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.


 

Have you been effected by the PSN connection issues? We want to hear about it!



Users are now required to pay a subscription fee to Playstation’s “Playstation Plus” to access online games & extra features on the Playstation 4.

The website downdetector.com displayed a huge spike in reported connection problems with Sony’s Playstation Network as of today, June 25th, as shown below.

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PSN users are also taking to the Twittersphere with tweets asking the common question: “is PSN down?”.’

Have you been effected by the PSN connection issues? We want to hear about it!


WHAT USERS ARE SAYING TO @OBVIOUSLYTECH

Join the conversation by tweeting @ObviouslyTech with the hashtag #PSN and #PSNdown!

@azurking told us:

@PETEtheBLUE1878 reports his PSN is down in England:

 

@EthanBenard from the US reports in to @ObviouslyTech:

@JamesShreves tweeted us upset asking Sony to “take a page from Microsoft’s book and sort it out”. It’s not the only tweet of this nature that we’ve seen comparing PSN to Xbox Live but we’ve also seen people defending PSN and Sony.

@badget_84 told us that this is “typical”:


Join the conversation by tweeting @ObviouslyTech with the hashtag #PSN and #PSNdown!

 

General tweets published towards the beginning of the PSN connection issueL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully these connection issues are not tied with any malicious activities and are resolved shortly.

 


 

As UPDATE 2 notes above, PSN should now be back online for users.


 

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!!

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


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