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Ways to fix your Android (Samsung Galaxy S2) that hangs or becomes unstable

I read numerous posts or discussions in the internet forums or android/Samsung support site about how to fix the android phone problems (software related that could cause hardware to fail) . Most of the solutions coming back are like rooting, reset to factory default settings and etc. I am not sure about others but to me, the stuff most important in a phone are below.
 - Settings I have spent time putting into the phone itself, not just apps(that includes icons in the home screen, folder that stores apps, short cuts/customization that fit my style of using the phone and etc)
- Apps that I have already installed and comes with my data in it.  Apps that i have spent time configuring, store personal stuff in it. Not to mention those I have spent $$ on it.
  (If you have purchased the app from Google Play, chances are you get to re-download the app for free but if you purchased it from else where, then, good luck to you. )
- Phone data (like contacts, calendar, notes, photo, sms (text) a…

Duplicating a local copy of project from TFS and making web software client factory to work

My team members were asking me about how come their files can't be modified and etc even if it is a duplicated local copy. I tried it out and realized it is indeed not working as told. My finding was that the TFS has a tight control on the versioning of the file, even if the files are offline or those files are duplicate copies of the original files, the TFS control still present in every aspects of the actions you want to do onto those files.

So, it seems like there need to have an official declaration to inform Visual Studio that the project files are out of the TFS radar. After some internet searches and trials, it seems like to "permanently" detach project file from TFS are not so straightforward and not properly documented too. It requires some kind of hacking seems.

Below are the steps required after the files get copied out from the TFS.

1. Change all the files from readonly to non-readonly.
2. Remove your local workspace from the Visual Studio.
Go to menu it…

Spam Messages and Messenger Software in Mobile Devices. And How to Remove the Spammer

Many people are using their mobile devices to communicate nowadays. Messenger, facebook, SMS and etc in one device. And to serve the users needs, most mobile devices will come equip with multi-protocol messenger built in or free to download and install. However, because these free multi-procotol messenger software are not the de facto owner of these messenging protocol like GTalk or MSN messenger. They lack of proper update in term of protocol support and vulnerability fixe that big corp like Microsoft can offer. Because of that, spammer and malware are taking advantages of this and exploiting these loopholes. Thus, many mobile devices user are getting scam, junk messages from their mobile devices messengers.


Recently, i have just removed a long time MSN messenger spam+bot contact of mine that has Artifical Inteligent that can prevent typical messenger contact removal from mobile phone. Logon to latest version of PC Microsoft Windows Live. Then click - Tools - Options - Privacy - B…