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Windows 7 64-Bit Bluetooth Peripheral Device Driver Error, iPhone Driver Issue

The following article is a follow up to an article written on 01-19-201 and titled Sync iPhone Using Bluetooth With Windows 7 Computer. In the comments numerous people have listed issues relating to driver issues as well as playing music from the iPhone iPod application through the Windows 7 computer. Tomorrow we will be writing another article relating to playing music through the Windows 7 computer but first we wanted to provide some insight into the iPhone bluetooth driver issues that are possible on Windows 7 and more specifically driver issues on 64-Bit Windows 7. Below I describe the specific error we were able to duplicate as well as how the issue is resolved by manually installing a driver after installing the Windows Mobile Device Center application package.

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Make iTunes Song Files Imported From CD’s Smaller In Size Without Having To Import Again

A friend of mine called yesterday asking if there was a way to make his iTunes music files that he had imported from his CD collection smaller. I was pretty sure this was possible but didn’t remember the exact method to accomplish this so I told him I would call him back. I was able to figure out an easy method to convert files located in your iTunes library to make them smaller in size both by modifying the type of file and the bitrate of the music itself. Below I describe how to convert music files already imported into iTunes to a smaller size to conserve space either on your computer or on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

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Setup WordPress Comment Notifications To Your iPhone Using WordPress WPTouch Plugin And Prowl

There are numerous items that need to be installed to make this work end to end and I assume that you probably have one of the items already installed which is how you probably found this article. The end goal is to be able to receive Push Notifications on your iPhone in a couple different scenarios including whenever someone posts a comment to an article on your WordPress blog, when new users register on your WordPress blog, or when users send you direct messages using your WordPress mobile theme’s contact form. You may or may not be familiar with Push Notifications on your iPhone so I will explain specifically what they are below but the short explanation is they are notification messages of some sort that will pop up on your iPhone without you having to have a specific application already open. Below I describe how to integrate your WordPress blog with Prowl using the WPTouch WordPress plugin.

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Record DirecTV Programs While Not At Home With Your iPhone

If you have ever forgot to record a show on your DVR and missed a game or a show that you really wanted to see you will be happy to know that you can now record programs using your iPhone or any web enabled mobile device to record DirecTV programs. The directions below are specific to DirecTV however they are similar for the mobile web applications as well. The DirecTV iPhone application will allow you to not only browse shows that are upcoming but it will also allow you to record any upcoming shows to any of the DVR’s are your house. Follow the directions below to use your iPhone to record DirecTV satellite tv shows to the DVR’s at your house while you are traveling or simply away from your home.

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Sync iPhone Using Bluetooth With Windows 7 Computer

I recently purchased a Windows 7 laptop and I wanted to see what Bluetooth synchronization capabilities were for an iPhone and Windows 7. Synchronizing your iPhone with Windows 7 will allow you to easily synchronize Contacts, Calendar items, E-mail, and Notes as well as play music from your iPhone directly through your Windows 7 computer speakers. Synchronizing between Windows 7 and your iPhone is easy to do though you should always make sure to disable Bluetooth when you are not using it for security reasons. If you don’t want to disable Bluetooth every time after you connect your iPhone at least make sure that neither device is discoverable after configuration is complete. Follow the directions below to synchronize your iPhone with your Windows 7 computer using Bluetooth.