Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28 2014

Link: GVMax Forwards Google Voice Notifications to Your Phone

Google Voice may have its own mobile webapp now, but it doesn’t provide notifications on your phone when you get new SMS messages. Free web service GVMax solves this problem by putting full SMS support into email and IM on your smartphone. ….. GVMax is an open source web service that allows you to send …

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Feb 27 2014

Link: Pipelight: Use Silverlight In Your Linux Browser To Watch Netflix, Maxdome Videos And More

Pipelight is project that brings Silverlight to any Linux browser that supports the Netscape Plugin API. Using it, you can use services that require Silverlight, such as Netflix, in native Linux web browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Midori. Pipelight combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover (the Netflix Desktop developer) with a new browser plugin …

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Feb 26 2014

How to log the DID of all incoming calls (including rejected ones) in FreePBX/Asterisk

One small problem with FreePBX/Asterisk installations is that if you deny anonymous inbound SIP calls (and you should be doing that to help keep your system secure), then any incoming calls on DIDs that don’t match one of your inbound routes will be quietly dropped, and will NOT appear in your CDR (call detail record). …

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Feb 26 2014

Link: How To Set Up Unlocator DNS Under Linux To Access Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ABC, Pandora and More Outside The US

Tunlr, a free DNS service that allowed its users to access US-based on-demand Internet streaming providers from outside the US, was shut down recently. For those who are looking for a reliable alternative, there’s Unlocator, a similar service that you can use to watch Netflix, Hulu, CBS, MTV, PBS, ABC, Pandora and more no matter …

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Feb 25 2014

Link: Explain Shell breaks down Linux command line arguments for you

Explain Shell is a free online service that will break down command line arguments that you enter for you. If you do not know what the commands find . -type f -print0, tar xzvf archive.tar.gz or iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -s ip-to-block -j DROP do, you can find out now using the service. Full …

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Feb 24 2014

Link: Linux touch command – Why do we need to change Timestamp?

We may use touch command in Linux to create an empty file. Of course we can use another command such as vi, nano or any editing tools to do it. But you may need more steps do it. But do know it that the main function of touch command is not create an empty file? …

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Feb 23 2014

Link: Force YouTube to buffer your entire video

 Back in the good old days, when you started watching a YouTube video, the entire thing would download (or “buffer”) in the background, thus ensuring a relatively smooth playback experience. If you had a slow connection, you could simply pause the video until you saw the “buffer bar” complete its journey from left to right. …

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Feb 22 2014

Link: How to Clear Spotify Cache

If you have been a regular user of Spotify (on desktop), you should know that it caches your playlist in the local hard disk so it can quickly playback the songs without having to stream from their server again. However, if you are running low on hard disk space, you might want to clear the …

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Feb 21 2014

Link: 5 Reasons Why PCLinuxOS Is Better For Windows XP Users Than Ubuntu

I have recently written a series of articles showing How to install PCLinuxOS alongside Windows XP. There are a number of reasons why I chose to write about PCLinuxOS over say Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Here are five reasons why I think PCLinuxOS is a better fit for Windows XP and Windows Vista users than …

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Feb 20 2014

Link: The Beginner’s Guide to iptables, the Linux Firewall

Iptables is an extremely flexible firewall utility built for Linux operating systems. Whether you’re a novice Linux geek or a system administrator, there’s probably some way that iptables can be a great use to you. Read on as we show you how to configure the most versatile Linux firewall. Full article here: The Beginner’s Guide …

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