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Free ringtones, logos and software

In GSM on January 7, 2006 at 10:26 am

These days, advertisements for mobile software is everywhere you look: magazines, tv, radio, the web… These companies make a small fortune out of convincing the general public to pay for services which they could just as easily get for free
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Free ringtones, logos and software

In GSM Hacks on January 7, 2006 at 9:09 am


These days, advertisements for mobile software is everywhere you look: magazines, tv, radio, the web… These companies make a small fortune out of convincing the general public to pay for services which they could just as easily get for free.

So…

For those of you who don't know how to get free tones, logos, wallpaper and software for your mobile phones, here is an article for you!

This is what you will need:

  1. Your mobile phone.
  2. A PC with internet access.
  3. Appropriate software for your handset. Most mobile phones come packaged with a software CD. If yours didn't, then check out the manufacturers' website, where you can usually download this for free. Alternatively, you could use Logomanager or Oxygen Phone Manager.
  4. A means of connecting our handset to your PC (data cable, bluetooth, infra-red). If you don't already have any of these accessories, then data cables are probably the cheapest option. You can pick these up on Ebay for only a few pounds. Also, these can be used to unlock your handset to other networks.

Once you have all this together, it's time to get some free software! The best way to find this is to do a Google search for "free gsm software downloads" or something like that (this is one of the best websites I've found). Alternatively visit GSM Topsitez for quick links. Get what you want and save it to your PC.

With most software, you can drag and drop files into folders on your handset. Just remember to put things in the correct folders! Games may not work if they are dropped into the ringtones folder…

And there you go: it's as simple as that. Better still, it's completely free!

In the near future, I will be setting up a website which will feature many free GSM downloads, links and the like (as well as more Kunoichi stuff!). So if anyone out there is interested, or would like to help out, then send me an email. It would be much appreciated!

Mind Control (or, how to tell when someone is lying)

In Mind Games on January 4, 2006 at 11:15 pm


This evening, I watched a fantastic TV show by Derren Brown, called The Heist. For those of you who missed this wonderful insight into the use of mind control, here is a brief synopsis:

Derren Brown uses a combination of skills from the areas of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Hypnosis, Cold Reading and he also uses a lot of Suggestion. In this program, he psycologically manipulated 3 out of 4 subjects to willingly commit "armed robbery", without ever making the direct suggestion to them.

I consider Derren Brown's skills to be fantastic. Eager to learn some of the secrets of his trade, I eagerly looked at his website and found links to some of his fan sites which featured some great links regarding his psycology techniques, especially this one.

One of the things I learned from this site is how to tell how a person is thinking, or more specifically, how to tell when they are lying using "eye accessing clues".

Unfortunately, I am not the most trusting of women. Perhaps this is because I have lived the life I have, but nonetheless, I found this very useful.

Basically, when you are conversing with your subject, watch where they move their eyes when asked specific questions, and compare the movement to this chart:

Of course, this is just a guideline since every person reacts differently in a given situation. Also, these eye movements cannot tell you exactly what a person is thinking, just how they are thinking. This link gives a more detailed analysis of the technique.

Simple, but useful.

Mind Control (or, how to tell when someone is lying)

In Mind Games on January 4, 2006 at 12:58 pm

I consider Derren Brown’s skills to be fantastic. Eager to learn some of the secrets of his trade, I eagerly looked at his website and found links to some of his fan sites which featured some great links regarding his psycology techniques, especially this one

One of the things I learned from this site is how to tell how a person is thinking, or more specifically, how to tell when they are lying using “eye accessing clues”.
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The importance of learning to hack…

In Hacking on January 3, 2006 at 12:20 am


The thing which taught me most about how to use my PC was learning how to hack. To the geeks out there, this will seem obvious, but I can imagine the general population to be aghast at this suggestion. For those of you out there who don't understand why hacking can be helpful to the average computer user, let me say this:

Learning to hack helps you understand entirely how your computer works, and most particularly, how to prevent it from being hacked into!

I am by no means a computer expert. Everything I do know has been self-taught, but for some strange reason, I am the one my friends and family turn to for help when their PC crashes or dies.

Most people I know don't even have anti-virus software installed! So for those of you who don't, here is a free anti-virus program which works just as well as Norton (and doesn't eat all your pocket money either!).

Aside from helping you learn all about your PC, hacking is actually quite fun! And no, you don't need to do anything illegal to learn all about it! Hacking isn't (nescessarily) about getting into the computer systems of major organisations and messing everything up! It can be as simple as changing the start-up screen on your computer, or the look and layout of your website.

Carolyn Meinel's Happy Hacker series is a great place to start learning. And if you already have problems with your PC, try Castlecops for free advice to help you get things right. Believe me, its far better to learn how to do this stuff yourself than pay a small fortune for someone else to do it for you!