A Class “0″ (Zero) or Flash SMS is an SMS that is usually sent by your Carrier or a Business to notify or alert you in some way, the message takes over the entire screen, has no identifier and is not saved on the device. This means the receiver has no idea where it comes from unless you have included this in the text message body.
- An iPhone.
- Head to the App store and download the Free App – FlashSMS (The info is in German, but the App itself is in English).
Open up FlashSMS and type in the phone you wish to send the SMS to, make sure you include the country code ie +61 for Australia:
You will need to make an in-app purchase of $1.19 AUD to buy 10 credits (at the bottom of the screen) to enable the SMS messaging.
The results are entertaining though, as the end user will have no idea who sent the message…can be good for a laugh, so long as the evil doers out there don’t use it for bad intentions…
Here are some snapshots of the new IOS 5 for iPhone I found using my developers account, in particular the new iCloud Feature:
It appears that you will be able to purchase more than the 5Gb data for non-itunes purchased music, potentially you will be able to access all of your existing music through the itunes store with iCloud!
You can now use the Volume + button to take photos in the Camera App, and on the home page by swiping your finger down from the top a notification page appears – I had previously had to pay for this feature through Cydia. It looks like Apple has been paying attention to Jailbreak apps.
How to open and disassemble an Xbox 360 case.
Part 1 – Remove the Faceplate:
- Turn the Xbox 360 upside down and looking at the front of the unit, insert your thumb into the door that covers the two USB ports.
- With your other hand squeezing the upper and lower sides of the face plate, pull out the face plate with your thumb.
- With not much force, the face plate should pop right off.
Part 2 – Break Microsoft Seal:
- Next, break the Microsoft seal (you will void your warranty at this point) as highlighted below:
Part 3 – Remove Bottom Grey Vent:
- Flip the Xbox 360 on its side to look through the holes to see the clips attaching the grey vent plate.
- Using the thin end of the Xbox Opening Tool on the bottom vent plate, push on each tab (there are 3 on each side) through the holes.
- Starting from the front of the case and working your way back, remove the grey vent by alternating sides so each pair of tabs are released together.
Part 4 – Remove Hard Drive:
- Press the button located on the Hard Drive and pull away from the Xbox 360.
Part 5 – Remove Top Grey Vent:
- The top plate offers a bit more of a challenge, 3 of the six tabs are not in plain sight.
- Begin with the front two; they can be accessed from the two corresponding holes where the Hard Drive connects.
- The opening tool is cut so that it fits just right to reach the two clips.
- The next two in the centre are visible through the vent holes and are easily accessible.
- The final Tab can be accessed by removing one of the Xbox 360 rubber feet at the rear.
Part 6 – Split the Case in Two:
- With the Xbox 360 upside down and looking at the rear of the case, use the Xbox 360 Opening Tool in the 7 little holes.
- First open the 2 on the left, and then the 5 on the right.
- Press in on the tool until you hear it click, which is the release of the latches holding the Xbox 360 together.
- Use your thumb to help leverage the case open.
- Now look at the front of the Xbox 360 and starting at the first catch nearest the DVD drive push these in sequence to open the case completely.
- Now lift the lid off to see the steel chassis.
Part 7 – Opening the Chassis:
- If you just want to get access to the DVD drive, you only need to remove the 6 black screws (Circled in Red) using a TORX10 (T10) screw driver.
- Otherwise, use a TORX10 (T10) screw driver unscrew all the silver screws (Circled in Blue).
- Finally, unscrew the black screws (Circled in Green) with a TORX8 (T8) screw driver.
- Carefully flip the Xbox 360 over.
- Remove the DVD button arm assembly by prying it off the black plastic guide.
- Remove the top cover, be careful of the DVD button latch.
Part 8 – Remove the DVD Drive:
- Disconnect the SATA connector and power connector from the DVD drive and lift it out of the case.
Part 9 – Remove the Air Flow Guide:
- Locate the notch on the top outward side, insert the Xbox 360 Opening Tool, and leverage the air guide out. It should lift straight out very smoothly.
Part 10 – Remove Cooling Fans:
- Disconnect the power for the cooling fans.
- Use the Xbox 360 Opening Tool to pry the fan catches out from the metal guard.
Part 11 – Remove Motherboard:
- Look at the front of the Xbox 360 at the RF module, and remove the white plastic power button.
- It is held in place by a clip on the top and bottom.
- Remove the three screws from the front circuit board (RF module).
- Once the screws are removed, slide the front circuit board off the Xbox 360 with a slight pull.
- It is connected on the lower left side.
- Pull the entire Motherboard out of the case, do not touch any exposed circuits.
Part 12 – Reassemble:
- To re-assemble, follow this guide in reverse.
Sometimes a page won’t load correctly due to the Security Warning Messages blocking you.
Launch the Local Group Policy Editor by typing gpedit.msc in the Start Search Box.
Head to Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates
Select Windows Components / Internet Explorer
Double Click Turn off the Security Settings Check Feature
How you can see and Map your network share folders from your Windows network on your Mac OS X.
1. In the Finder, click on the Go menu, select Connect to Server.
2. Enter the address to where the resource is you wish to map. (i.e. smb://www.domain.com/foldername)
3. Enter your network password when prompted.
4. A new icon should appear on the desktop. That is your mapped network drive.