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Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN) Down – June 25th 2014

“Is PSN down?” There are widespread reports of Sony’s Playstation Network “PSN” being down / offline as users claim to be unable to connect. Users are hoping that this outage is not a repeat of the events in April 2011 when the PSN outage lasted over 3 weeks in result of a hack. User data was reported to be compromised.


UPDATE: Playstation Network status has been updated to note: “The PlayStation Network is currently: Experiencing Connectivity Issues.” on Playstation support forums.

UPDATE 2: Playstation Network should now be back online for users. Reports from users indicate that they CAN log in and connect successfully.


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How to Download Instagram Videos Tutorial

First we had demand to download Vine Videos, now we have demand to download Instagram videos. So, how do you download a video from Instagram on your computer? Actually, it’s quite simple!

The process of downloading a video from Instagram depends slightly on your browser. Below, I go through how to download an Instagram video in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari without using any extensions.

The first step, regardless of browser, is to navigate to the video page. If you are on your Instagram timeline, click on the “More Options” button (three dots) and select “View Video Page”.

Google Chrome

  1. Right click on video and select “Inspect Element”.
  2. Find the .mp4 video link and click on it.
  3. In the window that opens up after clicking the link, right click on the video and click “Save Video As…”.
  4. Name your video and you’re done!!

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Right click on video and select “Inspect Element”.
  2. Find the .mp4 video link and copy it (CTRL+C) and paste it (CTRL+V) into a new tab.
  3. In the window that opens up, right click on the video and click “Save Video As…”.
    Name your video and you’re done!!

Internet Explorer

  1. Right click on video and select “View Source”.
  2. Find the .mp4 video link and copy it.
  3. Open Goo.gl (or any other site where you can paste the site link). In Goo.gl, paste the URL into the shortener. Right click on the ORIGINAL link (should be in the color green) and click on “Save Target As..”.
  4. Name your video and you’re done!!

Safari

  1. Right click OUTSIDE of video and select “View Source”.
  2. Find the .mp4 video link and copy it.
  3. Open Goo.gl (or any other site where you can paste the site link). In Goo.gl, paste the URL into the shortener. Right click on the ORIGINAL link (should be in the color green) and click on “Download Linked File As..”.
  4. Name your video and you’re done!!

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How to Download Vine Videos on your Computer – Windows & Mac

Downloading a Vine Video from your computer is very simple and if you don’t know how, here’s how you can do it in a matter of seconds!

Using  the Google Chrome Browser

  1. Open the Vine video in Google Chrome. (You can usually find the vine.co link from the users Twitter feed.)
  2. Right click on the Vine video and click : Save Video As.. .
  3. Give the video a name and click save! THAT’S IT!

 

Using the Safari Web Browser

  1. Open Vine video in Safari. (You can usually find the vine.co link from the users Twitter feed.)
  2. Right click on the page and click “View Source“.
  3. Use Command+F to open a search box in the Source window. Search for “.mp4”.
  4. Copy the video source “src” link that should be in a similar format to https://v.cdn.vine.co/v/videos/1D84382E-A55C-4524-ABA7-69C3606D6437-3164-00000240023BED92_1.1.2.mp4?versionId=Bdkwnjed_n8YqMT9Nd9.7BypzlM5q5U0 .
  5. Open Goo.gl in a new tab. Paste the source .mp4 link into the URL shortener and click “Shorten URL”. When the following page loads, right click on the green ORIGINAL link (v.cdn.vine) and select “Save Video As..“.
  6. Name your video and that’s it!

 

 

Alternate method – Elmedia Player Pro


Elmedia Player PRO downloads Vine, Twitter and YouTube videos. You can download it here through our affiliate link.

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Watch US Netflix / Hulu for FREE Outside of the US on your PC!

Although Netflix is a service available to several other countries outside the US, the selection of content for Netflix users depends on their location. For Netflix users living outside of the US (Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, South America, Denmark, Finland,  Norway and Sweden), a common question asked is: “How can I access and watch US Netflix outside of the US?”.

There are services that people use that can trick the Netflix/Hulu servers into giving the user access to the US based content, however, they charge a monthly fee. This method will also work for accessing Pandora (internet music streaming service) outside of the US.

 

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Here’s what you will typically see when visiting Hulu from outside of the US:

Hulu not working

 

To show the difference between my Netflix (Ireland) and the US Netflix, I searched for Parks and Recreation (unavailable on Irish Netflix):

Netflix UK

 

With MediaHint or Hola, you can access US Netflix content without even signing up for anything (besides a Netflix account of course)! (NOTE: MediaHint has been more reliable for me personally lately, Hola was not working during the writing of this review, but may be back up working soon as it was before.)

MediaHint is a browser extension available for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The installation is as simple as visiting MediaHint.com and clicking “start using”. When you click “start using”, your browser will begin to download the extension (it should only take a few seconds) and then the site will display instructions on how to install it (very simple).  Once you have the extension installed, visit Netflix.com or Hulu.com and you’ll have access straight away! That’s it!

Hola is available as a browser extension for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but it’s also available for Windows, Android and Mac (from Hola.org)! The installation is very simple and straight forward and there’s no need to register to use the extension!

After installing one of the above extensions, you should be able to access US Netflix / Hulu / Pandora!

Hulu working

 

Netflix US

 

netflix US2

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How To Download Songs From Soundcloud

SoundCloud.com is a very popular website used primarily by Artists to showcase their work, but is also used my non-artists to share audio files on the internet. When uploading a file you have the option to make it available for download. If an artist does this, the file can easily be downloaded via the download button. However, many artists do not enable this option for various reasons, so an alternative method must be used.

This tutorial details the simplest way to download files from SoundCloud.com and other websites without the need for any extra software. This method works for files regardless of if they are enabled for download or not. Offliberty can also be used to download video from sites such as YouTube.

All audio is downloaded in .mp3 format

Offliberty Website: http://offliberty.com