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XBox Live Free DLC Search Engine

There’s a search engine that lets you browse all the free DLC on Xbox Live. You can search based on game title or the type of DLC you’re looking for (games, add-ons, demos, etc). You can even search based on your region. For example, you can search for  free games .

BBM on iPhone & Andriod

Read this from a Mac forum: RIM had a Social Media conference today in Toronto, and my entire college business and marketing class was invited to the event. RIM’s co-ceo Jim Balsillie revealed that they plan to bring Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and “other services” to iPhone on April 26 via the app store. Major news networks are expected to pick up on this very soon! Balsillie also revealed that they plan to release an update to the app this summer which will take advantage of a new “notification system”!!! The Android BBM app is expected to be released sometime this year but a release on the iPhone is still unknown. However, another fresh rumour is brewing over at MacRumours of an April 26th release of the BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone. Apparently RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie was in Toronto today speaking at an event where he off-handed announced the app will be available for download in the App Store on April 26th (Thursday), then an update to follow in the Summer with a new “notificati

Clone A Hackintosh Hard Drive

This is the PROPER way to clone a hackintosh hard drive. I had my hackintosh built with an 80 GB hard drive. The reason for using such a small drive was because it was of no cost (pretty much). I recently acquired a brand new Western Digital 1TB Cavier BLUE hard drive from $69.99. It was a decent price, so I jumped on the deal so I can clone my 80 GB drive to the 1TB drive. At first I thought it was a matter of using a cloning application and that was it, but it wasn’t THAT simple. Cloning software copies everything but BOOT files. So what does this mean? It meant I had to write BOOT file to the drive so it can BOOT UP! Chameleon has a GUI installer which did not work and others have reported that Chameleon has failed for them too…so Chameleon is SHIT. Sorry to say, but it’s true. Here’s what I did: Download, installed and ran Carbon Copy. Copied the entire HDD to the new Western Digital drive Download MULTIBEAST. Opened and drilled down to the Bootloader section and selected Chameleon

Download Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is now available for download. Since IE8, this is the best browser Microsoft ever release, it comes with improved performance, improved Tracking Protection, the option to pin multiple targets per page, and the option to add a new tab row (I like this feature alot). After trying it out for 2 days, I think it is a huge improvement over IE8. As for speed, it is hard to tell. 1 to 2 second faster or slower than other browsers is not a big deal for me. Another important feature is the Security-enabled Download Manager, it manages file transfers and can pause and resume downloads and informs if a file may be malicious. I am not going into details on the features, you can find that on the web, no point repeating it over here again. If you’re interested in IE9, you’ll need the following system requirements – 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 (with Platform Update and IE8), sadly Windows XP is not supported. Which is somewhat ironic

Pinguy OS: Linux For Dummies

It’s an old trope, one that has almost entirely lost its meaning over time, but there’s another Linux distro that is designed for the average (or slightly below average) computer user. This one, however, is about as close as any have come to creating an idiot-proof Linux distro. Pinguy OS ( is based on Ubuntu and is mighty fun to play with. A Little Background Pinguy OS was built by a fellow named Antoni Norman who wanted a Linux OS that he could give to friends and family – without haing to constantly provide tech support. He’d been recommending Ubuntu but grew frustrated with how stark it was. Even though it’s relatively easy to add software, codecs, and the like with Ubuntu’s repositories, he found that many novice users were still having trouble finding everything they needed to make their system work as they wanted it to. What’s somewhat amusing about Pinguy OS is that it has a certain Mac feel to it. It’s pretty, it makes heavy use of docks, and everything is al

PS3 Game Saves To The Cloud

Great news, PlayStation 3 game save are moving ‘ to the cloud ‘! If you have suffered from the dreaded Red Light of Death (RLoD) or Yellow Light of Death (YLoD) like I have, this is welcome news from Sony! The only catch is that ‘ game saves to the cloud ‘ is available through a PlayStation Plus subscription. Now like I have mentioned, I have suffered data loss from the RLoD and I lost ALL my game SUCKED! Presently, I’m not a PlayStation Plus subscriber, but the cloud based service is definitely making PlayStation Plus a very attractive service. Another ‘plus’ about PlayStation Plus game saves is that you can login to any PlayStation 3 (PS3) and access your game save and continue your game from ANY CONSOLE (PS3 of course)! Yes, it looks like a lot of people may be joining PlayStation Plus, especially with the fear that their console maybe failing soon! Come to think of it, I think it’s just wrong for PS3 owners to accept the fact that having our consoles RLoD/YLoD is normal a