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Standard medicine for traveling

Standard medicine for traveling
When I travel, I always ensure my first aid kit is packed into my bags. It pays to be prepared, as you'll never know when a headache will rear it's evil head (hmm... is that a pun?), diarrhoea may strike, or you may accidentally cut yourself. So, the question is... what should you pack into a first aid kit? You…

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Travel packing list

Travel packing list
I travel a fair bit and over time, I've learnt to refine the art of packing. First of all, I don't start packing 2 hours before my plane leaves, nor do I throw a random bunch of clothes into a bag and hope I'll be okay. I've formed a fairly comprehensive list of items to pack, and hope it will…

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Avoid email spam from websites

Avoid email spam from websites
Spammers oftentimes have harvesting systems to run through thousands of websites, digging up anything that looks like an email address and adding it to their database of "To Spam" or "To Sell". It annoys the life out of me and the other billions of people on the Internet, I'm sure. How I wish I could add spammers to spam lists…

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Viber app bug solution: contacts not updating

Many people are hopping onto the Viber bandwagon (read my Viber review) but are rather disappointed by a major bug where the contact list doesn't get updated in real-time, much like what we expect of WhatsApp. Undoubtedly, they've just launched and will definitely fix the bug soon, but till then, here's some help fo you... The fix for this problem…

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Using the Windows Phone 7 on a Mac

Using the Windows Phone 7 on a Mac
Adultery! Windows Phone+Mac=SIN ;) Seems like it anyway, but I'm now a Mac convert and have no Windows PCs in my household anymore. As such, I ventured to explore how well the HTC HD7 would perform on a Mac. I was initially wondering how it would sync, considering it typically syncs with Zune software on a PC. The Microsoft website had…

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iPhone sync error: 13019

iPhone sync error: 13019
I woke up bright and early on this glorious Saturday morning to birds chirping outside my window. Totally glorious... until I plugged in my iPhone for syncing and was thrown a cryptic message by iTunes: The iPhone "TheBackpackr's iPhone" cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (13019). WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT, STEVE? Anyhow, after searching for awhile, it was…

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Regular SIM card to Micro SIM conversion

Regular SIM card to Micro SIM conversion
Buying an iPhone4, or an iPad? Your existing SIM cards will not fit into these devices. Yes, Steve Jobs is changing the rules. For the uninitiated, here's some news for you - your existing SIM cards CAN be converted to Micro SIMs easily and without having to pay extra dollars to your local telco. Of course, there are Micro SIM…

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