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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

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

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

Create Universal Keyboard Shortcuts for iTunes

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If you’re a power user and use iTunes at least occasionally, you might find the lack of universal keyboard shortcuts in iTunes a big annoyance. You just can’t control iTunes from other applications using keyboard shortcuts.

iTunesKeys comes to the rescue though, and lets you create custom universal keyboard shortcuts to control iTunes playback. The app also displays song info including artwork near the system tray every time a new song is played, just like Winamp does.

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September 30th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

“The Operation Could Not Be Completed” Error Message with Nokia Mobile Phones

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Recently, I encountered an error when trying to transfer some MP3 files to my dad’s Nokia 3110c mobile phone from my computer. Everytime I tried to copy and paste some files into the memory card present in the phone via the Nokia Phone Browser, it showed an error dialog with a message saying “The operation could not be completed”.

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May 10th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

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