Installing Pioneer radio in 2006 Nissan Altima

Pioneer Radio

When I bought my car back in 2006, aux port on factory radios was still a novelty, at least in non-premium vehicles, and unfortunately for me the casette players were long gone already, so the only decent source of audio entertainment in my car was either traditional radio or CD player, which was what the radio in the car plays.. there was no way to connect other audio players like iPod, well almost no way… there were things called FM transmitters which were mostly useless for me since FCC put restrictions on the signal power of these transmitters.. Being in the NYC area meant there were no FM stations which I could use with these weak transmitters, and after going thru a few transmitters from various brands, I gave up on them. That’s when I started looking out to getting rid of the stock radio and replace it with┬ásomething a little less restrictive and finally did that this past week and thought I’d share my experience which could help others out there like me. Read on for instructions and tips along with some useful pics of the process… Read the rest of this entry »

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Google+, third time’s the charm?

Just got myself access to Google+ and I am still taking a look a this all new attempt @ social networking from Google (after failed? Wave, and not so popular Buzz). So far my first impressions are in line with ll the hype on most tech blogs, but only time will tell if it’s going to catch on or not, after all, social media lives and dies with social participation, or lack there of…

While I am trying this cool looking product from google, I can understand the urge for geeks like me to try the latest, so I am willing to spread some invites. Just drop a comment below and will try to send some out.

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Adding a second HDD to Macbook Pro

Optical media is fast becoming obsolete, there’s no denying that. If you are in denial, then you probably didn’t experience the fate of then ubiquitous floppy drives, or maybe you are one of those few who still rely quite a lot on optical discs. Well my point is, if you don’t find ourself in need of that DVD drive in your laptop, especially on a Macbook, where empty real estate is hard to find (see pics of the internals) and wish you had more HDD space, then read on to find out how you can swap that DVD drive for a second HDD… Read the rest of this entry »

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2011, the year of tablet PCs?

Frankly when ipad was anounced by apple last year I was so disappointed at the time that I even sold my AAPL stock (I didn’t own much to begin with but I sold at over 100% gains, so won’t feel that bad :)).. I felt iPad seemed like a large iPod touch, but what I learned since then is that the apps and that screen real estate makes all the difference, and people are just crazy for anything apple these days… but since then we all know how successful iPad has been, in fact it’s no stretch to say that it almost single handedly derailed the netbook frenzy… Read the rest of this entry »

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fix that iLife “Connection failed” dialog

I have a Windows PC with shared drives which I regularly use from my Macbook Pro, and recently I have been annoyed as hell with a pesky problem with various iLife apps on my mac.. Every time I launch iMovie, iWeb, iDVD or sometimes iPhoto Read the rest of this entry »

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Will democrats lose the lead tomorrow?

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Migrate dead XBox’s content to new XBox 360 S.. for free

If you are among the numerous past xbox owners burnt by the infamous RROD and were holding out to replace the box with the new re-designed XBox 360 S, chances are, you have a lot of content on your old xbox which you want to transfer to you new shiny xbox.

Ideally, you should have been able to just connect your old xbox the new one and transfer your content, but that requires an official “Xbox 360 hard drive data migration transfer kit” (seriously, that’s the full name)… Microsoft being greedy as always, doesn’t include this cable in the new Xbox and wants you to pay $15 + shipping for it.. not a bad price, but considering you only need it once and that is because of Microsoft’s decision to change the HDD design in the new console (for good reasons) and having just forked out a good $300 on the new console, it is ridiculous to pay that kind of money to MS again.. so if you are still with me, not all is gloomy.. read on for a couple of free solutions… Read the rest of this entry »

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