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Use your iPhone as a Wi-Fi Microphone (and what to do if ipconfig isn’t working)

If you’re like me, and you use a laptop that sits away from you on a desk, &/or don’t have or want a real microphone etc; You can use your iPhone or iPad (pretty sure) as a wireless mic – and the quality is pretty damn decent, albeit a fraction of a second delayed – but if you use headphones for things like skype, you won’t have any problems. I tried several “wi-fi microphones” in the app store, and this is the only one I could get to work at a usable level..

Search the iTunes app store for AirMic (or click right there), and download the companion app for your computer by clicking here.

On Mac, piece of cake.
On Windows, you’ll need to find your IP address to enter into the AirMic iPhone app…
To do that, click on the start button (that little circle with the windows logo inside it, at the bottom left corner of the screen) then it will allow you to immediately type something into the search box.. type: “cmd” without the quotations.
That will bring up the command prompt, a black & white boring looking little program.
now type: ipconfig /all and hit enter (that’s: ipconfig(space)/all ) – This will give you some network statistics about your computer. If you don’t see your ipv4 address in there (something resembling: 192.168.0.123), then type: ipconfig and hit enter – this will give you a shorter list of results.
Now, if typing ipconfig doesn’t work; (if it returns something like: “ipconfig is not a recognized command bla bla”) you will have to type in the path, or if you’re a more advanced user, you can create an environment variable.
Type in this without the quotation marks: “cd C:\windows\system32”
that will change the path, where the command prompt is effectively “looking”.
Now you can type “ipconfig” without the quotation marks, hit enter, and get your results.

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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in iPhone, Skype, Windows 7

 

Tap Tap Revenge 4 Premium Tracks

Thanks to “TehRandomGuy” for keeping up his work on the TTR tracks

Here are his posts:

Premium Tracks: http://cydevice.net/Thread-Tap-Tap-Revenge-Premium-Tracks

Free Weekly Tracks that aren’t available anymore (go to this page on your idevice): http://cydevice.net/Thread-Tapulous-iDevice-Links

Thanks random guy, we all appreciate it.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2010 in iPhone

 

Force iTunes to use a different drive for idevice backups in Windows

Wow, had no idea iTunes was this stubborn about where it holds it’s files. Personally, I wouldn’t use it at all if I didn’t own an idevice. But ANYWAYS: if you have a small boot drive (in this new age of high cost & low capacity SSDs, and PC’s that come with pre-partitioned drives; it’s quite likely) you may want to make iTunes use a different drive for those spacious iPhone, iPad, iPod etc; backups. Here is how to do it.

We’re going to trick iTunes, because it’s a stubborn little child. We will create a junction, which will effectively redirect where iTunes tries to read and write files. First off, close iTunes. If you want to, now is the time to create your new directory on the other drive, and copy the old files over into it.

1. Go here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx and download the Junction.

2. Extract the zip file into the root of your C drive.

3. Open the command prompt (click the start button, and type “cmd” to get to it.)

4. In the command prompt change your directory to the C drive by typing: cd C:\ and hit enter

5. Now we will use the junction file to do the redirect. we will type junction, then the directory path of your iTunes folder (can also see what this is in iTunes, by going to preferences > Advanced) For me my backups were going into C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes so that is what I’m using in this example. And then type the directory path that you would LIKE to use in quotation marks. So, for example, I typed:

junction C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes “D:\iTunes”

Then hit enter.

For good measure, I also made the change in iTunes (doesn’t help much without the junction, but this does work for just music)

You can do that by going into iTunes’ preferences, and under the advanced tab changing the directory – click ok to return to iTunes. Now in iTunes, go to File > Library > Organize Library – and in the pop-up box click “Consolidate Library” – now hit OK.

Now close iTunes, and delete those old files off your poor C drive.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2010 in iPhone, iTunes, Music, Windows 7

 

Installous downloads folder has moved

Couldn’t find this anywhere so here it is:

The installous folder which contains the .ipa files you download has moved (from the old: private/var/mobile/library/downloads), the new location is:

/private/var/mobile/Documents/Installous/Downloads

This is where you’ll want to navigate to if you’re using SSH to transfer files.

Note: This location is true for me when using OS 3.1.3 and the latest version of Installous 3.1.12 – yours may still be the old location, check it out.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2010 in iPhone

 

Reset All Settings Loop Error with Jailbroken iPhones

When ‘Reset all settings’ is used on a jailbroken iPhone it will continually loop – forever. Yea, don’t do that. The only way I know of to fix this is to restore the phone. Anyone run into this “reset loop” that found an easy work around for those that don’t know not to do it?

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2009 in iPhone

 

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SBSettings “more” crashes on launch

If the more button in SBSettings opens and then crashes immediately, you may be able to solve it… The author posted about the issue on his blog. He had this to say:

” If you are on 3.0…  It’s not a problem with sbsettings. It’s in your jailbreak. To properly make it work on 3.0 beta, you require a private, not yet released kernel patch and to fix your crashing on loading the more app, you need to install the package that includes dirname. (It will be installed on a real 3.0 release build). Look for one of the *-cmds packages like “adv-cmds”, “file-cmds”, “shell-cmds” or just install all 3.”

The author was talking about the 3.0 Beta, however. Which didn’t explain why this was happening on my official 3.0.

Some other users also report that installing Core Utilities and system-cmds fixes the problem.

Personally, none of these things fixed the problem on my 3.0 (non-beta) iPhone 3G. (perhaps something left over from a restore) I ended up re-jailbreaking – installed the newest version of SBSettings, (which now also installs some of those cmds) and it works great. I’ve had up to 51mb of ram available.

Anyone run into this and solve it without jailbreaking again?

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2009 in iPhone

 

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LockClock Fonts Menu

/*Edit 5/2/09: As of yesterday Fontswap has released an upgrade which allows previewing of fonts, however there are still some fonts that may not have previews available.*/

If you have installed all or some of the lockscreen fonts in FontSwap it can be a pain to go select one, respring the phone and then find out that it is not the one you wanted – or even go into Cydia to check beforehand. So here is a visual menu of the fonts available for you to refer to when needed.

Alba

Alba

Base_05

Base_05

Calibri

Calibri

Chicken Scratch

Chicken Scratch

Dark Bastion

Dark Bastion

Defused

Defused

Flash

Flash

Gas

Gas

Gothic

Gothic

Hand of Sean

Hand of Sean

Kahless

Kahless

Loco_TV

Loco_TV

Matrix Code

Matrix Code

NeoTech

NeoTech

Neuropol2

Neuropol2

Phuture

Phuture

Samurai

Samurai

Simpsons Bold

Simpsons Bold

Tango Macabre

Tango Macabre

Waltograph

Waltograph

Zapfino

Zapfino

vtks encartar

vtks encartar

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2009 in iPhone

 

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