Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to mount usb flash drives in linux.

First plug your usb card reader and to make sure your device was detected go to System Tools > Hardware Browser > enter root password and it will display your hardware information then go to > Hard Drives and it should be listed under /dev/sda.

Open your favorite terminal....btw this works in gnome and kde.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sony's 'Welcome Back' campaign apologizes to distraught PSN users with free games, good vibes

Remember the recent PlayStation Network outage? You know the one, right? It started in late-April and lasted up through this weekend's phased restoration (and continues on for many un-phased users). Well, Sony would like to sincerely apologize for the whole thing the best way it knows how: free video games. The company today announced its "Welcome Back" program, which is letting all existing PSN and Qriocity users in North America pick two of the following games: Dead Nation, inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, and Wipeout HD + Fury. PSP users, meanwhile, can chose two fromLittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force, and Kill Liberation. You can claim the games at some point in the next 30 days, and once you've downloaded, they're yours to keep. The gesture may well prove too little, too late for many disgruntled users -- but even they'll likely have trouble staying angry at Sackboy's adorable little dirt-stained mug.

Samsung Exhibit 4G coming to T-Mobile on June 8th

It wasn't even two weeks ago that we first glimpsed the Samsung Exhibit 4G for T-Mobile in the wild (and spied its FCC footprint). Now it looks like this Gingerbread phone will go on sale June 8th -- if this flyer sent in to TmoNews is to be believed. Still no word on pricing, though we know dealers will pay $325 a pop. To recap, a peek at the filing and unauthorized photos reveals the Exhibit 4G is an HSPA + handset running TouchWiz on top of Android 2.3, with front and rear-facing cameras, an LED flash in the back, and a microSD card slot. The site's sources also suggest the phone will pack a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and a 3 megapixel back camera, a departure from the speculation we were treated to earlier this month. In any case, it looks like T-Mobile will set the record straight in a matter of weeks.

Brainchild Kineo joins Kindle, iPad in digital reformation; ships to schools in ten states

Watch out, parents -- if you live in one of a handful of states, your prodigious student-of-the-month may be bringing home something a bit heftier than a tacky bumper sticker. We're looking at the Brainchild Kineo, a 7-inch, 800MHz Android tablet, locked down for education-only use. No unauthorized web browsing, no personal email, and no Angry Birds. Running a specialized version of Eclair, the Kineo allows educators to limit student access to curriculum related apps, websites, or features exclusively -- negating the tablet's potential of becoming more distraction than learning tool. Paired with Brainchild's standards-based Acheiver software, the Kineo may actually have a chance of academic success (sorryKindle). The first 5000 units are making their way to select districts in Texas, California, Tennessee, and a smattering of other states; hit the break for full PR and a video of the tablet in action. 

Corsair Force Series 3 SSDs: SandForce speed for modest money

Solid-state storage aficionados are well-versed in the virtues of SandForce controllers, and Corsair's new Force Series 3 drives pack a fresh version of the technology. Like the firm'sForce GT, Series 3 delivers data using SATA III 6Gbps connections, but uses a newfangled SandForce SF-2281 controller to shoot your info to and fro at up to 550 MBps read and 520 MBps write speeds. The SSDs also perform 85,000 IOPS, which makes the 60,000 IOPS from similarly-priced offerings from OCZ look downright dilatory in comparison. Prices are $139 for 60GB, $219 for 120GB, and $499 for the 240GB version, so they still aren't cheap, but it's a small price to pay to dodge the dangers of disk-based storage. 

Make Your Facebook Account More Secure With ‘Login Approvals’

Security is high on everyone’s list of priorities these days, especially with Sony still battling to bring its PlayStation network and Qriocity services back online after a security breach potentially leaked millions of users’ personal information. Now Facebook is offering a new tool to try and prevent unauthorized access to your account.

Stream Your iPhone’s Camera To Your Apple TV via AirPlay Using ‘Camera for Apple TV’ App

Technology is a wonderful thing, especially when two pieces of tech come together to either do something super cool or fix a problem in people’s lives. ‘Camera For Apple TV’ manages to do both, and we love it!

What ‘Camera For Apple TV’ does is quite simple yet amazing at the same time. After opening the app on your iPhone you’ll see the familiar camera view, with the screen showing you what the iPhone’s camera sees. What’s new is the equally familiar Airplay logo which, when stabbed with an eager finger, allows users to throw the video from their iPhones to the big screen using an Apple TV. That’s right, you’re iPhone’s camera is now being shown on an Apple TV.
Now granted, the frame-rate isn’t up to much, so you won’t be using the solution to watch anything that moves faster than a drunk snail but still, it works, and it works well.
Quality-wise it’s more than useable, though it doesn’t appear to be using the iPhone 4 camera’s HD abilities.
Not only is this a cool use of some existing technologies that we’d never even contemplated, it’s actually useful too. Imagine an iPhone and Apple TV being used as a security system (if only the Apple TV could record) or perhaps more likely, some sort of baby monitor?
‘Camera For Apple TV’ is available in the App Store now for just $1.99


Microsoft To Buy Nokia’s Mobile Division Next Week?

Hot on the heels of their acquisition of Skype for $8.5 Billion, rumors now suggests that Microsoft is close to having a big deal of buying out Nokia’s mobile division.

Apple Planning To Launch A Major Product On 10th Retail Anniversary Event

News coming out of various sources and BGR point to Apple launching a new product to fit in with the 10th anniversary of its retail stores.

iPad 2 Jailbreak Possibly Just Weeks Away

Jailbreakers are an impatient bunch, so it’s perhaps no great surprise to anyone that the lack of a jailbreak for Apple’s iPad 2 is starting to make some fans of the dark side a little antsy. Hopefully though, help will be at hand sooner rather than later.

In an interview with our friends over at MyGreatFest, iPhone hacker Joshua ‘p0sixninja’ Hill mentioned that a working iPad 2 jailbreak could be released into the wild as soon as the next couple of weeks, writes CultOfMac.
The iPad 2 jailbreak is said to use the same methods as current hacks for older hardware meaning DFU mode will be the order of the day. It’s claimed that all firmwares beyond iOS 4.3will also be supported by the jailbreak, once released.
P0sixninja is going to be at MyGreatFest, taking place in London on September 17th to talk about all things iOS. MyGreatFest is the world’s first iDevice jailbreak community gathering with another planned for the United States next year. Other visitors to the London even include Jay ‘Saurik’ Freeman, the man behind jailbreak store Cydia who will be giving a keynote this year.
Tickets for the event are available via the convention’s eStore and are priced at £27 for adults and £17 for children. Group discounts are also available.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

TouchWiz 4 for the Galaxy Tab

There have been some interesting developments in the Samsung Galaxy S II universe over the past few days, most notably XDA member coolbho3000‘s guide to overclocking the device to a stable 1.5Ghz and an insane 2.0Ghz. But XDA member mssmison has come along and ported something from the Galaxy S II over for all of you Galaxy Tab users.

Samsung Galaxy S Custom ROM List

NOTE:  !Flash your device at your own risk!

(05/05/2011) [SSGingerCriskelo V46
(05/03/2011) [SS] The Magical ROM Kitchen V2.2
(05/01/2010) [SS] CyanogenMod-EXPERIMENTAL (2.3.4)
(04/30/2011) [SSJuwe's Smart Edition v4.2
(04/27/2011) [SSHamsterbread 1.1
(04/25/2010) [SSBaldoz ROM 5.0 (JVB)
(04/24/2011) [SSInsanity v8.1
(04/23/2011) [SSDebusROM G1
(04/15/2011) [SS] Darky's Extreme Edition v10.0 RC6 (JVK)
(04/10/2011) [SS] Tricky103’s Lucid Laila's Rom v1.7
(04/08/2011) [SSSimply Honey 3.0 RC2 (JVK)
(05/04/2011) [SSMIUI SGS 1.4.29 RC7c (2.3.3)
(03/27/2010) [SSSerendipity 6.3
(03/26/2010) [SSCriskelo ROM V75
(03/26/2010) [SSSimply Galaxy ROM V2.7 (JPJ)
(03/25/2011) [SSUltimate v8.2 (JS8)
(04/03/2010) [SSUltibread! V1.4 UPDATE2
(03/04/2011) [SSZeroGingerbread BETA2 (JV1)
(02/27/2011) [SSSconcau_eXtreme 2.0 (JS5)
(02/14/2011) [SSMIUI-4-I9000
(02/13/2011) [SSseeARMS' Customizable UGJL2 v0.4 (JL2)
(02/11/2010) [SS] DamianGTO Steam Rom

HTC Vision (G2 & DZ) Custom ROM List

HTC Vision (G2 & DZ) Custom ROM List

*Flash your device at your own risk*

(05/06/2011) [SS] CyanogenMod V7.0.3
(05/05/2010) [SSStock Gingerbread 2.3.4 v2.0
(05/05/2010) [SS] MIUI-Bread 1.4.29 v4.7
(05/03/2010) [SS] PyroMod 2.0 (2.3.3)
(05/03/2010) [SSTrollogenMOD 0.9.2
(05/03/2010) [SSWarm-Z-TwoPointTwo-Vision
(05/02/2010) [SSRMK's DZ/G2 Doubleshot v1.0.0 (Port)
(05/01/2010) [SSMIUI v1.4.29
(04/26/2010) [SS] iceandfire v1.9 (CM7RC2)
(04/13/2011) [SSSenseGinger v3.0
(04/11/2011) [SS] Virtuous v1.0.2 (Sense)
(03/10/2010) [SS] Vision Sense Untouched
(03/01/2011) [SSLiquidM Villain v1.1
(04/19/2011) [SSmeXdroidMo GingerMex FAST V2
(02/10/2010) [SS] MoDaCo Custom ROM r3 (Sense)
(01/27/2011) [SS] TeamVillain GingerVillain 1.5 (2.3)


Motorola ATRIX 4G Custom ROM List

*This list of Custom ROM is only for Motorola ATRIX 4G*
*Flash your device at your own risk*

(05/03/2011) [SSGingerBlur v3.1
(04/22/2011) [SSGreyBlur v2.1
(04/16/2011) [SS] GladiAtrix2 v4.2.3 (1.57)
(03/29/2011) [SS] GladiAtrix v1 (1.2.6)
(03/26/2011) [SS] GladiAtrix v0.3 [1.5.2]

HTC Desire HD Custom ROM List

HTC Desire HD Custom ROM List

*This list of Custom ROM is only for HTC Desire HD (Ace)*
*Flash your device at your own risk*
(05/09/2011) [SSAndROMeOS v1.2
(05/09/2011) [SSCleanDHD v1.50 (CM7)
(05/09/2011) [SSLevo v1.3 (Sense2.1+3)
(05/09/2011) [SSDesire HD LEAK v2.36.405.8 v2.4
(05/09/2011) [SSMDJ's ViVO Sense v.2.3 (2.3.3)
(05/09/2011) [SSMDJ's CyanogenMod 7.1 v.1.2 (2.3.4)
(05/08/2011) [SSMIUI ACE 1.5.6 v.2 (2.3.4)
(05/08/2011) [SSAndroid Revolution HD 5.1.4
(05/07/2011) [SSRCMix HD KINGDOM v0.1 (2.3.3)(Sense3)
(05/06/2011) [SSCyanogenMod V7.0.3 (2.3.4)

HTC Incredible S Custom ROM List

HTC Incredible S Custom ROM List

*This list of Custom ROM is only for Motorola Droid X*
*Flash your device at your own risk*

(05/05/2010) [SSLPRemixHD v1.2 (2.3.3)(Sense2.1+3)
(05/05/2010) [SSHawkyMod (2.3.3)
(05/05/2010) [SSAngerBread 0.2 (2.3.3)
(05/04/2010) [SSIncredible S Shipped ROMs
*Most source links are from xda-developers forum*

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Custom ROM List

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Custom ROM List

*This list of custom ROM is only for T myTouch 4G (HTC Glacier)*
*Flash your device at your own risk*
(05/08/2011) [SSTeampokerface v5.0.0 r1 Beta (2.3.4)
(05/08/2011) [SSMIUI 1.5.6 OsiMood Optimized v1.2
(05/06/2011) [SSTeamRoyal RoyalGinger 2.0
(05/05/2011) [SSCyanogenMod V7.0.3 (2.3.4)
(05/05/2011) [SSDesire S 2.3.3 v1.0 (port)
(04/22/2011) [SSTeamRoyal RoyalMIUI 1.4.22r1 (2.3.3)
(04/19/2011) [SSTeamRoyal RoyalGlacier V1.3 (2.2.1)
(04/03/2011) [SSeViL’s 4G-HD v.0.3.3
(03/26/2011) [SSTeamRoyal RoyalLiquid V2
(03/26/2011) [SSTeamRoyal RoyalMint V1
(03/25/2011) [SSOrange Sense 1.0.1 (DZ port)(2.2.1)
(03/23/2011) [SSTeamRoyal LeeDroid HD (DHD port)
(03/21/2011) [SSeViL's Q&D MIUI 1.3.18 r1
(03/19/2011) [SSOrange Glacier-Stock V1.0.0
(03/14/2011) [SSTeamRoyal RoyalThunder V1.1
(03/06/2011) [SSTeamRoyal RoyalHoney V.Pre-Alpha (3.0)
(02/15/2011) [SSeViL’s 4G-Z v.0.8.0
*All source links are from xda-developers forum*

Samsung Epic 4G Custom ROM List

*This list of custom ROM is only for Samsung Epic 4G (D700)*
*Flash your device at your own risk*
(05/07/2011) [SSSimply AOSP 3.0.2
(05/06/2011) [SSUrbanLegend UrbanFury 1.5
(05/02/2011) [SSMIUI Epic 1.3.5
(04/08/2011) [SSCyanogenMod V7 ALPHA4
(04/04/2011) [SSmidNIGHT ROM v5.2
(03/31/2011) [SSBonsai4All V4.0.0 (EC05)
(03/27/2011) [SSSyndicateROM Frozen 1.1.0
(03/19/2011) [SSVIPERrom [SynErgY] 5.0 (EB13)
(03/05/2010) [SSEpic Experience V 2.0.08 (EB13)
(02/23/2011) [SSFrankenstein FROYO vd25xxx (DK28)
(02/12/2011) [SSTrulyEpic Rebirth v1.5
(01/27/2011) [SSNebula ROM 1.0.7 (DK28)
(01/20/2011) [SSSuperheroes “Iron Man (EC05)
(01/03/2011) [SSQuantum Rom v2.7.0 (DK28)

*All source links are from xda-developers forum*
Permalink: http://goo.gl/6xlTj

Samsung Vibrant Custom ROM List

*This list of custom ROM is only for Samsung Vibrant (T959)*
*Flash your device at your own risk*
(05/08/2011) [SSGalaxy Extreme v2.2
(05/08/2011) [SSSimply Galaxy RC3.3 (2.3.3)
(05/08/2011) [SSVibrace V.1.3 Update 1
(05/07/2011) [SSMIUI Vibrant 1.5.6 Beta 7 (2.3.4)
(05/06/2011) [SSCyanogenMod 7 (U)(2.3.4)
(05/06/2011) [SSToxic 7 (2.2.1)(JS8)
(05/04/2011) [SSSGS II Clone (KB5)
(05/04/2011) [SSLidroid 2.4.0 (2.3.3)(JVB)
(05/03/2011) [SSTrigger 3.2 Final
(05/02/2011) [SSGCR3 Update7 (2.2.1)
(04/28/2011) [SSThe Beast Update1 (KB5)
(04/27/2011) [SSAOSP Vanilla Version 3.0
(04/17/2011) [SSToxic Baby FF 2.9.2 (KB5)
(04/15/2011) [SS] Einherjar Dev Trigger v2.9.4
(04/11/2011) [SSBi-Winning V2
(04/05/2011) [SSphiremod V2
(03/30/2011) [SSSimply Honey XE Pro Edition (2.2.1)
(03/27/2011) [SS] Einherjar Dev Loki v2.4 (KV5)
(03/21/2011) [SSJuwe's Smart Edition v1.9 (JS8)
(03/08/2011) [SSDevs4Android Axura (KB1)
(03/02/2011) [SSDarkys 9.3 Final
(03/01/2011) [SSTeam Whiskey Bionix-v 1.3.1 (KB1)
(02/28/2011) [SSEinherjar Dev M-Flagship V5RC1 (JS5)

*Most source links are from xda-developers forum*
Permalink: http://goo.gl/WrdNS

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stampr Adds Timestamps And More To Native iPhone Camera App

Apple’s iPhone 4 has become one of the world’s favorite cameras over the last year. A cursory look at the photo stats from Flickr shows just how popular the iPhone 4 is when it comes to taking snaps, with huge numbers of photographs uploaded daily.

Apple’s Next iPhone To Be Called iPhone 4S – Sprint/T-Mobile Support, A5, Similar External Design

A new report claims Apple’s next iPhone will be called the iPhone 4S, and it will feature ‘minor cosmetic changes.Business Insider reports that Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has put out a note on the next iPhone, claiming Apple will go for the ‘iPhone 4S’ moniker rather than go straight to iPhone 5.
Misek also lifts the lid on specifications: the iPhone 4S will include the dual-core A5 CPU just like the iPad 2, as well as improved cameras front and back. HSPA+ support will also be present this time around, while cosmetically not much will change, though ‘minor’ alterations are expected.

Friday, May 13, 2011

FB Photos: Download App Downloads Photos From Facebook To Your iPhone

Facebook is fast becoming the contact list, communication tool and photo album for the entire world, and with people dumping thousands upon thousands of their photos into the social network it’s inevitable they might want to get them back out again. Enter FB Photos Download.
FB Photos Download does exactly what it says on the tin, but giving people a simple iOS app that they can use to pull individual photos – or indeed entire albums – from inside Facebook.
Available for just $0.99 for a limited time, FB Photos Download not only offers to download all the photos you could possibly want, but it also does it without degrading the (probably already degraded!) image quality.

iPhone: 4 Case Comes With A Removable Battery

One of the many complaints leveled at the iPhone design is the closed case, with no user-serviceable batteries. This has spawned multiple cases with inbuilt power supplies for extending the iPhone’s sometimes anaemic battery life. Granted the iPhone 4 is a great improvement over past models in the power department, but every little helps. But what if you don’t want a case with the added bulk of a battery?

PwrDrain Windows 7: Gadget Shows Laptop Battery Power Drainage In Real Time

If you’re using a laptop, chances are you’re acutely aware that your battery doesn’t last forever, and the plethora of power reporting tools, gadgets and widgets are more than capable of telling you just how long you have remaining from your current charge. WhatPwrDrain does though, is go one step further by telling you just how much battery is being used at any given moment.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Google I/O Announcements – Google Music Beta, Android 3.4 Ice Cream Sandwich And Movie Rentals

Google today announced a raft of new products and features at its I/O event in San Francisco, a couple of which stand out above the rest. Here we offer a short rundown of what we think are the most interesting things to come out of Google today.

Glow Racer for Nokia N8 – Free app of the day

In GlowRacer you are steering your space racer by tilting your phone to left and right. The goal of this thrilling sensor game is to fly through the appearing gates without touching them or the walls. If your racer is hitting something it will explode into thousands of pieces. By increasing velocity the far you get you have to react faster and faster. Train your reactions and become the top player of the high score! Go for this new, exciting and nerve-wracking sensor game for free!

Introducing Music Beta by Google

Google Music

Hands-on with Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Mini Pro

Noah goes hands-on with Sony Ericsson’s newest smartphones, the tiny but powerful Xperia Mini and Mini Pro. Launched just last week, SE brought the X10 mini/pro successors to

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro – Live video

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
Here is a short video tour of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is an Android 2.3 running smartphone with a slide out landscape QWERTY keyboard and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor under the hood. It has a 3 inch touchscreen and a 5MP camera that captures video at HD.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How AT&T Tracks Unauthorized Tethering On |Your Jailbroken iPhone, And How To Hide It From Them

If you cast your minds back a couple of months, you’ll remember how we told you that AT&T had begun clamping down on people using tethering on their iPhones without paying for the upgraded tethering plan. Emails and SMS messages were sent informing customers that if they continued to tether they would be charged for it. At the time we weren’t sure how AT&T knew which people were actually tethering, but now we do and more importantly, we know how to get around it.
Today iPhoneDownloadBlog pointed out a snippet from a post over on AndroidPolice that is of particular interest to unauthorized iOS tethering users. Turns out they know how AT&T was able to tell when customers were tethering.

Jailbreak iOS 4.2.8: Untethered On Verizon iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (For Mac Users)

While Sn0wbreeze 2.7.1 can already jailbreak iOS 4.2.8 on Verizon iPhone 4, the problem is that it is for Windows users only. If you happen to be a Mac user, and want to untether jailbreak your Verizon iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.8, you can do so now with this PwnageTool bundle.

Backup / Restore Cydia Settings, Sources, Jailbreak Apps | The Easy Way With xBackup

We’ve all been there. Apple releases a new version of iOS, you wait for the jailbreak to become available and you update. The problem now though is you’re left facing the long and tedious task of getting your iPhone back to just the way you like it. After a good while becoming intimately acquainted with Cydia and a lot of restarts later you’re done. But chances are you’ve forgotten something and you’ll be doing the Cydia shuffle again.
What if there was a way to backup and restore all your Cydia apps just like you can App Store apps? There is, and there’s a new app that does just that while still keeping the simplicity we all bought our iPhones for and it’s called xBackup.

Monday, May 9, 2011

LG Optimus 2X P990 – New Commercial


With the LG Optimus 2X, world’s first dual-core smartphone, came a new smartphone era! The new dual-core smartphone gives you ground-breaking features, from faster browsing, smoother playback to quicker app switching. And it takes the smartphone experience to next level with an outstanding 

Kasvopus – FREE Facebook app for Nokia N8 / C7 / E7

Kasvopus is Facebook client app for Nokia N8 / C7 / E7. Simple and clean news feed is shown to you right after you launch the app. You can easily browse through latest status updates, shared news, links, photos, albums, friends etc.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What a Mac malware attack looks like

Well, that didn’t take long.
After I posted my analysis of why the time is right for bad guys to begin attacking the Mac in earnest, I heard from two readers who had encountered in-the-wild attacks on Macs in their respective workplaces. In both cases, the results showed up via Google Image Search. (This is an increasingly common source of malware, as security researcher Brian Krebs points out in a well-timed blog post today.)
I was able to duplicate these results and encountered an identical attempt from this same campaign to convince me to install a rather nasty Trojan on a Mac. (Sophos has an analysis of what this particular species does.) I uploaded the sample—a Mac installer package in a Zip file—to Virustotal.com, which confirmed that it is indeed the same code.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

How would you change Motorola's Atrix 4G?

Motorola's Atrix 4G may have some serious competition from a performance standpoint, but it's still got one thing going for it over all of the other Android superphones hitting the streets these days: an optional laptop dock. 'Course, it's debatable whether or not said accessory is truly worth paying for, but the phone itself has certainly done its fair share of impressing.