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RasPlex - The Plex Home Theater port for the Raspberry Pi mini computer

DLNA is a widely used, popular media sharing protocol for instant multimedia sharing across devices irrespective of the hardware/software platform they are running. To get DLNA working we need a server, which catalogs and serves the multimedia content for consumption, while a client consumes the content supplied by the DLNA server. MiniDLNA is a fast, simple to configure and easy to use DLNA server which can be installed in minutes on the Raspberry Pi, however it has limited features.

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Plex Media Server is yet another powerful DLNA multimedia server, the good news is - we now have a working Raspberry Pi port of Plex home theater as RasPlex. RasPlex enables users to enjoy multimedia content across every DLNA capable client on their home network, utilizing the Plex Media Server's friendly user interface.

RasPlex

OneTab - The Better Tab Manager To Save Computing Resources With Google Chrome

OneTabNo matter how fast and efficient your web-browser is, it can start to crawl if multiple tabs are opened. We recently reviewed The Great Suspender - a free extension for Google Chrome browser allowing users to suspend tabs saving computing resources when not in use. Well, we now have an even better option.

OneTab - the free, web-browser extension for Google Chrome allows users to save upto 95% of computer memory by converting opened tabs into a single tab, listing all individual tabs. Unlike The Great Suspender this solution not only offers a much efficient system resources saving, but also provides additional screen real state in the tab-bar.

OneTab

OneTab also allows you to easily import and export tabs as a list of URLs. The option to make a web page allows sharing of tab-list with other users, computers, and devices like smartphones and tablets.

The extension also offers full drag-n-drop functionality to organize your tab list. You can also hold down the Ctrl or Cmd key while restoring tabs, and they will remain in your OneTab list (meaning you can use OneTab as a way of quickly launching a set of commonly used tabs).

Fixing redsn0w iPhone WTF mode

While trying to fix an Apple iPhone 3G stuck at boot logo because of a corrupt baseband, I frequently encountered "iPhone 3G (WTF Mode)" error in redsn0w never seen before (as shown below). The older redsn0w version which worked well with this old hardware (Apple iPhone 3G) showed no solution to the problem but thankfully the newer one pointed at the right direction.

WTF Mode in iPhone 3G

Compiling the latest version of aria2 download manager on Raspberry Pi

Free Hindi Keyboard For Android Devices

We have already learned how to install Hindi font support on your Google Android device, which takes care of Hindi font display. Here is an excellent offering from Google to take care of the writing, allowing typing of messages, updates on social networks or emails in Hindi on your Android device.

Free Android App, Google Hindi Input allows users to take advantage of a Hindi keyboard to type with support for "Hindi transliteration". The transliteration mode enables users to type in Hindi's Devanagari script by using English words; for example if you type "Hindi" in English it gets converted to "हिंदी" automatically.

Hindi keyboard for android

How to check Apple iPhone IMEI for carrier lock, warranty and contract status

When you purchase an Apple iPhone you must validate crucial information related to your phone, there exist quite a few, free online iPhone IMEI checker services allowing users to check there Apple phone's warranty, registration, activation, phone support and contract status as shown below. There also exist free services which allows users to check whether there phones are carrier-locked to At&T Network, USA or not; this comes handy when one wants to get there devices carrier unlocked.
IMEI Checker
AT&T Lock Status Checker

Using Startup Manager In Mac For Boot Volume Selection

Having the option to boot into an operating-system of your choice in multi-boot environment is an much needed feature. While PC's have BIOS options to change/select the booting order, Apple's Mac computers features an handy "Startup Manager" utility to enable boot selection during computer start, this comes specially handy when using Windows via BootCamp to pick which OS volume to boot.

Apple Mac Boot Manager

The Great Suspender - Suspend Google Chrome Tabs To Dramatically Save Computing Resources

High memory usage is something most modern tabbed browser are plagued with, we have shared the excellent FireMin add-on for Firefox to tame the situation, and here is an equivalent for Google Chrome.

Working on the same concept as BarTab for Firefox; The Great Suspender for Google Chrome makes unused tabs inactive saving computing resources. The addon dramatically reduced the memory usage to 1.5x. Tab suspension not only saves memory, but also aids in a snappier browsing experience as inactive tabs do not consume other computing resources.

Google Chrome Memory Usage

Installing WhatsApp On Windows Computer

The super popular free messaging service WhatsApp recently updated their application on Apple iOS platform seizing support for all iOS version older then v 4.3; Users on older Apple hardware are stuck with no option, but to leave the WhatsApp community as the application simply refuses to work on old iOS version.

A possible trick to be a part of WhatsApp community is to use the application on your Windows computer with comfort of your keyboard and mouse. Here is how you can install and use WhatsApp on a Windows computer.

WhatsApp Applications

How to skip driver search from Windows Update for faster driver installation of popular devices

Microsoft Windows automatically searches for drivers online using Windows Update service every-time a new hardware gets connected, while this can be an excellent solution to get drivers for many hardware's; this also adds a long, unnecessary wait when the best drivers are already available in current installation for popular devices like Apple and Android mobile phones.

While we can easily turn-off Windows Update driver search entirely (by navigating to System Properties->Hardware tab->Windows Update Driver Settings->Never check for drivers), Here is a little handy trick to skip Windows driver search instantly for devices you are sure are available locally saving time at the time of driver searching.

Driver search

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