Two Finger TAP Right-Click on Synaptic Touchpad

When I recently picked up my Yoga 2 Pro, I realized that everything was running smoothly and quietly until I had to right click and a loud audible clicking sound jarred me from my tranquil browsing experience. Without putting thought into how petty this issue may be, I started to seek out the option for right-click two finger tap in the Synaptics settings panel. Unfortunately it was not there, but with some digging, I found it deep in the registry…

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Adobe App Scaling on High DPI Displays (FIX)

I recently purchased a new Yoga 2 Pro with a gorgeous 3200 x 1800 display. My main purposes for this device was to do some heavy lifting on the the road with many of my professional applications. I was quickly discouraged when I first fired up Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator to find that I needed a magnifying glass to see simple menu options.

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There is the simple solution of downing the resolution to 1600 x 900 and changing the scaling to 100%, but you cut your gorgeous display down to a quarter of its previous glory…and that’s not the point.

SO! Rather than change a bunch of setting every time I needed to use a few apps by Adobe, I started to seek out a better solution without much luck.

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Install Windows 8 or Windows 7 From A USB Drive

This is a tutorial on how to easily build a bootable USB with your copy of Windows 8 or Windows 7.

What you will need

  • A copy of  Windows. An ISO file of it. If you have the disk, you will have to make an ISO copy of it.
  • A Thumb drive / USB drive of 4gb or more. You should be able to easily find these for under $10
  • “Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool” This is a free app supplied found here LINK 1 and here Link 2

Preparation

  • Make sure you have your ISO file ready.
  • Your USB drive is plugged in and in a format that your computer can read.
  • You have installed the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool

Let’s Get Started

Step 1:  Launch your instillation of “Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool”. You will be greeted by the image below asking you to locate your ISO file of Windows 8 or Windows 7. Click “Browse” and navigate to your file. Once it is selected, click “Next”.


Android 101 : The Basics – What you should know

So you just got your sweet new Android phone and you are a little overwhelmed. If you are coming from Apple or Blackberry, there is a large learning curve. I hope that in this article I can brake down some of the basic things you should know about your powerful phone.

I will be doing this whole article on a new Galaxy S 2 (II) running the Samsung TouchWiz launcher (interface). Some things may look different to your phone, but the basics are there. Please comment with any questions you have.

Buttons

The following button will be found on all Android phones along with a Lock and Volume buttons. Your phone might have some extra buttons or have them in a different order but, these will be your main keys.

Back – Will always take you back one step as well as close any on screen keyboard.

Menu – Will bring up secondary options for your open page.

Home – Will always take you back to your launchers home screen.

Long Press Home - Will bring up your multitasking menu.

Search – This will bring up your Google search function. It will also bring up in app search fields.

Long Press Search – You can configure this to launch certain apps such as Voice Search.

Must Have Cydia Tweaks for iOS 5 – January 2012

You just Jailbroke your iPhone/iPad running iOS 5 and you open Cydia to find thousands of apps staring you in the face. What do you install? What will work with your phone? Well, I hope I can shed some light on this for you.

I have a minimalist approach to Cydia because you can create some issues by doing too much. The following collection of apps I have tested myself and have not had any conflicts. Most of these apps are to help you with day to day tasks and overall improve your iOS experience. 

Install PLEX on Apple TV 4.4.4 – Windows Guide

This is a quick tutorial on how to install Plex 0.9.0 Beta on your  Jailbreaken Apple TV with firmware 4.4.4. This entire tutorial was done using Windows 7.

What you will need to do this:

  • Jailbroken Apple TV 2 (4.4.4 will be used in this tutorial) How To
  • Putty SSH Client (Or equivalent) Download

Step 1: Turn your Apple TV on and navigate to Settings > General > Network. Write down the numbers next to the “IP Address” field. For this demo I am going to use “192.168.0.114″

Jailbreak Apple TV 4.4.4 Untethered – Windows Guide

This is a simple guide on how to Jailbreak your Apple TV with firmware 4.4.4 using Seas0nPass. This entire tutorial was done using Windows 7. This is also an Untethered Jailbreak.

What you will need: 

  • Apple TV Second Gen (The small black one)
  • Micro-USB Cable (To connect to your computer)
  • Computer (Mac or PC)
  • Latest Version of iTunes (Download)
  • Latest version of Seas0nPass (Download)

Before you start… Make sure your Apple TV is up to date with software version 4.4.4 and you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.

New EPIC Engineering Website

200-homeIt has been a long time coming and I have finally had a chance to finish and upload the new EPIC engineering website athttp://www.EPICSuspension.com

The site is not 100% done and will never be. I will continue to tweak and update the site weekly.

Earlier this week I had (what I hope is) the final iteration of the EPIC 2008+ STi springs fitted.  Pending a few more road and drive ability tests we should be going into production with them shortly.  This will be followed by more heavy website updates.

Click here to check it out!

let me know your thoughts.

Hue tint when using Windows Photo Viewer – FIX

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I have had this problem with two computers running both Windows Vista and Windows 7.

All seem to be when I am using my Samsung monitors through DVI port.

The reason is because Photo Viewer uses a color profile that is not properly calibrated. The easy fix is to switch the color profile to the standard IE color Profile…

Your body after Chemo – 5 months after my last treatment

Dan Antonielli - After ChemoAbout a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer.  I went through my surgery and began Chemotherapy shortly after I recovered. I was in Chemo for a little over 3 months about 7 days a week 8 hours a day.

Questions I frequently get asked by friends and other patients is what it does to your body and will you recover 100%. ( Be the same afterwards )

I can not speak on behalf of all Chemo patients… But, I HAVE recovered 100% and with some hard work got myself to the best shape I have ever been in my life.

Dealing with Cancer is a very much a layered cake. All I am going to go into detail about here are the effects Chemo has on your body and how long it took for me to get back to normal. I will write more on other aspects of the whole experience in other posts.

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