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Fix Skype Out Call Using Fring: Call Terminated

When using Fring to make Skype calls using a iPhone or a iPod Touch you must dial using a plus and a 1. So an example of call area code 123 with number 111-2222 you would need to dial +1231112222 instead of just dialing 1231112222.

To dial the plus all you need to do is hold down 0 for a second and you will see the plus symbol appear instead of the 0.

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Connect Laptop Through TMobile Blackberry 8320 for Internet Access

It is fairly easy to turn your T-Mobile Blackberry 8320 into a modem for your laptop on Windows XP. Follow the simple instructions below and you will be surfing the Internet from anywhere you have cell coverage in no time.

  1. Install Desktop Manager: First make sure you install the Desktop Manager software provided with your Blackberry cell phone. You should receive a CD with your Blackberry 8320 that includes the software so follow the step by step instructions for installing the Desktop Manager which allows you to sync your contacts, appointments, etc. with your computer.
  2. Blackberry Desktop Manager

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Computer Continues to Reboot After Upgrade to Service Pack 3

There have been a bunch of problems for Windows XP users after upgrading to Service Pack 3. Many of these issues seem to be related to AMD processors and people have had issues in the past when upgrading to Service Pack 2. There are a couple steps to take to isolate the issue and then resolve the problem.

First while the computer is rebooting continue to tap F8 so that you can choose to stop on error instead of rebooting. Once you have reached the Windows Advanced Options Menu choose the following option so you can obtain information about the error causing the reboot: Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure.

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How to Turn Off Auto Complete on Touch

I am sad to say that currently there is not a legit way to turn off Auto Complete on the iPod Touch. Many people might recommend to Jailbreak the Touch so you can modify anything including the auto complete functionality. In my opinion Jailbreaking your iPod Touch should only be done if you have way above average technical skills so this would rule out most people.

There are a lot of people who claim all you need to do is SSH or FTP to your Touch or iPhone and you can modify a file and turn off auto complete. You can only SSH or FTP to your phone if it is jailbroken. Again I would not recommend doing this unless you either have a spare Touch/iPhone or your technical ability is above average.