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No Call Volume in iPhone, But Speakers Play Music Fine

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If you have an iPhone, and there’s no volume when making calls, but speakers seem to be playing music clearly, you’re not alone. This issue occurs when you plugin earphones that are not made by Apple themselves, and can be resolved by a brute force method that we will detail below.

So, what’s the actual no-call-volume issue? Music on your iPhone plays fine, and the microphone works fine too. But the problem occurs when you pick calls – you’ll be unable to hear the person at the other end completely. Sometimes, you can use a headphone or activate speaker mode to hear the other person talk, but if you hold the phone normally, you really can’t hear the person speak.

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January 7th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

What You Can Do With Your Instagram Account

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Instagram recently updated their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, and it caused quite a backlash. While the changes seemed to indicate that Instagram reserves the right to sell your photos or show them in advertisements, it wasn’t really true as Verge clarified. Users revolted, and Instagram quickly reverted the changes and reinstated the old terms of service – which, ironically grants actual rights for anyone to use your pictures by modifying them.

If you’re concerned, you have these options: you can delete your Instagram account right away, use a third party service to download your pictures before deleting them or migrate your photos to another service.

When that’s done, you can check out the alternatives mentioned at the end of the post so that you can still have fun filtering photos.

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December 25th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

The Only Facebook Blocking Guide You’ll Ever Need!

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If you think you are spending too much time on Facebook, it’s time to block the site and get some productive work done. Here are five quick ways to block Facebook – the site itself, the sporadic Like buttons, or instant personalization. Read on.

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February 13th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Kiss PDF Readers Goodbye Today – Five Alternatives

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Let’s face it: we hate PDF Readers. They’re bulky, and with every update, they only seem to get bigger and bigger (yes, I’m talking to you Adobe Reader). But do we really need PDF Readers anymore? It’s all about cloud now. Your browser and web apps combined can do most PDF related tasks with perfection.
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December 20th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Avast Network Shield: Blocked DCOM Exploit

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Avast Blocked DCOM Exploit

If you got a warning from Avast’s Network Shield indicating that it has blocked a DCOM Exploit attack from an IP address, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading to know more about the Network Shield DCOM Exploit warning and what to do about it.

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January 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Fix Error Loading: C:\Windows\System32\Shell32.dll Access Is Denied Problem

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Recently, my computer started behaving weird. Some tasks never started and launching any Control Panel applet brought this weird error dialog that displayed: “Error Loading: C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll Access is Denied”.
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May 25th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

How To Trace A Mobile Phone Number In India?

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Tracing a mobile phone number to its location in India is difficult. There are quite a number of hurdles and there aren’t really functional services in India that actually let you pin point and trace a mobile phone number in India.

Reverse lookup services weren’t very accurate when I tried to trace the location of a mobile phone number in India, but they could just help you in finding at least the state where these mobile phones are operating from.

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April 15th, 2009 at 10:19 am

Disable ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ Balloon Popup Notification in Windows

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If you’re frequently interrupted by warnings and notifications coming from the system tray on Windows XP when you insert a new USB disk drive, you can easily disable it.

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April 12th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

How to restore missing USBscan.sys in Windows XP?

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Recently, I was trying to install drivers for my new digital camera, but I had a few problems. The installer requested the Windows XP SP 2 CD because a driver file, usbscan.sys was missing. I had actually lost the XP SP2 CD. The installer requested the XP SP 2 CD repeatedly that I had to do something, else the installation would fail.

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March 28th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

Best Software Tools for the Family Tech Support Guy

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Most of you reading this have encountered people asking you solve problems on their computers – more than once. You’re an expert in their eyes, and they want you to solve the problems they’re facing with their PCs. They might be your family members, your colleagues or whatever.

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January 12th, 2008 at 7:33 am