Category Archives: IT

Information Technology and Communication

How-To unlock MAGIC-SIM stuck in DUAL-MODE (007) on an iPhone 6

The MAGIC-SIM DUAL-MODE (aka 007 mode) is not working well on any iPhone model. Once activated it will take away the `STK menu` from your SIM Applications list with no apparent way to roll back to normality. At this point … Continue reading

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How-To Add A Reset Button To A Raspberry Pi Model A and B Rev 1

Here are the instructions to create a Reset Button for your RaspberryPi Rev.1 which can also ‘wake’ the RPi from halt/shutdown state. While on the new RaspberryPi Rev.2 is present a new set of pin called P6 header that provide a way to … Continue reading

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How-To Create An Encrypted DMG File From Command-Line in OSX

You can create an secure encrypted DMG disk image from the command-line in Mac OS X using ‘hdiutil’, type the following instrcution in the Terminal application: #hdiutil create -encryption AES-256 -fs HFS+ new.dmg -srcfolder /path/to/your/folder Substitute ‘/path/to/your/folder’ with the actual … Continue reading

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How-To Install an Apple (Wireless and USB) Keyboard in Windows 7

I recently discovered a new small utility that helps to use a Apple Keyboard and most of its special ‘Fn’ keys with Windows. This utility is called AppleWirelessKeyboard that you can download from this link: http://uxsoft.cz/projects/applewirelesskeyboard/AppleWirelessKeyboard.exe Despite it’s name (that specifically … Continue reading

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How-To order a GiffGaff Nano SIM from Nanogaff

Nanogaff is a community-powerds distribution system for GiffGaff Nano SIM cards. This is the link where you can order your Nano SIM: http://nanosim.giffgaffapps.com Here is also the link on how to swap you standard or micro SIM to the Nano … Continue reading

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How-To fix the GPG error: “The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY”

These are the few command-line instruction to fix the GPG Error (NO_PUBKEY) that may appear when trying to run the ‘apt-get update’ command on a APT based system: “GPG error: http://some.site.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public … Continue reading

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Virgin vs BT vs Sky: Fibre Optic Broadband Comparison for UK 2013

I produced this schema in January 2013 for my own use as I am finally moving to a Fibre Optic covered area. VIRGIN L no phone line 30 Mb/s 12 months contract £49.95 initial fee £52.50 first 3 months tot (£17.5*3) £202.50 … Continue reading

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How-To Cancel My UK and European eFAX account and subscription

To cancel your UK eFAX account you will need to call the customer service via phone: The UK eFax Customer Service number is +44 (0)800 6899 336 You will need to provide: Your eFAX number in the form 442xxxxxxxx. The full … Continue reading

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iPhone Replacement Fees: Express Replacement Service

If your iPhone is or is NOT under warranty, Apple still provides the option to replace the device for specific fees, depending on the model. You will have to pay in any case an ERS Fee (Express Replacement Service fee, … Continue reading

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iPad Mini Vs. New iPad (iPad 3): brief comparison

At my advice the iPad Mini is a shrieked version of the New iPad (aka iPad 3), with a very few differences, some borrowed from the iPad 2. Mostly significant, and brand new:  THINNER borders design. mounts Micro-SIM uses the … Continue reading

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