Grab pictures from Facebook with your name tagged in them – FacebookGrabber

FacebookGrabber

 

 

With everyone uploading pictures during nights out and other fun occasions. It can be a hassle to find them and download them one by one. Facebook grabber can help you out by downloading all the pictures which have your name tagged in them. It’s available for Mac and Windows users.

 

 

 

Instructions for using FacebookGrabber

  1. Start the program and press “Login”
  2. You need to identify yourself and generate a token. Follow the instructions to generate a token and insert it into FacebookGrabber. Press “I want to download”.
  3. Check the boxes to specify a filter for the pictures which you would like to “grab” and press “Begin Download”
  4. Choose a location where you would like to save the pictures.
  5. Wait
  6. Press “Thats it!” – Done burger

Download FacebookGrabber from Googlecode

 

 

Use Shrink Storage to clear some space on your Windows Phone 8 device

 

If you have a Windows phone which is eating up your storage space as Cookie Monster devours cookies, you should try out “Shrink Storage”

It is a simple app which is based on filling up/maxing out your “Other” designated memory and than releasing it. The amount of space cleared does depends on your configuration.

Instructions for use:

  1. Install Storage Shrink from the Windows Phone store
  2. Start Shrink Storage and press “Fill Phone Storage”. This might take several minutes.
  3. Reboot your phone
  4. Start Shrink Storage again
  5. Press “Clean Phone Storage”

 

 

 

Storage Shrink @ Windows Store

Save space on your Windows device by disabling the Skydrive auto-upload function

I have noticed on my HTC 8S that when the phone stops responding and it reboots or I will give it a reboot, I will have extra copies of pictures on my phone depending on the amount of reboots the phone has had. This resulted into a lot of excessive use of extra storage space. The only program I could think of  which would do something like this would be the backup function so I disabled this.

Also someone of the team behind Windows Phone has announced to disable the Auto-upload function

You can disable this by doing the following:

  1. Open you app list
  2. Go to “Settings” -> Backup
  3. Disable the auto upload by pressing the function you would like to have disabled. (I would recommend to disable the “Photos” and “app list + settings”)
  4. Reboot your phone

Tip: If you choose to disable the auto upload regarding you “app list + settings”, I do advise to still do this manually every once in a while. If something does happen to your phone you can always retrieve a copy of your settings.

 

 

The “Minuum” keyboard for your mobile device

 

The Minuum keyboard is one project which focus remains at the user experience. In this case a snappy response and it doens’t  use too much screen real estate of that phone with the 5″ screen you paid top currency to get in the first place.

The project is still in development and by the looks of it an Android version will be launched at first and iOS app has to be configured from within the app itself. No word on Windows phone or Blackberry yet…

More info can be found on Indiegogo

What are your thoughts about the Minuum keyboard?

New OS X trojan injects ads into pages browsed by Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; even targets Apple’s website – The Next Web

Yontoo Installer

 

A new trojan specifically for Macs has been discovered that installs an adware plugin. The malware attempts to monetize its attack by injecting ads into Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (the most popular browsers on Apple’s desktop platform) in the hopes that users will generate money for its creators by viewing (and maybe even clicking) them.

 

Read the whole article @ New OS X trojan injects ads into pages browsed by Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; even targets Apple’s website – The Next Web.

New WordPress plug-in “Send to Kindle”

 

I am using Instapaper with it’s premium “send to Kindle” function. But a new plug-in just showed up on the block specially for WordPress bloggers to let Kindle users automatically send your blog article to their device (Kindle app, Kindle, PC, Mac, etc)

It is easy to configure and doesn’t take a lot of your (readers) time

 

Click here to go to the plug-in on WordPress’s plugin database

Repairing a powersocket on a Reloop RMX-40 DSP

I am not sure if it is a production error but after a couple of months the power socket of my Reloop RMX-40 DSP the connection went a bit flawed. It would work though with a little wiggle but hat wasn’t a proper solution. I can highly suggest to clean your mixer every once in a while. Dust, hairs, crumble, etc will collect between your faders and buttons. It was a good moment to open up my one.

After removing buttons, top plate and main PCB. I came by the internal power adapter and had a good look at it and found the problem to the not so flawless connection. The soldering points were degraded after several times of connecting and disconnecting. The easiest way to fix this is to resolder these points but that would also mean that the problem will reoccur again after several months of use. I got a power socket from the local radioshack and replaced the original one with this one. And connected everything again in a reversed order.

The mixer worked without a hitch ever since.

I included a little step-by-step instruction for everyone who needs it.

How to Recover Data When Your Hard Drive Goes Belly Up

A nice and extended article on lifehacker.com by Nick Parsons about what you can do when your hard drive fails on you and what you can do about it.

Please keep in mind if your drive has failed DISCONNECT YOUR DRIVE IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT PERMANENT DATA LOSS. Plan a strategy before plugging your hard drive back in.

How to Recover Data When Your Hard Drive Goes Belly Up.