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How to stream media to your PlayStation 3 November 23, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,tips and tricks,tools — Geeky Chick @ 16:22
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I have been away for a couple of weeks, but couldn’t wait to get back to play on my shiny new PlayStation 3.

The main reason I bought it was not for the games but to stream movies from my MacBook and Windows 7 PC to the TV. I had been using an old laptop with its screen removed for this, but it looked pretty ugly and didn’t play nice with the wifi in the house.

So, if you’re looking for a way to do this on your Mac try PS3 Media Server, which is also available for Windows. However, for Windows I prefer TVersity which does so much more than simply stream your own media, it also gives you the ability, for example, to stream podcasts.

Both are free (there’s a pro version of TVersity for ‘premium internet content’).

What do you use for streaming your media?

 

How to switch between documents in Word 2008 [Mac] November 11, 2009

Filed under: Office 2008,tips and tricks — Geeky Chick @ 12:16
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Quick tip.

Command + ` (tilde/accent key) allows you to switch between open documents in Microsoft Office Word 2008.

 

More GoogleWave invites…

Filed under: google — Geeky Chick @ 04:41
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If you would like a GoogleWave invite just let me know in the comments.

🙂

 

Google Wave invite, anyone? November 4, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,google,website — Geeky Chick @ 10:42
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google waveI have Google Wave invites, people. Need one?

To get yours, leave your details in the comments and I’ll pull 5 names out of  a hat…

EDIT: Since only 5 people wanted an invite, you all got one! Thanks for playing and see you in a Wave maybe…

 

Jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3GS with Blackra1n and Blacksn0w November 3, 2009

Filed under: Apps,free stuff,iPhone,Scary stuff,tools — Geeky Chick @ 22:24
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blacksn0wWell, I did it. I jailbroke my iPhone 3GS using blackra1n (RC3) and unlocked it with geohot’s blacksn0w.

Used the super clear and concise tutorial on www.iphoneincanada.ca.

Mostly seems to be working OK so far – especially Skype over 3G, using VoIPover3G, which is the main reason I took the plunge.

Plus the fact that I’ll be in the UK soon and can’t wait to see if the unlocking worked.

Only thing right now, is I don’t seem to be able to send text messages…come on, Rogers, give me a break, I’ve got unlimited texts/ MMS anyway. Jeez.

UPDATE: Text messages now working – took about 30 minutes for the Rogers network (Canada) to play nice. No more red exclamation points. Woo hoo.

Also, visual voicemail wasn’t working at first, but I called myself, left a voicemail and once it came through (about 10 minutes later) all my visual voicemail data was there.



 

DisplayFusion rocks your dual monitor set up November 2, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,software,tips and tricks,tools,Windows — Geeky Chick @ 16:56
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DisplayFusionIf you have dual monitors, there’s probably a couple of things you wish you could do. Like set one picture as your background to span both monitors. Or drag a window to the other screen without minimising it first.

DisplayFusion lets you do this and more. My favourite feature is that it lets you add a button to your taskbar to automatically maximise the current window and move it to the other monitor, with just one click. My productivity just shot up!

Maximize

There’s a free version that does all I need it to do, but for more functionality, like adding more buttons to the task bar, there’s also a pro version (currently CAD$ 25), which you can try for free for a month.

DisplayFusion

 

Know what the locals know: ResidentVisitor.com October 31, 2009

Filed under: free stuff,tools,website — Geeky Chick @ 12:37
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Resident visitorA free website, with a social focus, for planning your travels: residentvisitor.com

A place to share info about the places you love and find places that others recommend.

Check out Pemberton, BC, the homeland of the site’s creators…