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Method To Install Digitally Unsigned Drivers On Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 enforces digital driver signature verification at the kernel level and would not allow users to install anything without it. Most of the time Windows 8 would show a relevant error like “A digitally signed driver is required” & “The driver installation failed” but at-times just fail to install the device driver as shown below. Thankfully, Microsoft has left an option to bypass the signature verification and install the device driver as usual. The full procedure for installation of unsigned device drivers on Windows 8 is outlined below.

Windows 8 Driver Error

ESET Smart Security 7 And NOD32 Antivirus 7 Beta Now Available For Free Download With Free License's For One Year

ESET BETA 7

New versions of ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus are out now for public download for BETA testing. These new version of ESET Smart Security 7 (Beta) and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 (Beta) feature many improvements, most noticeable being improved ESET Anti-Theft feature, improved Anti-phishing and numerous improvements to the ESET Personal firewall. The new scanning engine is able to handle heavily-encrypted threats that evade detection with Advanced Memory Scanner, the Vulnerability Shield allows users to stay protected from threats or attacks trying to exploit network vulnerabilities and improved cleaning engine which allows it to eliminate extremely persistent malware and rootkits. ESET is also giving away free One year license keys for ESET Smart Security 7 to 500 lucky BETA testers.

ESET Smart Security 7

Get Driver Genius 10 Professional Edition For Free

Driver Genius 10 Professional is a popular application in it's niche, this driver manager utility for Windows allows users to backup, restore, and updates system device drivers automatically with just a few clicks. The real strength of Driver Genius is the strong database of over 80,000+ different drivers which allows users to find and update device-drivers which Windows can't find on its own.

Here's a chance to grab a genuine license code for Driver Genius 10 Professional (worth $29.99) absolutely free, just follow the links posted ahead to get your personal registration code delivered to your email.

Driver Genius 10 Professional Edition

Fixing Amazon EC2 Connection Failure With Error "Caught exception reading instance data: http://169.254.169.254/2009-04-04/meta-data/security-groups"

Amazon offers some excellent cloud computing services, but being self-managed at the basic level it can be a headache to diagnose and fix errors. I recently encountered a similar error where all my attempts to login into the EC2 instance failed with cloud-init: runcmd Caught exception reading instance data: http://169.254.169.254/2009-04-04/meta-data/security-groups as shown in the Amazon EC2 instance console system log below.

Amazon EC2 Console With Error

How To Fix "Invalid Node Structure" Error On Apple Mac Computer

"Invalid Node Structure" "The Volume Machintosh HD Could Not Be Verified Completely" is one error every Apple OS user must fear, the error is a sign of corrupt storage disk directory structure and the Mac OS X built-in Disk Utility fails to fix the problem. Most of the time a user would get stuck at the Apple Logo with the spinner, even if you are lucky to boot into the operating-system you will find missing applications and issues with your dashboard depending on which part of the directory catalog got corrupted.

Luckily, we do have quite a few tricks and tools up our sleeves to get this handled properly fixing the system making sure maximum possible data recovery. In this post, I will be sharing three possible solutions to get this issue resolved.

Invalid Node Error On Mac OS X

Free HideIPVPN SmartDNS Premium Accounts Giveaway For Our Readers

In the past HideIPVPN has made some great promotions with us of their famous VPN service. Blog readers were able to get Free VPN accounts that allowed them to freely access sites in US and UK (Netflix, Hulu, BBC and more) or anonymously use torrents and P2P. Right now HideIPVPN has told us about brand new service they have just started – SmartDNS.

SmartDNS, unlike VPN is not hiding or changing your IP in order to get you round geo restricted sites but it is redirecting your traffic to selected sites via SmartProxy servers. This way with very simple setup (tutorials are available at HideIPVPN site) you can get the likes of Netflix, ITV, HULU, FOX, NBC, Pandora, Spotify and many, many more on almost any device. Even devices without VPN support built in can benefit from SmartDNS service.

Simply change DNS servers address on your devices and register your IP (it acts as login) with HideIPVPN and surf the web with no delays or even without thinking if site you want to open is in US or UK. HideIPVPN will do it for you! Remember, unlike VPN SmartDNS will not make you anonymous in the internet. This service is solely designed for all streaming services.

Easy To Understand Raspberry Pi GPIO Pin Layout Diagram

One of the major strength and a reason for Raspberry Pi success has been the General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) access offered by the mini computer, these programmable in/out pins allows a great of hackability letting users expand the system and get it interacting with other hardware devices. The GPIO pin's are confusing as they are not numbered serially, here are two nice RasPi GPIO pinout layouts for making things easier to understand.

Raspberry Pi GPIO Pin Layout (Revision 1 Board)
RPi GPIO Pin Access

[Free Accounts] SmartyDNS - A Simple DNS Service To Bypass Geographic Content Censorship

We have shared tips and tricks to bypass region based restriction to content using both proxy and DNS method, both of these method allow users to access blocked content from mostly US and UK websites that don’t show their content to users while browsing outside of these two countries.

A new DNS service SmartyDNS comes to unblock restricted websites. A service that offers Smart DNS services meaning that it mainly aims to unblock restricted media websites and provide access to the websites that don’t show their content outside the US and UK. By a simple change of DNS in their devices, users will be able to unblock the restricted sites like Hulu.com, BBC.com, Netflix.com etc with no loss of speed. SmartyDNS is announcing the "Get It For Free" pre-launch promotion so go ahead and grab this for free.

SmartyDNS

Using Full 40MHz WiFi Channel Width In 2.4GHz Spectrum On Apple Mac

Yesterday, we shared a tip to make use of an external USB WiFi adapter on Apple Mac computer's for better wireless experience. Luckily, the experiment Killed Two Birds with One Stone as it made the 40Mhz wide WiFi width usable in 2.4Ghz spectrum which is not made available with the built-in WiFi card. As evident from the screengrab posted below, the external USB card also makes use of full 300Mbps bandwidth resulting in faster file transfers over wireless link.

A guide on how to install and use external USB Wifi adapter on Apple Mac and extend wireless coverage

Apple iMac and Macbook's built-in wireless card is known to have limited coverage as it does not feature an external antenna for better signal reception, however we can easily boost the Wi-Fi signal strength and range of any Apple Mac computer using external USB wireless dongles with external antenna. To get this working make sure you have an WiFi USB Adapter which is compatible with Apple Mac OS X and have drivers available for it, luckily for me the Realtek 8191 Chipset based Mini 300Mbps USB Wireless Adapter we used earlier to hack and make Asus O!Play wifi capable did the trick.

Once you have your wireless usb adapter connected to the Mac we need to identify it and install the correct driver for it, We will be using the Mac OS X "System Information" utility (find via spotlight search) to get our hardware information as shown below.

identify chipset of wifi card

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