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Written By: James Rintamaki on October 10, 2013 No Comment
How to take a screenshot on the Sony Xperia Z1

Learn how to take a screenshot on the Sony Xperia Z1

Written By: James Rintamaki on September 11, 2013 One Comment
How to dismantle a Western Digital My Passport external hard drive

Learn how to extract the drive from a Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0 portable hard drive

Written By: James Rintamaki on June 8, 2012 7 Comments
How to take a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S3

This is a pretty straight forward post – how to take a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S3.  There are two out of the box ways to do it, and for both, the screenshots are saved to the /mnt/sdcard/Pictures/Screenshots directory and also copied to the clipboard. Screenshots on the Galaxy S3     1)  Power […]

Written By: James Rintamaki on May 16, 2012 7 Comments
How to easily sign PDFs for free

In an effort to go completely paperless, I was presented with the problem of needing to sign a document that was emailed to me and send it back. Without having to print out the form to sign it nor needing access to a scanner or fax machine to send it back, you can simply take […]

Written By: James Rintamaki on December 12, 2011 6 Comments
How to flash the bios on a Foxconn nT-330i

I recently bought two Foxconn nT-330i machines (dual core, atom n330, mini desktops) and found myself needing to flash the bios.  However, I installed Windows 7 64bit and Linux on them and unfortunately there’s no easy utility to flash the bios from within either of those operating systems (the Foxconn bios utility only works in […]

Written By: James Rintamaki on April 20, 2011 12 Comments
How to take a screenshot on the Eee Pad Transformer

Learn how to take screenshots / screen grabs on the Eee Pad Transformer (without any additional software or apps)

Written By: James Rintamaki on October 30, 2010 37 Comments
How to upgrade and dismantle the Dell Mini 1018

Learn how to upgrade, dismantle, and reassemble the Dell Mini 10v 1018 (upgrade memory, hard drive, replace screen, etc)

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 July 26, 2009 142 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!)

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