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Show User Library Directory in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Mar 21, 2012   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

Starting with Lion OS Apple has made User>Library invisible to keep people from accidentally deleting or damaging files that are necessary for OS X Lion to function properly.

How to get it back

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Trekking – Checklist of things to carry…

Mar 13, 2012   //   by NG   //   Useful Travel Tips  //  No Comments

Before cursing yourself on treks for not packing what should have been packed and instead inflating your sack with junk! Below is a checklist which describe things that should be carried on your shoulders, for e.g. a day-trek in Sahyadri.

Water – A must! Along with at least a litre bottle, preferably also a smaller bottle hidden somewhere, for emergency.

First Aid – Dettol, cotton, micropore bandage (you can wrap it quickly and it stays in place when you walk), antiseptic powder (Cipladine is my favourite), pain relief spray (I prefer Relispray), pain relief tablet (Crocin / Anacin), mild ointment (Kailas Jeeven is the best), Glucon-D.

Eatables – Dates (soaked in Ghee!) give you energy. Lemon and salt. Corn (shallow fried or cooked). Grated Amla (and salted.. umm… yummy!). Parle Glucose biscuits provide ready energy when taken with water.

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IOS 5.1 upgrade error: This device is not eligible for the requested build

Mar 11, 2012   //   by NG   //   IOS and iPhone Tips  //  No Comments

While upgrading IOS 5.1 on my iphone 4S via iTunes 10.6 (relased specificly for new ipad 3and IOS 5.1), I faced error as “This device is not eligible for the requested build” . My iphone was not jailbroken and is running absolutely fine, even the inbuilt (Settings > General > Software Update) ios upgrade was not working, so I went to Apple online help and find troubleshooting tips on link under section “Specific error messages and resolutions”.

 

I figured out that error I was facing was due to hosts file issue, as per apple –  If you have installed software to perform unauthorized modifications to your iOS device, that software may have redirected connections to the update server (gs.apple.com) within the Hosts file. First you must uninstall the unauthorized modification software from the computer, then edit out the “gs.apple.com” redirect from the hosts file, and then restart the computer for the host file changes to take affect.  For steps to edit the Hosts file and allow iTunes to communicate with the update server, see iTunes: Troubleshooting iTunes Store on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod—follow steps under the heading Blocked by configuration (Mac OS X / Windows) > Rebuild network information > The hosts file may also be blocking the iTunes Store. If you do not uninstall the unauthorized modification software prior to editing the hosts file, that software may automatically modify the hosts file again on restart. Also, using an older or modified .ipsw file can cause this issue. Try moving the current .ipsw file, or try restoring in a new user to ensure that iTunes downloads a new .ipsw.

To modify hosts file, follow following guidelines provided by Apple,

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Scribefire error – Well, this is embarrassing…

Mar 10, 2012   //   by NG   //   Blogging Tips  //  No Comments

Scribefire is a good blogging tool, you can blog directly via your browser, what else you need… :) Now after installing and configuring it in your browser, you may get stuck while adding a wordpress blog under “Add a new blog”, you may recieve following error when attempting to configure a WordPress/BLOGGER account, just after entering blog link like “blogs.yoursitename.com”:

 Error:

Well, this is embarrassing...

While trying to determine your blog's settings, ScribeFire tripped over this code: UNKNOWN_BLOG_TYPE or Denied_Access

You're welcome to try and configure your blog manually.

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Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images

Feb 28, 2012   //   by NG   //   Photography Tips  //  No Comments

While searching for selling publishing rights to images taken by own camera but not authorized to sell, came across few good links which provide important information whicha photographer must be aware of, there are several cases where government or private agencies have put restrictions on publishing rights for certain type of photographs, so make sure you have appropriate rights before selling any right.

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Iphone ‘Restore backup’ means data restore or IOS version restore?

Nov 27, 2011   //   by NG   //   IOS and iPhone Tips  //  1 Comment

When you configure new iPhone, it will ask you to setup a new iPhone or restore from a backup. Now if you are on older IOS version whereas backup is from newer IOS version then you will suspect what now? will it restore the data only or IOS? (basically such confusion arises in mind of jailbreakers 😉

The answer is, it will restore only data and neither IOS version nor firmware will be affected, that’s a great news, isn’t it! :)

Hope your doubts might be cleared on what IOS data restore does.

How to unjailbreak your iPhone

Nov 27, 2011   //   by NG   //   IOS and iPhone Tips  //  1 Comment

Today, I was struggling to unjailbreak my iPhone 4 and found a useful link as below,

http://osxdaily.com/2010/08/03/unjailbreak-iphone/

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Useful links to downgrade IOS Firmware from v5.0 to v4.x.x

Nov 27, 2011   //   by NG   //   IOS and iPhone Tips  //  1 Comment

Today, was looking forward to downgrade IOS from 5 to v4.x.x, found some useful links as below,

http://www.redmondpie.com/jailbreak-ios-5-on-windows-using-sn0wbreeze-2.8b8/

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How to edit MacOS Lion hosts file

Nov 27, 2011   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

Today, I was trying to restore IOS 5.0.1 firmware file on my iPhone and for same continuously receiving an error message as “This Device Isn’t Eligible For The Requested Build”

In order to fix, you need to update your host file to stop interaction of iTunes with Apple servers, for same I was struggling to edit hosts file in LION, found a good link mentioned in helpful links below which clearly stated how to edit hosts file in Lion OSX.

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Best blogging tools portable/desktop for Windows!

Nov 4, 2011   //   by NG   //   Blogging Tips  //  6 Comments

Today, I did some deep research on the available blogging tools for Windows, there are several freewares available in market and if soemone is interested, he can build a web empire out of such tools 😉 please find analysis of tools below collected from several websites,

First I will take you through portable blogging tools for Windows, these tools are helpful on the Go and can be loaded directly from pendrive on any system running Windows, this effort is in direction to make my blogging Machine Independent so I could use any PC with a USB port and Internet access from which to blog.

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