is called as Rooting and today we shall list some of the must have apps for such Root Users to get their android devices to run like they want it to.

Must Have Apps for Root Users

1. SuperUser

Most of the time, SuperUser app is automatically installed once your device is rooted. This application provides permission for root level access to other apps. You get the option to deny root level access or to allow so that nothing creepy gets into your root level system.
Similar : SuperSU

2. Titanium BackUp * Root

Titanium BackUp is one of the most powerful backup app for android and with lot more features like freezing an app, converting system app to user app etc. For a full feature list visit the app page on Google Play Store.

3. Root Browser Lite

Root Explorer is an app through which you can browse and edit files on your android devices upto the root level. You can edit system level files, change permissions of apps, unzip certain archives and lots more.
Similar : ES File Explorer, Root Explorer

4. DroidWall

Not all apps require internet access but some unnecessarily request permission for accessing internet which you cannot change. DroidWall is an application through which you can block internet access to apps which you know do not need it. For example, take a Gallery app. Why does it need internet access??? To share your private photos with someone??? Creepy isn't it. Here is where DroidWall can help you.

5.Screenshot UX

Taking snapshot of your android becomes necessary sometimes when you need some help from the community for some errors you get. This is where Screenshot UX comes into picture. Snapshot apps are one of the most tricky and not all work for your device properly. So you might need to install and test some of the snapshot apps before you get one that suites your device. Some even provide screen recording of your android device. Almost all snapshot apps provide shake to snap function.

Note : Snaps through some apps give a Red Tint on the snapshot. You can't correct it. Change your snapshot app.
Similar : Many to list, please check them out at the Play Store

6. SetCPU

SetCPU is for overclockers only and not recommended unless you know what you are doing. It overclocks your android device CPU to run at higher speeds to give a bit of extra performance but in the mean time, if done wrongly, can fry your CPU.

7. ROM Manager (Clockwork Mod)

If you plan to flash your device and install a custom ROM then this is a must have. ROM Manager helps you back your current ROM up and flash into other ROMs.

8. Link2SD

For those who have less internal memory on your devices, Link2SD is the app to go for. It helps in moving almost any app onto your SD card so that your internal memory is freed. But setting it up is a bit of geeky stuff. You need to create a separate ext file-system partition on your SD card so that Link2SD can use it to store the moved apps.

The list goes on but these are the top ones. That's it. Come back for more! :)

Top Things to Do after Installing Ubuntu 12.10

Posted by Admin on 2/22/13 at 11:01 PM in
In our previous article, we discussed how to install Ubuntu as a standalone or a dual boot opertaing system on your computer. Following that, today, in this article we shall discuss what to do right after installing Ubuntu on your computer, so that you have a smooth user experience.

As you know, Ubuntu doesn't come with all the necessary features and packages like Microsoft Windows or other OS. For normal users, it is just a raw OS with a User Interface. To make it nearly complete we need to add so many other packages from the Ubuntu official or other repositories for which Internet connection is a absolute necessity. Lets get things going.

Things to Do after Installing Ubuntu

Update Repositories and Install Updates

After a brand new Ubuntu installation, you have to get the latest patches or other updated files so that you stay up to date with your operating system.To do this, first you have update the repositories then install the updates. The following line of code will help here. Just run it in the terminal (CTRL + ALT + T opens up the terminal)

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Install Ubuntu Restricted Extras

Ubuntu doesn't come with all the audio/video codecs that can play all your media files. So first and foremost is to install these codecs and makes all your media files playable. Run the following command in the terminal

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enabling Full DVD Playback

Installing restricted extras will play all your media files and solve most of your problems but you may not be able to play dual layer dvds yet. For this you need to run the following commands

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

That should make your new ubuntu installation run without any major hassles. There are other tweaks, but we shall cover them in the upcoming articles since they are not of 'Top Priority' and do not come in the way of performance.

That's it. Come back for more :)

How to Reset Forgotten Android Pattern Lock

Posted by Admin on 2/19/13 at 10:27 PM in ,
Reset Forgotten Android Patter Lock

Forgetting passwords is one of the most common thing in this technological era and we tend to forget passwords of one or the other thing at one or another time. And with so many online accounts, credit cards, bank accounts, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and all other stuff, remembering passwords has become a lot harder. And then there came an innovation in the form of pattern lock.

It just needs you to remember a pattern to unlock your device. But sometimes, even this gets harder for the brain to store and you forget the pattern! Well, as the article title suggests, we are here to help you reset your android pattern lock in-case if you forget it. Please note that this article is for educational purpose only and no one is responsible if it is misused.

This is not a guide for beginners, You should know what is ADB and how to use it for basic purposes. All the credits go to Mohamad Sabra, a senior member at xda-developers. The codes have been shared from his post on xda-developers forum and for any queries and more information, you can visit the original thread here.

As per the claims, it has been said that this method is tested on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Android 4.0 ICS and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This is a 1 or 2 method step whichever works for you.

Requirements and Disclaimer

  • Your android device must have USB Debugging Enabled
  • It doesn't need to be rooted, but if it is, then it is well and good
  • It may or may not work for you

Reset Android Pattern Lock

Method 1 :
Connect your device to computer and execute the following codes in adb

adb shell
cd /data/data/
sqlite3 settings.db
update system set value=0 where name='lock_pattern_autolock';
update system set value=0 where name='lockscreen.lockedoutpermanently';

Now switch off and switch on your device and if it is unlocked, then its done. Otherwise proceed,

Method 2 :

Again connect your device to computer and execute the following codes in adb

adb shell rm /data/system/gesture.key

Again reboot your device. Try a random pattern if pattern lock appears even after rebooting the device. If it worked, you are lucky. If not, sorry. You can post about your problem in the thread mentioned above (at xda-developers forum).

That's it. Comeback for more :)

How to Turn Off or Disable Windows 8 Fast Startup or Fast Boot

Posted by Admin on at 9:26 PM in ,
Disable Fast Startup in Windows 8

Microsoft announced Windows 8 last year and it was well received by most of the people, however they used to criticize it until they got adjusted to the new Metro UI or Modern UI. But it isn't any big deal after you use it for a week or two. You won't feel alienated just because you don't have that Windows logo at the left bottom of your screen. With it came a host of new features and Windows 8 was well recommended for everyone.

What is Fast Startup

Have you observed how fast Windows 8 boots up when compared to Windows 7? Pretty fast, isn't it? With all the brand new features came a feature called Fast Startup. What this feature does is, when you shutdown your Windows 8 computer, it stores some data, like kernel session, device drivers, system information, in a file in the system level memory and when you switch it back on, Windows uses data stored in this file to resume your system and since reading this file and re-initializing of device drivers is much faster, it significantly rises up the boot speed and if you have a UEFI supported motherboard, then the boot time will be even faster.

Why should it be Disabled

It isn't actually supposed to be disabled but there are certain things that doesn't like this technique. First let me tell you a simple problem I faced. When I switched my laptop on and logged in into Windows 8, the Modern UI was not getting initialized or loaded. I was getting a blank screen and had to restart my laptop to get things working again.

Note here that the Fast Startup doesn't come into picture when you Restart your system. And disabling fast startup solved my problem. But this isn't enough reason to turn it off.

The Main Problem

Do you plan to Dual Boot your system with any other operating system? My answer is, Yes. Then here is your biggest headache. Shut down windows, boot into the other OS, restart and boot back into Windows 8. Voila..! You've got a corrupted Windows..! What happened here?

Here is the explanation, Windows stored this file, we talked about, in the system level memory. When you booted into the other OS, it needed system level memory. It found some junk. It ripped it off and cleared the memory so that it can use it. There goes your Windows! When you booted back into Windows 8, it went like WTF..!

Disable Windows 8 Fast Startup

Solution, Turn Off Windows 8 Fast Startup

The task is fairly simple and it solves all your problems and keeps your Windows 8 installation safe. So lets stop all these necessary mess from happening.

First go to control panel. Then go to Power Options and on the left hand side select Choose what the power buttons do.

Steps to Turn Off Fast Startup in Windows 8

Then you can see in the bottom part (Shutdown settings) that the fast startup is enabled but you cannot change it. To change it, click on Change settings that are currently unavailable in the top section of the screen. Enter the administrator password if it asks for it.

Now the settings get unlocked. Un-tick Turn on fast startup (even though it says it is recommended, it is not). And then click save changes button. That should do the job. Restart your system if it asks to.

Fast Startup is now disabled and you can dual boot your system without worries! :) And do check how to Dual boot your system with Ubuntu Linux.

That's it. Come back for more.

Solution to Ubuntu Lagging and Running Slow in Virtual Box

Posted by Admin on 2/18/13 at 9:11 PM in
Ubuntu running slow in VirtualBox

In the last 3 versions of Ubuntu, Unity 2D was an option for those whose didn't have 3D acceleration hardware support but starting from 12.10, Ubuntu no longer provides Unity 2D. Instead, the Unity in this version is run under LLVM, which means the code meant for the GPU will be run on the CPU.

But this causes a problem in Virtual Box. Ubuntu 12.10, after installation in virtual box (4.2.x) starts to lag heavily or,in simple words, starts to work very very slow. So today we shall provide a solution here.

Check out how to Install Ubuntu

Solution to Ubuntu running very slow in Virtual Box

To check if your Ubuntu 12.10 guest is using 3D acceleration, run this command in the terminal :

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

You should get the following output

Not software rendered:    no
Not blacklisted:          yes
GLX fbconfig:             yes
GLX texture from pixmap:  yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program:        yes
GL fragment program:      yes
GL vertex buffer object:  yes
GL framebuffer object:    yes
GL version is 1.4+:       yes
Unity 3D supported:       no

Notice that, Not software rendered and Unity 3D supported both return no. This means Unity is using slow LLVMpipe.

Now to enable 3D acceleration for Ubuntu in Virtual Box

Install VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack (get it here)

Then in Ubuntu, install some required packages by running the below command in terminal:

 sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential

Now install the virtual box guest additions by clicking Devices, Install Guest Additions.

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu

Then run this command in the terminal:

sudo sh /media/typicaltips/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.6_82870/

Here, replace 'typicaltips' with your username and please note that we are using Virtual box 4.2.6 and hence the location of the file is as mentioned above.

Then add the vboxvideo driver to the instance by running:

 sudo bash -c 'echo vboxvideo >> /etc/modules'

Now shutdown Ubuntu and open virtual box. Open settings of Ubuntu instance, navigate to Display tab and tick Enable 3D acceleration.

Now start Ubuntu again and check if the 3D acceleration is running or not by executing this command in the terminal :

usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

Check 3D Acceleration in Ubuntu

If windows seem to disappear, install CompizConfig Settings Manager and disable FBO in the OpenGL section.

That's it. Your Ubuntu installation under virtual box should work fine now. Come back for more.

How to Install Ubuntu 12.10 as Standalone or Dual Boot

Posted by Admin on 2/17/13 at 10:07 PM in ,
Install Ubuntu on Your Computer

Ubuntu linux is one of the most widely known linux distros in the world and is one among the best linux distros for beginners due to its simplicity. But it is also used by professionals of various levels and thanks to its vast community, it has reached this level. Ubuntu is backed by Canonical and the community. Today let us see how to install it with its simple installation procedure.

Install Ubuntu 12.10 on Your Computer

We shall first download the Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) from We recommend 32 Bit, but if you have a computer in which UEFI is enabled, then download the 64 Bit version. The download size should be approximately 760 MB.

Now burn the downloaded .iso image file to a DVD and restart your computer. Hit F12 to get to boot menu and choose to Boot from CD/DVD (or any similar option).


In the first screen that appears, you get the option to install Ubuntu onto your system or just Try it out as a live OS. Select Install Ubuntu.

Then it checks if atleast 5 GB of space is free and if you are using a laptop, it even checks if it is plugged in to a power source or not. These two should be met before proceeding. It even checks if it is connected to internet or not (not absolute necessary).

There are also two check boxes, Download Updates while Installing and Install this third-party software (Fluendo MP3 plugin). We recommend not to check these two so that our installation is fast. These can be installed after installing the OS.

Standalone OS or Dual Boot

In the next screen, you are asked to choose the installation type. Select Erase disk and install ubuntu if you are installing ubuntu as a standalone operating system on your computer.

Choose Ubuntu Installation Type

If you are installing it as a dual boot setup, then select the last option Something Else and in the next screen, click on free space and hit the + symbol at the left which will bring up the Create Partition window, in that choose the size of the partition. Keep the partition type as Logical (Optional) and location as End of this space (Optional too). Then you have to format the partition to ext4 file system so choose Ext4 in Use as drop down menu. Then set the mount point to /.

Use the same method to create a Swap partition of 500 MB. In the Use as drop down, select Swap Area.

Ubuntu Partition Table

Then select the first partition you just created (which you set the mount point as /)and hit install now button located at the right bottom. The installation will then begin.

If you are installing it alongside Windows 8, then you must first turn off the Windows 8 Fast Startup. Otherwise, you'll face a massive corruption in Windows.

Installation Progression

As the installation progresses, you have to select your Time-Zone, Keyboard Layout (English (US) is default for most of us, if you are not sure then choose the Detect Keyboard Layout option) in the subsequent screens. Then you will have to set your computer name, username, password in the next screen. Choose the options available to encrypt home folder and auto login as per your necessity.

That's it. Just sit back and let the installer do its job. After the installation is complete, it asks to Restart the computer. Do so and your Ubuntu OS is ready to roll.

That's it. Come back for more. :)
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