How To Block Facebook With Your Firewall

August 22, 2011 by admin
Filed Under HowTo, Online

block facebook with firewallNow almost everybody using facebook (except me) and everybody want to use facebook in school, in office, in airplane, on Mars 😀 but that is not good if you need from somebody to work something else, many people must work many other things not only chat on facebook all time!

In my company I have network with internet access and one main router/firewall (pfsense) and because many workers start to use facebook at working hours I must do something, after reading about many solutions best solution for me is to block all facebook IP addresses for computers that using my workers (I know that they don`t know how to use proxy servers and this simple IP block will stop them to use facebook), facebook using many IP addresses and if you block this IP ranges you will block facebook:

66.220.144.0/20
69.63.176.0/20
204.15.20.0/22
69.171.224.0/19

In pfsense I do it on this way:

  1. create alias for facebook with above facebook IP ranges
  2. create alias with IP addresses of all your computers
  3. create firewall rule and for source select alias 2 (your PC`s) and for destination select alias 1 (facebook) and for “action” you must select “Block” or “Reject”

On this way you can block facebook with pfsense but on similar way you can do this in other firewalls, you only need to block access to this IP addresses and you must know IP range is not one IP, on this way you blocking many IP addresses and you must do it on this way because facebook using many IP`s!

If you need help to setup this in your firewall please write comment with all details about your firewall/router and I will try to help you or somebody else…

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Dish out your purses, ladies! Two new HTCs for you – Bliss and Pico!

August 20, 2011 by Chad Faith
Filed Under Cellphones, Company News

If little tidbits were heard in the past about the HTC Bliss and its affinity for women’s purses, the HTC Pico terminal is a somewhat unknown device that escaped our radar. Its resemblance with the HTC Glam – another HTC device for the ladies – makes us think that the Taiwanese manufacturer is preparing a large range of Android smartphones destined for the feminine audience.

HTC PicoLet’s take them one at a time…shall we? HTC Pico pretty much resembles the HTC Glam and has made its appearance in a blue case. The images were published on XDA.cn. Its colorful case could mean that will be provided with different customization options that could be achieved by the replacement of the battery cover. In addition, we learn the fact that it boasts almost identical specifications to those found on the Wildfire S device: a 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 384 MB RAM and a 3.2-inch HVGA display running at a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels. The back of the phone will feature a 5 megapixel camera while supply requirements will be provided through the 1230 mAh battery. As for a possible release date, the 3G connectivity in the 900/2100 MHz frequencies could mean a European debut for HTC Pico.

HTC BlissRegarding the HTC Bliss; a single core 800 MHz processor, a new HTC Sense version 3.5, and mid range specifications are featured by this “lady phone”. What is more, the accessories are very attractive! They include headsets, a tabletop dock and a charm that illuminates prior to any received calls. The tentative launch date?  During the holidays, with a lot of glitter probably!

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Blackberry to Have Its Own Music Service

August 20, 2011 by ArijitKRoul
Filed Under Announcements, Cellphones

BlackBerryAs per latest reports, Research in Motion is coming out with a music service of its own that will be available across all its devices. The inclusion of this new service is aimed at strengthening its messenger service. As of now, BlackBerry is facing low patronage due to the evolution of bigger brands in the mobile industry such as Apple and Android. RIM is in negotiations with some of the top companies such as Vivendi, Warner and Sony. As per reports, an exclusive music service for all BlackBerry devices will be available from the 5th of September in the United States.

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Cinemax Max Go Has Emerged As the Top App of the Android Store

August 20, 2011 by ArijitKRoul
Filed Under Announcements

CinemaxLatest reports regarding apps in Android app store reveal that Cinemax app has topped the app list in the store. The app was recently allowed into Apple store as well, despite Apple’s policy to keep away from pornographic stuff. Cinemax app is an app that allows viewers to download movies and also provides a few from its library. Some the movies belong to the soft porn category. However, the app seems to be finding a lot of following as it has topped the list among the other 250,000 apps in the store. Max Go is a free app in both Apple and Android stores. However, it requires a subscription.

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Enable iOS 5 beta 5 on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch without losing the calling function!

August 19, 2011 by Chad Faith
Filed Under HowTo

iOS 5 beta 5Since the arrival of the iOS 5 beta, a variety of methods have emerged that allows the activation of our terminals. On the other hand, each of them is different because they affect the functions of the Apple terminals. Most of these methods do not perform the activation in the true sense of the word so we lose the ability to use the calling function of our phone. Fortunately, the method described in this article activates the device but a tethered jailbreak is required.  In order for this tutorial to be successful, you must have iOS 5 beta 5 installed on your terminal and iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 installed in your computer.  You can get these two files from an IOS app’s developer. Let’s kick it off!

After the installation of the iOS 5 beta 5 on your terminal, you must perform a tethered jailbreak by using redsn0w 0.9.8 beta 5. Boot in tethered mode and use Funbox or iPhone Explorer in order to access your device’s system files. Then go to CoreServices in / System / Library / from where you will copy the SystemVersion.plist file to your computer. I recommend that you save it in two different locations. The next step is to open that file with a text editor and delete the following entries: <key> ReleaseType </ key> and <string> Beta </ string>. It is advisable to use Notepad with administrator privileges if you are using Windows. After the document is saved, copy it to its original location on your terminal and restart the terminal. It is highly recommended that you activate the DFU Mode and boot it in tethered mode with redsn0w.

After the restart, you will be able to perform the activation directly from your terminal without iTunes. Remember, these steps must be done every time you reboot the terminal.

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Is the LTE iPhone upon us? AT&T and Verizon are installing LTE equipment in Apple stores!

August 18, 2011 by Chad Faith
Filed Under Cellphones, Technology

LTE iPhoneRecently, the guys at Engadget have published the first picture of an LTE equipment from AT & T installed in an Apple store located in the U.S. The installation of this type of equipment is more than strange; considering that at the moment, there are no iPhone terminals compatible with this technology. The information provided by the people at Engadget comes from an article published by BGR that stated that mobile operators are already testing iPhone terminals compatible with the LTE technology. Although these devices are available in AT & T stores, the operator has not yet launched the network on a national level. What is more, the end of the year is the probable date at which this event will occur.

According to the latest info, we found out that Verizon installed equipment in Apple stores for the same kind of LTE networks, a sign that Apple has indeed manufactured iPhone terminals compatible with the LTE network from Verizon. At the moment, neither of the two American networks have an LTE network launched nationwide so it is very unlikely that Apple will release an LTE Phone that does not have any LTE networks on which to operate. If we take a look into the past, we will remember the fact that the iPhone 2G was released with EDGE connectivity only because the network of AT & T could not support 3G connectivity. Since then, starting with the iPhone 3G, Apple has constantly improved the speed of the connections to the data networks.

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Samsung has snatched the developer of the CyanogenMod

August 18, 2011 by Chad Faith
Filed Under Company News

SamsungIf you are using the Android operating system and wanted, even for a second, to get the full potential of your phone, then you certainly have heard of the CyanogenMod, the custom ROM for Android devices. Well, the brain behind this software, Steve Kondik also known as Cyanogen, has just been co-opted in the Samsung team. You are probably wondering if this new development will affect the very popular and beloved CyanogenMod. You should be happy to find out that the answer is no. Thus, the CyanogenMod is in safe hands!

Perhaps now we will see Samsung launching the updates for its mobiles in a timely manner, knowing the fact that we waited for several weeks the arrival of the newest Android OS on models such as the Galaxy S. Now that Cyanogen is working at Samsung, as we learn from its Facebook page, his mobile software engineer position can only benefit us all. Why, you might ask? Well, it is pretty simple because his expertise will accelerate the launch of Android updates. At least, so we hope…

In addition, if you were dissatisfied by the Samsung TouchWiz customizable interface, wait until you will see the Cyanogen version…  and then we’ll talk. It would be nice and interesting if CyanogenMod would become an official Samsung software product that we will be able to see on the Android handsets of the Asian manufacturer. One question remains though… will we see it on the phones of other manufacturers? Only time will tell. Stay tuned for more news and updates!

 

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Android Users Are Hooked To Their Phones for an Hour Every Day

August 18, 2011 by ArijitKRoul
Filed Under Cellphones

AndroidNeilson has released a report saying that Android users spend an hour every day with their smart phones. However, not so much time is spent browsing the net as is spent with the apps. For the study, thousands of phones were brought under observation to recognize a usage pattern. It was found that while fifty six minutes are spent by an average user, a majority of that time (67%) is spent browsing through the apps. The rest of the time is spent web browsing. Taking the study further, Neilson said that most of the users used only the top fifty apps and did not bother with the rest. Considering that there are over 250,000 apps in Android app store, it can be assumed that a lot of apps are largely passive and experience no usage.

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September Will Bring an Update of Motorola Xoom 3.2 Update

August 18, 2011 by ArijitKRoul
Filed Under Cellphones, Tablets

Motorola XoomMotorola has been in news for the past couple of day for selling out to Google. Motorola is also the first company that used Android in its Motorola Xoom tablet. Coming this September, the tablet is all set to receive an upgrade. Android Honeycomb 3.2 will be included instead of 3.1. In the United States, the version has already been released in a few places and worldwide release is expected to happen in September. In light of the fact that Motorola now belongs to Google, there is no doubt that the update will come out as scheduled. The operating systems will be available for other gadgets that use Android as well.

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iPhone 5 to Be Released On October 7 as a World Phone

August 17, 2011 by ArijitKRoul
Filed Under Cellphones, Cool Gadgets

iPhone 5As rumors and speculations about the release of iPhone 5 are abounding, the latest news is that the phone will finally be launched on the 7th of October. Further, the tech blog that reported this news also reported that the phone will be released as a world phone, which means that it will be compatible to both GSM and CDMA versions, will be SIM less and will house multiple antennae within the phone. In stark contrast to SIM locked phones, the new phone is supposed to have a special SIM slot that will allow international travelers to simply insert a local SIM card. While this could mean well for users, it is definitely a blow to carriers.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Available Temporarily In Europe

August 17, 2011 by ArijitKRoul
Filed Under Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Following the lawsuit slapped on Samsung by Apple citing imitation of iPad design and elements, the device was banned in all parts of Europe barring the Netherlands. As per latest reports, the ban has been temporarily lifted and the device will be available for sale. However, the ban will still apply in Germany, although all other parts of Europe have been exempted from the ban. It is being expected that the ban will be partially reversed following the appeal by Samsung that is to take place next week. Samsung said that all measures will be taken to make the device accessible to all parts of Europe.

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Apple-Samsung War Continues

August 16, 2011 by ArijitKRoul
Filed Under Company News, Tablets

Apple vs Samsung TabletApple and Samsung are still going strong at war. The latest allegation that Apple has made on Samsung is that its most popular and widely sold tablet Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a copied design and closely resembles iPad. Apple has slapped a lawsuit asking for an order to stop the sale of this tablet. Apple has filed the lawsuit along with a lot of pictures of both the phones that depict striking similarities. However, the images, although similar are not identical. The dimensions differ and so do the placement of features. The difference is definite. Nevertheless, Apple has alleged that Samsung has “slavishly” imitated the designs of iPad.

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Apple Likely to Announce the Next iPhone on September 7

August 16, 2011 by ArijitKRoul
Filed Under Cellphones, Cool Gadgets

New iPhoneWhile the world has heard enough rumors about the release of the next generation iPhone, there finally seems to be some solid news. According to a Japanese website, Apple has planned an event on September 7 and that will probably the day when announcement regarding the next generation phone will be made. The most awaited thing is the name of the phone, which is being debated to be between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. Although the Japanese website has not confirmed queries about the news published on its page, the website is supposed to be very reliable. Following this news, there is a general consensus that an official announcement regarding the next iPhone will finally be made.

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