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How To Mount DD Disk Images With Read/Write Support On Windows

When it comes to perfect backup's, RAW disk-images are the choice for safest form of backup and restoration of fully functional operating-system installations. We have shared two methods of using the same to backup Raspberry Pi SD Card from Windows as well as Hot Backup's from RPi itself using Linux DD disk imaging utility. Once created we can also Mount these backup images with full read-write access for various tasks like Data recovery (For example imaging an corrupted disk and accessing the disk-image from another working computer to recover data).

OSFMount is a free Windows utility which allows you to do that, the software enables users to mount local disk image files in Windows with a drive letter which can be accessed like any other partition. The images can be mounted in read-only mode as well as write-enabled mode, OSFMount also supports creation of RAM disks (See What are RAM Disks and How they can be used to make use of non-addressable wasted RAM on Windows) which offers a huge speed boost over using disk-based images.

OSFMount

How To Setup Internet Access Priority With Multiple Networks On Windows

If you are using multiple NIC's (Network Adapters) to access more than one network, it gets tricky from where you internet connection comes from. Here is one such scenario and solution to make Microsoft Windows prioritize internet connection from a particular network over the other. In my example setup I have one LAN connection (192.168.0.1) and one WiFi connection (192.168.1.1) and would like Windows to use internet from my fixed-line broadband connected via LAN.

Networking Configuration

[EXCLUSIVE] Download And Use Leaked Blackberry Messenger For Apple iOS Before Everybody Else

The much awaited BlackBerry Messeger (BBM) App for Apple iPhone and Google Android release got delayed as the company has decided to pause the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone citing quality issues which are being worked upon now.

Luckily, the brief release of BBM Messenger for Apple iPhone was enough for users to grab the .IPA file and post it on the internet for others to install. The results were so overwhelming that there were about 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app. The official Blackberry Messenger app is now pulled down from Apple iTunes store, but here is how to grab it now and install without requiring a jailbreak on Apple iPhone.

BBM For iPhone

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Get 10GB extra space on Google Drive for free

10GB extra space on Google Drive

While Google Drive is no-way near the massive offering of free cloud storage like 10 TB from weiyun it does offer an excellent streamlined document editing, sharing and storage solution to Gmail users. Google has two great news for users, first they are giving away the popular Quickoffice mobile application to open and edit Microsoft® Office documents across your Apple iOS and Google Android devices for free and also topping up the offering with another perk by giving away an additional 10GB of free cloud storage space on your "Google Drive" account if you link the two by September 26, 2013.

OLX Classified Mobile Apps

Thanks to the aggressive TV campaign OLX needs no introduction to Indian users. The online classified advertising service allows anybody to post and access free ads in India, catering a wide range of categorized buying and selling advertisements the service has now native mobile apps for all platforms. The new OLX Classifieds Mobile Apps are optimized for searching, finding, selling and buying the products from users mobile phone faster and easier. Available on Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Phone, Nokia, Blackberry and even Amazon Apps platforms the native apps provides platforms look and feel with support for features like Auto location, photo clicking and upload during the ad posting process.

OLX.IN Mobile

Brand new iOS app aims to improve our photos even BEFORE we ever take them

Photozeen is a new free app for Apple iOS platform, just released worldwide the app. gives incentivized and thematic photo-taking assignments to eager photographers in an effort to teach better photographer skills through detailed instructions/lessons, practice, and other users' feedback. It's easy to use and has a pretty cool UI.

There's already a photo app for practically anything you would ever want to do with your cell phone camera. Photos can be filtered, Snapchatted, Facebooked, Instagrammed, Tweeted, or, in some cases I suppose, even sexted. What none of these apps will do, though, is actually help your photography skills. With Photozeen, your phone becomes a photo kit and the entire world is a tutorial. We're already taking photos with our phones, why not get some instruction and feedback and be better at it?

Photozeen

How To Measure Download/Upload Speed From Linux Command Line

speedtest resultThere are numerous web-services like Speedtest.net which allow users to simply open a web-browser and benchmark their internet connections upload and download throughput with ease. However, if you need something similar for your server which does not have an graphical interface here are a few options to check network throughput from terminal/console. One can simply check download speed by using something like the command below at the terminal,

wget --output-document=/dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test500.zip

But for a thorough check with option for outputting beautiful shareable badge like the one on the right, we will use the "Speedtest" command-line utility as shown below.

Speedtest From Terminal

Direct Download Links For Apple OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Update v 10.8.5 is a recommended update which improves stability, compatibility, and security of your Apple Mac computer. The update can be freely downloaded from Apple Mac Appstore, but if you need direct download links with resume capabilities use the links shared at the end of this post.

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.5

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