8001050F: The error code that made all PS3 fanboys gone mad

8001050F is indeed the most famous error code in the history of all PS3 error codes. We already wrote about how Sony reacted in this phenomena and how to fix the PS3 error code 8001050F. The truth is, until now this error wasn’t fixed by Sony yet.

There’s a manual but risky way to resolve this Playstation Network downtime error. But only a few brave souls attempted to fix their own console.

It has been more than 24 hours since Sony promised to fix 8001050F. Sony disappointed a lot of users world wide. As a matter of fact, people wants to sue Sony, as what one of the commenters said in this article.

“We are now in the state of paranoia”, said Mark Gilmer, a certified Playstation 3 addict.

One of our commenters also said that the problem is not with the PSN, but with the PS3’s software.

Others said that it will be fixed after March 1, 2010, because the Playstation’s brain is too dumb and thought that 2010 is a leap year and today is February 29, 2010, which is so wrong.

Once again, let’s all wait for the official announcement from the Playstation blog about how to fix this error.

I bet there’s another firmware upgrade that will resolve this and the Sony Playstation engineers are working overtime to find a way to fix this software bug that made all PS3 fanboys gone mad.

PlayStation 3 hacked by a US iPhone Cracker

A US hacker who gained notoriety for unlocking Apple’s iPhone as a teenager is now bragging that he hacked Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3).

George Hotz, the hacker, sad that his hack could allow people to run pirated games or homemade software. It took him 5 weeks to hack Playstation 3.

He said he was still refining the technique but intended to post full details online soon.

The PS3 is the only games console that has not been hacked, despite being on the market for three years.

Mr Hotz said that he had begun the hack last summer when he had spent three weeks analysing the hardware.

After a long break, he spent a further two weeks cracking the console, which he described as a “very secure system”.

Recent versions of the PS3 do not have the ability to play PS2 games after Sony controversially removed a piece of hardware.

He admitted that it could also allow people to run pirated games.

Check Out the Latest Updates to Norton 360 2013

Updates have been made to the entire line of Norton products, including Norton 360. The latest version of this popular computer protection software now comes equipped with more benefits, advanced features, and a higher level of protection than ever before. First introducing many of the changes in the beta versions released for trial in late 2012, the 2013 suites are now in full effect and available for purchase and download directly from the Norton website.


Improvements have been made to existing protection features, while a social media and anti-scam protection has been added to what Symantec is now labeling the “five layers of patented protection” that Norton 360 embraces. In addition to the Antivirus and Internet protection software, a new Scam Insight tool, called “Norton Safe Web for Facebook,” will provide regular scans of Facebook timelines to ensure that you are not one of the 10 who fall victim to fake links and scams. Meanwhile, IP tracking has been enabled in Insight, allowing for Norton to do a more efficient job finding out where threats are originating. Other updates have also been made to the Insight and Browser Protection tools.

The release of this updated version of Norton 360 was made to coincide with the release of Windows 8. Norton products are now fully functional on Windows 8, with additional benefits to boot. The user interface of Norton 360 has been adjusted to be more user friendly and compatible with the Windows 8 operating system, and integration with the Window’s new Anti-Malware (ELAM) technology allows for faster speeds and swifter action by the security software. You can purchase the newest edition of Norton 360 (or download a free 30-day trial) directly from Norton’s website or from antivirusbarn.com.

Ubuntu 10.04 released: Features and First Impressions

After Ubuntu 10.04 OS was released, fans around the world, specially avid Linux users, jumped for joy! Linux enthusiasts around the world have started downloading the latest Linux OS update. Ubuntu 10.04 also known as The Lucid Lynx will be available for free download today and will be ready to be pre-installed for several manufactures in Summer 2010.

My first impressions about Ubuntu 10.04 is that it’s really fast! Yes, it’s super fast. The boot time will only take seconds compared to all other operating systems. This is the fastest and most reliable OS for me

You can start download it here. More ISOs and Torrents are available at this page.

Here are some of the new features in Linux Ubuntu 10.04

  • Boot speed: Noticeably quicker on almost any machine and super-fast on SSD-based machines such as netbooks, which means users can speed straight to the browser for fast web access.
  • Social from the start: The new ‘Me Menu’ in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS consolidates the process of accessing and updating social networks including Facebook, Digg, Twitter and Identi.ca. The Me Menu also integrates chat channels so users can talk with friends or colleagues on Google Talk, MSN, IRC and nearly every network.
  • Ubuntu One: Enhanced desktop integration for the online service means files and folders can be shared and saved on the cloud more easily. Bookmark and contacts sharing has been added, speeding the move from personal computer to personal computing.
  • Ubuntu One Music Store: Music from the world’s largest labels and greatest bands available direct to Ubuntu users through the default music player. Purchase tracks, store in Ubuntu One and share DRM-free music from one location across multiple computers and devices.
  • Ubuntu Software Centre 2.0: An easy way to find new software, and keep track of it once it’s installed in a new, sleeker interface. Users can also single out software provided by Ubuntu, by Canonical partners or by developers who use Canonical’s Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA) hosting service.
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition (UNE): As well as benefiting from the improvements in the Desktop Edition, netbook users will see even faster boot speeds on SSD-based devices, faster suspend/resume that will extend battery life – and the industry-leading interface for these smaller screens.

Access TurboTax Free Edition 2010 for Tax Day

TurboTax Freed Edition 2010Are you one of those who hasn’t finished filing your income tax for April 15? As a tip, we recommend you access TurboTax Online that can simply search for all tax credits eligible for you to get the biggest tax refund. Turbo Tax is the most convenient option for you who wants to get a free tax preparation that can be done online. For Tax Day 2010, also don’t forget to fill out an IRS Form just in case you haven’t finished filing by that day. The TurboTax Free Edition 2010 can be easily accesed on their Official Website.

What Are the Top Five Debt Management Computer Software Today?

world correspondentsThere are so many ways on how we can accrue debts. Using our credit cards is one way. Another ways is getting a loan. For sure, accruing debt is easier than paying it off. When a person has so many debts, a person has a high tendency of forgetting the pay off date of his debts, resulting to a much higher interest.

Debts are not bad in nature. It only becomes bad when the borrower does not pay it on time or when the borrower chooses the wrong kind of debt – the ones with a very high interest rate. Most often than not, people who have so many debts never make it to get rid of all his debts. Fortunately, there are so many tools out there that are available to provide guidance in managing multiple debts.

How to Manage Your Debts?

If you think you can no longer manage your debts, think twice. There are a lot of ways you can do to solve this problem. The very first option you got is to look for a debt management services offered by a certain financial firm. However, be careful on choosing what financial firm to deal with. Remember to keep track on their interest rates and more.

Debt consolidation is the process wherein you joined all your debts to pay it one time. You might think it is irrelevant to join all your debts knowing that you will still have the same amount of debt. However, just think about the factors other than the principal amount of your borrowed amount. Consolidating your debt might reduce the interest rate you are paying every single month. Another thing is that consolidating your debt helps you organize your monthly payment knowing that you only have to take note on a single pay off date rather than remembering all the pay off dates of each debt, making it much more confusing on your part.

The Top Five Computer Software for Debt Management

While you can rely on financial firms to do the favor for you in managing your debt, you can also choose to rely on no one, but yourself. All you need is the best computer software that is primarily intended for providing assistance in managing one’s debt. If you do not know what computer software to choose for managing debt, checking the top ten reviews or choosing among the five computer software listed below might be a good choice for you. These are the top five debt management computer software of today.

1. Zilch Standard

The Zilch Standard is a computer software that is often criticized due to its outdated look. However, this software works even better than other computer software for debt management. Its features and functionality are very great. This comes pre-populated with data in order to assist the users to understand how this software should be used. Unlike many software than only has four available strategies, this one comes with a six available strategies in terms of paying off all your debt. Aside from these six strategies, one can also customize a strategy. This is why many people are fond of using this computer software.

Zilch Standard might not be the friendliest computer software to the user. However, you will find it easy to use once you have already familiarized with its function. You only need a minimum supervision on your first try of using this software.

2. Free Debt Reduction Spreadsheets

Who said you really have to look further to manage your debt? If you have a Microsoft Excel program, then you can use its feature to manage all your existing debts in the most efficient way. Microsoft Excel has spreadsheets. Each of these spreadsheets can be used to make a plan on how you can get rid of all your debts.

Say no to complicated computer software. As long as you have the Microsoft Excel and you are familiar on how to use this, then there is no doubt that you will find managing your debt as easy as learning the A-B-C. Most, if not all, computer users are more than just familiar on how to use the Microsoft Excel. Therefore, there is no doubt that this Free Debt Reduction Spreadsheets will be a lot of help to make debt management much easier.

3. Debt Quencher

Debt Quencher is not for anyone who owns any kind of computer. This computer software is only available to those who are Mac users as this is only compatible to Mac alone. This kind of computer software presents a total of three strategies to pay down the debt of the user:

  1. Enter the minimum monthly payment
  2. Adjust the amount of planned payment
  3. Enter extra amount of money as an additional payment whenever you have extra money

The Debt Quencher also features what if scenarios that include a total of four methods for getting rid of multiple debts. These four methods are the highest interest method, highest balance method, lowest balance method and minimum payment method. This computer software recommends the best method for your debt situation.

4. Debt Trakker

The Debt Trakker is considered to be one of the most reliable software designed for the purpose of managing debts. This software is guaranteed to be user-friendly. Compared to other computer software, this one is very affordable. Its user-friendliness and affordability are the two main reasons why many people prefer this over the other software around. This software is used by a large pool of debt management professionals. Due to its easy-to-use feature, not just those debt management professionals are using this. Any individual who want to manage their debt is recommended to use Debt Trakker.

5. Debt Analyzer

Debt Analyzer is designed for one purpose only. What is its purpose? Well, it is to help the user to pay off his debts. This software provides every single tool needed by the user in order to organize and manage his debts – single or multiple debts. The tools provided by this software permit the user to create a professional plan on how to reduce or eliminate all of his debts.

The Debt Analyzer is designed to have the same state of mind that a professional debt counselor has. With this kind of computer software, there is no longer a need for you to look for a debt management company to help you manage your debts. You can easily do it by yourself with this software.

Aside from the computer software, – Zilch Standard, Free Debt Reduction Spreadsheets, Debt Quencher, Debt Trakker and Debt Analyzer – there are still many computer software that you can choose from. Most, if not all, of these kinds of software work the same as they are designed to serve a single purpose. However, it is much more recommended for you to use the five computer software enumerated above because these kinds of software are already proven and tested. These are the ones that are trusted by the professional debt management counselor.

Sometimes, it is also recommended to use computer software and to seek help of a debt consolidation company at the same time. This will help you reduce and get rid of all your debts in the fastest possible way. Discern the best way for you to reduce your debt. Remember to think it thoroughly to make the best decision.

HTC EVO Embraces Froyo Days From Now

The only 4G phone, HTC EVO as being distributed by Sprint will be starting to have the Android 2.2.Sprint will start to spread the upgrade on EVO by August 3 as have been announced in the carrier’s web site Thursday night. By the middle of the month, all users would surely have the software.

For EVO users, notifications would be sent to you if the upgrade is already available. The software will then be sent to your device for automatic installation. According to Sprint you can also manually download the upgrade starting Tuesday: Simply select the “HTC Software Update” option in the “System Updates” section of the phone’s main settings menu to force the process to begin.

Running the Froyo in your EVO 4G would mean several awesome changes. This would include new home screen widgets, a “flashlight mode” for the phone’s camera flash, and improvements to the phone’s video recording capabilities. More storage room for applications, Camera 4-way rotation and Improved Browser Performance including a faster JavaScript engine and Flash 10x Support. All of these were enlisted in the memo of the upgrade in the Sprint’s site.

Fared Adib, Vice President – Product Development for Sprint said that Sprint is thrilled with their customers’ response to HTC EVO 4G and the innovative and exciting experience it offers and it is exciting for them to lead the industry in bringing the Android 2.2 update to these customers and improve on the amazing experience they receive with America’s first 4G capable phone.

HTC EVO is the first android phone to have the Froyo because Google’s Nexus One already have it late last month but it is the first phone that upgrade was being provided by the carrier.

This added feature to this awesome phone would surely be making its users happier.

Updated: Playstation Network (PSN) Error 8001050F resolved

Finally, after 24 hours the weird 8001050F error, others call it as 8001050F bug was finally resolved. The speculations about the error is caused by the leap year problem were right.

More and more users left a comment in our first post about PS3 Error 8001050F claiming that they can now play with their PS3 and everything is back to normal.

This is a great news to everyone, specially to those who are ranting and saying that Playstation and Sony sucks. The wait is over and if you’re patient enough to wait for this moment, then good for you.

Your patience is now rewarded and now you can play with your favorite online games in the best and most awesome gaming console in the entire universe!

For those who are still encountering this weird bug, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and share your thoughts about this resolved PSN error.

Update 03/01/10: Patrick Seybold released an official statement in the Playstation blog and he said that the error has been resolved.

We are aware that the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as a leap year. Having the internal clock date change from February 29 to March 1 (both GMT), we have verified that the symptoms are now resolved and that users are able to use their PS3 normally.

If the time displayed on the XMB is still incorrect, users are able to adjust time settings manually or via the internet. If we have new information, we will update you through the PlayStation.Blog or PlayStation.com.