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Updating Your Driver To Jailbreak Your iPod Touch 4

February 7th, 2012 No comments

Apple released its most recent OS update, which is the iOS 5.0.1 back in December 2011. The update included fixes for bugs that back then, were affecting Apple devices’ battery life.

If you have already upgraded you device to iOS 5.0.1, make sure that you also updated your computer’s drivers so that you can jailbreak your device without any problem. Before deciding to jailbreak your iPod Touch device, do keep in mind that doing so will void its warranty. Another important note worth remembering would be to not only update your drivers before jailbreaking your device, but also to back up your iPod’s data before proceeding with the process.

Why the need to jailbreak your iPod

There are many reasons why it would be beneficial to jailbreak your iPod because aside from being able to personalize your device the way you want it to be, you can also download apps that are not available in the iTunes App Store. Since Apple does not permit third party developers, jailbreaking your device will give you a wider range of options for apps to download.  You can even download YouTube videos on the internet and save it on your iPod.

What are the downsides

One of the downsides of jailbreaking your Apple device would be voiding its warranty with the company. However, if there’s any need for you to send it over for repair while it is still officially under warranty, you can always restore it to its original form via iTunes.

If one of your worries would be a quick draining of the battery after jailbreaking your iPod, you will be more than happy to know that only a few apps will do this to your device and third party apps only consume five to ten percent of your battery’s life.

If you have any plans of jailbreaking your iPod touch, make sure that your iTunes is updated to the latest version. You would also need to download a software program that would jailbreak your iPod for you.

What You Need To Remember When Updating Your Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 Firmware

February 6th, 2012 No comments

If you already have a Samsung Galaxy SL I9003, it will be a good idea to update it with an Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDKP1 or DDKP2 firmware to make the most out of your device. By rooting your phone, you can use third party apps, as well as allow it to access your system files. This will allow you to customize your phone and download apps that usually require root access to your device. Although this will void your Samsung Galaxy’s warranty, you can still restore it to its factory settings to reset the device.

What you need to know about rooting

Updating the firmware of your phone will not root it thus, will not void the warranty in any way. If however you have previously rooted the phone, updating its firmware will revoke the root access and the voided warranty will be reclaimed.

Special instructions to keep in mind

If you are currently using a custom ROM firmware, one of the first things that you need to do is turn off your device and set it to its recovery mode. This can be done by pressing both the Volume UP key + OK buttons simultaneously, together with the Power Button.

In the phone’s recovery mode, select the factory reset option or the Wipe Cache partition before finally rebooting your device.

 

Driver Update For Your Microphone

February 6th, 2012 No comments

The hardware devices of a computer that’s running on a Windows OS need a specific driver for them to work properly. With the correct driver, hardware devices such as the microphone, graphics card and sounds card, can communicate with the the computer’s other components, as well as the motherboard and processor. If you experience any problems and malfunctions on your device, one of the most probable reasons would be an outdated driver. By updating and installing the latest driver, you can fix the problem in no time.

Why update your driver

One of the reasons why you need to update your microphone driver is to make it compatible with your updated operating system. If you have an outdated driver in your system, chances are it will not function the way it was designed to. Once you update your microphone driver, Microsoft will automatically search for the most recent updates on the World Wide Web, and install them automatically on your computer.

Step by step instructions

If you want to update the microphone of your computer, below is a step by step instruction to do so.

1. Click the My Computer icon on the desktop. On the menu, click Properties for the system properties window to open.

2. Click the tab named ‘Hardware’ on the system properties window, and click on the Device Manager window. This will show different categories of available hardware devices on  your computer.

3. Choose the Sound, Video and Game Controllers option to open a menu of available devices. Double click the microphone to load the driver. This will open a device properties window.

4. Click the Driver tab and click the update driver button to initiate the driver update wizard.

5. Choose the Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software for Windows to locate updated drivers on the World Wide Web. Once it has successfully located one, it will install automatically.

Adobe Flash Player Driver Update

January 6th, 2012 No comments

Different movie sites use the Adobe Flash Player, which is a video player that is based on the Internet. If your computer have video devices that use Adobe Flash and you experience problems with the playback every now and then, one problem could be pointed out to an outdated driver. This case is especially true if your computer is running on older OS such as the Windows XP. To update your Adobe Flash Player’s driver, you will need to download the most recent Adobe Flash to your hard driver.

To do this, you would need internet access and enough space on your memory drive. Below are the steps that you would need to do one by one to successfully update your Adobe Flash Player driver.

1. Connect to the internet. Open the internet browser and go to the official website of Adobe for their Flash Player software.
2. From the screen, you would see different options available. Choose the ‘Get Flash Player’ option and wait for the download screen to appear.
3. A prompt screen will appear, wherein you would need to select the ‘Agree and Install Now’ option for the software to begin downloading on your computer.
4. After successfully downloading the program, double click it to launch the installation wizard for Adobe. From the welcome page, select the ‘Next’ tab. Read through the license agreement and click Accept to go continue with the process.
Updating drivers for computers is one of the most important processes that you should do regularly in order to get the most out of the software and hardware of your computer.

Canon Printer Driver Update

January 3rd, 2012 No comments

Canon printers are the best ones around, whether you are using it for work, home or school purposes. However, you can only make the most out of it if you install the right driver. By updating your hardware’s driver, you can enhance the quality of your print outs and get more work done. If in any case the finished product is not the same as what you see on your computer’s screen, there is the possibility that you need to update your driver. If the printer and your computer are not communicating, this will cause problems on your print jobs. To solve this, make sure that you make the time to update your printer’s driver.

Getting a printer driver update is moderately easy and all you need to do is follow the steps below:1. Turn on your computer and connect to the internet. Go to http://www.Canon.com and choose which country you are residing in.

2. Choose the ‘Support and Drivers’ tab, which can be located at the top right corner of the website. Look for the ‘Consumer and Home Office’ option on the screen’s left hand panel, and click on it.

3. You will see the ‘Printer and Multifunction’ option, and the next thing that you need to do is choose your printer’s model and series from its list. After finding your printer’s model, double click the ‘Software and Drivers’ option.

4. The next thing that you need to do is select the appropriate driver for your printer from the dropdown list. Make sure that you choose the printer driver that is compatible not only to your hardware’s model and series, but to your computer’s OS as well. Click the ‘Download’ option and save the file to your computer.
5. After successfully downloading the driver, begin installation by running the program. After verifying that your printer’s model and series is correct, click the ‘Next’ button to continue with the installation.
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Driver Update: Finding The Driver’s Version Number in Windows XP

January 3rd, 2012 No comments

One of the first things that you need to know whenever you plan of updating your hardware’s driver is its current version number because it will be your basis whether or not you need to update your driver. Since computers run on different OS, another important factor to consider when conducting a driver update is knowing which version is compatible with your computer’s OS.

To do this, you will need to follow the instructions below:

1. Open the Device Manager option from your computer’s Control Panel.

2. In the Device Manager, locate which device you would like to check for its driver version and number. You can work on the different hardware categories and find what you are looking for by clicking the + icon beside it.

3. After successfully locating the device that you want to update, right click its icon or name and click on Properties.
4. Click the Driver tab in the Properties window. There you would see the your driver’s current version and other information and statistics about the driver.
Take note that it is also important that you pay close attention to the provide of your hardware’s driver as well. There are instances where the currently installed driver is the hardware’s default driver, so comparing version numbers will just be a waste of time. So if you find a new driver update for your chosen hardware, there’s no harm in installing it. However, make sure that the version was released after the default driver’s date listed.

When performing a driver update, make sure that you make the right choice between 32-bit and 64-bit drivers, since the drivers specifically designed for them won’t work on each other, or may lack the features and specifications needed to make your hardware work perfectly smooth.
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Update Your Keyboard Driver

December 5th, 2011 No comments

Updating your keyboard’s driver is one of the most essential steps that you need if you want to ensure that your computer works at its best all the time. However, there would be times where locating your keyboard’s driver can be hard and searching for an updated driver can be a challenge. If you want a tool that will do all these jobs for you, click on the  link for a free download.

Downloading driver tools is one of the most efficient ways of ensuring that you keep your drivers updated and manage them effectively. By having your own driver update software, you can scan your drivers and see which ones need updating.

Updating other software drivers

Whether the driver of  your keyboard is already outdated or your speakers aren’t working the way that they should be, a driver update software package will fix it for you.

It is a given fact that the mouse and the keyboard are the most used computer hardware components and since there are different types of these devices available in the market, it is of extreme importance that you download the necessary drivers to make them work properly.

Updating your keyboard’s driver

Updating the driver of your keyboard can be done in three steps:

  • Update your driver by clicking on the ‘Administrative Tools’ option from the Start Menu. Choose the Computer Management option, where you will find the Device Driver menu.
  • Expand the Keyboards to show your currently installed hardware. Right click on it and select ‘Update Driver’
  • Wait for the download to finish and restart your computer or laptop to finish the process.
  • Repeat Step 1 and select the expansion node next to “Mice” to show the list of installed computer mice. Right-click on a desired mouse and select “Update Driver.”

Read more: How to Repair Mouse & Keyboard Drivers | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5152752_repair-mouse-keyboard-drivers.html#ixzz1fdZnWg2y

 

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Bluetooth Driver Update

December 5th, 2011 No comments

Bluetooth is one of the technologies widely used nowadays, since it allows short-range communication between wireless devices such as PDAs, tablets and mobile phones. In fact, computer devices such as the keyboard and mouse also uses this kind of technology to allow wireless utility for laptops and desktop computers.

Keeping your Bluetooth driver updated using driver software update package can be really helpful, especially if it is paired with the right brand and model. This will allow you to command your mobile phone to dial a number, without lifting a finger. All that is left for you to do is listen to your Bluetooth headset for a response from the other line.

Why it is important to update your Bluetooth driver

More of today’s electronic devices uses Bluetooth technology to give consumers the convenience that they are all looking for. If the driver is updated properly, you can use its voice recognition software that will allow you to use you device without lifting a finger, while on the road or doing something else.

Another great feature that voice biometrics can offer is it can determine the identity of the person who is driving the vehicle. Once the Bluetooth voice recognition technology and its driver is properly installed and updated, it can be used to customize the vehicle, radio stations, seat position, and other settings based on the driver’s preferences.

 

 

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Solid State Drives: What Future Does It Hold For Our Computers?

November 21st, 2011 No comments

Solid State Drives or SSDs are the future of our computer’s superb performance. Although its price can be unbelievably expensive, making it impractical for many computer users, it is still better compared to today’s standard magnetic and spinning computer hard disk drives.

However, analysts believe that there will come a time where SSDs will be made more affordable, and we’d still be using Windows 7 as our computer’s operating system. It is a good thing that Microsoft has foreseen this happening and has included at least several features that makes the OS capable of supporting SSD.

Once an SSD is used for your computer, your operating system will disable Superfetch, ReadyBoost, disk defragmentation, as well as boot and application launch prefetching. Although these processes are eliminated, the SSD is designed to improve the computer’s performance compared to traditional HDDs.

Why go for SSDs

Solid state drives or SSDs is unbelievable fast, allowing your computer to start and shut down faster. In fact, they an even perform read operations at a speed you didn’t think was possible.

However, there are a few procedures that you need to go through before you can enjoy an SSD’s top performance. This is because Windows have computers that are specifically designed to work well with conventional hard disks. Features such as Prefetch, Superfetch and ReadyBoot were all designed to monitor the files accessed during the computer’s startup and whenever you launch programs and customize it for optimal access. Unlike HDDs or hard disk drives, SDDs do not have the spindles, platters, magnetic heads and motors that tradition disks have thus, making such features unavailable for them. So if you want optimum performance from your SSD, make sure that you go for updates so that your computer will adjust to its new disk as well.

Besides making sure that your SSD driver is updated, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.

 

Rooting Your Samsung Galaxy S2 On Android 2.3.5

November 17th, 2011 No comments

The Samsung Galaxy S2 has been recently released in the market and warmly welcomed by a lot of people. While some people plan on updating their device, there are also users that plan on rooting their device on Android 2.3.5. Although this process can be risky, below are the details on how you can root your Samsung Galaxy S2 on Android 2.3.5 Firmware.

 

  • Download the ODIN file and extract its .zip file
  • You will see an attached XWKDD. Download it, but keep in mind not to extract the .tar file
  • Download and then extract SuperOneClick
  • KIES is Samsung Galaxy S2′s PC Suite USB driver. This should be installed in your computer for the rooting to be performed properly. Keep in mind that the correct drivers should be installed so that you can root your Samsung Galaxy S2 successfully.
  • Set your device in debugging mode by going to Settings. Click Applications and from there, you will see a Development option. Check the USB debugging box.
  • Reboot your device and switch to download mode by turning it off, and turning it on again by pressing and holding the Volume Down, Home, and Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Start ODIN and connect your device to the computer via USB, and wait until it confirms that your phone is already connected. Make sure that no other options are checked, except for the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ boxes.
  • Press the PDA button and select the XWKDD_insecure.tar file. Once you press the ‘Start’ button, the device will automatically reboot
  • While the device is being rebooted, start the SuperOneClick program and press ROOT.
  • Wait until the device is rebooted completely
  • When the steps above are done properly, you can successfully root your Samsung Galaxy S2 on Android 2.3.5 firmware. However, always keep in mind that this process is risky and should not be done if you are not knowledgeable enough in troubleshooting.

     

    Aside from making sure that your Samsung Galaxy S2 drivers are updated, you also need to constantly update your computer drivers. This can be done easier if you have a tool that will check for automatic updates, and download the software for you. Interested? Click on the link for free download.