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Complete guide on how to enable the 2-steps authentication on Dropbox

As we all know, Dropbox has just enabled the new security feature which is 2-steps verification for even safer usage. I would say this all comes from the recent force hack on an iCloud account of a famous blogger cum writer. Furthermore, some accounts have been compromised due to unwanted app hacking etc.

No idea what the hell Dropbox is? This is what Wikipedia says about Dropbox:

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. In brief, Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronises so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of the computer it is viewed on. Files placed in this folder are also accessible through a web site and mobile phone applications.

When I heard about this, I was trilled as I was drying to get it done. Guess what?! It took me close to 2 hours to figure it out (on how it works). Well, I don't want anyone of you to have the same luck as mine and thus, here is how you going to get it done...the easy way of course.

Dropbox 2 factors authentication
Things you need to enable the Dropbox 2-steps verification:
  • A verified and registered Dropbox account
  • Smartphone with Google Authenticator app installed
  • Some patience :)
Once you have all those prepared, you are now absolutely ready for some easy authentications using smartphone app:
  1. On your smartphone, run the Google Authenticator app and leave it on.
  2. From your laptop or computer, head to Dropbox > Your login name > Settings > Security > Enable 2-steps authentications.
  3. If you are not able to see the option to turn on the 2-steps authentications, then you need to type this on your browser: Dropbox Two Factor
  4. Let's assume you have completed all, then you are ready to click on the option 'Use a smartphone app'.
  5. The barcode will be displayed and all you have to do is to go back to your Google Authenticator on your smartphone and select Scan Barcode.
  6. A special 6 digits code will be visible and all you need to do is to type it in the box provided by Dropbox.
  7. Walaa! You have successfully enabled the 2-steps authentications on Dropbox.
Now, what happens you don't have a super high-tech phone? Is there another way to get this enabled? Of course there is and this is how you can do it:
  1. From your laptop or computer, head to Dropbox > Your login name > Settings > Security > Enable 2-steps authentications.
  2. Select the first option which is authenticate using a short message system (SMS).
  3. Ensure that you get the country code and number right and hit Send.
  4. You will received a SMS on your phone with the 6 digits code in it.
  5. Key it in the box provided by Dropbox and you are now able to enable the 2-steps authentications on Dropbox for further security.
What do you think of this new security features provided by Dropbox? Are you happy with it? Tell me what you think with the comment box below! Last but not least, do have a quick look at the Amazon Store below for the latest and hottest deals for you!

Where To Download Those Paid Cydia Tweaks For Free?

I know this is something very common among all of us. Especially for those who are new to the Apple and Jailbreak world, you might (or someday come across) wonder where you can download those free Cydia tweaks for free. Well, it is very simple and I am going to share with you these simple steps.

Firstly, you have to understand that if you want to download those paid Cydia apps for free, you got to update the database or source in this case. You can do so simply by entering the right URL link in the Source option.

Being said that, here's how you can add those lovely URL:
  1. Jailbreak your iDevice. Not sure how to do so? Don't worry! Head over to this link here: The Complete Jailbreak Guide Using Absinthe
  2. Open Cydia app.
  3. Allow it to update itself and then head over to Manage.
  4. After hitting Manage, choose Sources
  5. Now, choose either one of these links below:
Okay, I know you are thinking of this question. Could you add all these URL without interfering with one another? Of course you can but don't be surprised that you might see two or more of the same crack Cydia apps if you do so. However, no harm done and all you have to do is to avoid installing same the app twice!

I hope you enjoy this 'yet another' short post and before I end, I really hope you support my blog with these ads and also have a look at the Amazon Online Store below for anything that could suit your needs!

The Best Tips and Guides For Battle Nations

Battle Nations is one of the most anticipated and upcoming free game for iPhone, iPad and Mac. So what is Battle Nations all about? According to Wikipedia, Battle Nations is a freemium turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Z2Live. The game puts players in control of land with limited resources where effective management of resources will be vital to expansion and advancement. Building a productive nation then allows players to form armies which are used as the basis for the game's core: PvP combat in turn-based strategy warfare. Routine updates by Z2Live keeps the game fresh with new units and missions.

Setting up your base
This is just like any other games. Make sure you base is setup well and during the early stages, try not to turn on PvP as this might affect you dearly. Remember that in Battle Nations, you need to have a very balance number of resources, buildings and army. If you can get these three sorted out well, you are probably on your way to some serious fun!

Army is not everything; Strategy is!
During the early stages, try not to have too many armies in your inventory. As you can see, you have a specific number of populations and thus, having too many armies might actually effect you down the leveling path. If you have very limited populations, you will face many issues and the worst case scenario is to shut down some buildings just to cater for your 'appetite'.

Get addicted with Battle Nations on Apple devices
When it comes to army, you need to know your men. Trooper is cheap but try not to have too many of them. They actually only comes useful when they hit Rank 4 and Double Shot comes available. The main armies that you should have are:

  • Small amount of long ranged attackers such as Mortar and Grenadier which is extremely useful against armoured personnels and vehicles
  • Some Shock Troopers as secondary tankers
  • A few Riot Troopers as they are the best 'human shield' in game
  • Focus slightly more on heavy vehicles for damage and tanking
Going PvP arena before reaching level 30
Many people say that PvP is hell for those before level 30. If you ask me, I would say it is rather boring when you PvP below level 30. Anything after level 30 is all about strategy and some luck. You can basically have 7 spaces where you can place your armies. Try not to place them in groups as they will be easy targets for Area of Effect (AoE) attackers such as Mortar team.

You got to focus on which which still have another turn to hit you and not the ones that has no more turn. In short, if you are able to focus on this, you basically won the battle by 50% already!

City structure and deferences
There is nothing better than a strong deference. This is where you can start using your defences such as Pillbox and Bunkers to further garrison your troops and shield them from damages. It is very normal where people will try to conquer your resources generator. Therefore, building a good defence structure close or within the range of the subject is definitely a good tactic.

Do your quests!
One of the fastest way to level up is by doing quests. Usually, these quests are easy but very time consuming. However, this doesn't mean that you can just ignore them. Start focus on completing them as soon as possible and you will be able to unlock more levels and units faster than others.

What are the best formation or unit combination in Battle Nations?
To be very honest, there is no such thing as the best unit combinations. For me, it all depends on whether you are an all-out attacker, defender or balanced type. I usually go with balanced team where I have 1 long range attacker, 2 to 3 mid range and the balance will be tankers or 'meat-shield'. It all boils down to what you like most and what you think suits you best.

Nanopods - The ultimate game changer
Just like any other free games, the developers would need some real cash to continue updating and improving the game. Imagine Nanopods as some green test tubes items which can boost your building speed from days to just seconds and giving you more exclusive units to crush your enemies. You can basically earn many free Nanopods by leveling up and doing simple tasks to earn a few daily. Also, be reminded that it is advisable to keep those Nanopods for later level use instead of spamming them even before you reaching mid of the game.

So what else are you looking for? Add me right now (in-game name: nicregi) and we might be great friends there! Hope this guide served you some purpose and of course, best of the luck and see you in game buddy!

How To Install Paid Apps on iPhone After Jailbreak

Today, I am going to share with you on you can install paid apps for free on iPhone after jailbreaking. Before I start, allow me to emphasize that this is definitely illegal and unhealthy especially for the our dear developers. However, I know this is one of the biggest reasons on why people would want to jail break their iDevices. I am going to explain the steps as simple as possible for your understanding and don't worry, it is completely safe.

Step by step guide to install paid apps on jailbroken iPhone

1. The top priority is to get your device jailbroken first before anything. Being said that, if you still have no idea how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod or iPad, you can use this guide to help you through: The Complete Guide To Jailbreak With Absinthe.

2. Okay, I believe you ready now and congratulation! You are one step closer to success! You have to understand there are a few different methods where you can install those paid apps for free. I am using Installous as it is probably one of the easiest to use out there. Consider this as another version of Cydia Store and with a huge difference where it provides paid apps for free to download.

3. Now, open your Cydia and head to Sources. Basically, you just got to head towards Manage > Sources.

4. Once you are in the Sources page, you will be able to see quite a lot of websites located there. Do not change anything there. Whatever they are there, are good for you! All you have to do is to click on the Edit tap and select Add.

5. Once the pop up window shows up, type in this URL: http://cydia.hackulo.us and select Add Sources. If there is a pop up asking if you are sure to add it, just click Add Anyway.

6. Now, allow Cydia to reboot itself and update. I do hope that by now, you are on WiFi as there will be a download going on background to update all the sources and packages. if you are not on WiFi, you should definitely turn it on right now!

7. Once everything is ready, search for Installous on Cydia and install it. Again, let it update itself for awhile. don't worry as Installous is free.

8. Once downloading is done, you can now fire up Installous which is located on your springboard. Now, every paid apps on App Store is basically in your hands and best part of all, they are all free!

So, how to download paid apps for free using Installous?

1. Search for the apps you are looking for in Installous. Make sure the name is correct though.

2. Select the app found on search results and select Download.

3. A list of downloads will pop up for you to choose and on the right side of the screen, you will be able to see the version number. Of course, the latest would be the best.

4. You will also see the first option which is Magnet. This is a pretty fast download using BitTorrent and yes, it is highly advisable to use it!

Important notes:

1. All those downloading are at your own risk and I am not held responsible for any damage or unwanted incidents happen to you or your iDevices.
2. You are not able to update them (if there is update) from Apple Appstore but you can do it via Installous.

Now, what else are you waiting for? Get your devices ready as you are about to open the world of downloading the best paid apps for free!

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