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Why is my SIM not working with Galaxy S3?

posted Thursday, June 14th, 2012

If you have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, then you are most probably having an issue inserting your SIM. It is too big! What you need is a micro SIM for your new phone. You can cut your current SIM down to size. You will find many tutorials on the net. However, it is much simpler to just order one from your service provider.

Facebook Pages: A Second Look at New Features

posted Monday, February 21st, 2011

Some of Facebook’s new features that have been rolled out for pages have been covered at Facebook Fan Page: New Layout and Features

However, there are a few tidbits not covered under that article. Here they are:

  1. Have you ever faced a situation where you were co-owner of a page and wanted your comments to be separated from other co-owners? Being the admin of a group, everyone gets to post as ‘page name‘. Pretty confusing for the visitors and fans as they won’t know who is who, if there are two or three of you answering on the same threads.

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Facebook Fan Page: New Layout and Features

posted Friday, February 11th, 2011

The Facebook fan page layout has changed along with addition of some new features.

How to switch to new layout

A simple three click process

  • Click Account
  • Click Use Facebook as Page
  • Select which of your pages you want to use

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WordPress – Auto Upgrading Plugins: Could not create directory. /public_html

posted Monday, January 3rd, 2011

WordPress has had this most useful feature of upgrading plugins automatically, from within WordPress, for a while. Just one click and you are done.

However there are times you might run into an error and get this error instead:

Could not create directory. /public_html

This can have you banging your head against cyber walls for a long time. The solution, however, is very simple.

Here is what you need to do: more…

2011-A New Year-New Beginnings: Custom Social Pages

posted Saturday, January 1st, 2011

First of all – Happy New Year everyone!

A new year with new beginnings. Hence, I want to introduce you to a new business I have launched with two wonderful partners, Erum Zehra of Ace Web Content and Salma Jafri of WordPL

I am happy to introduce Custom Social Pages, your go-to social media marketing company. Custom Social Pages helps you create, maintain and promote your social media presence. more…

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Best Barcode Scanner for Android: Creating and Scanning Barcodes

posted Friday, December 31st, 2010

Search for a barcode scanner application for Android and you will find everyone recommending Barcode Scanner.

I installed the application but it takes forever to scan a barcode. I tried it on the Android application barcodes and it will just sit there for 3-4 seconds trying to scan the barcode. The whole process reminds me of a not so great camera trying to focus in low light. more…

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Critical Update for WordPress – Upgrade to 3.0.4 Now!

posted Thursday, December 30th, 2010

This is a direct quote from Matt Mullenweg:

we’ve fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress’ core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it’s important that everyone update as soon as possible.

As far as I can remember, this is the first time I have ever had them send me an email asking to upgrade asap so this is very important.

If you are using one of the later versions of WP, then the upgrade process is very simple. Just go to Dashboard: Updates and update automatically.

If this does not work for some reason, download WordPress. Upload all files other than the wp-content folder and the wp-config file in the root folder. I had to go via this route and ended up overwriting the wp-config file. Not a big deal but still a minor inconvenience.

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Upcoming Windows 7 Phones

posted Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Microsoft is very much back in the game with the launch of Windows Phone 7 which has surprised many critics by actually offering an impressively user friendly and above all unique take on the modern smartphone operating system. Here are just some of the mobiles which will be running the platform and what they have to offer.

HTC HD7
This is the big boy of the first Windows Phone 7 handsets, sporting a 4.3 inch screen which the Taiwanese manufacturer has previously slapped on other entrants in the HD line including the HD2 and the Desire HD. Because of Microsoft`s enforcement of minimum system requirements the HD7 has a 1GHz processor and a five megapixel camera which can record video in 720p, so you can expect to see this similar base level of hardware specifications across many of the following mobiles. more…

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Cannot download Apps? Fix Unsuccessful Download issue with Android Market Place

posted Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Having problems updating or downloading apps from the Android Market place?
Keep receiving the message ‘Download Unsuccessful’?

Here’s the simple solution to this very frustrating issue:

  • Click the left menu button (bottom left of your phone) and click settings
  • Click applications and then manage applications
  • Press left menu button again and select filter
  • Choose All from the pop-up
  • Find the following applications and click on them one by one
    1. Checkin service – Clear Data
    2. Download Manager – Clear Data
    3. Google Apps – Clear Data
    4. Google Talk Service – Clear Data
    5. Market – Clear Data

Your application should download successfully at this point. You might have to repeat this process every now and then.

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10 Android Games – Brain Teasers, Puzzles and Word Games

posted Thursday, October 21st, 2010

If you are a brain teasers, puzzles and board games kind of a person then you are going to like the following list of Android games. Some are free while others are paid; not one is over $3 and pretty much worth it. Demos are available for the paid games so you can check them out first. more…

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