Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How to Reset an Admin Password on Mac OS X with Apple ID?

It happens to people at some point—you have a innovative new online password and don't please build up that anyplace, but now in no time flat you’ve forgotten what it proved to. Here's how one can reset due to password on Mac OS X computer.

Reset Mac OS X password with Apple ID

In OS X Lion or later, you can reset your user password with your Apple ID.
In Mac OS X v10.6.8 or earlier, follow these steps to reset a password when there is only one administrator account on the computer, or if the original administrator account needs a password reset. "Original" administrator account refers to the one that was created immediately after installing Mac OS X. If the original administrator password is known, that administrator account may be used to reset the passwords of other administrator accounts using the steps described above. These steps require an optical drive; if your Mac does not have an optical drive and you have a Mac OS X v10.6 Install disc, see below.

Step 1: Start up from a Mac OS X Install disc (one whose version is closest to the version of Mac OS X installed). Usually, you can start from the disc by putting it in your computer, restarting, and holding the C key.
Or, put it in the computer and click the Install or Restore icon you see in the disc's main window (after which the computer will start from the disc without you needing to hold C). Or, you can use Startup Manager or the Startup Disk preference pane to select the Install disc.

Step 2: Choose a language, click the arrow button to continue:
Mac OS X v10.6 or later: Choose Password Reset from the Utilities menu.
Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.4: Choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu.
Mac OS X v10.3: Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu.

Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the disc yet.

Note: The default keyboard layout is U.S. English while started from the installation disc. If you use a keyboard layout other than U.S English, use the Input menu (the flag icon on the right side of the menu bar) to select the desired layout before typing a new password.

Step 3: Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.

Step 4: Select the user name of your original administrator account.

4 Smartphone Security Risks To Be Aware Of

If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty attached to your smartphone. I use mine almost constantly, checking for emails while I’m out and about; I play games on it, research work, chat, interact with social networks and enjoy videos. I also use the camera extensively to photograph family and friends.
I’m sure I’m not alone in this wide use of my handheld multimedia computer and communication device. But do you have security software installed? Are you even aware of the risks to your smartphone?
There seems to be a sort of general malaise among users – the tech savvy and everyday users alike – that because your computer fits in your pocket, it can’t be infected by malware, Trojans, worms or other threats. This is, of course, ridiculous, and perhaps stems from the age-old misunderstanding of the nature of malware transmission.
The benefits afforded to us by smartphones are immense; the threats they can introduce into our lives if left unprotected are considerable.

Threats from SMS

Remarkable as it may seem, the old school SMS text messaging service is a popular choice for rogue programmers working for hacking gangs around the world. SMS spam is bad enough, but have you considered that it might be a form of Smishing?

This term is used to name phishing attempts sent via SMS, and is used to fool victims into giving up personal data, perhaps to a fake delivery company. Smishing can be achieved either wholly through a return message or by being prompted to call a number where the information is recorded.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Security Risks

Free Wi-Fi hotspots always look attractive, but they can prove to be both rife with malware and provided by scammers looking to capture your personal data such as passwords, credit card data and other user-identifiable information. If you find free Wi-Fi in a public place that isn’t provided by a reputable business, avoid it. Similarly, if you are using your smartphone as a mobile hotspot, make sure you have set a secure password. You should change this each time you use the hotspot feature.
Another threat is War Texting, in which smartphone-connected car systems can be hacked by sniffing the authentication codes sent from phone to car. The best outcome of this is that you are tracked; the worst is that your car is stolen, without a key.
As such systems become more popular and widespread in cars, so many more people will become targets – as things stand, few cars can be activated in this way.
Any password that you use on your phone, whether it is for unlocking, accessing voicemail or setting up Bluetooth, should be changed from the device to something memorable. Failure to do this can lead to all sorts of problems.

Location-based Threats

Thanks to wireless networks, cellphone triangulation and GPS, it is possible to take advantage of many location-based tools for smartphones and tablets. These might be sat-nav tools or social ones, but there are many threats to be aware of too.
One of these is geotagging, a default option on many smartphone apps that you should disable if you wish your current location to remain a secret.
Social network check-in features can also be used to track you. When a criminal knows your whereabouts he or she might be planning to assault you or use your absence from your home or car to cause criminal damage or theft.

The Danger of Rogue Apps

There are rogue apps on any platform. On Android they can usually be spotted pretty quickly thanks to the reviews of others (although on iPhone and Windows Phone such apps are unlikely to be permitted to be listed) but it could be too late if you’ve already installed the app. This is why you should only install apps from trusted repositories.

This can be a particular problem for Android users, mainly because there are several online marketplaces from which software can be installed. It’s no surprise that the number of threats for Android has increased over the past few years. One example is Android.Spyware.GoneSixty.Gen – discovered in 2011, this malware if installed, sends important information from your phone to a remote server and uninstalls itself within a minute.
You’ll never know it was ever there – frightening stuff.
On the subject of apps, you should also be aware that shortened URLs in Twitter and email can be dangerous. This is as important on smartphones as on desktop computers, as the resulting links can be effortlessly tailored to serve malicious code depending on the device that is connecting.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Samsung Reports 10 Million Sales of New Phone

Samsung Electronics’ new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is selling even faster than its popular predecessors.

The company said Thursday that it had sold 10 million S4’s worldwide in less than a month — a rate of about four phones per second. The S4, which competes with handsets like the Apple iPhone 5, went on sale on April 27.

Samsung said the new phone was selling faster than the Galaxy S III, which took 50 days to reach the 10 million mark, and the Galaxy S II, which did not reach that milestone until five months after its introduction.
Hype of this sort is, of course, part of the smartphone competition; last September, Apple trumpeted the fact that it had recorded two million orders for the iPhone 5 in 24 hours, before the phone had even been delivered to retailers.

Still, analysts were impressed that Samsung was showing that it, too, could produce pocket-size objects of desire that spur consumers to rush out and snap them up.

Mark Newman, who follows Samsung at Bernstein Research, said he had estimated a peak of 9 to 10 million monthly sales of the Galaxy S4; the fact that Samsung reached the threshold in a just under a month suggested “further upside for Samsung profits and stock,” he wrote in a note to clients.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Best Digital Cameras Under $200

The advances in camera technology in recent years is nothing short of breathtaking. Picture quality and features that were once reserved only for professional shooters and hobbyists with a lot of disposable income are now available to the masses. The average consumer can purchase a suitable camera for a relatively low cost — which we will discuss in a minute — but there are technical specs and preferences you should know before making your choice.

The cameras listed here are some of the best you can buy for under $200. Each of them are made by reputable manufacturers and come with all the options and features you could want in an everyday, inexpensive digital camera.

1. Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
From $199
The Canon PowerShot is a good fit for both expert shooters and amateurs as well at a reasonable price. It has a 20x 25mm ultrawide angle lens, 12-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, and a Disc 5 image processor that lets it shoot in bursts of 10 frames per second.
The camera also offers very good HD video quality, which you can watch on your computer, mobile device or even a big screen HDTV without a loss in picture quality.

2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
From $140
Here's a camera with 5x zoom and 16 megapixels that will fit comfortably in your pocket. Small, light, and built with the quality you've come to expect from Sony, this this Cyber-shot model takes excellent photos with a nice, even flash that will illuminate whatever you're shooting, wherever you're shooting it. Even in dark settings, this camera will get it done. Its ability to produce good skin tones is also of note.
Finally, the DSC-WX50 records 1080i video at 60 frames per second.

3. Nikon Coolpix S600
From $164
This Nikon model is a little on the heavy side compared to similar models, but it takes sharp pictures with 10 megapixels and a vibration reduction feature. The 3D photo mode and 1080p video are nice features for a camera at this price point. It has a lightning fast shutter speed and a convenient scroll wheel for setting adjustments. The video looks good and the camera features a mini-HDMI port so you can connect it to your HDTV.

4. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300
From $199
The slim, attractive Canon ELPH features Canon's HS System and a DIGIC 4 Image Processor, making low-light shooting situations possible without the flash. Despite its petite stature it features 1080p HD video (with optical zoom) and excellent stereo sound that is easy to use with the dedicated movie button.
This is the kind of camera for people who just want to take fun photos (it has 12 megapixels) and video without having to adjust the settings — thought you certainly can. However, even if you leave it on the auto setting you'll be impressed with the picture quality from the ELPH.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

An Unique USB You Have Not Seen Yet

One of the most oft used yet underappreciated computer accessories is the simple USB flash drive. Sure, they all do essentially the same thing—shovel data to and fro—but even though data transferring isn't particularly exciting, we all do it, and often on a daily basis. Not all thumb drives are created equal, however, and if you want to add a little panache to an otherwise mundane task, you do have options.
So beautiful Yet?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Winter Is Coming: Using A Smartphone Or Tablet In Extreme Weather Conditions

Here in my small box room on the North Yorkshire coast in North East England, I regularly witness heavy rain, high winds and icy weather battering the commuters and every day folk as they go about their business. I must admit to a guilty smugness as I watch them scurrying around as I make my 6 foot commute from bedroom to office, knowing that I won’t be buffeted by winds, threatened by ice and snow or drenched by the rain.

Of course, it isn’t always like this. From time to time I have to venture outside and this can mean using my phone, tablet or even (in rare cases) a laptop to get work done while in transit.
Extremes of weather can wreak havoc on digital hardware, so it pays to be aware of just what you need to do to keep using your smartphone on extremely hot days, heavy rain and freezing cold weather.

It’s So Cold!
When you’re freezing in your hat and scarf and need to use your phone, the usual method is to hold the phone in one gloved hand and pull the other glove off with your teeth before dialling a number or messaging someone.

There are several steps to keep in mind when it comes to using a smartphone in cold weather. To start with, keep the device charged up as cold temperatures can cause the battery to run down more quickly. In addition, make sure you have a car charger handy and keep the battery topped up in case you run into trouble on the road.
Article resource: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/winter-is-coming-using-a-smartphone-or-tablet-in-extreme-weather-conditions/

Thursday, November 8, 2012

How to Add Administrative Tools to the Windows 8 Start screen

What can you do with Windows 8 start screen? How much did you know about the start screen in Windows 8?
“Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “It works perfect for work and play and it is alive with your world. Every one of our customers will find a PC that they will absolutely love.” As is known, the most noticeable difference between a Windows 8 and Windows 7 PC is the Start screen interface.

This article we are going to learn how to add administrative tool to the Windows 8 start screen.

In Windows 7, power users could display administrative tools on the Start menu. Now that Windows 8 has done away with the Start menu, you might be wondering where they went. If you happen to know the name of the tool you want to use, you can just search for it from the Start screen. If, however, you prefer to see them as tiles, here's how to get them onto your Start screen:

1. Hit the Win+I shortcut to bring up the Settings charm, then select Tiles.
2. Move the slider under "Show administrative tools" to the right so that it says "Yes."

When you go back to the Start screen, you'll see 21 new tiles for administrative tools.
Component Services
Computer Management
Defragment and Optimize Drivers
Disk Cleanup
Event Viewer
iSCSI Initiator
Local Security Policy
ODBC Data Sources (32-bit)
ODBC Data Sources (64-bit)
Performance Monitor
Print Management
Resource Monitor
System Configuration
System Information
Task Scheduler
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Windows Memory Diagnostic
Windows PowerShell (x86)
Windows PowerShell ISE (x86)
Windows PowerShell ISE

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HP ENVY x2 - What Did You Know About It?

These days, I have an idea that I want to buy a new laptop as the old one can not work for me efficiently with slow speed, destroyed interface. The worst thing is that I should always reinstall the computer as its blue screen always show me up. It is Lenovo, Windows Vista.
My boy friend looked for one of the notebook for me yet. It is HP ENVY x2 and I like it very much. Here I'd like to share the details about it with you.



price: $849.00 *
 The laptop that doubles as a tablet. The new HP ENVY x2 gives you the power of two PCs in one.
  • 1. Picture perfect  - See everything in bright, vivid color on an 11.6-inch diagonal HD display.1 Ultra-wide viewing angles help you see clearly no matter how you hold it.
  • 2. Laptop or tablet? It's both -    
    Quickly switch from laptop to tablet and back again. The tablet magnetically slides off and on, latching securely into place. This versatile machine works with touch or a keyboard—adapting to your needs with ease.
  • 3. LED-backlit displayWelcome your brightest days of watching movies, exploring new worlds, and telling your own multimedia stories.
  • 4. Premium sound and display - Beats Audio and dual speakers provide great-sounding, rich audio on your PC. The ultra-wide viewing angles and bright, vivid color on the 11.6-inch diagonal HD display mean you can enjoy crystal-clear movies, pictures, music, and games—no matter how you hold it.
Tech Spec
Battery life Up to 14 total hours (tablet and base)
Weight Tablet 1.54 lbs, total 3.13 lbs
Dimensions Tablet + base 11.92” x 8.11” x 0.76”, tablet 0.37”
Screen size 11.6”, 1366 x 768, 16:9, 400 nits
Touch Yes—Near Field Communications (NFC) Capacitive Touchscreen
Hard drive size 64 GB eMMC
Processor Intel Clover Trail SoC

If you want to buy it, you can order it online from: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/productID.258456700

Monday, October 29, 2012

How to Get Windows 8?

It was a good news that at 12:01 local time Friday, Microsoft made Windows 8 available for download all across the globe following a big launch on Oct. 25, 2012 in New York City.

If you have a computer you’d like to upgrade to Windows 8, there are several options depending on your situation. If you purchased a PC after June 2, you can upgrade to Windows 8 for $15. Anyone else running Windows 7, Vista, or XP can upgrade for $40 --just make sure your PC has the specs to handle the new OS.
After you get Windows 8 up and running, there are three browsers you can choose from that include versions for both the Modern UI and the traditional desktop: Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.\
I have a Windows 7 Hp laptop, and I would like to upgrade it to Windows 8, for the biggest reason is that the interface of Windows 8, colourful, powerful and charming.
If you want to get more info about  Windows 8 released news, just visit its official site: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/windows/liveevent.aspx

Friday, December 31, 2010

Big Discount for Password Unlocker Christmas Pack

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