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Replace the battery to extend the life of iPod Touch 3rd Generation

I have a iPod touch since 2010. It is 32GB 3rd generation iPod touch. It works all my apps I have. The speed is fine. The only problem is the battery life. I can only use it for 20 minutes, then it needs charge.

After googleing and researching, I found it is not hard to replace the battery to extend the life of iPod touch.

I ordered a replacement battery from DX.COM. This online store has a lot of small stuff which is hard to find in local market. And the price is low. Quality is OK, if you are lucky. But the shipment is slow, or very slower. This time, I wait more than one month to get it.

This is the one I received this morning.

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$5.30 only.

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My Ipod Touch was stucked

As the title mentioned, when I tried to turn off my Ipod Touch 4, it shown black screen with a running circle in the center.
The running circle keep going, and wait about 2 hours, still there.
Later I connect it to my PC, iTunes loaded automatically, but pop up with an error. Unknown device error code 0x8000065.
OK. First I want to do is to turn off the device and restart it.
I hold power button for a while, not working.

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Google Voice for iPhone release

Finally, Google Voice is available on iPhone. So I trust it is also OK for iPod Touch.
They said:

With this native app, you’ll continue to have access to all the major Google Voice features on your iPhone, like:
* Cheap rates for international calls
* Free text messaging to U.S. numbers
* Voicemail transcription
* Display your Google Voice number as caller ID when making calls

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Google Voice can ring my iPod Touch

I have iPod Touch G3, 32GB. It is OK when use Skype. But I want to try call free, so use Google Voice.
To make iPod Touch works with Google Voice.
1) Have an earphone with microphone connected with iPod Touch
2) Create a TruPhone account and install the software: http://www.truphone.com/ipod/
3) Create a Gizmo5 account: http://gizmo5.com/pc/
4) Sign into your Gizmo5 account
4a) Note your Gizmo5 phone number
4b) Configure Gizmo5 to forward all calls to SIP using “YourTruPhoneUsername@truphone.com” as the address
5) Sign into your GoogleVoice account
5a) Create a new phone called Gizmo5. (Settings \ Phones)
5b) Enter your Gizmo5 number like this example: +17475551212
5c) Under Phone Type choose Gizmo5
You can now recieve calls from GoogleVoice
You can make Google Voice calls using mobile web page: www.google.com/voice/m
The call is looks like from GV ? Gizmo5 ?TruPhone at Ipod Touch. Then GV connect you and the other one.

Apple iPod Touch 32 GB (3rd Generation)

Last week, I bought a Apple iPod Touch 8 GB from Costco. I feel the capacity is not the problem for me. So I pick up the 8G version instead of 32G or 64G.
I opened box and charged battery and tried it. It looks good. But it has no mic. I can not use Skype or other Voip program on iPod Touch. Then I did a lot of research to find the difference between 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation and 8G, 32G, 64G edition.
The answer is 8G iPod Touch is 2nd Generation, only 32G and 64G are 3rd Generation iPod Touch.
3rd Generation has more powerful CPU, bigger memory. and has earphone with mic and remote control.
One day later, I went to Costco, return the iPod Touch 8G and bought a iPod Touch 32G about 330 dollars within tax.
It is great. I like iPod Touch. It is a must have for Geek. I am a little bit later to have a new product. I would like to use the 2nd or 3rd generation product, not the first generation. I always think the first one has a lot of chances to have bugs or problems.
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Let me put the description of iPod Touch 32GB

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WordPress Mobile Pack is great

Just bought a iPod Touch 32G edition. It has safari browser. I use it to browse one of my Blog powered by WordPress. The text and images are so small. I know I can enlarge them by two fingers, but it is still has width problem.
I thought it must be some plugin can do it to make a blog mobile.
I did a google search and find this one: WordPress Mobile Pack
I install it on the backend of WordPress.
Just a few clicks to config it and it works.
I went to my blog. WordPress detected my browser and knew it is from an hand held device. So it gave the mobile version of Blog.
It is perfect. I don’t need to setup an separated domain for mobile device. Just like some site named as m.example.com. The regular site domain is www.example.com.
The configuration steps as below.

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