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Popular Apple AppStore Piracy Website and iOS Application Apptrackr and Installous Shuts Down...

hackulousHackulous - the development team behind the Apptrackr website and Installous iOS application which have been one of the most popular sources to get pirated paid apps published on Apple's App Store announced closure of there services with immediate effect.

The website now shows the following notice and Installous app displays : "Outdated version. Installous will now terminate" or "API Error. API unavailable." followed by an forced quit.

hackulous shutdown notice

Fix for iTunes firmware restore Error Code 1600

With all the IPSW firmware versions, various Apple devices and a variety of tools for jailbreaking the whole process becomes very confusing. While working with custom firmwares and jailbreaking one must follow the correct sequence of steps with right tools and software versions, otherwise iTunes throws an error and the device gets locked down in a restore or DFU loop.

One such often encountered error while restoring an custom IPSW file using iTunes is - "An unknown error occurred (Error 1600)." as shown below.

IPSW restore error 1600

Advanced Tokens Manager - Microsoft Windows and Office Activation Backup-Restore Solution

Microsoft Windows and Office Activation can be tricky at times and you might get blocked by Microsoft if you try activating more then a few times with a single key to prevent software piracy.

This policy is now being implemented more strictly after Microsoft blundered and offered free Windows 8 keys to users. To prevent such situation one can opt to use handy free utility Advanced Tokens Manager for safe backup and restoration of Microsoft Windows and Office activation files locally for restore when a clean install is done.

[Exclusive Giveaway] Free KPH Services Torrent Seedboxes With Unmetered Bandwidth And Downloads

If you liked the zBigz torrent2http service shared earlier, you are going to absolutely love this one. Today, we are giving away absolutely free accounts of KPH Services Seedboxes the big daddy of zBigz.

For the uninitiated, a SeedBox is a dedicated server used exclusively for torrent downloading and uploading connected to a high-speed internet connection for fastest possible speeds. Having a Seedbox not only provides a user with easier and faster direct HTTP and FTP download links with resume and download manager support, they also provides anonymity with no worries of Torrent share ratios in private communities. KPH Services also feature many other exclusive features like video streaming, creation of public sharing links and direct upload to users one-click file-hoster accounts.

Seedbox features

Microsoft Security Hole Allows Pirates to Get Legitimate Windows 8 Activation Keys for Free

Microsoft seems to be giving out pirates free Christmas gifts as a they are accidentally allowing users to fully and legally (not ethically) activate Windows 8 Media Center Edition.

The blunder/loophole works like this - to promote Windows 8, Microsoft not only offered cheap Windows 8 product keys but also topped it with some nice icing by offering free Windows 8 Media Center Upgrade Pack till January 31 2013. Now, the problem is these free Windows 8 Media Pack keys can be used to activate a fully-functional, activated genuine copy of Windows 8 without paying anything !!

Windows 8 Media Center Activation

What is Microsoft KMS Activation and how it works ?

A Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) is a legitimate service offered under Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 solution which is used to activate volume licensed Microsoft products. The KMS allows automated activation of Microsoft products for organizations within their own network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft for product activation.

The internally hosted KMS server activates client computers for a period of 180 day, once a machine is activated it will attempt to communicate with the same KMS server every 7 days to renew it's activation resetting it license counter back to 180 days. If the KMS activated client is not able to re-communication to the KMS after 180 days, the machine will become unlicensed and go to it's 30 day grace period and notify the user of this change. If the machine is not activated against the KMS after the 30 day grace period it will enter a reduced functionality mode until it is able to connect to it's KMS or is changed to a MAK license key and activated with other methods.

Windows 8 Activation using KMS

While being a legitimate service from Microsoft for volume licensing and activation of genuine copies of there software's, KMS activation process has been exploited by pirates since Windows XP and is is still done. KMS activation is also the only working pirated crack for Windows 8 as all available Windows 8 activators are based on this method.

Working KMS Activator Crack For Microsoft Windows 8
KMS Activation

Fixing the no audio from Adobe Flash content bug in Google Chrome

After my recent update to Google Chrome Version 23.0.1271.64 Adobe Flash powered videos stopped outputting sound. This is a wide spread Google Chrome specific bug and until Google fixes this here is an workaround to get the audio back.

Adobe Flash Audio Error

Bypassing Microsoft Windows Activation Error Code 0xC004F061

While the Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Key is intended only for upgrades from earlier Windows versions to Windows 8, there could be valid genuine reasons when a user would like to do a clean installation of Windows 8. If a user tries to do a clean install activation using the upgrade key they are shown the error below and no activation occurs. Luckily, if a user owns valid license key for previous Windows version they can use a simple registry hack (I assume legally) which enables them to bypass this activation error message.

Invalid Product Key

"The following failure occurred while trying to use the product key:
Code:
0xC004F061

Description:
The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installs."

Microsoft does not allow activation of clean installations using Windows 8 upgrade keys...

Microsoft offered super cheap Windows 8 Pro upgrade keys and users have been asking whether they can perform a clean installation and activate Windows 8 using the upgrade product key, and the answer is "No" and "Yes" !!

Confused!, well Microsoft will detect whether you upgraded or clean installed and block users from activating using the upgrade product key showing the error as below. But, users can still get the product key working by doing a little registry hack which will enable them to activate - this is not fair (or legal I guess).

Windows 8 Upgrade key Error

Saving passwords in UltraVNC for instant remote desktop logins

UltraVNC is an fast and easy to use VNC viewer for Windows but it lacks any easily accessible option to save remote desktop session passwords for instant one-click login to remote sessions. Thankfully, UltraVNC supports saving session passwords and the feature can be activated as shown ahead.

Remote Desktop
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