The iPad 2 doesn’t seem faster

A lot of people have said that iPad 2 doesn’t seem appreciably faster than iPad 1. Has anyone stopped to consider that it’s probably because the apps you’re using are still written for a single core device? The same thing happened to computer users when dual core CPUs were released – sure, you could run […]

Password Recovery on Cisco 1700 and 1800 Routers

Sometimes you’re going to come across a router you need to work on where someone’s changed the password and forgotten to write it down, and sometimes that person may or may not be you. Regardless of the reason, how to you get in to a router which you’re locked out of? You’ll need a few […]

Automating Usenet downloads with HellaVCR and SABnzbd+

Some people would say that I’m a lazy person, that I don’t want to do anything which requires any hard work. But I prefer to think of myself as efficient – Doing repeated complex tasks over and over irritates me, like scouring index sites for my favourite Linux isos. When a new version appears, it […]

Upgrading your iPhone to iOS 4.1 Golden Master

The Golden Master version of iOS 4.1 has been released to Apple Developers, but if you’re not a developer and still want to install 4.1 on your iPhone or iPod Touch, here’s how. Before you start, though, I have to point out that this is beta software,  so don’t upgrade if you’re worried about it […]

iOS 4 slowing down your 3G/3Gs? How about a Downgrade?

While a lot of people are quite happy with iOS 4 on their iPhone 3G or 3Gs, some are finding that their iDevice seems much slower than it once was. On my iPhone 3G, this was most noticeable when running the iPod app in the background whilst browsing the ‘net or checking emails – the music would […]

Securing your SSH server

Enabling SSH on your home server – or a virtual private server, if you have one – is a risky affair. An unsecured server is a tempting target for script kiddies who want to test their “skills.” If you’re already running an ssh server, try the following command to see if anyone’s tried to connect […]

Network timeout while downloading iOS 4.0.1?

As with last time, some people are reporting problems while trying to download the 4.0.1 iOS update for their iPhones, where their network connection is interrupted and the download cancels. It’s also painfully slow when you’re in Australia or other third world (as far as internet connections go) countries. If you’re one of these people, […]

Airvideo on Ubuntu 10.04 the easy way

For those of you who don’t know what Airvideo is, it’s a little piece of software which runs on a server in your home and allows you to watch videos on your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad both in your home via WiFi and when you’re out and about on a 3G network. It transcodes […]

PS3 Media Server on Ubuntu 10.04

If you’re like me and you like to reduce the clutter in your loungeroom, but still want to be able to watch all your recorded TV shows and backed up DVDs, PS3 media server(PMS) might be something worth looking at. It’s stupidly easy to get up and running on Windows (i.e. as long as you […]

iPhone – Stay online in Airplane mode

Want to avoid being able to take calls or SMS messages, but still want to be able to use your iPhone for stuff like checking Twitter, acting as your iTunes remote or streaming porn movies with Airvideo? I suppose you could go in to call forwarding and push all your calls to voicemail, but there’s […]