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Create A .IPSW File Using The .DMG Files Extracted From A .ZIP Direct iPhone Firmware Download

If you are in process of downgrading your iPhone or iPod Touch you will more than likely be downloading the older firmware directly from apple.com. When you download this firmware it is provided as a zip file with a .zip file ending such as iPhone2,1_3.1_7C144_Restore.zip. If you unpack this file it will include a couple directories and numerous files as listed below.

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Skype: Get a List of Voicemail, Delete Skype Voicemail

The newer versions of Skype, which include version 4 and above, appear to not provide a way to list or delete voicemail messages. There are two options I have come up with to resolve the issue of managing Skype voicemail messages. I would think that Skype will resolve this issue in the near future however it has already taken longer than I would have thought to provide a solution to users to manage voicemail. I am currently running Skype version 4.0.0.226 so the below information is based off of that Skype version which at the time of writing this article is the most current. I recommend using option two which includes a third party piece of software so you still get the benefits of the latest release of Skype.

Downgrade Skype:

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Downgrade IE8 to IE7, Downgrade Internet Explorer 8 to Internet Explorer 7

Downgrading Internet Explorer 8 Beta is easy to do on Windows XP. You simply need to remove it from Add/Remove Programs via the Control Panel. Follow the directions below to begin and follow through the removal of IE8 Beta.

  1. Open Add/Remove Programs: Open the Control Panel and then double click on “Add and Remove Programs”.
  2. Remove Windows Internet Explorer 8: Scroll down the list of programs until you get to “Windows Internet Explorer 8” and click the Remove button. The application list with IE8 highlighted is shown in the image below.

    Add and Remove Programs List: Windows Internet Explorer 8