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Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server

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Trying to add your Google Account to your Android phone and it’s coming up with the error “Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server” try the tips below:

  1. Go into Applications and select the Youtube Application
  2. Login using your Google Account
  3. Wait for about one minute, while the Youtube application syncs your data.
  4. Close the Youtube application
  5. Open Settings
  6. Go to Accounts
  7. Now your Google Account should be listed, if it is not, attempt to add it (you should now be able to)
  8. . Add YouTube app and login with gmail account

If that does not work, try the following:

  1. Turn your mobile phone off
  2. Take out your Sim Card
  3. Start your phone (without Sim card)
  4. Click on Settings
  5. Click on Accounts
  6. Now attempt to add your Google Account
  7. Once the account has been added power off your phone and put your Sim card back in.

If that does not work it has been reported a Factory Reset _(which you will lose all your data/contacts) _will work.

How to install Appsync on a Jailbroken iOS Device

· One min read
  1. Open Cydia
  2. Select Manage
  3. Select Sources
  4. Select Edit
  5. Select Add
  6. Now enter the source:
  7. Select Add Source
  8. Cydia will now run a repository update and check for latest packages etc
  9. Once update has completed search for AppSync in Cydia
  10. Install the latest version
  11. It will then patch the necessary files to be able to utilize iTunes compatibility.

Black Screen on Windows 7 on an iMac

· One min read

This usually occurs due to problems with the nVidia drivers. Follow the prompts below to repair this.

  1. Put the Windows 7 DVD into your drive and restart and boot from the DVD
  2. When the Windows 7 prompt comes up, select Repair Your Computer (on the lower left)
  3. Select your Windows installation and press Next
  4. Now you should be at the System Recovery Options, select Command Prompt
  5. Once the command prompt opens type: DEL C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSNVLDDMKM.SYS
  6. If you have problems with sound type:  DEL C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32DRIVERSati*.sys
  7. Now reboot
  8. You should now be in Windows 7 (however it will look a bit pale and large, this is normal)
  9. Go to the “nvidia” website and download the GT7 Series Driver for Windows 7
  10. Now install and reboot.
  11. Having done this go to the Nivida web site and download the GT 7 series drivers for Windows 7!
  12. Install the drivers and reboot.

HP Pavilion Slimline Ram/HDD Replacement

· One min read
  1. Remove the casing by removing 3 screws, then slide off the side panel.
  2. Go to the HP Expand Bay and pull the tab up and slide the bay left at the same time.
  3. Now remove the CD-Rom by unscrewing the Black Screw on the lower part of the drive.
  4. Push the tab out and push the back of the CD-Rom out to create room to move above the RAM slots.
  5. To take the HDD out, go to the left hand corner and unscrew the screw, then take off the HD Lock.
  6. Unplug HD and push out.

Google Cheatsheet

· 3 min read

Google Search queries


Show a list of definitions for phrase

Google’s cache of

List of websites that link to

List webpages similar to

Show information that Google has


List all webpages hosted at


Restrict the results to those with all

of the query words in the title.


Restrict the results to documents

containing that word in the title.


Restrict the results to those with all

of the query words in the URL.

safesearch: sex education

Search for sex education material

weather: hamilton nz

Displays the temperature and weather of a city/town

Use Google as a calculator

You can use google as a calculator to add/subtract and divide numbers.

+ addition

– subtraction

* multiplication

/ division

% modulus

% of percentage of

^ raise to a power

For example: 10000*700

Use Google to search for Music & Movies

Music -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” mp3 “Artist Name”

Movies -inurl:htm -inurl:html -inurl:php intitle:”index of” (mpg|mov|avi|wmv) “Movie Name”

Where Artist Name and Movie Name are replaced with the artist or movie you wish to find file directories for.

Use Google to search Rapidshare


To see all archives and programs available…


To see all music files available…


This should show all files available…


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