Archive for May, 2010

LunchCast – iPad jailbreak, Chrome extensions

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Jailbreak iPad

  1. Spirit Jailbreak
  2. Backup to server SHSH blob
  3. Mouse on iPad – btstack mouse, btstack keyboard
  4. Cracked Apps


  1. Evernote clipboard

LunchCast – Web Browser Plugins

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Mozilla checks all browser plug ins.  Check yours here for the latest updates.

Remove shockwave – Bad plugin

Safari for Windows – Pop ups are abused. (Don’t use Safari for Windows) until updates are applied. Allows remote code execution from bad websites.

Webinized email could take you down if you are running Safari.

4.0.6 safari may resolve this.

Looking for an electronics kit to program?  Try

Like ping pong ?  Try robopong.

Todays Great Links part 2

Friday, May 14th, 2010
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Motorola Headset
Jabra Halo Panoramic Photos
Ebuddy OCZ Flash Drive
SteadyState 23″ LCD Acer Ebay for Dummies
Google reader Acer PC Droid Apps
AVCHD Video Joiner Black Friday Ads
Data Recovery Tool ZHU ZHU Hamster APPS for UBUNTU
Undelete Files Wiebetech
XXClone Droid Open DNS
Disk 2 Virtual HD disk2vhd
Disk Partition sizer gparted
Disk Imaging Tool Cheap steady cam Lucy Phone
Microsoft’s Free Antivirus Suction clip
Pandasecurity DataJack
DropBox Alice lecture
Skydrive Firewall security
Tonido Share DL
Hauppauge Gamefly
Woopra blockbuster
Lock note Download
Run Pee
GRC DNS Benchmark Dial Todo
Password Tracker OWLE – Think Geek Review Google’s 411
Lastpass Gigaset one fotoquote
Last password MonoPrice
Slysoft Virtual Desktop
Skitch Paul Thuratt
Remote Desktop Organizer Site
Windows 7 Concurrent Windows
Auto login to windows 7 Nirsoft downtester
Notepad++ Teamviewer
Scrib-d Jailbreak the iPad

LunchCast – Underwater Cameras – GoPro Hero and Sanyo Xacti

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Looking for an underwater camera?  I found two great cameras that may do the job.

Last minute, I found another Camera.  The Panasonic Lumix TS1 $229 (not reviewed here)


GoPro Hero $299

The GoPro Hero is an HD (1080p) waterproof video/camera that can go underwater up to 180 feet deep.

The camera can also shoot automatic 5MP photos at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals during your drive or ride, hands free. Press the shutter button once and record up to 2.5 hours of poster-print quality photos.

Waterproof to 180’ / 60m and protected from rocks and other hazards thanks to its removable polycarbonate housing. Replacement housings and lens kits are available, making repairs or refurbishing your HD HERO camera affordable and convenient. It’s a GoPro…go for it.™

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 is an HD (720p)  waterproof video/camera that can go underwater up to 5 feet deep.

Xacti VPC-CA9

Xacti VPC-CA9 $299

The VPC-CA9 was awarded IPX8 certification (which requires the device to operate when fully submersed in water) based on JIS C 0920 waterproofing guidelines. Being waterproof down to 1.5 m (5 feet), the CA9 gives you the freedom to shoot the action in any weather and in any season, whether it’s a winter sport*2, a marine sport, or just a rainy day. Furthermore, it employs the advanced compression technology of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, a video format that’s easy to handle on your PC and handy for web applications. The CA9 records high-definition 720p video in a waterproof body.

GoPro Sanyo
$299 msrp $299 msrp
5mp Still

9mp Still

1080p, 960p, and 720p in 30 and 60 fps (720p) 720p Video
Wide Angle Lens Standard Lens
LCD menu – No video display Lcd Display
No Zoom 5x Zoom Shooting: 12x max., Playback 62.5x max. (12M mode, depending on the resolution)
Underwater up to 180′ Underwater up to 5′
Sport mounts no mounts
2 1/2 hour battery – usb charger Lithium-ion battery x 1 (DB-L20 included: 720mAh)
no stabilizer Photos: Digital Image Stabilizer (electronic), Videos: Digital Image Stabilizer (electronic)
We’ve invested more in the HD HERO camera’s sound system than most companies spend on their entire camera development. You’ll only be hearing the sounds of your sport, not the howl of the wind. How? Obsessive audio engineering and an understanding that good sound is as important as good video. Microphone: Built-in stereo, Speaker: Built-in monaural (L+Rch mixed output)
Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as Windows- & Mac-compatible MPEG4 (.mp4) file Photos: JPEG (DCF*1, DPOF*2, Exif Ver2.2*3)
Videos: ISO standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4)
Audio: 48kHZ sampling, 16bit, 2ch, AAC
Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec) Approx. 16 lux (Auto mode, 1/30 sec.)
Approx. 4 lux (High-sensitivity/ Lamp mode, 1/15 sec.)

LunchCast – GoProHDCamera

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

I just recieved my Go Pro HD Camera and decided to take it for a test drive.  Overall, I find this camera is going to be great for underwater footage and sporting events.


  • Underwater housing, up to 180 feet.
  • Lightweight
  • 5MP still shots
  • Full HD 1080p video
  • Up to 16gb SD memory support.
  • 2 1/2 hour lithium replaceable battery
  • Almost indistructable, designed to handle excessive g-force
  • Several mounting kits included
  • Great for mounting on  a helmet or windshield, surf board, boat etc.


  • Doesn’t have any zoom features, just field of view changes
  • Fish eye wide angle lens only.
  • Mounting requires underwater housing
  • No LCD preview
  • No Memory card included

Check out the video here

Some photo’s taken:

[album: Pro/]

LunchCast – Professional Audio Recording on your iPad

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Use your iPad with the Yeti Microphone.   Amazon for $107.35 . Record professional quality audio directly to your iPad.

Yeti official home page

Read all it about it here

Clam Case – Turn your iPad into a laptop

iPod Connection kit $27

iPad Connection Kit – Apple Store $29.00

LunchCast – TomTom Darth Vader Voice

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Have a TomTom ?  You will want to get the directions from Darth Vader.  Check out the 3 samples

  1. Depart
  2. Turn around when possible
  3. Left turn ahead

Voices will be coming for the Droid in June.

LunchCast – HTML5 – Video Playback – Android Tablet with Flash

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Links are courtesy of John Harris

  1. Youtube – Use Google chrome to view this.  It will allow you to turn on HTML5
  2. Youtube moving to HTML5 – Big step
  3. Watch a video in HTML 5 – 1080p, 720p, and 480p.  Also gives slow motion control. Hidden in play button. You will notice that you are using html5 when the video loads, it will show the word HTML5.
  4. Programming in HTML5 – Google youtube video
  5. Google to open-source VP8 for HTML5
  6. Flexible OLED Screens
  7. Android tablet with Flash

LunchCast – Steve Jobs – No Flash, use HTML5, Games

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Here is Steve Job’s letter why no flash is supported.

Read between the lines, he wants to support HTML5.

  1. Here are some apps in HTML5 – Akihabara
  2. PC games on your iPad – Appleblog
  3. Free Games India
  4. Html5 Games
  5. Appstorm
  6. Canvas Demos

LunchCast – Power off your display with the keyboard shortcut.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010


So here I am with my new Dell Precision M4400 Laptop.  I go to lunch and come back and my screen is on solid white.  I contacted dell via chat and they had me do a diagnostic.  Power down, and when power on, hold the D key.  This did a Red, Green, Blue, White, Black, White screen.  After that, I powered back up and launched Windows 7 64 bit os.  I set the power settings to turn off the display to 1 min.  I then let the computer sit, and after 1 minute, it went to black the way it should.  Great, it works again.  However, the next morning I come in and the laptop display is on solid white again.  I contacted Dell Support and the tech had me re-seat the LCD cable.  I thought this was going to be a nightmare.  He told me to remove the batter and all cables.  Then remove the 1 screw on the bottom of the laptop.  The cover was easily removed.  I then located the blue cable and pulled straight up.  To my surprise, it was easily removed.  I then pushed it back down and sealed up the laptop.  So far, all is great.  I asked the tech if there was a button that I could press to turn off the display.  He said no.  I then did a search and found this little gem. It is a simple exe program that you download and run.  You can create a shortcut that will run the program and you can also create a hotkey.  I chose CTRL ALT M, as suggested in the directions.

Here is a copy of the directions that I found:

There may be occasions where you use the laptop for listening to music, downloading files or programs etc. These are examples of usages where you really don’t want the laptop monitor to be turned on. Use m_off to turn off the laptop/notebook display and save energy (power).

How to Turn off laptop Monitor in windows vista/XP ?

  • Free download m_off on to any desired location and unzip the contents
  • Create a shortcut to m_off.exe by right clicking on it and selecting “Create shortcut”
  • Right click the shortcut and assign a hotkey. You can assign any key combination as a hotkey. Here I had chosen Ctrl+Alt+M

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That is all folks!!! Now whenever you want to turn off laptop display, simply press the hotkey (Ctrl+Alt+M) and the laptop display is switched off automatically. If you want to turn ON your monitor, just use your touchpad or press any key on your laptop.

Now isn’t that an easy way to turn off your laptop display and save power?

Thanks to Manu Mohan (developer) for this energy saving software…

Here is another app that turns off the screen when you lock your computer.

Monitor ES is an innovative open source utility which helps you save considerable power which is used by the display or monitor, especially the CRT monitors which consume much more power.

Monitor ES is a light weight free tool to Automatically turn off the display every time you lock your Computer. This tool is available for both WindowsLinux. This us very light weight tool and works with all version of Windows Including Windows 7.

It will not only turn off the display to save power, but also it will pause any playing Video or Music or any media. It also sets your IM status to “AWAY” while the computer is locked.

Monitor Energy Saver review 1

The features of this small but useful utility include :

  • Automatically turnoff monitor
  • Automatically pause running media programs
  • Automatically IM away status message
  • Mute master sound (XP)
  • Turn on monitor for remote machines
  • Keyboard PAUSE key to pause/play running media programs(Gives single key control)
  • Custom away messages for IM
  • Support 16+ Media Players
  • Customizable options
  • Listen to your pause status
  • Very small executable file (44 KB)
  • No Installation Required / Portable Software

Monitor Energy Saver review

I find this utility a real tiny and useful one which makes a lot of difference to our planet by saving Power. We all need to go green with energy saving and reducing carbon emissions.

Visit Monitor ES Homepage | Download Monitor ES for Windows | Download Monitor ES for Ubuntu / Linux

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