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MyTouch 3G Android: The Application Twidroyd (process com.twidroid) Has Stopped Unexpectedly

My wife has a T-Mobile MyTouch 3G cell phone running Android software and tonight she told me about an issue she was having with her favorite Twitter application called Twidroyd. She upgraded the application as recommended by Android but then when she went to start Twidroyd after the upgrade it would crash every single time. Then she attempted to drag the application to the trash on her MyTouch desktop however that would also fail. Below I describe what steps I tried to take to remove Twidroyd and then how I was finally able to remove the application from Android.

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Launch iPhone Screen Capture Utility From The Command Line

I have an iPod Touch 2G that is fairly messed up and both the power button and home buttons are currently not working properly which makes taking screenshots much harder than normal in iPhone firmware 2.X and 3.X. If you have installed Cydia however on your iPhone or iPod Touch then you can launch the screen capture from the command line without issue. Once you have taken a screen capture you can then email the photos to yourself or SCP (Secure Copy) them to your computer. To launch the iPhone screen capture utility from the command line follow the directions below.

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Upgrade Gmail and Google Maps On Your BlackBerry Mobile Device

Upgrading Google applications on your Blackberry device is really easy. The main reason for this post is to provide the URL’s needed to upgrade these applications. The upgrade process is quick and should not cause any issues.

Upgrade Mobile Gmail:
In a browser on your mobile phone visit http://m.google.com/mail which will begin the process. Click on the “Install Now” link which will verify your current version and let you know what version is going to be installed. Click OK and the download process begins. The download also installs the application. Once it is upgraded login to activate the application.

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Force Remove or Uninstall SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows SmartPhone

It is possible when attempting to uninstall SlingPlayer Mobile for Windows SmartPhone from your Windows PC that you will not be able to do so.

The initial error I received was the fact that ActiveSync was not installed. The details of the error are below.
ERROR: SlingPlayer Mobile For Windows Smartphone – InstallShield Wizard
ERROR: Microsoft ActiveSync is Not Installed. Please install Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 or greater to continue Installation.