Goondu DIY: Recovering data “lost” in a hard drive

January 27th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Of all the things that can happen during Chinese New Year this week, I accidentally made the data on my network attached storage (NAS) device unreadable – and could easily have wiped out all the years of reports, financial...

Goondu how-to: Setting up two-factor authentication for Gmail

September 16th, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
If you’ve been paying your credit card bills online, you should be familiar with the token PIN that’s required to access most Internet banking services in Singapore. This security mechanism is commonly known as...

Goondu DIY: Optimising your Samsung Galaxy SII interface

July 21st, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Okay, so you've just bought your spanking new Samsung Galaxy SII but hate it that Samsung has put in those kiddy icons along with a lot of junk from your telecom operator? Fret not. There are ways around these little...

Goondu DIY: installing an SSD in your HP Envy 14 laptop

July 17th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
So you’ve just bought your laptop and want to swap out the hard disk for a speedy solid state drive (SSD) instead? This is usually a straightforward task thanks to the modular designs these days, like on the Apple MacBook...

Goondu DIY: building your own digital music system

February 28th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Here's a detailed Techgoondu guide to building a hi-fi grade digital music system that gives you finger-tip access to thousands of...

Goondu DIY: Three tips for a better Galaxy Tab

November 21st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
The Samsung Galaxy Tab may be a great tablet out of the box, but it won't stop us from customising it to work even better, would it? Here are three essential tips for the Android...

Goondu DIY: FreeNAS

May 5th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
First off, I'm going to share my experience with FreeNAS, the freebsd-based, open-source NAS software for turning your old PC or new, low-powered Atom-based PC into a NAS (networked attached storage). Since NAS is all the rage...