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Apple ios 8.1

by on Oct.22, 2014, under diy

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Apple Pay
Apple’s long-rumored payment platform finally arrives on iOS 8-running devices with the 8.1 update.

You add a card to Apple Pay by taking a picture of it. After verification from your bank, the card is added to Passbook, where you can access it for future purchases using an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Owners can quickly open their card Passbook to use in retail stores and pay by tapping their phone at NFC payment terminals. A finger confirmation to your Touch ID sensor completes the purchase.

There are hundreds of apps and retailers already ready for Apple Pay, including Nike, Petco, Whole Foods, and Bloomingdale’s. But Apple expects most Apple Pay usage to come on the digital front at first, through in-app purchases from titles like Instacart, AirBnB, and StubHub. Since they have Touch ID on their devices, iPhone 5s and new iPad owners will also be able to take advantage of the in-app purchases of Apple Pay.

Instant Hotspot
No Wi-Fi connection? Not a problem with Instant Hotspot. Instant Hotspot lets your Mac remotely access your iPhone’s personal hotspot automatically if they’re located near one another. Your iPhone appears as a network in your Mac’s Wi-Fi dropdown menu, so you can connect to it with a tap. Once connected, your Mac displays your phone’s battery life and signal strength at the top of the Wi-Fi menu. Hotspot also automatically disconnects when you quit browsing.

Unfortunately, this feature doesn’t work for iOS users on some carriers. If your plan doesn’t allow tethering, you will get a message saying you should visit your carrier to turn on this hotspot feature.

Beta iCloud Photo Library Access
Apple’s iCloud Photo Library will be available starting as a beta in iOS 8.1. It looks and functions similarly to the Photo app on iOS, except it’s available for the browser through If you didn’t already switch it on when you downloaded iOS 8, you can enable access by going into your device settings and navigating to iCloud > Photos. As it’s still a beta, you’ll want to back up your photos before enabling the feature.

Previously, Photo Stream, Apple’s free cloud-based photo storage, only stored your last 1,000 photos for 30 days. iCloud Photo Library is different. It stores as much as you want, granted you’ve got that much space in iCloud. Thus, all photos uploaded to iCloud Photo Library will count towards your iCloud storage. Upgrade pricing is listed here, with options ranging from $0.99 for 20 GB of storage to $20 for 1 TB of iCloud storage. You can upgrade your storage level right on your iOS device.

If you’re not interested in online storage and also not happy with the Photo Stream version in iOS 8, Apple is bringing back the option of Camera Roll in 8.1.

SMS Relay
With iOS 8.1, another Continuity feature, SMS Relay, gets the green light. SMS Relay lets you send and receive SMS messages on either your iOS device or your Mac (given your Mac is running OS X Yosemite). This means you can chat with your friends and family regardless of the Apple device you and your family and friends are using.

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Double your balance on Satoshibet

by on Oct.11, 2014, under diy

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This bot runs on a series of instructions proven to increase your balance, basically, It bets on what hot.

How is something defined as hot? as soon as a row or column gets landed on it’s hotness level gets reset, otherwise it increases, If a row become exorbitantly hotter than usual, it is likely to be hit again, so we bet on that..

The bot also combines common types of of roulette strategies, such as martingale as well as the vellasio system.

The best way to see how this bot works is to try it in action. If you are using any chrome browser you will need to download tampermonkey… for firefox you will need greasemonkey. Once you have that You will need to add a new script and put the below code the script.

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How to Disable Annoying Icon Highlighting in Windows 7

by on Aug.22, 2011, under diy

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Okay so this is the problem…

notice what some people to believe to see a disgusting feature of windows 7..

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Tired of viruses? Never get them again!

by on Jul.22, 2010, under Idea, Mods



People are constantly getting viruses and have no idea how or why they got them. Well certain website will trick you into downloading things… download things automatically for you… or even grab your information from your internet browser. There’s a simple way to prevent this that I just [ad]recently came up with the idea to look for. I figured why not run a virtual machine like the FBI does. Basically a virtual machine is a computer inside your computer that can’t make any changes to your original computer unless you specifically tell it to. Using a virtual machine you don’t even need virus protection. After a little bit of searching I found sandboxie

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Debugger USB Stick

by on May.28, 2010, under Uncategorized

Instructable is now having a usb contest… any ideas? I’m considering making a stick that can be built for debugging one you can use to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete with using a button and then have arrows and an enter button for navigation… I think I’ll call it the “Broken-Windows Block”. So comment your best idea of something useful that involves a usb stick

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The iBass (intro)

by on May.28, 2010, under diy

The prebuild process has been completed, the design is planned out and all coding/prototyping is complete. It will work as an attachment for the isnare. It’s casing will be of course in an altoids tin. It will be using the same technology as touch lamps.

If you are wondering how this works, touch lamps use a component called touch capacitive sensor, which it uses very little electricity to check the capacity of whatever is roughing it is. Imaging a sink turning a faucet on, when it is turned on it is streaming directly onto the bottom on the sink, this is just like a touch circuit when nothing is touching it. But say we put a cut underneth the faucet and now It begins to fill up, an nothing is touching the bottom. This is just like a touch circuit when it is being used. It works simply by testing to see if capacity has changed and this is the technology the iBass is using. Check back for the finished iBass and the build process. Until then keep rocking your isnare and send and solos in if you got something good.

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The iSnare

by on May.04, 2010, under diy, Mods

So Today I finally finished my long awaited Coffee Cup Project. I wanted to do something more creative that would beat out the competition by using technology, well its safe to say that I think I have a good chance with my new invention the iSnare. Its capable of producing a real-like snare drum sound and also playing music. I’ve always wanted to make one ever since the first year I was in high school. Well I’ve finally made one.

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Advances in Power and Technology

by on Apr.19, 2010, under Idea

Today while surfing instructables and google I was able to find out a lot more about ways we can be even more efficient with technology.

The most interesting thing I came across was the Jewel Joule Thief. I’ve read about them tons of times, but I’ve never looked into them. What a Joule Thief does is forces to get the remainging power out of a battery that would normally appear to be dead. I thought It would be useful if we would be able to make the power that we normally cannot use, well useable. So I searched how to use it to charge another battery normally. “If you build it, they will come.” (Field of Dreams)

I also came across another way to get the energy we are wasting back, by using thermoelectric generators. A typical lightbulb wastes 95% of its energy as heat. Now, this is just a little heat from you’re light bulb, imagine how much heat comes out the chimneys of our houses, the engines from our cars, or the steam from factories.

I say we take it back.

We have no excuse not to be efficient there is so much energy all around us. We are able to obtain energy from water, energy from wind, energy from the sun, and even energy from used soda cans?. If we have all this energy available, whats the point of wasting gasoline.

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led flashlight made from scrap

by on Apr.13, 2010, under diy, Idea

Today I felt like making something new, I had an empty Altoids can laying around and a few broken scuffed led key chains so I figured, why not put them together to make something useful. Proceeding that, I went to home depot and bought a solar powered lawn light for $5. I then combined them all to make the project you see below. All of the build process has been documented and an instructable will be has been made.

Make one for yourself: via instructables

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Glowing jewlrey box gift

by on Mar.28, 2010, under Mods

This weekend my ex’s gf’s birthday was coming up and I wanted to personally make her a present. The first thing I did was go to the craft store and got a wooden box, after that I gut the top apart and got the dimensions of the hole I made. Next I went to home depot and got a sheet of plexiglass to match it’s dimensions. After all the hardware was finished next was my favorite part, the programming. I wired up 6 jumbo red LEDs to the arduino and put a fade program on the arduino.

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