Install Google Wallet on a Verizon Galaxy Nexus with Android Jelly Bean 4.1

I have a Verizon Wireless (VZW) Galaxy Nexus and upgraded it to Jelly Bean 4.1 as soon as I got my hands on it. But I couldn’t get Google Wallet installed on it because Verizon is stupid. It’s hidden from the Google Play store if you’re on Verizon, and often loading APK copied onto the device didn’t work for me either. But this post did the trick for me!

Steps:

  • UPDATE 2 for Sept 14, 2012: Verizon has blocked Google Wallet again! But luckily there’s a simple solution for Verizon Galaxy Nexus ICS & Jelly Bean owners: Download and run this updated APK file (if the file is no longer available, Google search for “Wallet_1.5-R79-v5.apk” and you should find it somewhere). Follow steps below to install it.
  • >Download the APK file from this post< (you have to register on the forum to download it =(
  • UPDATE: If that APK does not work for you, try the one >in this post< (thanks Tory Silvers)
  • In Root Explorer (ES File Explorer works too if you enable Root browsing), copy the apk file you want to put in /system/app
  • Navigate to the /system/app directory
  • Tap the Mount R/W button on the top right (not applicable with ES File Explorer)
  • Tap Paste
  • Scroll down to the pasted apk, long press on it and select Permissions (you’ll see 9 check boxes when you do this)
  • Check the Read and Write buttons for User
  • Check only the Read box next to Group and Others, then tap OK (once you’re done, the read/write permissions under the app name should be the same as all the other apps listed (rw-r–r–))
  • Reboot the phone

How to Set Up Logitech M510 USB Mouse on Ubuntu 12.04

Logitech has a great selection of USB mice for all operating systems and they often work without installing any software. Sometimes to get the most out of it however, you can configure your xorg.conf file on Ubuntu 12.04 and some previous Ubuntus.

2017 Update: If you use Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04 or higher, you no longer need to custom configure this mouse, it works perfectly out of the box!

After plugging in the Logitech M510 USB wireless laser mouse, make sure the batteries are in and it is turned on. Then put this code into your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Logitech Mouse"
Driver "evdev"
Option "Protocol" "evdev"
Option "Name" "Logitech USB Optical Mouse"
Option "Phys" "usb-*/input0"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/by-id/usb-Logitech_USB_Receiver-mouse"
Option "Buttons" "8"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Resolution" "1200"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Note: If your xorg.conf file already has a section labeled “InputDevice”, replace it with this one.

It is recommended that you copy your current xorg.conf file to another one using the “cp” command before using this code. After it is done, restart your computer (logout/login might also work).

Anonymous Member takes down thousands of websites in GoDaddy attack

Earlier today, DNS and other servers at GoDaddy became unresponsive, throwing thousands of websites hosted there (including Snooth.com, the internet’s largest interactive wine website and where I work) offline.

Anonymous “Security Leader” @AnonymousOwn3r claims to be behind the take-down, who also points out that it is not Anonymous acting as a whole, just one person.


UPDATE: GoDaddy claims down time was caused by their own incompetency, not a hacker. Who do you think is right? Either way, this puts GoDaddy in a bad light.


According to AnonymousOwn3r, he is taking GoDaddy down to “test how the cyber security is safe” and for other reasons that cannot be disclosed at this time — perhaps keeping secret some sort of security exploit or hole.

Late last year, the internet was in a fury after GoDaddy announced its support of the US government’s proposed SOPA to censor websites just like what communist China does.