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Increase Volume of iPod

With many external devices, the standard iPod volume is not loud enough. Here are the tricks that you can use to increase the output volume.

Two major ways exist for increasing the iPod volume.

There are advantages and risks to each way.

First, you can increase the volume of the song through iTunes:

- Open iTunes.
- Select Library.
- Select a song or songs. (Ctrl+A for all.)
- Right click and select Get Info. (If a prompted to edit multiple items, select Yes)
- Navigate to Volume Adjustment at the bottom.
- Move the arrow upward toward +100%
- Click OK.
- Sync your iPod.


This is an easy way to increase the volume of an individual song or multiple songs. However, this will frequently increase distortion. This makes the song "hotter" but doesn't actually increase the volume coming out of the iPod.

Most software that you can download that will increase your iPod volume works through this matter as well.

The one piece of software that works well is …

iPod Sleep Mode

Sleep modes are made for me. I must have music playing to help me fall asleep. However, I don't want to wear out my iPod by having it run all night long. Using sleep mode, it'll turn off after a set amount of time.

More frequently, I set the sleep mode as a reminder. When the music stops, I know it is reminding me to do something!

Enable Sleep Mode:

1. Go to the Main Menu.

2. Now go to Extras > Clock

3. Select your current time

4. Select Sleep Timer

5. Select the time you want the iPod to turn off.

Buying Digital Camera

Buy Digital Cameras With Confidence

Before making your purchase, make sure you know exactly what you're buying, research your seller, and understand how eBay and PayPal protect you.
Know your purchase

Carefully read the details in item listings.

* Figure delivery costs into your final price. If you spend a lot of money, make sure the seller will insure the item when it ships.
* If you want more information, ask by clicking the "Ask seller a question" link under the seller's profile.
* Always make sure to complete your transaction on eBay (with a bid, Buy It Now, or Best Offer). Transactions conducted outside of eBay are not covered by eBay protection programs.
* Never pay for your eBay item using instant cash wire transfer services through Western Union or MoneyGram. These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.

Know your seller

Research your seller so you feel positive and secure about every transaction.

* What is the seller's …

Using Digital Camera

If you're going to take occasional snapshots, work on family album projects, or build a personal website, you'll probably be happy with a low resolution, entry-level digital camera. On the other hand, if you want to make really big prints (beyond 8 x 10), you'll want a model with more manual controls and a higher megapixel count.

Basic Point-and-Shoot

Digital Camera

Entry-level digital cameras are a great solution for those who plan to share small images of medium quality and/or those who want a starter camera to help them get the hang of digital photography. These have limited manual features and a limited image resolution of usually less than 3 megapixels.
Advanced Point & Shoot

Digital Camera 2

If you like more control over your photography, then you'll want a more advanced model with features like manual shooting modes, LCD, resolution of 3-5 megapixels, better lens quality, optical zoom and data ports.
Digital SLR

Digital Camera 3

In the high-end digital camera categor…

Online Buying Tips

The following tips can help you navigate the world of online shopping and enjoy minimal hassles at the same time.1. Understand how PayPal works. When you open a PayPal account, you authorize PayPal to take money out of your bank account or charge online purchases to your credit card. This can be a nice service if you feel uneasy about sharing your credit-card information with a wide variety of online merchants. Merchants never see your personal information; they just receive money from PayPal, an eBay company. 2. Decide how you want to pay. PayPal’s default maneuver is to withdraw money straight from your bank account rather than charge purchases to your credit card. If you want to pay with your credit card, you must remember to adjust the payment setting by clicking the “More Funding Options” link before you pay.3. It’s better to use your credit card. That way you’ll be able to dispute charges and potentially get them reversed if anything goes awry. Such disputes will be much harder …

Camcorder Buying Tips

Question: Digital Camcorders are much cheaper in US than in UK, India or Singapore. However, the problem is that PAL is the standard playback format in these countries while cameras available in USA are only NTSC compatible.

Can we still buy a MiniDV video camera (NTSC) in the US and later use it to record, edit or play videos in India (PAL) on TV or the DVD player ?

Answer: First some boring but essential theory - The difference between PAL and NTSC is in terms of image resolution and frame rates. NTSC records at 29.97 fps while PAL records video at 25 fps. The standard sample size for NTSC is 720x480 while PAL mode has a resolution of 720x576.

For precisely the above reasons, you won't see any camcorders that can record in both NTSC and PAL formats. Most digital camcorders available in the US or Japan are NTSC compatible while PAL system is the video standard for video cameras in Europe, Australia and Asia [including India].

Now here are some answers to the most common questions tha…

Home Buying Tips

Before you buy a house, call around and see if a local community agency offers a course on home ownership. If so, take it; you won’t regret it. Don’t allow yourself to be pressured by the seller or the real estate agent. Take your time. Make a list of the positive reasons for buying the house. Make a list of the negative reasons for buying the house. This is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Don’t make it too quickly. An appraisal report tells you the market value of a property. Get your own certified appraiser to prepare an appraisal report for you. You should be able to get an appraisal report for about $175 and it’s worth it. Don’t simply accept the appraisal provided the lender who gives you a mortgage. If you can’t afford an appraisal, go to the County Clerk’s Office and research what homes have been selling for in the neighborhood. Or call a real estate agent and ask what homes have been selling for in the neighborhood. In addition, your local librarian may…

Create your own game

Just Click to Create NEW:Watch the 3D Gamemaker Demonstration Video on-lineNow anyone can build their ideal game in seconds. With just one click of a mouse, you can create a uniquely playable game without needing any programming knowledge or artistic skills at all. Offering over 12 billion gaming options, The 3D Gamemaker opens up a whole new concept in gaming, providing fun for all the family.Features Instant and amazing results in seconds Create a variety of exciting game scenarios with over 360 pre-made scenes Over 500 3D objects Over 320 Sounds Save games as EXE files Click here to see the Key Features in full

Create your own Mobile Blog

Tested on: Windows Mobile powered Smartphone

First, what's a moblog? A moblog, or a mobile blog, is an online record of anything you feel like sharing with the world, whether they want it or not. The difference between moblogging and regular blogging is that you use your phone or Pocket PC to post text or pictures.

There are obvious advantages to this. If you get inspired in the middle of a meadow, at your favorite local watering hole, or on a road trip, you won't have to wait until you can get back to your desktop to send your thoughts and photos to the world.

Though moblogging isn't new, it has been gaining popularity and attention, though I don't think the uses of it have been fully explored. It seems a perfect way, for instance, for a real estate agent to show new properties to clients. I've been looking around for a house lately, and I'm frustrated by the lack of pictures on real estate sites. If an agent had a mobile blog, she could take pictures and immedia…

Download Mobile Softwares

To download most applications, you'll download directly to your device while you're online and synced to your desktop computer. You may also download applications onto your desktop and sync them to your device later. First, check the available storage on your device to decide where you will store the application. Check Your Available Storage On your Pocket PC: Tap Start > Settings. Tap the System tab. Tap Memory. The default view is the main memory of your device. You'll see how much storage is available, and you can adjust the memory allocated between programs and storage. To see how much storage is available on your storage cards, tap Storage Card. Use the drop-down menu to select your available storage cards and view their available memory. Related Links Shop for applicationsShop for devices More Tips 4 Ways to Store DataPersonalize Your DeviceSync Up With Your DesktopSee all tips
On your Smartphone: Press Start. Press File Manager. Select the storage type you want to view – in my…