Deregister iMessage

“You may need to turn off iMessage if you are now using a non-Apple phone and can’t get SMS or text messages someone sends you from an iPhone.”

Go to this link,

Follow the instruction on the page.

Hope this helps,


Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 and Sleep mode in Windows 7

Recently I upgraded my system to LGA2011 CPU and used Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 F20 motherboard. I used to have problem with sleep mode in Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I tried everything with no luck at all.

All the sudden, I think my PCI sound card (Audigy ZS2) may cause the sleep problem?!? Yep, I took it out and the sleep mode is now working like it should.

If anyone has the same problem like me, you can try to take some add-on cards out 🙂

Remember, before you do anything, check the Gigabyte’s website for latest BIOS update.

Hope this helps,


Disable Ads in uTorrent

If you have downloaded something from P2P website, you might come cross the uTorrent application, it’s a tiny P2P client for most of operating systems. I’m running uTorrent 3.3.2.

Originally, it doesn’t come with ads. Now, it does have ads and sometime you just hate them.

This will show you how to disable them. This guide is for Windows users but it may work for Mac users as well (need to confirm).

1st, Open uTorrent application

2nd, go to Options > Preferences > Advanced

3rd, you will type the following, one by one, in the empty box next to Filter:


then look for,

offers.left_rail_offer_enabled — set value=False

offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled — set value=False


Next, type:


then look for,

gui.show_plus_upsell — set value=False


Click OK when you finished.

Close (X) all the windows, make sure you right-click on the uTorrent’s icon on Taskbar and select Exit.

Open uTorrent application again. Woah, no more ads.

Hope this helps,


Source: LifeHacker

Read/write info to Asset Tag in BIOS (Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop)

For some reasons you want to remove the Asset tag in BIOS of a laptop (in my case, it’s the Lenovo and I’m on Windows 7)

First, you go here to get the utility to read/write information to the Asset tag

Then download,

Utility to Read and Write Asset ID Information — 6iaw03ww.exe — it could be a different file name.

Make sure you know where to save the exe file (eg. save on the Desktop)

Run the exe file to extract the utility. You can extract to your preferred drive (C, D or whatever) or its default directory.

In my case, I just use the default location (C:\Drivers\WINAIA)

Now it’s time to edit the Asset Tag.

Click Start button and type cmd into the box, right click on cmd.exe and select Run as administrator, click Yes if you see a confirmation



Type the following commands on ONE line and end with the Enter button.

Screenshot 2013-11-12 03.11.37


cd drivers\winaia

Now you should see, C:\Drivers\WinAIA\

To see the current Asset tag info, type

WinAIApackage.exe –get  [an window will pop up and show you the current info on your Asset tag, Click OK on the pop up to close it]


Example of Asset info

To set the Asset Tag, type (including the quotation marks)

WinAIAPackage.exe –set “USERASSETDATA.ASSET_NUMBER=this_could_be_anything” [click Yes to confirm if any]

That’s all I need to change but there are more if you want to play around with this.

This is the full list of commands you can use from Lenovo

All options, group names and field names are case-insensitive, except for the USERDEVICE group and the prefix value.

If no options are specified or an incorrect option is specified, then the help text for the utility is displayed.

Here is a list of the valid group names and their associated fields:

USERDEVICE [field1] – These fields are defined by the user.
: Maximum number of user fields is five.




Sources: Lenovo Support

Xmarks Freezes on Firefox

Updated: You should be able to download directly from Firefox via Add-on menu. It’s fixed =)

I’m using Xmarks to sync all my bookmarks too all browsers I’m using. It works perfectly on Chrome and IE but Firefox. I found out the problem that Firefox addon’s website didn’t update the latest version of Xmarks.

When I updated the Xmarks to the latest version, the problem solved.

This link shows you where to get the latest version of Xmarks.

Open your Firefox browser, copy/paste the link below to your address bar

Download the Version 4.2.4 (9/7/13) by left click on it, and hit Install when asked.

Restart the Firefox browserxmakr

Check on your bottom left of the Firefox, you will see Xmark logo > click on it > Run Setup Wizard (to fill your info)

I think you can do it from here.



Verify TRIM Command is enabled on Windows 7

Open the Command Prompt (Start > type in the search box “cmd” > right click on the cmd.exe and left click “Run as Administrator”)

To verify the TRIM command is enabled, type the following and press enter in the Elevated command:

fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify

The results will be as follows: DisableDeleteNotify = 1 (Windows TRIM commands are disabled) DisableDeleteNotify = 0 (Windows TRIM commands are enabled)

To enable the TRIM command, type the following and press enter in the Elevated command:

fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0

To disable the TRIM command, type the following and press enter in the Elevated command:

fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1

Hope this helps,


Source: Kingston Tech Support

Simple way to remove oil/shiny face in photos

You need: Photoshop and patience.

1. Select the oil area on the photo, usually on the faces (use the tool you like to select, ie. magic wand, quick mask,..). Make sure you adjust the Feather around 5px (Right click on selected area > Feather)

2. Copy the selected area to a new layer and Ctrl-V (paste)

3. Select Eyedropper Tool to pick the color near the oil area

4. Select Brush Tool (Opacity = 20%, size = your preferred size) and use it on the new layer. Make sure you set Mode = Darken on new layer.

5. Start brushing the selected area slowly so you can see the changes.

6. Save as to new file and you’re done!

Hope this helps someone,