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Weekly Mod: How to replace the dock assembly on an iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS

If your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS is having trouble charging, picking up a signal, or has a dead mic or speaker - replacing the dock assembly should remedy any of these problems. A DIY dock assembly repair is an easy enough fix if you've got the right tools and about thirty minutes to spare.

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How to replace the rear iSight camera in an iPhone 4

Replacing the rear camera in your GSM or CDMA iPhone 4 isn't too difficult of a task with the right tools and parts. We'll walk you through step by step and get your camera back into working order in no time. So grab your tools and your sad iPhone 4 and follow along!

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Weekly Mod: how to replace a shattered or unresponsive iPhone 3G/3GS digitizer assembly

Shattered the glass on your iPhone 3G or 3GS, or have a touchscreen that has stopped responding, and wondering how easy a screen replacement is to DIY? Well, you're in luck -- a screen replacement is a relatively easy repair to perform. You'll just need a few tools and a new digitizer assembly to make your broken iPhone 3G or 3GS good as new! This repair can also fix an unresponsive home button as well.

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How to set up iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

So you've subscribed to iTunes Match. Now you need to set up your iOS devices to use it. It's just as simple as subscribing was. Just a few ticks and clicks and you'll be on your way to iCloud music goodness!

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How to subscribe to and set up iTunes Match

Apple just recently launched their iTunes Match service for users in the United States. Subscribing to the service is just about as easy as making an App Store or iTunes music purchase. Once you're all set up you'll be able to access your iTunes library via iCloud from devices such as your AppleTV without physically having a computer to stream from.

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Daily Tip: how to create free iPhone ringtones in GarageBand (Mac only)

On a Mac and wondering how to get free ringtones for your iPhone? We all know you can purchase or create ringtones in iTunes but... they can be limited in functionality or selection. Luckily GarageBand, which is part of the the iLife suite, has the ability to create ringtones built right in.

The process isn't too difficult and you can fine tune them however you like; including fade ins, fade outs, splicing sections together, and more.

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Mobile Nations Monday Brief: August 22, 2011

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ZENandTECH 6: De-cluttering [video]

We've gotten a lot of requests for ZENandTECH in video format. If you're not up on ZENandTECH yet -- and you really should be! -- it's is our new podcast focused on dealing with stress, anxiety, procrastination, avoidance, and other issues in the context of our tech and gadget filled modern lives. The goal is to help all of us center our inner geeks, and many of you think that's easier if you're watching and not just listening along. Fair enough.

Consider this an experiment. Up top (part 1) and after the break (part 2), are the videos for ZENandTECH 6: De-cluttering, where Georgia asks whether you own your stuff or whether your stuff owns you? We discuss the joys of de-cluttering your life, and how getting rid of the physical clutter can help you get rid of the mental clutter as well.

Check them out, let us know what you think, and if enough of you find them of value, we'll try to do more of them in the future.

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iOS 5 iMessages vs. BlackBerry BBM - Fight!

How does Apple's brand new iOS 5 iMessage compare to the stalwart Blackberry BBM on BB OS 6? Check out the video above as Kevin Michaluk and Bla1ze from CrackBerry.com bring their Berrys to the table against the iPhone for a one-on-one instant messaging show down! Does BlackBerry still own the crack, or has iOS just become leader of the pack?

BBM is far more functional -- I joked it's like the FaceBook of IM with groups, comments, and more -- while iOS keeps things really simple and bundles it right into the SMS/MMS app.

They're both really snappy, both show writing and delivered states, and offer read receipts, and both are proprietary (yeah) so no cross-platforming yet. BBM is a huge lock-in on BlackBerry and might be the same on iOS.

Could this be enough to make RIM finally bring BBM to iOS? Which would you prefer?

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David Ashman talks LockInfo post iOS 5 notifications

David Ashman is the developer behind LockInfo, the popular notification and lock screen information app for Jailbreak -- and he's just seen Apple add their own version of both those features to iOS 5. So how does he feel about that, and what does it mean for the future of LockInfo?

Check out the video above, shot at WWDC 2011 the day after the keynote to see what he says. (Spoiler: While Apple may fill the needs of casual users, LockInfo is going to make the pros very, very happy for a long time to come.)

[LockInfo]

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