D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router (1)

    November 17th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Posted in Reviews, Tech

    D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router

    D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router

    Review At A Glance
    Product D-Link DIR-880L Wireless AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router [product link]
    Summary D-Link's first dual-band AC1900 router featuring AC SmartBeam and cloud-management capabilities.
    Pros + Revamped simplified web admin
    + VPN server
    + Antennas can be upgraded
    + Cloud management
    Cons – Limited advanced features
    – 802.11ac performance is lacklustre
    SRP S$369

    The DIR-880L is, currently, D-Link’s top-of-the-line dual-band router. Speed has been bumped up to AC1900 class. In terms of design, it adopted a slim profile instead of the upright cylinder format used in its previous models (e.g. DIR-868L). It features SmartBeam (directs the wireless signal towards connected wireless clients) and cloud-management.

    The AC1900 class means that the DIR-880L is capable of speed up to 600Mbps and 1300Mbps on its 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz band respectively.


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    Annual discounted CapitaMall vouchers (0)

    October 7th, 2014 | Tags: , , | Posted in Life


    List of participating CapitaMall for the discounted CapitaVouchers

    List of participating CapitaMall for the discounted CapitaVouchers

    The annual CapitaMall voucher discount is available for sale between 3rd and 24th October 2014!

    So what is the deal about? Basically, you get an additional $10 worth of vouchers for every $100, up to a maximum of $300 as long as you pay using the DBS CapitaCard. This works out to be a 10% discount. It is a pretty good deal. I guess the only negative part is that the vouchers have only 1 year validity (expires on 2nd October 2015).

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    A road trip to Malacca (0)

    September 8th, 2014 | Tags: , , | Posted in Gallery

    Had a road trip to Malacca with colleagues and families from the 5th to 7th September 2014. Explored some nice food places as well. Managed to plot the nice food and attractions on Google Maps.

    Enjoying geo-restricted TV and Music channels with UnoDNS (1)

    August 31st, 2014 | Tags: , , , | Posted in Guides, Reviews, Tech

    Pandora - Geo-restricted contents

    Pandora – Geo-restricted contents

    What is Geo-restriction?

    Try surfing to Pandora Internet Radio and you will be informed that it is not available to listeners located outside of the US. This is known as ‘geo-restriction’ or ‘geo-blocking’ where certain websites or contents are ‘locked out’ depending on where you are geographically located.


    How do people get around Geo-restrictions?

    The most common way to get around such restriction is to use a VPN service which tricks the website into thinking that you are located somewhere that they can serve their contents to. Unfortunately, VPN can be slow at times as (usually) all traffic from your computer are routed through it unless you tinker with all those messy route tables (routing packets to a certain IP network via different gateways).

    But let me tell you – Bypassing geo-restrictions can be easier with UnoDNS from UnoTelly.


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    D-Link PowerLine AV2 600Mbps Gigabit Adapter DHP-600AV Review (0)

    August 3rd, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Posted in Reviews, Tech

    D-Link DHP-600AV 600 Mbps PowerLine adapters based on the Homeplug AV2 standards.

    D-Link DHP-600AV 600 Mbps PowerLine adapters based on the Homeplug AV2 standards.

    In this article, I will be reviewing the D-Link DHP-600AV 600Mbps PowerLine adapter that is based on the HomePlug AV2 standard. In the US, this product is marketed under the model DHP-601AV for the US power socket. The PowerLine/ HomePlug trend is still going strong and required as wireless technologies still have issues reaching every nook and cranny of the house. With PowerLine technology, you can have Internet at that dark far corner of your house where wireless signal simply refuse to reach.

    Review At A Glance
    Product D-Link PowerLine AV2 600 Gigabit Adapter (DHP-600AV) [product link]
    Summary The D-Link DHP600AV PowerLine AV2 600 Gigabit Adapter uses your home electrical wiring to create a network or extend connectivity to devices in the furthest corner of your home.
    Pros + Faster than Wireless-N 2.4 GHz (40 MHz)
    + HomePlug Av2 standard
    + Backward compatible with HomePlug AV standard 
    + Hassle-free plug & play installation
    Cons – Data throughput could be better
    SRP S$55.00

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    Geohot’s towelroot features one-click root for many KitKat devices (12)

    June 23rd, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Posted in Tech

    Geohot is back into the exploit scene! This time round, he ventured into the Android domain and released an easy one-click root tool called Towelroot that easily root Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus and many others with locked bootloader.

    Like his iconic iOS jailbreaks, his tool just require you to click on the “make it ra1n” button to root the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4 or other (supported) Android devices with locked bootloader. The beauty of Geohot’s towelroot is that it exploits a vulnerability in the Linux kernel instead of something specific to Samsung phones, and can therefore theoretically root any Android device that has a kernel with a build date prior to 3rd June 2014. The best part for Samsung phones? It does not trip the dreaded flash or KNOX counters.

    Installing and executing the exploit is pretty easy.

    1. Ensure you have a supported Android device with KitKat.
    2. Enable installation of apps from unknown sources (Under Settings –> Security).
    3. Surf to Towelroot.com.
    4. Download and install the Towelroot APK.
    5. Execute Towelroot and wait for the good news.
    6. Verify that you attained root using Root Checker (from PlayStore).
    7. (Optional) Install SDFix: KitKat Writable MicroSD to enable writing to MicroSD.

    P.S.: I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505) to KitKat 4.4.2 stock through Samsung Kies and rooted using Towelroot. I managed to preserve the KNOX (0x0) and Warranty (0x0) flag.

    Users around the Internet has reported success for the following phones:
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