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How to find your UDID and Use a Beta Build

May 25th, 2009

What is UDID?
Every iPhone or iPod Touch contains a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), which is a sequence of 40 letters and numbers that are specific to that device. This is like a vehicle’s VIN number but much harder to guess. Here is an example: 2b6f0cc904d137be2e1730235f5664094b831186.

What can you do with a UDID?
The only way an iPhone can install programs is if Apple approves them. Applications in the App Store have been approved by Apple for general distribution, but beta/demo customers who wish to try the app before it is in the store need to register the UDID. This will allow the user to be approved for use of the application and embed a provision kit onto the phone. This kit will then grant permission so the application works on the device.

How do I get my UDID?

You can copy your UDID from iTunes. Here are the steps to getting your UDID.
Copy from iTunes
1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone.
2. In the left panel, locate the device and select it
3. This should reveal the device summary including its name, capacity, software version, serial number, and phone number.
4. To disclose the Identifier click on the Serial Number
5. Copy your device UDID (user ctrl c) from the Identifier text field in the Summary panel

Alternatively you can download a App called UDID that will email us your UDID

Once we email you the zip files with the bundle follow these instructions:

Step 1. Extract the files to a folder or desktop
Step 2. Open iTunes
Step 3. Click on the Applications Option in the Upper Left area under “Library”
Step 4. Drag over the .mobileprovision file into the right hand window for the Applications Library
Step 5. Ignore any warnings, if Any
Step 6. Drag over the folder .App folder into the Right Library window
Step 7. Sync your iPhone/iPod

Have fun!

Freelance writer wanted

March 16th, 2009

We are looking for freelance writers to write business articles on topics assigned to them. The articles will be on topics related to the web hosting industry and may require some technical computer knowledge. The articles will need to be between 1700 and 2000 words long. Our standard rate is $0.06 per word, negotiable depending on skill and suitability.

To be considered, you must present a resume’ that reflects writing experience and submit 2 articles, preferable one of which is technically oriented.

You will be asked to review and sign our work for hire contract.

To apply you may fill out our online form at

OR mail your information to:

TechPad Agency, LLC
6031 N Main Street Road #341
Webb City, MO 64870

Branded Board games

June 21st, 2008

In the fast-paced world of business, getting noticed and creating a buzz that lasts beyond the next few minutes, let alone days, is critical to your branding strategy. In order to effectively reach above the noise of everyday life for your target market, you will have to establish an identity that easily integrates into their lives. One area that is a highly successful in this genre is Branded Board Games.


The Game Reviews

May 30th, 2008 is a Video Game portal that provides consumers, developers and industry executives with video game news, articles, reviews, previews, media and more. TGR has exclusive features such as Inside the Games, a inside look at those in the video game entertainment industry, and the GameOn! podcast.

HostingCon 2008

May 30th, 2008

Hosting industry service professionals from around the globe, will converge to network with peers and vendors, to discuss all of the exciting ways and developments from which to facilitate hosting and related business expansion. To celebrate its involvement, TechPad Agency has developed its Servermania board game contest giveaway, which will be featured at Exhibit Booth #418.

The Servermania board game is based specifically upon the web hosting industry, and was developed by TechPad Agency as an entertaining promotional piece, originally featured at HostngCon 2007. The game has been recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), with a gold Davey Award as one of the best, most innovative promotional pieces in the ”Print and Collateral” category.

TechPad will host a tournament featuring the game, with valuable prizes available to winners of the contest. TechPad Agency encourages anyone interested in participating in the tournament, to register online at or send an email to For more information on developing custom games and other promotional materials, please contact or call 1-888-583-2472, Ext. 111.

”We are very proud to receive broad industry recognition of our creative efforts for TechPad’s Servermania game,” remarked Dan White, President of TechPad Agency. ”It is even more gratifying to know that hosting consumers admired the game. We look forward to creating more clever devices in the future”, added Mr. White.

Ben Fisher, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TechPad Agency commented, ”We are honored and excited to be a part of HostingCon – the definitive web hosting event each year. TechPad Agency has always been a proud premiere media sponsor – from acting on the advisory board, to exhibiting and presenting. We anticipate that this year, our fourth as a premiere media sponsor, will prove to be the biggest and most worthwhile conference and exhibition so far.”

Mr. Fisher will moderate the Marketing Round Table panel on Monday, July 28th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, with Brett Tabke, Founder of WebmasterWorld;
Derek Vaughan, Vice President of Marketing at HostMySite;
Amy Armitage, Director of Marketing and Business Development at LunarPages;
Aaron Phillips, Vice President at Fastservers;
Hartland Ross, Founder of Ebridge Marketing Solutions;
and Keith Duncan, Publisher of the Ping!Zine web hosting magazine.

Other marketing panels scheduled will include: Tim Schumacher, CEO, LLC; Adam Eisner, Product Manager, Domains, Tucows Inc.; Tim Uzzanti, CEO, SmarterTools, Inc.; John Pozadzides, CMO, Layered Tech; and Joan Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. In addition, panel discussions are scheduled to discuss how to grow hosted service businesses and the effects of growth, as well as the latest technology information behind hosted services, including many case study examples.

Keynote addresses scheduled so far include: ”Cloud Computing: The Evolution of the Industry,” with Mark Rogers, Director of Cloud Services Microsoft Corp.; and ”Sealing the Deal,” with David Snead, Attorney at W. David Snead, P.C. Many other hosting industry veterans are scheduled to participate from a variety of companies, in various panels throughout the entire event.

The IAVA is an invitation-only member-based organization of professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts, dedicated to the progress and evolution of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a ”Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Yahoo!, Estee Lauder, Wired, Insight Interactive, The Webby Awards, Passaic Parc, Gershoni, Theory, Polo Ralph Lauren, Adweek, Brandweek, Alloy, Coach, indelible, MTV, Victoria’s Secret, HBO, the Ellen Degeneres Show,, and many other companies. Visit for more details.

The Davey Awards specifically honor ”Creative Davids”, small companies that operate without the resources of larger companies, yet still exhibit outstanding creativity, and are chosen from over 3,500 international entrants. The Davey is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), and underwritten by The Creative Group, a creative professional staffing company, ADWEEK magazine, FSB (Fortune Small Business magazine) and OnRequest Images. To learn more, please visit:

HostingCon is the largest conference and trade show for the hosted services industry, this year to be spread over 56,000 square feet reserved specifically for the event. The HostingCon 2008 will feature an exhibit hall with over 70 vendors displaying products and services, offering demonstrations and activities related to the hosted services industry.

TechPad Agency is a full service marketing and advertising agency, specializing in the web hosting and video gaming industries. The company helps businesses grow through search engine optimization, advertising placements in the TechPad Agency publishing network, and creative services. TechPad Agency also runs the industry’s definitive hosting news source,

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