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Written By: James Rintamaki on September 27, 2010 One Comment
How to unlock the Dell Streak – UPDATED

I recently wrote a post about how to unlock the Dell Streak using a Rebel Simcard II – however – there ended up being a few issues where it would regularly loose connection, not be able to work on 3G, and a few other problems.   However, there have been some recent updates and new solutions […]

Written By: James Rintamaki on September 4, 2010 2 Comments
Use Google Voice and Gizmo5 for free US calls – updated

Since the original post on how to use Gizmo5 for free calls with Google Voice, many things have changed so I figured that guide could use a bit of an update. When the integration of Google Voice and Gizmo first came about, Google Voice was still in beta and invite only, you could openly register […]

Written By: James Rintamaki on July 29, 2010 2 Comments
Make cheaper calls from your cell phone using RebelSim Call Through

Would you like to call internationally from your mobile phone without having to pay the high per minute rates from your cell carrier or manually having to use a calling card and remembering to actually use the card in the first place?  Using the RebelSim Dialer Call through SIM, you can have your phone automatically […]

Written By: James Rintamaki on July 19, 2010 3 Comments
How to bypass iPhone activation screen

Have a locked iPhone but don’t have a SIM card that is associated with the carrier it is locked to to activate?  Using a RebelSimCard iPhone Activation SIM, you can use it to simply bypass the activation screen and in turn be able to access the phone’s features and potentially move on to perform a […]

Written By: James Rintamaki on June 11, 2010 51 Comments
How to unlock the Dell Streak using a RebelSim

Update — 1 July 2010: after a few days using this, and from other people’s reports, it looks like there are issues with the RebelSim II being able to receive/make calls while connected to 3G/HSDPA (as well as connecting to the network in general). However, tt appears to work alright if you keep the phone […]

Written By: James Rintamaki on February 6, 2010 141 Comments
How to dismantle and upgrade Dell Mini 1012

Follow the HD video or picture guide to learn how to dismantle and upgrade the Dell Mini 1012 netbook

Written By: James Rintamaki on August 30, 2009 54 Comments
How to add your signature to PDFs for free

Have a PDF you need to sign and send back but don’t want to print, scan, and/or fax? Learn how to add your signature to a PDF using your camera phone and free tools!

Written By: James Rintamaki on July 26, 2009 143 Comments
Use Gizmo5 for free calls with Google Voice

Learn how to use Gizmo 5 and Google Voice to easily make and receive free calls (pair with an ATA device, and be able to call using your home’s land line!)

Written By: James Rintamaki on July 24, 2009 165 Comments
How to upgrade Dell Mini 10v memory

A video and picture guide to upgrading the memory in the Dell Mini 10v from 1GB to 2GB. Basically, there is no easy access memory door, so you have to dismantle the entire laptop to get to the underside of the mother board. All you need are some mini screw drivers and patience!

Written By: James Rintamaki on May 16, 2009 15 Comments
How to hide wall mounted speaker wires in your apartment for under $3

Do you live in an apartment and have speakers hanging on the wall with wires dangling down from them?  Try this trick – use plain, off white masking tape to hide them (or at least mask them).   Of the four different apartments I’ve lived in, every one of them has had off white walls.  […]

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