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Sunday, January 07, 2018

Don't buy Corel products if you hate pop up ads

I bought a Humble Bundle deal that had Corel Painter Essentials and Aftershot, installed them and started getting popup ads. These popup ads appear outside of the app even when you are not running Corel apps. Apparently this has been going on for many years even if you paid full price for their products. So to stop getting ad popups, I uninstalled them. Alternatively you can disable or delete any item that has Corel from Task scheduler in Windows to remove the popup ads.

Reference (Facebook post): https://www.facebook.com/corelpainter/posts/10154631865189283?comment_id=10155962484579283&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R9%22%7D

Monday, January 01, 2018

Download Canon Camera Software with Serial Number

Canon has some useful tools like their Digital Photo Professional software but you need a Canon camera serial number in order to download from their website. I had no interest to dig out the my camera's box so I searched and found following serial numbers to download Canon software from any Canon software download page.

  • Range 0910400001 – 0910402496
  • Range 0920400001 – 0920407771
  • Range 0930400001 – 0930417770

Source:Download Canon Camera Software with no Serial Number | Best Mac Tips

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Get free apps from Amazon Appstore for non-US users

I won't get into the details. Generally other then an Amazon account, you need two key items:

  1. Access to a US VPN.
  2. Amazon One-click set to a US postal address.
You can only purchase through the PC browser then download the apps through the Amazon Appstore app. I have not tried VPN on a mobile device but it may work.

That's really all there is to get free apps from Amazon Appstore. This should also work for Kindle and MP3 store. 

Warning: Try not to use your main Amazon account if the US address is not yours.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Palm Desktop memo importer for Evernote

I managed to migrate my old Palm OS memos to Evernote with this free program. An excellent tool with support for Linux, Windows and Mac OS that's simple to use and properly tags the memos.

Palm Desktop memo importer for Evernote

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Change CSC (Consumer Software Customisation Code)

To find your CSC code, go to the dial pad and type in:
PDA - build version of the firmware
Phone - the baseband/modem version
CSC - specific to geographical region and carriers. It contains the software packages specific to that region, carrier branding and also APN settings for data connection, MMS etc for your service provider.
Build Info - the time and date of the build you are running.

How to change CSC on Samsung Galaxy S2?

1. Get IMEI number with *#06#. Write it down.
2. Type *#272*# at Phone dial pad.
3. Select the CSC that you want.
4. Click Install.
5. Phone will reboot.