OneDrive Unlimited Storage for all, sorta, mostly everyone!

OneDrive (Formerly SkyDrive) has once again upped its storage capacity from 1TB to unlimited storage. The upgrade is rolling out to its subscribers “over the coming months”, but users can try to get theirs earlier by signing up to some promotional ads.

This may be to one-up Google Drive or Dropbox.

 

So who is eligible and how do I get it?

If you don’t currently have Office365 you can still get Unlimited Storage. This bit of information was hard to find, but after contacting support, I figured that out.

  • In order to get OneDrive Unlimited Storage you must have office 365 Home, whether you already had it or not this gives you 5 PCs or Macs and 5 Tablets aswell as Smartphones and Online Office.
  • You need an Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscription.
  • With that each user gets 1TB each for up to 5 users.
  •  With that you ALSO get 60 minutes of Skype Calls.
  • If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you don’t have to do anything.
  • For Office 365 business customers, unlimited storage for OneDrive for Business has been added to the Office 365 roadmap and will begin rolling out in 2015.
  • source.

This type of business model must have been well thought out, the reason that I can think of is that users are not reaching their quotas, which makes sense. Google offers a 100GB for $2 a month, but 1TB is still significantly better, and available over 5 users, so 5TB for $10/mo, frankly. I’m sold.

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Anonabox – A scam?

anonabox kickstarter

A recent Kickstarter anonabox boasted to be developed over four years, aswell as being 100% open source, it was then pointed out that the original project was a semi-finalist on Hackaday Prize (source).

With reddit in uproar, and anonabox’es AMA only receiving over 370 comments, August Germar logged off without any real answer as to why he has essentially stolen the product from aliexpress.

anonabox-open

 

anonabox closeup

August Germar then verified that he was using the board from aliexpress and was infact simply buying the boards and installing the software. Anonabox also was called out about his version two prototype was infact a board for openwrt.

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It seems as though the anonabox, origionally a plug and play type deal was infact not so plug and play, with some of the problems being that

  • The project is not original and for $45 from an original $19 thats a huge price markup.
  • The box itself is not secure as it took less than 30 minutes to crack the root password ‘on a relatively weak box’
  • The box has logging which, when intended for plug and play is not so useful.
  • The speed of the device is less than a tenth of some home routers.
  • It seems that currently the product is nothing more than some reconfigured WT3020-V1.0
  • The kickstarter page seems to have no understanding of how Tor works.

Their 404 page was also interesting

Thank you htilonom

Bukkit has been given a DMCA takedown by Wesley Wolfie. The NEXT steps.

It is currently well known that bukkit has been given a dmca request by Wesley Wolfie, but now that that has happened, we now need to rebuild!

So here is whats happening, the folks over from bukkit are now working on a new modding api, called sponge! currently ‘Sponge will start with Minecraft 1.8, with Vanilla Client Support on Forge.’

Old plugins that were written on bukkit will most likely have to be removed, unless someone finds a way to make them compatible with sponge.

Here is a large extract of what they plan to do.

Our ultimate goal is to create a modding API that is easy to use for owners of small servers for friends and family, owners of large servers, and everyone in between. In addition, we also plan to permit client modding.

  • Sponge mods should work across several different Minecraft versions without needing an update from the developer, which means that you don’t have to worry about all your mods breaking between each new major release of Minecraft (1.6, 1.7, 1.8, etc.).
  • Sponge will support official interoperability with Forge so you can use both Sponge mods and Forge mods together. We are working directly with the Forge team.
  • While Sponge will not be directly supporting Bukkit, community projects have been started that aim to provide complete support for existing Bukkit plugins on top of Sponge

the whole plan can be found here

 

Good Luck to you all

 

EDIT, also check out PROJECT RAINBOW, they currently have downloads and plugins up for grabs.

How to setup MMS on O2 pay & Go Go Go

I recently had a problem with O2’s pay and go go go sim, where I was unable to send MMS or group text people, after a couple conversations with O2 chat and some form help, I was able to finally get it working, perviously when I tried to send an MMS or Photo, I would get the message ‘MMS blocked by Carrier’. But this solution should fix it for you, as it did for me.

The first issue I had was that my apn settings were wrong, here is how to fix it, your settings may vary, but essentially you need to get to your ‘APN’ settings menu in your phone, usually it is
Settings > General > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Network > APN
and for Iphones it is
Settings > Mobile > Mobile Data Network > APN
and for me it was ‘Quick settings’, then tap and hold ‘Mobile Data’ and select ‘Access Point Names’, see below.(I have a HTC Desire 610, but this may apply to most HTC’s)

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Tap and Hold ‘Mobile Data’
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Select ‘Access Point Names’
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Do as necessary

 

Now you have located the menu, you should probably reset your ‘APN’ settings to default, you can do this by pressing the menu button and pressing ‘reset to default’, this stap is technically optional and may straight out fix your problem, so it may be a good idea to check it out. Once you have done that, you should have the following APN; (these may vary from phone to phone)

Name – ‘O2 Pay & Go’
APN – ‘payandgo.o2.co.uk’
Proxy – Not Set
Port – Not Set
Username – ‘payandgo’
Password – ‘password’
Server – Not Set
MMSC – ‘http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002’
MMS Proxy – ‘82.132.254.1’
MMS Port – ‘8080’
MMS Protocol – ‘WAP 2.0’ (2.0)
MCC – ‘234’
MNC – ’10’
Authentication type – Not Set
APN type – ‘default,hipri,dun,supl,mms’
Bearer – Unspecified

Now save.

(Settings may vary from phone to phone, so make educated decisions if you are stuck, or Google your specific phone settings for O2 (Or your Carrier).)

You now need to add a new APN for MMS, note that you should have 2 APN’s one for Calls, texts and Internet, and one for MMS. Give it the following settings;

Name – ‘O2 MMS’
APN – ‘wap.o2.co.uk’
Proxy – ‘http://wap.o2.co.uk’
Port – ‘9201’
Username – ‘o2wap’
Password – ‘password’
Server – ‘http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002’
MMSC – ‘http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002’
MMS Proxy – ‘193.113.200.195’
MMS Port – ‘8080’
MMS Protocol – ‘WAP 2.0’ (2.0)
MCC – ‘234’
MNC – ’10’
Authentication type – Not Set
APN type – ‘mms’
Bearer – Unspecified

Now save.

(Settings may vary from phone to phone, so make educated decisions if you are stuck, or Google your specific phone settings for O2 (Or your Carrier).)

You should now have two APN’s and should now be able to use calls,texts,internet and mms (as well as group messaging and photo sending) on O2 Pay and Go Go Go.

Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger?

Were back! and were faster than ever, well over 140% faster to be precise, out with Xampp on windows, in with Ubuntu Webmin!

Wait… Webmin isn’t that taboo? Well, yes, it is but its got loads of features and is really easy to do otherwise time consuming tasks that could take minutes and turn that into a couple of seconds, for example, adding a virtual host to apache2 would require FTP and a bit of nifty .txt editing, but with webmin, its a couple of clicks away, practical in the long run, but it does have it’s drawbacks.

Webmin with Bootstrap 3 theme.

 

Plus webmin is easy to use and quick to configure, so Ill be doing a couple tutorials on that soon enough!