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Guide: Is Your ISP Throttling Your Internet Connection?

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308w ago - Think your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is messing with your connection performance? Now you can find out, with Google's new online [Register or Login to view links] that will diagnose your network connection. Here's a quick walkthrough on how to make the best of them.

Google's broadband test tools are located at Measurementlab.net. On that page, you'll see an first icon that says "Users: Test Your Internet Connection". Click that, and then you'll be taken to a [Register or Login to view links] where there are three tests available, and two more listed as coming soon. However, out of the three available tests, only one of them is fully automated and easy to use.

Glasnost, second on the list, will check whether your ISP is slowing down (like Comcast) or blocking Peer2Peer (P2P) downloads from software such as BitTorrent. P2P apps are commonly used for downloading illegal software and media content like movies and music, but also are used for legal purposes as well, such as distributing large software packages to many users at once.

To use the measurement tool, you will be redirected to the [Register or Login to view links]. You'll need the latest version of Java installed, and you should...
 

Guide: PS3 SAK (Swiss Army Knife) for Noobs Available

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310w ago - I've decided to write this tutorial because I had some trouble with [Register or Login to view links] and Windows sharing.

First off, you have to go into the control panel on your P.C., double-click on folder options, then click on view, and all the way at the bottom of the addvanced settings there is an option called "use simple file sharing" uncheck it and click apply and ok. This will enable you to share files between your PS3 and your PC!

Next thing you need to do is create a file on your PC (whatever you want, GAMES, PS3, anything) than right-click that folder and go into properties. From here, go into sharing and click 'share this folder' then click on permissions and click "full control". Make sure you apply all settings before exiting.

Ok now boot up that old PS3 Swiss Army Knife for step #2. Choose option 3 (Windows Share), and put in your IP address. You can get your IP address by simply going into control panel again, go into "network connections" dubble click on "local area connections" and then on support, and all your IP information will be right there.

Now it will ask you for a folder name.. put in the folder that you enabeled for sharing (duh). Then it will ask for user name (your Windows user name) and your Windows password....
 

Guide: YouTube on Your PlayStation 3 Console in Full-screen!

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310w ago - Earlier today YouTube TV was [Register or Login to view links] for PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii game consoles.

Here is a follow-up from Sony's Sr. Director of Promotions Ginger Kraus: Simply open up the Web browser on the PS3, and enter the following URL: www.youtube.com/tv (note: this link will not work from a PC or Mac, only from a PS3) and hit enter.

Now you're good to go! You'll notice a new YouTube interface that allows you to watch videos in full-screen. With enlarged text and simplified navigation, it makes watching YouTube on your TV as easy and intuitive as possible. Here's a helpful video that guides you through the process:





We're working closely with the YouTube team to make a more PlayStation-centric version of the YouTube TV Website page accessible from the lefthand menu bar (the YouTube button currently takes you to our branded channel on YouTube).

So stay tuned for that and in the meantime grab a cold one and sit back to enjoy your favorite videos on the big screen!

Happy watching,
Ginger Kraus
 

Guide to Installing Yellow Dog Linux 6.1 on PlayStation 3 Console

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312w ago - What does Yellow Dog Linux 6.1 offer the PlayStation 3 exactly?

Linux Kernel 2.6.27
X.Org server 1.4.999 with xrandr 1.2.2
Enlightenment E17 desktop environment
Mozilla Firefox 3.0
GNOME 2.16.2 components
OpenOffice.org 2.3 (version 3.0 available for YDL.net users)
Improved Wireless network
YDL.net GUI (private software repository)
Bluetooth support for PS3's SIXAXIS controller
ps3vram: temporary file storage or SWAP using video RAM of Playstation 3
GCC 4.1.2
Cell SDK 3.1

WARNING: Be aware that if you continue, all the saved games, game data, bought games, downloaded demos, PlayStation Home settings/installation and any data (music, movies, pictures) saved on the hard drive of the PlayStation 3 will be permanently ERASED.

However, the PlayStation 3 settings will NOT be lost. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you back up immediately any saves of your games, hard drive movies, pictures, music or PlayStation Home data on a removable HDD device or USB stick!

The bought games or downloaded demos can not be copied, but you will be able to re-download without the need to buy them again, as they are stored on your PlayStation Network account.

What do I need to get started?
 

PlayStation 3 Guide: How to Use the PS3 Visualizer

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312w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Kristin Neirinckx has shared her sixth how-to PlayStation 3 guide as follows today:

Last but not least, today's "How To" video will teach you how to use the Visualizer on the PLAYSTATION 3. The Visualizer provides a great background to your favorite music on your TV screen.

There are a variety of designs to choose from so pick your favorite and use it next time you listen to your music on your console.

Let us know if there are other videos you would be interested in seeing, and I hope you are all off to a great 2009!




 
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