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I’m not sure how can I explain this better. But I happened to have a bluetooth keyboard linked to my tab which went rogue. I tried to remove the keyboard from bluetooth paired list and add it again. Biggest mistake, it just didn’t connect back. Rather than it’s normal prompt to type the PIN, it told me to enter the PIN. No idea what it was!

After a lot of digging and no solution, I tried to enter 0000. No response!

What worked was to type 0000 and press enter in your tab first and quickly type 000 and enter on the bluetooth keyboard. and VOILA! it connected.

So here are the steps:

Power on keyboard with 5 seconds button on. Keyboard will start with LED .

Go to Device menu and “Add a device”. Select Keyboard.

On the UI keyboard, input “0000” (no enter), and touch “add”.

Then on the physical keyboard, input “0000” + Enter.

It should make start connecting.

The UI changes into connecting view. But it already connected.

You can test with pushing “Windows Key” on the physical keyboard.

After connected, both LED on keyboard was automatically turned off. It is still working normally.

So I hope if you ever face this problem, you stumble on this blog.

Happy typing!

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If you’ve got multiple computers at your desk, you probably know that it’s a pain to use more than one keyboard and mouse. Here’s how to use a single keyboard and mouse on more than one PC using a tool from Microsoft.

Most geeks will be familiar with Input Director and Synergy, which do the same thing, but now Microsoft has released an application called Mouse Without Borders, which has some great features—like dragging files from one PC to another.

Using Mouse Without Borders

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the application, there’s a quick wizard that helps you setup the application for use on your network. On the first PC, you’ll want to click No to do the initial setup.

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This will generate a security code that you can use on the next PC to connect to the first one.

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Over on the second PC, you will want to enter the code that you generated on the first PC, and the computer name.

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That’s all there is to it – now you can start using the application.

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With iPhone 7 not having a 3.5mm port. Here a brilliant way to convert your old earphones to bluetooth earphones!

 

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The purpose of this instructable is to eliminate the headphone wire between my iPhone and headphones. The wire would constantly snag on things while at work and be ripped out from the headphones(3.5mm jack on the headphones). The “under the shirt” method worked however it was annoying at times and could still be caught on things.

Materials Used:
1.  A pair of your favorite headphones* – I used my Studio Beats by Dr. Dre
*if your headphones do not have a 3.5mm jack on them, the headphone cord can be shortened permanently or just wrapped around the headband!

2. Stereo Bluetooth Headset
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1PCS-3-5mm-Jack-Wireless-Bluetooth-4-0-Car-Audio-Adapter-Stereo-AUX-Phone-Music-Receiver/32648159752.html

3. Short 3.5mm Stereo patch cable
I had one lying around the house that i purchased from Radio Shack ages ago.

4. A few Velcro cable ties

Now comes the fun part!
       ASSEMBLY!

Step 1: Attach Bluetooth with Velcro straps

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Velcro straps were cut to fit around the band.
I put them on tight with fuzzy velcro side down – or – the side that contacts the headphone bandA shorter patch cable would be ideal but this works just fine.I called my brother to test sound quality and he said that he could hear me fine, even with the location of the mic

Original instructions here!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-Any-Headphones-to-Bluetooth-Wireless/

I updated with working links!

  • Dropbox -This service is very useful to anyone who has lots of files they want to store in the cloud. While anyone can get a free Dropbox account, there are limits on how much storage you get. With a .EDU email, you get an extra 500 mb of space, which translates to lots of photos or documents.
  • Spotify – The online music streaming service gives a 50% discount on the premium plan to students based in the US.
  • Norton -Students can purchase some of the best known anti-virus software and other programs at a 50% discount.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud -Adobe, one of the world’s leading software companies, provides a generous 60% discount to students and teachers on many programs and apps.
  • Autodesk -This software company provides free engineering, animation and design software to students and people associated with academic institutions. Some of the software programs that are included in this program are Fusion 360, 3ds Max, Revit, Maya and AutoCAD.
  • Dell – Avail an exclusive discount to all Dell products for students with valid .EDU email accounts to enhance their education.  Join their Member Purchase Program for University Students to enjoy these amazing deals.
  • Newegg – First year of Newegg Premier is free once you provide your name@school.edu email address, and  50% off afterwards. Premier benefits of this computer hardware and software retailer are similar to Prime benefits in Amazon.
  • Best Buy – Best Buy offers exclusive deals for college students, once you sign up and confirm your .EDU email.
  • AWeber – The #1 rated email marketing service provides a 20% discount for students with .EDU or .AC email. (get extra discount with our exclusive AWeber coupons).
  • LastPass – Get 6 months of LastPass free premium and have all your passwords kept safe and stored on one location.

  • Powtoon – Students and teachers alike can now create beautiful animated videos and presentations they could use to make learning fun and engaging.  You can try it for free or check out their premium accounts exclusive for educators and students. See also our Powtoon review and coupons.

  • Prezi – Educators and students who are using a .EDU email address can enjoy this cloud-based software with Zooming User Interface (ZUI) to create beautiful presentations for FREE.  A special discounted price is also available if you want to upgrade for an unlimited storage and maximize its powerful features.

  • Connectify – Stay connected and transform your single internet connection into a Wi-Fi hotspot so you can share it to your fellow college students, co-teachers or even the whole school using this widely used software.  Connectify Hotspot offers a whopping 75% off its regular price to students or academic staff with a .EDU email account.

  •  iMazing – Seamlessly manage and even transfer your files from your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Mac to your PC or any iOS device using this amazing application. .EDU email account holders can download iMazing with 30% discount from its original price using the iMazing Educational Licenses Program.

  •  LucidChart – A web-based diagram software and flow chart maker, LucidChart, is completely FREE for students and teachers who have valid .EDU email addresses.  This application is designed to help its users create professional-looking flowcharts, website wireframes, mind maps, organizational charts, and other diagram types.

These are just some of the special discounts that are available to anyone with a .EDU email address. You will also be eligible for many other discounts, including travel, concert and other tickets, online stores and many other things. We will keep updating the benefits list with additional .EDU benefits.

Students, teachers and college staff can enjoy these benefits, but what about other people? There are, in fact, ways to get a .EDU email address even if you aren’t affiliated with a school.
Other worthy mentions:

  • Amazon Prime Trial ( 180 Days )
  • Discounted Adobe CC
  • AutoDesk ( Free 3Ds Max and other )
  • Microsoft Dreamspark ( Free Microsoft Product )
  • RipTiger
  • MindSumo
  • My Uni Days
  • Github Student Pack (worth 200$+)
  • RazerStore
  • Sumpto
  • Viggle
  • AutoDesk Software
  • RipTiger
  • Jetbrains
  • Amazon AWS  credits in hunders of $.

How to get it?

 

How to Get a .EDU Email Address

Obviously, the easiest way to get a free .EDU email address is to be a student or faculty member at an academic institution. Even if you are a nontraditional student, you could be eligible for this benefit. For example, if you are taking classes, either online or in person at an accredited school, you might be able to get a .EDU email address. Of course, if you are not a student you probably don’t want to become one simply for this purpose. There are other ways to do it.

  • If You’re a College Graduate -If you’re not a student currently but have graduated from an accredited college or university, you may be eligible for a .EDU email address as an alumnus. You can contact the alumni department of your college and find out if this is possible.
  • Signing Up For an Online College -There are certain online institutions that provide you with a free .EDU email address. You can sign up as a student, parent or educator.
  • Fiverr.com -Fiverr.com is a fast growing site, with a recent $60M funding round. On Fiverr, freelancers offer just about every imaginable service for $5. You can search for whatever you’re looking for and you’ll most likely find it. There are people offering .EDU email addresses on Fiverr. Some of these sellers will even sell you multiple .EDU accounts, for an extra charge of course. The following are a few examples of such Fiverr gigs.

I will provide you with a valid edu email account for $5

I will provide you with a high value edu email account for $5

I will provide you with a valid edu email account for $5

Keep in mind that Fiverr.com is a dynamic service with new gigs appearing every day and old ones sometimes being paused. So if the above links don’t work, you can always do a search on Fiverr for “Valid .EDU email account” or something similar. On our side, we’ll definitely try to keep the above links updated with reliable sellers, as there’s always another member of the family who needs a .EDU account.

Since .EDU email addresses are actually designed for students, parents and educators, alternative methods for obtaining these email addresses may not always seem legit. However, these are essentially loopholes that may be closed anytime in the future. There is also no guarantee that, once obtained, your .EDU email will work forever. However, if you do get one, you will probably have a chance to enjoy quite valuable discounts and other perks, for a significant amount of time.

If you’re set on obtaining a .EDU email address without being a student, you may have to be creative and persistent. It is highly likely, though, that there will always be some way to get a coveted .EDU email, either on your own or through someone on a site such as Fiverr.

 

You can just google for more if you are still looking for more!

https://www.google.com/search?q=RipTiger+student&aqs=chrome..69i57.1706j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#q=free+license+for+edu+students&start=0

I am in a habit of using gestures on my touchpad to scroll the webpages. Now as soon as a press Ctrl to get a new tab, My page zooms into 400%.

So here’s how to disable pinch zoom/ scroll zoom on just google chrome.

 

Download AutoHotKey from here:

http://www.autohotkey.com/

 

Once installed, import the following script:

 

#notrayicon
#singleinstance
#MaxHotkeysPerInterval 1500
#IfWinActive ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1
^WheelDown::return
#IfWinActive ahk_class Chrome_WidgetWin_1
^WheelUp::return

 

 

 

Thats it! You’re done.