Archive for February, 2013

How-To Install an Apple (Wireless and USB) Keyboard in Windows 7

Friday, February 15th, 2013

I recently discovered a new small utility that helps to use a Apple Keyboard and most of its special ‘Fn’ keys with Windows.

This utility is called AppleWirelessKeyboard that you can download from this link:
http://uxsoft.cz/projects/applewirelesskeyboard/AppleWirelessKeyboard.exe

Despite it’s name (that specifically mentions ‘Wireless’) I found that this utility makes also Apple USB keyboards to work properly.

I have tested it with Windows 7 and a (not so recent) Apple USB Keyboard without a numeric pad.

Installation

  1. Create a folder called AppleWirelessKeyboard in
    C:\Program Files\AppleWirelessKeyboard\
  2. Download the AppleWirelessKeyboard.exe utility into the AppleWirelessKeyboard folder.
  3. Create a link for the downloaded AppleWirelessKeyboard.exe to
    C:\Users\<your user>\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  4. now you can manually launch the utility and at any following system start-up the utility will be automatically activated.

Please leave comments with your testimonials about what models and what systems the utility is compatible with.

Ciao

How-To order a GiffGaff Nano SIM from Nanogaff

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Nanogaff is a community-powerds distribution system for GiffGaff Nano SIM cards.
This is the link where you can order your Nano SIM: http://nanosim.giffgaffapps.com

Here is also the link on how to swap you standard or micro SIM to the Nano SIM, via the SIM swap procedure:

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084

How-To fix the GPG error: “The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY”

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

These are the few command-line instruction to fix the GPG Error (NO_PUBKEY) that may appear when trying to run the ‘apt-get update’ command on a APT based system:

“GPG error: http://some.site.com stable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY SOMEGPGKEY

This issue may reveal itself when you want to source packages from a repository that is unknown by your copy of the GPG  database, therefore APT will consider the repository as an untrusted source.

If you are sure that the repository is safe, you can circumvent the error manually adding the site’s public key to your GPG database using the following commands:

don’t use sudo if you act as root
$ gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv SOMEGPGKEY
$ gpg --export --armor SOMEGPGKEY | sudo apt-key add -

Comments and feedbacks and ‘like’ are welcome as always!