Saturday, July 31, 2010

Canon Digital Photo Professional Download - Install

I just recently took some photos with my 5DMII and created my first Lightroom 3 catalog.  As always the color profile for canon photos are just an approximation so the colors and everything is always off within lightroom.  Being disappointed I wanted to see how Canon Digital Photo Professional will render the images.  I tried to see if I had the software but unfortunately I couldn't find the CD.  I Googled around for the software but it doesn't exist.

For some reason Canon's software distribution policy only provide the full version of each software from the CD and updates are available online.  When installing the updater it will require to have the software listed like below:

There is a way to work around this issue since the updater contains the FULL software itself.  You can fool the install by updating your registry.  This registry update is a minimal risk.  Here are the task.

For 32Bit Windows (XP, Vista, and 7) - Copy the following exactly below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


For 64Bit Windows (Vista, and 7) - Copy the following exactly below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Canon\ZoomBrowser EX]

Copy and paste into NotePad.  Save the file as canonupdate.txt and then rename it to canonupdate.reg.  Then right click and select "Merge" on the context menu.

You'll probably get the following messages:


This is what your registry should look like for 32Bit Windows:

This is what your registry should look like for 64Bit Windows:

Now when you run the updater you should get the install screen like below:

The source of where this information is at the following.  I've made my own updates to the instructions because it's not too clear on the website and provided my own version of the possible solution.

If you run into any questions please email me and I will try to help but I hope the instructions here are complete and will work well for everyone.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

iPhone - Cannot Connect to YouTube

For some reason I ran into this issue and I've spent the past couple of days trying to fix it. There are a couple of solutions and they all seem complicated and hopefully can I can help some ppl out. I know I'm a late technology adapter as I'm still using the original iPhone when the iPhone 4 has been out for a month now.  I"m a bit behind the times I supposes.  Running version 3.0 OS.

Please use the instructions I have below. The fix involves installing PushFix from Cydia.

Installing PushFix v1.0 - Steps
1. Load Cydia
2. On the main Cydia screen select "More Package Sources"
3. Select iPhoneModding
4. Select Install and Confirm
5. Go back to Cydia
6. Select the bottom Manage tab
7. Select Sources
8. Look for and select iPhoneModding
9. Look for and select Push Fix
10. Install Push Fix

One caveat that I've ran into for PushFix 1.0 that I believe is a scam is that this fix has one certificate for all users. For that reason I was receiving push notifications from other users on my FaceBook account even though I have all notifications turned off.

There are two solutions to the above, buy (~$4.99) and upgrade to PushFix 2.0 which creates a unique certificate for everyone (hence why I called it a scam).

The other option is try the following, which will require some work to remedy this situation.  You'll need to install OpenSSH, ToggleSSH, and MobileTerminal from Cydia.  You can use the search option to complete this task.

For the rest of the steps try the following PDF. Some of the steps might be repetitive but it should help resolve some of the issues.

or find it here below:

blocked youtube on iphone

I would like to give credit is due that is why I'm providing a link. Two notes though, the tutorial forgot to mentioned to install OpenSSH and ToggleSSH to allow WinSCP to connect with the iPhone. That was what was causing most of my problems. The default password is 'alpine' without quotes so it should work.