Yearly Archives: 2012

Net10, Tracfone, or Straight Talk Customers try the third SIM chip.

Have an iPhone but can’t use your data because you’re using Net10, Tracfone, or Straight Talk? Try swapping the Net 10 SIM. When I bought my Net 10 SIM activation kit it came with 3 SIM chips: 1 micro SIM

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Free EPUB readers for Mac Desktops

My iPad has iBooks which allows me to read EPUB format ebooks and PDFs. However, your lovely Mac cannot alone does not come with an EPUB reader. There are a few paid options in the Mac App Store but luckily

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Net10 and other AT&T MVNO carriers should be pissed off at AT&T right now

Apple’s release of iOS 6.0 has likely caused Net10 (a.k.a. Straight Talk or Tracfone) and other AT&T MVNO mobile carriers a LOT of headaches this year. I think AT&T asked Apple to hide the APN settings menus purposely with the

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Weekend Project: Do-it-yourself home Time Capsule wireless backup

I have been using a USB external hard drive to hold my Time Machine backups. Unfortunately I rarely plug the USB drive into my laptop because I like the freedom of walking around with my Macbook Air.  Thus, it became

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Missing Cellular Data Settings on iOS 6

I recently bought a used iPhone 4 from my friend for use on the Net10 (a.k.a Tracfone or StraightTalk) network. Net10 piggybacks as a MVNO carrier on the AT&T or T-mobile networks. Ever since I got the phone, data and

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Working with Lexmark S300 printers on Ubuntu

It took a bit of time and digging but I have managed to get my wireless Lexmark S301 multi-function color printer to work on Ubuntu. I also configured my Ubuntu box with Samba network printing so that guests will be

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Net10 not working with iOS 6

(Original title: Getting Net10 to work with iOS6, but I never could get it to work!) Summary: I haven’t been able to get any of these methods to work for me but a lot of people on the web say

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the lazy man’s social blog

Twitter and Facebook auto-posting configured! Using Social network

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tweet tweet

testing the twitter plugin

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Home media sharing on Ubuntu with minidlna

sudo apt-get install mindidlna sudo vim /etc/minidlna.conf

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