Technology Insights

How to Watch CNN Videos on iPhone or iPod Touch

CNN videos will not play most of the time on the iPhone or iPod Touch when attempting to access them right from cnn.com. After some searching and weeding through sites that claim to allow you to play embedded flash videos from your iPhone I located vTap. This site actually does allow you to convert videos on the fly and play them through a playlist organized on vTap.com and its all really easy.

To watch CNN video on your iPhone just follow the below instructions. This should also work for most other sites out there that you are having a hard time viewing the video on your iPod Touch or your iPhone.

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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.

Technology Insights

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.