Android 2.2 Froyo Ported On Nokia n900 [Video]

If you are a Nokia N900 fan and also like Android OS, we've got some good news for you. We have received some footage and pictures of a Nokia n900 running Android 2.2 Froyo! Yes this is true, After successfully porting Android 2.1 Eclair and Froyo to the iPhone, developers have ported it to n900. There are certain issues still waiting to be fixed but if you can live with those or just want to experience Android on your N900, continue reading after the jump for all the details. Read More

Memonic: Capture And Bookmark Web Content To Organize Data

The concept of bookmarking has been around long before there were only books, and digital media had perhaps not even been born. When internet came to be, bookmarks were used to keep a note of useful, to-be-remembered links. Then came social bookmarking, where people began sharing bookmarks of interest. Further came bookmark synchronization, because you may not be restricted in your usage to only one PC, and having something saved on your home PC that you cannot access on your work laptop can be a real bummer. Read More

Remove Ads & Enhance Windows Live Messenger

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Apple Gathering FaceTime Information, Ability To See Video Calls

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How To: Fix iPhone 4 Cracked/Damaged Screen [Video Guide]

Although Apple claimed iPhone 4 to be possessing an "extra durable" screen; yet evidence and recent developments negate those claims out right. So, in case you have an iPhone 4 with a broken screen, follow step by step tutorial in the video from While the video is pretty much self explanatory and comprehensive, here are the step-by-step instructions for those of you who want them to accompany it. Though please do NOT rely solely on these, and do watch the video to learn the process before attempting it. Consider these instructions as subtitles for the video. Also, this video is intended merely for reference and it is better to get an established phone mechanic replace the screen for you.
Disclaimer: Addictivetips will not be responsible in case your devices gets permanently damages using this procedure. This procedure also void's iPhone 4 warranty.
  1. Remove the SIM tray and SIM using a SIM removal tool.
  2. Remove the two screws on the bottom of the phone with a mini Phillips screwdriver.
  3. Slide the back cover up slightly, pull it up and take it off.
  4. Remove the screw that's holding the battery connector in place, using a Phillips screwdriver.
  5. Gently lift up the battery connector from the motherboard.
  6. Remove the battery by pulling the battery tab up. Don't worry if it feels glued; just pull harder, yet carefully.
  7. Now remove 5 screws that are holding a shield in place in the top region.
  8. With the screws removed, lift the shield up but be careful about two hinges that are holding it in place. The shield loops under these hinges.
  9. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws over the shield from the connector, to be able to remove the shield.
  10. Carefully pop the connector up away from the motherboard.
  11. Using a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the vibrator motor in place.
  12. Carefully lift up the five connectors that are conneced to the motherboard, using a case opener tool.
  13. Now lift the connector that connects the camera. Once lifted, remove the camera.
  14. Lift the rubbon cable on the motherboard all the way up and using a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw that's exposed under it, as well as another one on the other side of the phone, over the speaker housing.
  15. Now carefully lift out the speaker housing, watching out for the speaker connector wire attached to the motherboard that must be disconnected. You can pop this connector up carefully using a small flat blade screwdriver.
  16. Remove the screw underneath the water sensor at the edge of the motherboard.
  17. Using a flat head screwdriver, there is one more screw that needs to be removed with a flat head screwdriver, before removing the motherboard.
  18. Now that all the screws have been removed, lift out the motherboard carefully.
  19. Ten screws must now be removed to be able to remove the screen; six large ones with washers on the sides of the phone (three on each side) and four small ones in the corners (one on each corner). Remove them all one by one.
  20. Now use the case opener unit on the front of the phone and start running it between edge of the screen and the metal frame to loosen it.
  21. Finally, lift the screen but be careful and try to lift it upward. There is adhesive tape holding the screen to the metal frame.
  22. Once the screen has been lifted, don't pull it off; make sure to run the cables through the frame first.
You're done - the screen is off now and you can replace it with a new one. Make sure you are careful with reassembling the unit, and follow the exact instructions in reverse.
[via DirectFix]

Fix 1600, 1603,1604 Errors During iOS 4 Custom Firmware Restore On iPhone

If you have tried to restore an iOS 4 custom Firmware to your iPhone using iTunes, you might have very likely run into errors with 1600, 1603 and 1604 error codes that just end up disrupting the whole process. Don't worry - none of these errors are irrecoverable. In fact all it takes to fix this issue is a quick hack, and we've got it right here for you, so continue reading for more information and the complete guide. Read More

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How To: Find iPhone 3GS Bootrom Version

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Quickly Change Windows Default Printer From System Tray

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Get Rid Of Annoying Vuvuzela Horn Sound

If you have been following the football World Cup 2010, Vuvuzelas needs no introduction. For those of our fans who are not so familiar with the oh-so-annoying instrument, it is a loud (read: very loud) horn like instrument that produces a constant, bee-like buzz. Listen to them playing during a game in the stadium, and it feels like all the bees in the world have attacked. In fact, the sound sometimes becomes unbearable even while watching match on the television or PC. Read More

How To: Overclock HTC Dream G1 To 625 MHz

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How To: Save SHSH Blobs For iPhone 3G/3GS And iPod Touch 2G

In case you are thinking to upgrade your iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G to IOS 4, you must know that it is necessary to save the SHSH blobs from your older version of iOS (3.1.2/3.1.3) at Cydia server. We will stress all iOS 4 upgrade enthusiasts to do this because in case you ever want to downgrade to earlier version, these saved blobs will be your only chance. In what follows, we will show you exactly how to accomplish this. Read on for our complete guide. Read More

How To Always Start Firefox In Private Mode

Private or anonymous browsing can be useful in a lot of cases, especially if you’re using public workstations, sharing your PC with someone, need to perform some confidential tasks, etc. It can be a good habit to always launch your browser in private mode manually, since almost all major internet browsers now support this feature. However, you never know when you may forget to turn on anonymous browsing and compromise your privacy. Read More