Technology Insights

iPhone 4, iOS4: iPhone Stuck In Headphone Mode Even When No Headphones Present

Today I got some condensation on my iPhone 4 and immediately afterwards it appeared that the phone was not working properly. Finally I figured out that the issue was simply that the phone thought that headphones were plugged into it when in fact there were no headphones plugged in. This caused numerous issues including the touch screen sounds to not be heard, me to not hear when people called me though they could hear me, the iPod to not play through the speakers, and any other sounds that you would hear directly through the iPhone speakers. After tooling around with the headphone jack I was able to get this working properly again as explained below.

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Technology Errors

Hashcat-GUI Outfileviewer Run-Time Error ’13’ Type Mismatch

I typically use Hashcat and oclHashcat in a Linux environment however I wanted to play around with the Windows version which includes the Hashcat-gui. When attempting to run the Hashcat-gui on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop to brute force a list of MD5 hashes I was receiving an error. The error is described below along with how it was resolved temporarily until a fix can be provided.

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Paused Downloading Firefox, Mozilla Firefox Won’t Upgrade

Earlier today I happened to check and see if Firefox was running the latest software and was surprised to see it looked like Firefox was stuck uploading. Once the download of the file started I didn’t think much else about it until I checked after an hour or so and saw that it was still trying to download an 11MB file. At this point I knew there was an issue with Mozilla Firefox as it appeared to be paused downloading the new version. Below I describe the error in more detail and how to reset the download of the new version of Firefox which in my case was 3.6.8.

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