Technology Insights

Windows 7 IDT Audio Jack, Allow Reconfiguration Pop-Ups

When I first got my Dell Studio XPS laptop I would get a popup asking for me to specify what was being inserted into the audio jack. At some point I must have reconfigured this and forgotten exactly how I did so though I did remember that it was something to do with reconfiguration pop-ups. After searching around I finally found where you can enable or disable the Audio Jack Reconfiguration Pop-Ups on Windows 7. Follow the directions below to enable the reconfiguration popup on Windows 7 with the IDT software installed.

Technology Insights

Windows XP: External Microphone Not Working, Pop Up Audio System Event Disappeared

I have been using a heaset for some time on Windows XP without issue. Every time I plug in the headset combo of both earpiece and microphone a box would pop up and ask if it was OK to accept the new device. I must have accidently clicked the “Don’t show me this again” check box. The internal microphone on my Dell D420 laptop is working fine but when I plug in a headset I am unable to use the microphone from the headset.

Technology Insights

Configure Fring on iPod Touch with Broadvoice SIP Service

Some people may wonder if their Broadvoice SIP account will work with Fring. The answer is yes. Other people may wonder if VoIP will work on their iPod Touch and again the answer is yes. Follow the easy steps below to configure Fring on your iPod Touch with Broadvoice VoIP service. Apple is coming out with a headset/mic combo for the iPod Touch but any second generation iPhone headset with a mic should work.

  1. Install Fring: Download Fring from iTunes and install Fring on your Touch.
  2. Install Addon: Click the More button after launching Fring

Technology Errors

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.