Archive for March 2013

How-to: Encrypt your Windows 8 machine with TrueCrypt!


TrueCrypt a free and open-source disk encryption tool for Windows, Mac and Linux. In this tutorial I will show you how to set-up TrueCrypt to encrypt your entire hard disk on Windows 8.

Prerequisites for this tutorial

  • A Windows machine (XP, Vista, 7 or 8)
  • TrueCrypt installed

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Battlefield 4: Official 17 Minutes “Fishing in Baku” Gameplay Reveal


Battlefield 4 will release Fall 2013. The “Fishing in Baku” video is shot entirely in-game and is the first glimpse of the human, dramatic, and believable single player campaign in Battlefield 4. Available for pre-order now.

[PC/MAC/iPAD] Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (free game)

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft


Blizzard just announced Hearthstone, the online Free to Play WoW TCG Game! More details to come.

  • Opt in to beta in your account management!
  • Beta begins this summer, with release this year.
  • Playable on PC, MAC and iPad.
  • The game will be easy to pick up, but have a good amount of depth and complexity.
  • The board is 3D, with lots of animations to make gameplay more exciting.
  • Over 300 cards with the initial launch
  • You can purchase more card packs for roughly $1 per five cards, or slowly earn them through gameplay.
  • There will be Basic and Expert cards, with Expert cards being broken down into categories like Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary.
  • You’re guaranteed to receive at least one card of rare or better quality per pack.
  • Each card in the pack also has a chance to upgrade to a “Golden” version of the same card.
  • Disenchant cards that you don’t want to receive dust, which is used to craft new cards.
  • There is a deck builder, which can build decks for you, or you can build your own.
  • The game will be a 1v1 game using matchmaking.
  • Playing will allow you to earn medals every week.
  • You can also play against AI at different levels of difficulty.
  • Any purchases you made during the beta test will be credited back to you in the form of new, unopened card packs at launch, equal to the value you spent during the beta test.


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Japanese student releases free VPN service to get around government firewalls

secure-serverJapanese student Daiyuu Nobori released a free VPN service called VPN Gate to help internet users circumvent government firewalls and restriction of internet usage. According to Computerworld, the new VPN service has drawn 77,000 users within five days, serving four terabyte of data.

VPN Gate is using an open-source software package called SoftEther, which is made by Nobori as well.

The supported protocols for Windows are SoftEther (which is also recommended), L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN and MS-SSTP.

For more information about the VPN Gate services, please check their website at


CentOS 6.4 released

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CentOS 6.4 has been released!



Major changes include:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V drivers have been added to allow CentOS to be more efficient as a Virtual Machine when installed on Microsoft Hyper-V server.
  • The samba4 libraries (provided by the samba4-libs package) have been upgraded to the latest upstream version to improve interoperability with Active Directory (AD) domains. If you upgrade from CentOS-6.3 to CentOS-6.4 and you have Samba in use, make sure to uninstall the samba4 package to avoid conflicts during the upgrade. samba4 is still – at least in part – considered a technology preview.
  • As announced in the CentOS-6.3 Release Notes matahari is now deprecated. CentOS-6.4 ships one last update that should remove all remains of matahari. To ensure all remains are erased run yum erase matahari* after updating to 6.4.
  • dev86, iasl, and qemu-guest-agent have been added to the i386 architecture.

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SimCity 2013 cheats

SimCity 2013 has been released! Here are some amazing cheat-codes to try new stuff! The commands can only be used in the Sandbox mode.

  • Toggle Sickness & Injuries (Health Issues) On/Off: Press ALT + M
  • Toggle Crime On/Off: Press ALT + C
  • Toggle Sewage On/Off: Press ALT + S
  • Toggle Ground Pollution On/Off: Press ALT + P
  • Add §100,000 to City Budget: Press ALT + W
  • Toggle Air Pollution On/Off: Press ALT + A
  • Toggle Homeless Sims On/Off: Press ALT + H
  • Toggle Fire On/Off: Press ALT + F


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Internet Explorer 10 available for Windows 7

Microsoft released the final version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. Microsoft promises 20% more speed with javascript and better support for CSS3 and HTML5.

Windows 7 users can get the latest version of Internet Explorer 10 via the Microsoft-website. Download here.

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