How To Bypass iOS 8 iCloud Activation Lock Screen on 8.1.3

In an unexpected turn of events, an iOS 8 activation lock bypass has emerged. You can now bypass iOS 8 activation lock using a custom DNS server and some glitches. This is not a forever solution but can allow access into the device to achieve the previous owners email for contacting purposes. This will also allow you to make use of the activation locked device and bypass the iOS 8 activation lock and watch movies, youtube or play games. There are many functions to explore with thus bypass method.

This method has been tested with the iPhone 5S, 5 and 4S by me personally all on the latest iOS 8.1.3 firmware. This does also work on the latest iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch 5G models.

Step 1.The custom DNS server you need to enter is:

Step 2. Go to the last activation screen and select ‘Activation Help’, this will boot you over to the custom website. Here you can play games, watch youtube and so much more. If you wish to permanently bypass iOS 8 activation lock, read on below.

Step 3. Go to ‘Applications’ and select ‘Crash Test 1′. This will respring your device.

Step 4. Navigate to WiFi settings once again, click on the ‘i’ and select ‘Manual’ on the ‘HTTP Proxy’ area.

Step 5. Add 30 random emoji icons to the ‘Server’ option and type ‘8888’ in the ‘Port’ option.

Step 6. Click back and then next. As shown in the video above, proceed to slide to unlock and click the language options for a solid 2-3 minutes to finally be booted to the homescreen.

Step 7. Once on the homescreen you can open 3 applications, Phone, Newsstand and Facetime. Note you need to force restart by holding Power + Home every time you open an app to restart your device and the bypass iOS 8 activation lock process.

Step 8. Open the Facetime application and here you can find the email of the previous owner to which you can email and ask that your device be taken off their iCloud account. If you can’t find the email here, restart this process and open the Phone application to see the owners phone number.

Hope this helps you with your activation locked device!


Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

Even if you’re a Windows (or Mac) user, knowing how to use Linux is avaluable skill, and it can run a bunch of awesome things in your home—even if it isn’t your main desktop OS. Here are 10 ways you can use Linux even if you’re not ready to go full Ubuntu.

10. Troubleshoot Other Computers

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

You don’t even need to install Linux on a box to make it useful—all you need is a solid live CD. Just boot from the CD and you can grab any files from the hard drive, even if the computer won’t boot or you’ve forgotten your password. Linux can even help if you accidentally formatted your entire drive. Of course, not all system rescue discs are Linux—and there are a lot of good ones out there—but a bit of basic Linux knowledge can turn you into a troubleshooting expert.

9. Make a Chromebook More Useful

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

You’d be surprised how much you can get done in Chrome OS. There are a lot of great Chrome apps out there for editing audio, video, images, coding, and more—but sometimes you just need a more powerful desktop app you’re familiar with. Luckily, you can install Linux alongside Chrome OS really easily, and get access to a traditional desktop with a bunch of apps. It won’t get you Photoshop or something of that caliber, but if all you need is a bit of a safety net, it’s perfect.

8. Host a Web Site or Webapp

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

You’d be surprised how many web sites you visit every day actually run on Linux—and if you want to build a web site, you probably will too. Possibly more interesting, though, is how you can use a Linux-based web host—likeDreamhost—to host your own personal RSS reader with Tiny Tiny RSS, or your own Dropbox clone with OwnCloud. You could, of course, host these on a Linux box in your home, too. It’s a bit more complicated, but it gives you complete control over everything rather than putting your data in someone else’s hands.

7. Work with Hard Drives and Partitions

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

If you dual- or triple-boot your system and ever want to move partitions around, you’ll have a much easier time with a Linux live CD and GParted. Heck, even if you don’t dual-boot, you’ll still need a bit of help from Linux if you ever migrate to a solid-state drive, or upgrade to a more spacious drive. And, if you want to securely wipe it so no one can get at your data…well, Ubuntu can do that too.

6. Automate Everything In Your Home

With a little Linux knowledge and a cheap computer—like the Raspberry Pi—you can create all sorts of tiny home automation gadgets. You can control your home with Siri, mount a Google Calendar tablet on your wall, set up a home surveillance system, control your blinds and air conditioner, stream music in your living room, build a digital photo frame, build a sunrise alarm clock, and…pretty much anything else you can think of. With a cheap board like the Raspberry Pi and a free OS like Linux, you’re more limited by your imagination than your wallet.

5. Run a Home Server for Backup, Streaming, Torrenting, and More

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

If you don’t want to leave your computer on 24/7 just to share files or download torrents, a tiny dedicated Linux box might be a better solution. With an old computer or a cheap new one, you can put together a home server that stores your backups, streams movies and musics, seeds torrents, or performs any number of other tasks quietly in the corner. You can put one together with Nas4Free, FreeNAS, or even Ubuntu—though our favorite solution is the Linux-based Amahi. (Yes, we know FreeNAS and NAS4Free are technically FreeBSD—but we’re going to lump them in with Linux for practical purposes.)

4. Create a Dedicated Media Center or Video Game Machine

If you have a computer that won’t even use the desktop—like a media center or dedicated emulation machine—why not just set it up with a Linux backend? It’s free and easy to do. XBMC works great on Linux, whether you’re running on a Raspberry Pi or just a low-powered PC, and you can turn just about any PC into an all-in-one retro video game console. The Raspberry Pi works well for older games, but you’d want something more powerful to play newer stuff. Heck, you could even use it to create a retro arcade coffee table.

3. Brush Up on Your Hacking and Security

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

Some Linux distributions, like BackTrack or Kali, are security-focused distros for testing security systems. That means you can use them to learn how to, say, hack WEP or WPA Wi-Fi passwords, which is a great way to learn a bit more about your own network security and how to protect yourself from similar attacks. Of course, we don’t recommend using these powers for evil—but knowing evil’s tricks gives you a good path to preventing them.

2. Revive an Old or Slow PC

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

And so we come to one of the most obvious and common uses for Linux—and still one of the best. If you have a PC that’s seen better days, Windows is far from the ideal OS. install a lightweight Linux distribution on it (like Lubuntuor, if you’re a bit more savvy, Archbang) and it’ll feel like a new machine again. It may not be able to do everything your powerful Windows machine can do, but it’s better than having a non-functional computer, and works perfectly for basic tasks.

1. Learn More About How Computers Work

Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

If none of the above sound like anything you need, why not just get in the spirit of DIY and learn a little bit more about how computers work? Tons of things run Linux these days, from TVs to the Android phone in your pocket, and learning about Linux is not only a fun hobby in and of itself, but it’ll help you learn a bit more about what makes these machines tick. We recommendgetting started with something like Ubuntu or Mint, then when you get a little more familiar, move onto Arch for some serious learning. There are a ton of great distros out there, and even if you’re just playing around, you may find that those skills come in pretty handy one day.


Microsoft loves Linux

But you may ask “Why is Microsoft working with Linux and open source?”, or “What’s Microsoft’s plan going forward?”, or “What does ‘Microsoft loves Linux’ mean for me as a customer?”

At the core, “Microsoft ♥ Linux” is driven by what we’ve heard from you as customers.  You run workloads on Windows.  You run workloads on Linux.   You run these workloads in your on-premises datacenters, hosted at service providers, and in public clouds.  You just want it all to work, and to work together regardless of the operating system.  We hear you, and understand that your world is heterogeneous.  Bottom line, this is a business opportunity for Microsoft to offer heterogeneous support — both Windows and Linux workloads – on-premises and in a public cloud.  Microsoft can add real value in a heterogeneous cloud.

It may come as a surprise, but Microsoft has been working with Linux for a number of years.  System Center Operations Manager has offered Linux and UNIX monitoring since 2009.   Drivers for running Linux guests on Hyper-V became widely available for a number of distros in 2010, and we even have drivers for running FreeBSD guests on Hyper-V.  Microsoft Azure offered Linux VMs on “day 1” of the Azure IaaS general availability in 2013.

We’ve built a significant customer base that is using Linux with Microsoft products.  Several hundred thousand Linux and UNIX servers in production usage today are managed by System Center, with the largest customers managing nearly 10,000 Linux servers.  Customers such as, Equifax, the United Kingdom government FCO Services, and Europcar operate Microsoft clouds on-premises running Hyper-V and System Center with many VMs running Linux.  More than 20% of the VMs in Azure IaaS are running Linux.  Azure is offering the HDInsight (Hadoop) service running on Linux in addition to running on Windows.  And if you look more broadly, Microsoft offers key productivity software such as Office365, Skype, and RDP clients on Linux-based and BSD-based client operating systems such as iOS, Android, and Mac OS X.

What does this all add up to?  Working with Linux isn’t new at Microsoft.  In fact, Linux is already a sizable commitment for Microsoft that is now getting a higher public profile.  We see executing on that commitment as a critical part of what we offer customers.

Linux in your datacenter

Microsoft is making huge investments in the foundational cloud technologies that are described in other entries in this blog series:  Compute, Networking, and Storage.  These investments are informed by our experience with the hyper-scale Azure public cloud.  They are also independent of the guest operating system, so they work for both Windows and Linux.  Great features like storage quality-of-service, network virtualization, and super-fast live migration using RDMA work for Linux just like they work for Windows.  In the product development teams, when we envision and design new capabilities for the cloud foundation, we ask “How does this work for Windows?” and we ask “How does this work for Linux?”   As a result, the Microsoft offering for on-premises datacenters is fundamentally heterogeneous, able to run Windows and Linux guests in a unified fashion.

Of course, some capabilities require the cooperation of the guest OS.  For these capabilities, Microsoft developers write the Linux device driver code for Hyper-V and participate in the Linux community to get the code into the upstream Linux kernel at  Then we engage with distro vendors like Red Hat, Canonical, Oracle, and SUSE to enable full support on Hyper-V for these distros that you are probably running.  As a result, Linux runs great on Hyper-V!

We also invest in the management layer.  We are announcing that the first version of Powershell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for Linux is now available. With DSC for Linux, you can do consistent configuration management across Windows and Linux.  On Linux you can install packages, configure files, create users & groups, and set up services.   DSC for Linux is also an open source project, available on GitHub.

Our enterprise management functionality in System Center Operations Manager, Configuration Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager manages Linux right alongside Windows so that you can have a single systems management infrastructure for your heterogeneous datacenter.   We’ve taken System Center management beyond just the Linux operating system, and into open source middleware such as Tomcat, JBoss, Apache Web Server, and MySQL.  Also, we have extended our hybrid services to include Linux — for example, Azure Site Recovery between on-premises datacenters (or service providers) and Azure.

Linux in Microsoft Azure

As we’re doing for the on-premises datacenter, Microsoft is making huge investments in the Azure public cloud.  Again, our goal is that everything in Azure works for Linux VMs just like it works for Windows VMs.  Capabilities like the huge “G” series VM sizes, Premium Storage, and Azure Backup for VMs are available for both Windows and Linux, as is a range of extensions for custom scripting, regaining access, and OS patching.  Some capabilities, such as integration with Docker, Chef, and other open source projects, are available to you on Linux before they are available on Windows.

Azure offers a range of enterprise-ready Linux distros in Azure:  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, openSUSE, Ubuntu Linux, Oracle Linux, and Core OS, as well as community distro such as CentOS.  Or you can upload your own custom Linux image.

If you are consuming Azure services, you want flexibility to access those services from a Windows computer, or from a Linux or Mac OS X computer.  For starters, you’ve probably used the Azure portal, which is an HTML5 web application that works in browsers running on Windows as well as browsers on Linux and Mac OS X.  But as your usage progresses, you may want to integrate Azure into your operational processes.  On Windows, Powershell is the primary scripting and automation interface.   For Linux and Mac OS X (and Windows), Azure offers a node.js-based package of commands for scripting and automating the full lifecycle of Azure services.

In Azure datacenters, Microsoft personnel are now operating PaaS services based on Linux as well as services based on Windows.  The HDInsight (Hadoop) service is the first to be available on Linux, and it makes good business sense for other services using “born on Linux” open source projects to just run on Linux rather than being ported to Windows.  Internal tools for monitoring, diagnosing, patching, and meeting compliance requirements have been extended to include these Linux-based services.


Microsoft is doing a lot of work with Linux – for on-premises datacenters and services providers, as well as in the Azure public cloud.  We know you run workloads on both Windows and Linux.  We’ve made running and managing Linux workloads a fundamental part of our product offering so that the result is well integrated and just works.  Go to learn more about the investments we’re making.  Remember, “Microsoft ♥ Linux”!


Use the New Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts in Command Prompt

Talking about the Windows 10 features and functionalities, there could be negative arguments like privacy concerns and Microsoft stealing your data. But, the Command Prompt in Windows 10 is a definite improvement compared to the older version of Windows. The Command Prompt in Windows 10 feels smoother and comes with the functionality of using keyboard shortcuts.

With the new shortcuts, you can easily cut and paste things in the Command Prompt window along with other useful ones. Let’s know more about them:

 How to enable Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts in Command Prompt?

In Windows 10 final version, Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts are turned on by default. If you are having the earlier builds, you can check the Propertiesand turn them on.


In the Command Prompt and right-click on the title bar to open the options and click Properties. Under the Options tab, find the section Edit Options and check the box next to Enable Ctrl key shortcuts.

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts in Command Prompt:

Here is the list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts in Command Prompt:

Copy selected text to clipboard: Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert

Paste copied text: Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert

Select all text in the current line (if there’s no text in the current line, all text in the Command Prompt will be selected): Ctrl + A

Move screen one line up/down (similar to scrolling): Ctrl + Up/Down

Move screen one page up/down: Ctrl + Page Up/Page Down

Open Find window for searching through the Command Prompt: Ctrl + F

Enter Mark Mode (lets you select text with the mouse): Ctrl + M

(In Mark Mode) Move cursor up, down, left, or right: Up/Down/Left/Right

Move cursor up/down one line and select text: Shift + Up/Down

Move cursor left/right one character and select text: Shift + Left/Right

Move cursor left/right one word and select text: Ctrl + Shift + Left/Right

Move cursor up/down screen and select text: Shift + Page Up/Page Down

Move cursor to the beginning/end of current line and select text: Shift + Home/End

Move cursor to the beginning/end of screen buffer and select text and beginning/end of Command Prompt’s output: Ctrl + Shift + Home/End

Close the Command Prompt: Alt + F4



Switch to IPv6 as IPv4 Internet Addresses Have Officially Run Out

We all knew that this day was coming. We’ve been reading about the drying blocks of IPv4 addresses and for the first time North America is out of the new IPv4 addresses.

Now US, Canada, North Atlantic and Caribbean islands are getting the waiting list from the American Registry for Internet Numbers. ARIN has warned that it will be unable to fulfill the allocation of a big IPv4 address block as the address pool is drying. Due this, for the first time ARIN is changing its allocation policies.This isn’t something that has happened something out of nowhere as the global demand of IPv4 addresses has been increasing and the supply has been in peril. Apart from North America, other registries have issued similar warnings in the past and currently only African organizations can get IPv4 addresses as needed.

John Curry, ARIN CEO told Ars Technica that if a person gets a smaller block, he/she can’t apply for more space for 90 days. He added that they are currently having 500 remaining blocks and they handle about 300-400 requests per month, so these remaining blocks won’t last for more than 2-4 weeks.

But, the news isn’t so bad as IPv6 is picking up the pace. ARIN is encouraging the organizations to consider using IPv4 addresses. The supply of IPv6 addresses is enough and isn’t likely to run out “ever” in future. People saw the eventual depletion of IP addresses in the early 1990s, so they developed the new version 6. IPv6/ increases the length of IP addresses to minimum 128 bits.

So, the only real solution is switching over to IPv6 as it allows almost unlimited number of IP addresses. While some of biggest organizations are already using it, some of them are avoiding this transition as it is a time consuming process, it’s expensive and tough.

Image: Extremetech

Source: fossBytes


New Secrets Of Easter Island Statues Revealed – The Heads Have Bodies Too!

This is a classic example of “there is more to it than meets the eye”. Images from the excavation of Easter Island’s renowned giant head statues has revealed that the heads actually have bodies that extend deep underground and the bodies are in fact marked with detailed tattoos.


The Easter Island Statue Project has been excavating two of 1,000-plus statues on the Easter Island, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, and the images uncover the secrets of the mysterious stones and the people who built them. The team of archeologists also found large quantities of red pigment, some of which may have been used to paint the statues.


“Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7m tall statues. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies! More important, however, we discovered a great deal about the Rapa Nui techniques of ancient engineering,” said Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Director, EISP, on the project website.

“The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues. This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues] that they are heads only,” he added.


The team has also discovered that the dirt and detritus partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberately placed there to bury, protect, or support the statues. The statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements. Post holes were cut into bedrock to support upright tree trunks. Rope guides were cut into bedrock around the post holes. Posts, ropes, stones, and different types of stone tools were all used to carve and raise the statues upright.

In the pavement under one statue, the scientists found a single stone carved with a crescent symbol said to represent a canoe, or vaka. The backs of both statues are covered with petroglyphs, many of which are also vaka. A direct connection between the vaka symbol and the identity of the artist or group owning the statue is strongly suggested.