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How do I get photos off an iPhone on a Windows machine?

What’s the best way to get the photos taking with the iPhone onto my computer?

The iPhone will appear to any application that supports direct digital camera import as a digital camera device, similar the older digital cameras that were used before they started adopting a USB Disk Mode.

If you start up the Windows XP “Scanner and Camera Wizard” the iPhone should appear as a camera device in there. You will not see it as a disk drive in Windows Explorer, and applications that are simply looking to read a folder from a mass storage device will not work with it. The application has to provide direct digital camera support.

Apple officially supports Adobe Photoshop Album and Elements for photo transfer, but any application that can read a proper digital camera transfer should work fine.

Note as well that your iPhone must not be locked with a password, otherwise photo transfer will not work (this is presumably to prevent somebody from getting at your photos if they were to get their hands on your iPhone). If you’re using a password in the locking mode, ensure that you unlock the iPhone before trying to transfer pictures.

If the iPhone doesn’t show up in ‘My Computer’, check that the ‘Bonjour Service’ is running. It wasn’t for me on windows XP, soon as I started that service the iPhone showed up in ‘My Computer’

To turn it on:
right click ‘My Computer’ > Manage > “Services and Applications” > “Services” > right click service name and start

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How to bypass the proxy settings in Google Chrome

If you are after for a way to modify the proxy used by Google Chrome, you will soon come to the conclusion that you are out of luck, since it is using the settings as specified by the operating system and the system administrator.

However, you can bypass the proxy settings by specifying a proxy address with a command line option. So, start the application from the command line (or create a shortcut with the option) and append as follows:


God of War Collection

Just before Christmas, on the shelf of a well-known French multi-store, I found a copy of the God of War Collection (GoWC) for the PS3.

It was the American edition (Region 1) but since the game itself has no region restriction I wasted no time and my bank account was 40 euros shorter (you can now find it for around 20 euros).

The GoWC is a remastered port of God of War and God of War 2 for the PlayStation 3, with both of them put on a single Blu-Ray disc. More information on the GoW Collection can be found on the relevant Wikipedia page. I still own the first game for the PS2. I had completed it when the game originally came out in 2005 and I was ready to proceed to another sit through on the PS3.

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