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Option-click the Restore button in iTunes and a standard file-selection dialog comes up allowing you to find your .ipsw file.


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Apple Recycling Program You can recycle it and receive a 10% discount on a new iPod. This is not only profitable for you and apple, but also a responsible way of deposing it. Apple often achieves a 90 percent recovery rate by weight of the original product.


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This can only be done on a mac: Connect your device to a Mac Open Xcode, go to Window->Devices in the title bar Click on your device from the sidebar Click 'View Device Logs' You don't need to be enrolled in a developer program to be able to do this. To this on windows you'll probably need some sort of virtual machine/hackintosh


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I would try to fix it, sell it, or recycle it. In that order. Try looking into fixing the iPod if your up for the task, since like you said there should be nothing really wrong with it other than a super dead battery. Probably the only thing you would need to buy to fix it is a new battery and a few simple tools to aid in opening the case. I recommend ...


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In the Finder in Mac OS X, press Command-Shift-G to Go to folder. Type /Volumes. This will take you to the “Volumes” folder. If your iDevice is mounted as a drive, it will appear here. You can select it and press Command-E to eject it. If it does not appear here, it is not mounted as a drive, and you can simply unplug it. Note that it may or may not appear ...


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Place the electronics that contain a lithium based battery in the shade and keep windows open a crack. If possible, place the vehicle in the shade or use light or reflective colored windshield shades to reduce the heat that stays in the car. Usually the trunk (or a well insulated bag) will lag the passenger compartment many tens of degrees and warm up ...


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The 5th generation and earlier have the best sound because they use the Wolfson chips. (see this article for more info)


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If you're 100% convinced it's broken, you can try one of the 75 tutorials listed here. Otherwise, there’s always the Apple Recycling program for iPods. It won't cost you any money and I'm sure Apple will find a way to reuse your iPod.


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Shift-click the Restore button in iTunes for windows user


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You do have a 5th Generation iPod touch, and it's the 16GB model. If you check out Apple's website for current-generation iPod touches, specifically the "tech specs" page, you'll see that there are two types available today. The left one (the one with no metal circle on the bottom-left of the back) is the one you have. On your Usage page, you have two ...


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Yes. You can use your iPod/iPad/iPhone without Internet. As long as whatever you are doing doesn't require an Internet connection, you will be fine. For instance, if you are listening to music that you sync'd from your computer or downloaded from iTunes, it will work. You can even play a number of games without an Internet connection. However, ...


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Huh! So I asked an Apple representative, but they didn't know. I also asked Sennheiser and they finally got back to me. Apparently the i300 are exclusive to Apple (as I suspected), and although they look very similar to the MM70i, they're apparently closer in sound performance to the cheaper MM30i. So basically, the Apple exclusive Sennheiser i300 are ...


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All iPhones and iPods with the Lightning connector use USB 2.0. From Wikipedia: The Lightning connector … provides an interface to USB 2.0 (for data and charging) Also, if you look the USB end of a Lightning cable, it doesn't have the additional pins for USB 3.0. There is actually no point to having USB 3.0, since the flash memory in iPods and iPhones ...


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Yes. This is a scam. You are 100% safe to close your safari tab to get rid of this message and absolutely nothing will happen. Many scammers provide fake instructions which will tell you what to do to give them access to your device, or make you give them money or personal details too, without you realising. In this case, due to the web address, it appears ...


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The battery is your primary concern - it is a consumable part. You may only get 300 to 500 complete charges before it will not take a useful charge. Additionally, as a Lithium Polymer battery with no adaptive charging, it fades every year once it's made. The lower the average temperature, the less it fades. Try to always keep it less than 75 degrees and time ...


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iTunes has no functionality to actually scan for missing songs from it's library. If you want to delete Music, you need to do it from within iTunes, and not the other way around. It can however identify missing files which normally appear with an ! mark next to their names. These can simply just be deleted out of the library manually. There are some 3rd ...


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Here's our setup: Computers: iMac x 1 (wife's primary computer & used by the kids) MacBook Air x 1 (my primary computer) MacBook Pro x 1 (wife's) iOS Devices: iPhone 4 x 2 (wife's and mine) iPhone 3G x 1 (Younger Daughter's, used in airplane mode) iPod Touch x 1 (Older Daughter's) iPad 2 x 1 (mine but can be used by all when it's at home) Apple TV ...


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Do you have two-factor authentication enabled on your Google account? If so, you may have to create an application-specific password for the YouTube login. http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=184968


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According to this article, an Apple spokesman stated that the touch-screen iPod Nano does not run iOS.


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It certainly does't come with the same ones at the iPhone, which are characterised by the 3 button inline controls & mic Checking with a touch I bought recently, it seems it came with just plain old earphones. Previous models of the shuffle had the full inline controls on the headphones, but this was due to the lack of controls on the actual device. ...


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There are several applications for doing this: Yamipod Yamipod is a freeware application that works on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It has a simple interface and looks very easy to use. There is a document on how to transfer songs from your iPod to your computer here. It is also an iPod manager and an alternative to using iTunes. Transferpod Transferpod is ...


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I love the setting where you can only sync songs with the checkbox to one or more iOS devices. Simple deselect the songs by plalist, genre, or as you find them and even if they are in a playlist or genius mix that would normally install the song on your device during a sync, iTunes will suppress those songs that are not check marked.


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here's how I solved the 5-second-light-no-charge issue. You will need some patience though. Plug your 4th Gen Shuffle into a high-power USB port (preferable the stock wall charger). Wait until the red light goes on and than off. Unplug. Repeat continuously until the light doesn't go off, which means the Shuffle starts charging. It took me about 15 minutes, ...


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Go to the stop watch and press start, now slide back to the watch face and it should stay on.


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When you change your settings to Developer in Cydia, what you are actually doing is changing the package list filter. This means that certain packages will only be shown as available to download and install in the package list according to which filter you select. Having set your filter settings to 'Developer' you'll then need to find and install the ...


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Go into the Settings app. Enter the General pane and select Date & Time. Set your time zone.


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Coffee cups (with lid, of course) The most flexible and cheap solution are coffee cups. These cups are usually designed to have insulating walls. Insulation is the most effective way to prevent heat building up. You might want to prefer white cups, but it should not make much of a difference.


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Apple discloses many of these informations with their quarterly reports. You'll find many sources discussing and analysing these by having a quick search in Google, but you'll also find the original announcements on Apple's website. Have a look at http://investor.apple.com/ A listing of all press releases with quarterly reports can be found on this page: ...


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Voice Control is still available on the iPhone 4S, unless you have enabled Siri in the iPhone preferences (listed under the General menu). If Siri is disabled, holding the Home button will still launch the "classic" voice control, which does work offline, and also supports a whole lot more languages than Siri currently does.


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