How to change Windows XP Logon Screen Wallpaper

It is actually just a simple registry hack.

Just open up regedit and go to:

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Connect to RTSP stream on BlackBerry application using Carrier Network APN

Setting the APN connection under Options->Advanced Options->TCP-IP does not work, since it doesn’t use these settings.
You need to set your carrier network’s APN and (possibly) authentication info when creating the player with the RTSP stream’s URL.

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*Solution* – BlackBerry Media Player shows the RTSP stream just fine but my application does not

Chances are that you are viewing the RTSP stream using Wi-Fi on the media player(just disable Wi-Fi from "Manage Connections" and try again?), but if you do not specify this to your application when connecting, you will not be able to watch the stream.

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How to install ONLY the application that you want to BlackBerry without checking for device application updates

"Can’t I only install the app that I want and NOTHING else?"
Have you said this to yourself? Well, I also did.

When you want to install an app through the Application Loader on Desktop Manager it is first “Searching for available device software”.

Well, I don’t want it to. And I don’t want it to install any updates. If you also don’t; or just want to install your app in a lesser amount of time, then follow the steps below.

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*Solution* – Cannot connect BlackBerry to Desktop Manager

Well, I am able to connect it the first time around, but when I unplug the USB cable and then later want to re-connect it with my laptop, I cannot.
It gets stuck while trying to connect showing the text "Connecting to device.." on the phone.

Yep, it works fine if I restart my OS, but I don’t want to do that since it is a waste of time. Fortunately, we have another option. Solving the problem by doing what restarting the OS does.

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*Solution* – BlackBerry JDE does not generate the alx file

Yep, this happened to me as well. When I clicked on Project->Generate ALX file; nothing happens. No notification, nothing.
But the truth is, the ALX file is just a simple XML file. So, you can actually create it yourself.

Just copy and paste the text below into a file named <appName>.alx; modify the necessary sections,(the most important is the <files> tag) and just use the Desktop Manager to install it.

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Anatomy of a Black Hole

“There are two main processes constantly going on in massive stars: nuclear fusion (which tends to blow the star’s hydrogen outward from the star’s center) And gravity (which tends to pull all hydrogen back in the direction it had come).

These two processes balance one another until all the star’s hydrogen is exhausted, allowing gravity to take over. Once gravity dominates, the star becomes unstable and starts to collapse. More massive stars tend to burn hotter and faster. Once all the hydrogen has been exhausted, such stars quickly collapse, shedding much of their mass in dramatic explosions called supernovae.

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Want to hide desktop icons on Windows XP?

Yep, there are some programs to do this; but actually you don’t need anything.

All you need to do is,right click on your desktop; and then select Arrange Icons By->Show Desktop Icons.

 

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Give it a try!

Comparison of Features of Android Phones on the Market

Here is a list of Google Android Phones on the market and the info I gathered on them from the internet. Rather than visiting a lot of sites to get this info; -which I have done myself- I thought it would be handy for them to be all in one page.

So here it is 🙂

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General Mobile DSTL1 Imaginary

Features:

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Having CRC problems in multi-part RAR video files?

Here is the predicament that will probably seem familiar to you:

You are downloading <insert someone’s name here>’s <insert an activity name here> recordings, however since it is a HUGE file; it is compressed in multi-part form to make it suitable for file sharing sites.

You start downloading it by getting all parts; one by one. You start extracting it; you call your friends/family to watch it together only to see that the CRC check has failed on the last part! 😦 (or any other, but for purposes of demonstration, assume that it is some part close to the last one)

CRC(Cyclic Redundancy Check) is an Error Correction Code. If the CRC check fails on a file, it means that during the transmission of that particular file; some bits were corrupted causing the CRC check to fail.

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You could, of course, try to repair it by opening the faulty part and selecting “Repair archive” from the Tools menu as shown on the bottom, and trying to extract it again.

 

 

 

But what if that also fails?

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