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How to Configure Your Freedom Proxy to Open Blocked Sites

I believe freedom to access any Website is a right that every adult person owns. Though despite all the freedom, in colleges, offices and many places many sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter other social networking site and entertainment sites are blocked.

Obviously, there are ways like Proxy sites but they are not very effective. Most of the firewalls, block such proxy sites and your dream of accessing blocked sites get shattered.

I would suggest instead of searching for working proxy sites, you should try proxy software’s. Some time back, I already talked about Ultrasurf and how to configure Ultra Surf.

Now in this tutorial, I’m talking about another proxy software call Your-freedom. Like Ultrasurf, Jap, it is also popular desktop proxy software. Though it’s not light weight like Ultrasurf and not a plug and play software.

Your-freedom  requires a couple of steps before this software start giving you access to all open blocked Sites. Though one thing which I liked about Your-freedom is, it works in the worse case scenario. In my college, other proxy software gets blocked later on but Your-freedom was the only proxy software which worked.

Anyways, now let’s get the real thing started and follow the guide to your ultimate destination to freedom from Internet censorship.

How to Configure Your-Freedom

Download Your-freedom from the official site. <Link> and install it. You can download the offline installer (12MB approx) or online installer. My preference would be offline installer as it will save bandwidth.

Once you installed Your-freedom click on Start your-Freedom. On the very first screen, you need to select the language.

Your-Freedom

Next screen would be a welcome wizard. Click on next to start with the configuration of Your-Freedom proxy software. If your internet requires you to use proxy settings to connect to the Internet, you can add proxy settings here. In my case, I’m leaving it blank as I’m directly connected to the Internet.

proxy-settings-Your-Freedom

If you not sure that you need proxy settings or not, click on Try to autodetect. This will find proxy settings from your browser.

Tweak your settings:

Next option is tweaking your settings. You can select your Internet provider based on your country and if your ISP is not on the list, click on None and click Next.

Tweak-Internet-settings Select Protocols to use:

Your-freedom-protocol If you are planning to use this software extensively, you can select protocols to be used. Though default options are good to start with. Here are the default protocols which are selected. Verify if your settings are same as mine and click on next.

Your freedom servers:

On the next screen, it will start searching for Your-freedom servers, and your screen will look like this.

search-Your-freedom-servers

Your-freedom-Servers

Here you will find all the Your-freedom servers, and according to preference, you can select the best server from your location. Select the best server (Ex: ems22.your-freedom.de with Pref 10.0 in above screenshot) and click on next.

Login access for Your-Freedom:

Your-freedom-account

Unlike other proxy servers, Your-freedom requires you to create an account to login to your server. Go to their homepage and sign up for a free account. Enter your-freedom login credential on the setting page, and you will see a screen like this:

Proxy-Your-freedom Proxy settings for Your-Freedom:

Notice the proxy settings for Your freedom. You can connect using Socks 4/5 or normal Web proxy to connect to Your freedom servers.

In your browser change your proxy settings to  127.0.0.1: 8080. I used Socks 4/5 to configure my torrent client to connect to Your-freedom server. Socks4/5 setting would be: 127.0.0.1:1080.

Click on save exit and on the main screen of your freedom, click on start connection. If you have done everything as mentioned above, you will see a screen like this:

How to Configure Your Freedom

That’s it, and now you are all ready to access the unblocked internet using this useful free software.

Do let us know which proxy software are you using to open blocked sites at your end? If you have a problem connecting to Your-freedom server or have any question regarding configuration, do let us know via comments.

Top Cydia Repos That You Should Use

Top Cydia ReposLot of people don’t know what to do once they’ve Jailbroken their iOS device, they don’t know where to find all the cool stuff. Of course it’s all available in Cydia’s Sections tab, but that’s just too much to search from. In such cases, it is necessary to add certain repositories, repo as we know it, to Cydia wherein you can get all the benefits of having a Jailbroken iOS device.

Now, the difficult part is that there are many repos to chose from, and you can go on adding them and almost all of them have similar content. Here I’ll be writing about the top cydia repos that you can add to get the most out of your Jailbroken iOS device and enjoy all those free and premiumr apps. Also I’ll be telling you how to add repos to Cydia later on in the post.

Top 5 Cydia Repos and Sources

Cydia usually comes with ModMyi, Telesphoreo Tangelo and the BigBoss Repos, so I’m not going to count those. These Cydia repos are updated for iOS 6.1.1, and after Evasi0n jailbreak, you can add them manually.

iPhoneCake Repo

If you’re a game freak, and want access to many gaming titles then this is the repo for you. It has games such as Need for Speed, Asphalt, FIFA and much more.

You can add iPhoneCake repo to Cydia from Manage>Sources>Edit>Add:

http://cydia.iphonecake.com

Sinful iPhone Repo

Another repo that contains a lot of themes and apps to customize your jailbroken iOS device. The collection is not as large as that of BigBoss Repo, but it has some good apps and themes that will make your iOS device even better.

To add Sinful iPhone Repo go to Cydia>Manage>Sources>Edit>Add:

http://sinfuliphonerepo.com

iSpazio Repo

The iSpazio repository is mainly an italian one, but it has many international apps, themes, wallpapers and games as well. It’s good to have this on your list of top 5 repos and enjoy awesome customization of your iOS device.

To add iSpazio Repo to Cydia go to Manage>Sources>Edit>Add:

http://ispaziorepository.com

iModZone Repo

Last, but not the least, the iModZone repo, for all your crazy theming and wallpaper needs. Browse through the repo once it’s installed to see what I mean by crazy themes and wallpapers.

To add iModZone Repo to Cydia go to Manage>Sources>Edit>Add:

http://cydia.imodzone.net

That’s the Top 5 repos that I would suggest you to add in Cydia. Now if you don’t know how to add a repo in Cydia, then follow these steps.

How to add repo to Cydia:

  • Enter Cydia, and then go over to the Manage tab.

Cydia Repos

  • Now select Sources and tap on Edit>Add(on the top left corner).

Cydia Sources

  • A dialogue box will appear where you’ll have to enter the required repo address. Enter one of the address from the above list and it’ll be automatically added to your Sources.

Cydia Adding Sources/repos

  • Now to browse through the repos, enter Source and then browse, install, preview as many apps, themes, ringtones, wallpapers as you want.

Enjoy and do let us know which is your favorite repo for apps, themes etc.

How-to Setup iTunes WiFi Sync in iOS 5

Apple unleashed it’s greatest and best mobile operating system, iOS 5, at the WWDC 2011 earlier this year. It was again talked about at the ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event and the iOS 5 GM was let loose to developers. Finally, after much wait, Apple released the final version of iOS 5 to the public on October 12. If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 5 yet, then you should. It’s compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3/4G and iPad 1/2.

iOS 5 brings about 200 new features, while most of them are not that prominent enough, the new Notifications, iCloud, iMessages, Camera features and WiFi sync are very noticeable. iTunes WiFi sync is pretty cool, since this completely eradicates the need of a cable to connect your iOS Device to the PC or Mac. Using this feature, you can sync everything from your computer to your iOS device wirelessly. Before you setup iTunes WiFi sync, make sure both, your iOS device and the computer are on the same WiFi network.

Setup iTunes WiFi Sync

  • Open iTunes on your Mac or PC and then connect your iOS device.
  • Select your device and click on the Summary Tab. Scroll down and you should see an option ‘Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi’. Check the option and click on Apply.

iTunes WiFi Sync

  • Now, on your iOS device, under Settings>General>iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, you’ll see the option to Sync your device.

  • Select Sync Now and see the magic happen.

This is very useful if you’re one of those people who don’t like wires and even if you’re a normal person, this can really make syncing easier for you. Once this is enabled, and both your iOS device and the computer are on the same network, you should see your device listed in iTunes even when not connected.

Drag and drop any content from iTunes to your listed device to wirelessly sync. It’s that simple and yes it works. Don’t blame iTunes if the syncing is slow, it’s most likely your WiFi connection that’s responsible.

Do let me know if you faced any problem setting up iOS wi-fi sync? If you find this tutorial, informative, don’t forget to share it on Google plus and Facebook.

How-to Install WhatsApp on iPod Touch

WhatsApp on iPod Touch

WhatsApp is one of most commonly used cross-platform instant messenger apps. It’s available on almost all platforms and even Windows Phone 7 will be getting it soon. However, one some platforms, it’s not free and it just won’t work if you don’t have a phone. WhatsApp isn’t made for devices that don’t function as a phone. It specifically requires a phone number to be activated.

WE live in a world full of stubborn people who believe in not believing what I just said. And it’s thanks to those people that we have things like jailbreak, rooting, hacking, Custom ROMs, unlocks and much much more. It’s also thanks to them that we were able to install and use WhatsApp on an iPad. Now, we have a tutorial on how to do the same with the Apple iPod Touch.

The iPod Touch, since iPod Touch doesn’t have a SIM, is not compatible with WhatsApp. But, if you follow this tutorial, then you can force the WhatsApp messenger to run on your iPod Touch 4G too. You can try it out on your older iPod Touch and let us know if it works on them.

Guide to Install WhatsApp on iPod Touch:

  • Install WhatsApp on your iPod Touch. If you couldn’t find it on the App Store, then you can download it manually or use Installous to get it. You’ll need a jailbroken iPod Touch of course.
  •  If the first step doesn’t work for you, then download iPhone Configuration Utility and also download WhatsApp from iTunes.
  • Open iPhone Configuration utility and select your iPod Touch from the left-hand side. Now head over to Applications and click on Add IPA.
  • Select the downloaded WhatsApp ipa, which should be in the iTunes Media> Mobile Applications folder on your computer.
  • After selection click on install and it should be installed on your iPod Touch.
  • Now go to Cydia and search for WhatsPad. Install and reboot your device.
That’s all you need to do. Open WhatsApp and give a valid mobile number so that it can send the 3-digit verification code and you’re good to go. You’ll need a Wi-Fi connection always, since iPod Touch doesn’t have any other means to connect to the internet.
Enjoy WhatsApp on iPod Touch.

Air Playit : Stream Multi-Media Content from Computer to iOS Device

Air Playit is going to change the way you transfer video and music from your computer to iPhone/ iPad, just say goodbye to the days when you have to sync the media from iTunes. As long as long as your iPhone or iPad is connected with WiFi, 3G/4G network, just play your desired videos and music on your iOS device directly, irrespective of the file format.

Here I would like to introduce this innovative video and audio streaming software to you. Air Playit is composed of a server and a client application, and the connection between them is the wireless network (WiFi, 3G or 4G). The server is mainly for sharing the videos and music folder, and the client application is used mainly for staying connected with the server to get the media streaming from it.

Air Playit

Setting up Air Playit server onto the desktop is simple and quick. Run it and click “Shared Folder”, you can not only add video/music folder from hard disk but also import the iTunes playlist for streaming. Other functions could also be found here, for instance, click “Permission” tab and users can set permission level (Admin, Kid and Public) to the shared file. Under the “Information” tab, the IP address of your server computer is shown. The “Web” tab allows users to access the shared media using any web browser with the URL shown on the server.With Air Playit installed, you can transfer your videos and music wirelessly with little time and effort.

Key features of Air Playit:

Live conversion

Built in 320 different video/audio codecs, Air Playit offers real-time conversion for the HD and SD videos when streaming, so that you can play any video and music on your device instantly.

The supported video formats include the HD videos MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, TP, MPEG-TS, AVC and MOD etc and regular videos such as MPEG1/2, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, RM/RMBV, FLV, MP4, H.264, M4V, WTV, WebM.

Air downloader

Air Playit also works as remote video converter software for you to add/manage video conversion tasks on your iOS device, which enables you to download the audio video files to your device wirelessly over WiFi, 3G/4G network and play them offline at any time.

HTTP server

Air Playit enables users to access the videos and audios stored on a PC or Mac using any web browser.

Besides the above features, Air Playit has even more to offer. For instance, it enables users to add remote server by specifying IP address and supports multi-audio tracks video for you to choose any language in the video file. It can also remotely power off your computer after finishing watching. Compared with other video/audio streaming software, Air Playit has an innovative feature- TV out that empowers you to stream video & music to TV via iPhone iPad etc. It is a good idea to use Air Playit and start a new way to transfer your videos and music and play them on your beloved iOS device.

How to use Air Playit to transfer media from computer to your iOS device.

Download Air Playit server (both Mac and Windows versions are available) and install it onto the computer, and then install the client app for iPad or client app for iPhone on your iOS device.

Run Air Playit server, click “Shared folders” and add the video or music folder that you need to stream to your iPad or iPhone.

Air-playit-Server

 

On your iPad or iPhone, run the client app and add your server and tap it. The client app will detect and connect to the server automatically by Bonjour service. If sometimes it can’t find the Bonjour connection information, you need to manually input the server address which is shown on the server or close the firewall for a try. Here I would like to take iPhone for example.

Browse the shard folders under the server, then tap your desired folder, select any file that you need and click “Play”, just play the music and video on the go without waiting for the conversion.


Using this software will certainly take care of pain of transferring multi-media files from your desktop to your iOS device. Do let us know your review of Air playit or any other streaming software if you are using?

5 Tips to Get your Blog on Techmeme

Techmeme is undoubtedly the best Technology News aggregator in the world. Gabe Rivera, the founder of Techmeme has really made it simpler and easier for the people to get all the hot Technology News of the day at one place. It’s an incredible way to stay up on the present buzz occurring in the tech blogosphere.

“Where do tech journalists go to read tech journalism? Techmeme doesn’t offer any original content, but it offers a well curated aggregation of some of the best industry coverage the Web has to offer,” according to PC Magazine, which included it in one of the top 100 Websites of 2010.

If you are running a Tech News Blog, then you would love to get your Blog on Techmeme for number of reasons including targeted Traffic, Promotion and quality Backlinks from high authority sites.

Inclusion of news stories depends on many factors. Previously, stories were included by Techmeme bots so it was more an automated process but now a few human editors have been added who also review news stories before addition to Techmeme.

It’s not easy to get your blog featured on Techmeme but if you will follow below tips then chances are higher that your blog will be included.

5 Tips to get popular on TechMeme

1. Become a news breaker. Write breaking news related to Tech giants such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter.

2. If you blogged about some unique piece on your blog E.g “Mark Zuckerberg’s Beijing Adventure”, you can tip Techmeme about the story and your story would have good chances to get indexed on the site.

3. If you are re-blogging some news story, then most probably your news wouldn’t be included, but if you are providing some unique context that is missing from the current Techmeme Discussion then it can get featured.

4. If your blog is already indexed by Techmeme then your blog can become the part of the Techmeme Discussion section by just blogging about the current news. This is not always the case but the chances are pretty high.

5. In order to inform Techmeme about your breaking news or some exclusive piece on Tech, you can tip them using Twitter or through Email to Editorial team at [email protected]. Tipping them through Twitter is more preferable. Include “Tip @Techmeme”  in your tweet along with the Title and the URL of the news story you’d like to appear.

Techmeme

If you would like to include any other useful tip in above mentioned tips feel free to tell us in comments.

This is a Guest Post by Asad Mubeen who writes at TechGlint . If you would like to write for CallingAllGeeks, Check our Adsense revenue sharing program.

How to Tag People in Facebook Status and Comments

This is for Facebook beginners only, if you’re not one, you should tell your beginner friends about this so that you can enlighten them about the Facebook tagging feature. Facebook was launched a long time ago, in 2004, and is now the number one social networking website in the world, valuated at over $75 billion.

After creating a Facebook account, and adding friends and exploring a little, you’ll soon want to learn how to share photos, links and videos with friends and family. There’s a feature called tagging, that can be used to make sharing easier. Tagging allows you to add people to your Status updates, Videos, Photos, Links and Comments. In this how-to, we’ll be learning the art of tagging your friends/family/page on your status or comments. The benefit of tagging your friends on Facebook is that they’ll get a notification for the same and this way they won’t miss out anything important.

There are two ways that can be used to tag people. Earlier, you only had one way of doing it, but recently Facebook also added an easier way of going about tagging people. Also, some months back, the feature was only available in Statuses and Photos and Videos, now you can even tag people on comments. Let’s begin then.

Tag People in Facebook Status Using @

Whenever you want to tag a friend on your Status update, all you have to do is use the ‘@’ symbol before you start typing your friends name. Facebook will automatically provide you all the suggestions for names beginning with the first letter that you type.

Tag People in Facebook Status

As you can see in the picture above, use the symbol right before the name, the first letter doesn’t have to be in capitals. You can use the same method to tag people on comments.

comment tagging

There is however a limit to the number of people you can tag in your status or in a comment. So if you’re planning to tag a lot of people, you can add them in new comments.

Tag People By Typing the First Letter of their name in Capitals

This is another way of tagging your friends in your status or comments. It’s simpler than the first one, you don’t have to use the @ symbol. To tag, just start typing your friends name with a capital letter.

Facebook Caps Tagging

As you can see, starting their names in capital automatically suggests you the friend you want to tag. However, you may have to type more than the first 2-3 letters to get the exact friend you’re looking for, unlike the first method.

You can also use only their friends name, if that’s how you like it. When tagging a friend, it usually shows the full name. Just remove the last name and you should still have the first name of your friend tagged to his profile. This works with both the above methods.

facebook tagging

If you have any trouble understanding anything written above, you can always watch the little tutorial that we cooked up just for you, after the break.

I hope you’ve learnt how-to tag people on Facebook comments and statuses now. So keep sharing with your friends and have a good time. If you have any queries, you can use the comment box.

DesktopNova : Automatically Change Wallpapers in Ubuntu 11.04

I’ve been using the Ubuntu 11.04 for quite some time now. Compared to the previous versions, various changes have been made in Ubuntu like the Unity interface became the default UI for Gnome, Banshee replaced RhythmBox as the default media player, OpenOffice.org was replaced with LibreOffice, etc. This enabled me to easily switch from Windows to Ubuntu. I could easily find replacements for most of the applications I used in Windows. But, one Windows feature I still miss is automatically changing wallpapers.

DesktopNova

Automatically changing wallpapers or slideshow wallpapers gives your desktop a completely new level of personalization. Well, after Googling for a while I found that by using an application called DesktopNova you can easily create changing wallpapers in Ubuntu. DesktopNova is a simple application for Ubuntu that automatically changes your desktop wallpaper after a preset period of time. This application works only on Gnome and Xfce desktops. In this post, I will show you how to install and use DesktopNova in Ubuntu 11.04.

Installing DesktopNova

To install DestopNova, click on Applications in your Unity launcher menu and search for Terminal. If you are using the classic Gnome interface, you can open up the terminal by going to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.

Ubuntu Terminal

In the Terminal window, type the following command to download and install DesktopNova.

sudo apt-get install desktopnova desktopnova-tray desktopnova-module-gnome

Install DesktopNova

Once the installation is done, you will have to configure the application so that it can work with your desktop.

Configuring DesktopNova

To open the DesktopNova configuration tool, click on Applications in your Unity launcher menu and search for DesktopNova. Classic Gnome users can just go to Applications -> Accessories -> DesktopNova.

DesktopNova

First, you will have to add the images that you want to use in rotation. To add images one-by-one simply click on the Add button. To add directories, click on Add Folder button and select the directory that contains the wallpapers.

DesktopNova Configuration

Once you have added the images you need, go to the Settings tab. Under Settings, tick the checkbox next to Change wallpaper in intervals and enter how frequently you would like DesktopNova to change the wallpaper. Also tick the checkbox next to Change wallpaper every launch and Launch daemon every session(Autorun) so that DesktopNova automatically starts every time you start your system or even change your session.

DesktopNova Settings

Now, to activate DesktopNova on your desktop, click on Modules, select Gnome 0.2 and hit the OK button.

DektopNova Module

Next, go to the Tray-Icon tab and tick the checkbox next to Launch tray-icon every session(Autorun). This makes sure that the DesktopNova tray icon launches automatically when you log in. The tray icon enables you to manually change wallpapers as and when required. Finally, hit the Save Settings button at the bottom. This completes the configuration of DesktopNova.

To start DesktopNova, go to the Settings tab and hit the Start Daemon button.

Start Daemon

This starts the daemon that works in the background and automatically changes your wallpaper. To start the tray icon, just log out and log back into your account. You can manually change your background by right-clicking on the tray icon.

Screenshots

So, what are your views about DesktopNova? Know any other similar application for Ubuntu? Tell us about it via the comments section.

Android Notifier : Get Android Notifications on Desktop

Suppose you’re away from your phone, playing a game or working in front of your PC and you get an important call or a text from your close ones, you wouldn’t want to miss it right? During circumstances like this, wouldn’t it be useful if you received the notifications on your desktop, let it be a call or a text. If you’re an Android user, we’ve got a free app for you that will do all the exchanging of notifications between your phone and the desktop PC for you. It’s called Android Notifier or Remote Notifier, both are the same.

Android Notifier

Use Android Notifier for Getting Notification on Windows Desktop:

Android Notifier is a free app that helps you receive your SMS, Call and Battery notifications on your desktop PC over WiFi or Bluetooth. You install the app on your mobile device, then you download a corresponding app for your Mac, Windows or Linux PC. There is a little bit of setting up to do, but that does not involve any head explosions. All you have to do is set up an active link between your Android phone and the PC over a WiFi connection or Bluetooth.

Once the desktop application is installed, you’ll need run it and give in certain details on what notifications to get and how. It’s pretty easy, like I said before. Remember, you should already have the Android notifier app installed on your mobile and it should be on the same WiFi network as your PC. Reboot your PC and the mobile device and check the option to Start the service at boot.

Now, you should be able to get all your SMS, Call and Battery notifications right on your Desktop in a popup window. If you have Growl installed on your Mac or Windows, then you can select Growl to display these notifications. The best thing about this app is that it’s available on Mac, Windows and Linux, is easy to setup and works like a charm. Only problem, it doesn’t tell you the contact name, just displays the number, so if you’re bad at remembering phone numbers, then this isn’t a very good idea for you.

You can download the Android app and Desktop app for Android Notifier from here. Try this out and see how it works for you.

How To Change MAC Address In Windows 7

There are times when people will want to do thing but remain anonymous. There are many software which will hide the identity of a computer in many ways but the only thing that still doesn’t change is the MAC address. If anyone gets a computer’s MAC address, it can easily be identified and traced. So to be completely anonymous, you’ll need to change your MAC address. There were some software which could change the MAC address in Windows XP temporarily but they didn’t work in Windows 7.

Use Win7 Mac Changer to change Windows 7 Mac address

Win7 MAC Address Changer is a very simple tool specifically made for changing MAC address in Windows 7. Its portable and is very simple to use. You can download Win7 MAC Address Changer from the below location, unzip the EXE file, right click it and then run it as administrator. It will issue the following warning:

Win7 MAC Address Changer

You should press the Continue button in order for the software to work correctly. In the next step you’ll need to select the network adapter whose MAC address you want to change and then press the Change button.

Change MAC Address In Windows 7

You can either write your own MAC address or click on the Random button which will generate a random MAC address for you.

Please note that the real MAC address is built in to the Network Interface Card firmware and can not be changed. All the software that change the MAC address are temporary. The MAC address will reset to original after Windows restart.

Download Win7 Mac Address Changer

Do let us know if you know any other ways to change mac address in Windows 7?