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Lumia Windows Phone Jack Settings, What happens when I plug something in.

A while back I used a selfie stick on my Microsoft (Formerly Nokia) Lumia Windows Phone.
I needed an extension pole to take pictures that were up high, and in places I could not reach.
In doing so I setup my phone to automatically open my Lumia Camera app.
After sometime went by I could not figure out how to change this.
I did not want my phone to open the camera every time I plugged in a headset or Aux cable.

So after searching the web I could not find any information on where this was, I searched all through my settings with no avail.
I finally found that it is an app that comes default on your Windows Phone called Gadgets.
Open the Gadgets App there you will find the settings to change what happens when a certain device is plugged into the headphone/headset jack.
You can select a device to automatically open an app, or select the device to NOT open an app..

I hope this info. has been helpful, as I was getting frustrated with the issue.

William..

 

Test Your Skill Frog Leap Leapfrog

Leap Frog Skill Test Game


Instructions: Click on each frog to make Him/Her leap forward.
Objective: Try to get all 6 frogs to their opposite side.
** You cannot leap backwards
– Good Luck!



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leap frog sjill test game

leap frog skill test game

 

BF3 CPU GPU Bechmark Battlefield 3 console

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If you want to monitor your CPU to GPU ratio, and Frames Per Second in game.
there is a nice overlay built into BF3

Hit the [`] key and open the console
then type the following, and press enter after each line

FPS type – “Render.drawFPS 1” without the “‘s
this will show current frames per second, 60+ is ideal if using vertial sync it will match your monitors refresh rate, 60HZ monitor = 60FPS, 120HZ = 120FPS if you are dropping below then lower your settings for better gameplay.

CPU/GPU type – Render.PerfOverlayVisible 1 without the “‘s
this will display a performance graph – Yellow is CPU, Green is GPU (graphics)

If the CPU/YELLOW is below the GPU/GREEN then the CPU is bottlenecking the graphics cards.

found it by googleing benchmark tool BF3, I wanted to get my settings perfect.

 

Squad up BF3 [OFB] Out For Blood

It’s been years since I joined a squad, but these are guys are great..
Joined in a couple days ago, and gaming is fun again…
Hang out in Teamspeak…Out For Blood Squad
… [OFB]Mr_Scary


…video by [OFB]Upp3rCrusT

 

Battlefield 3 Premium upgrade plus FREE code for BF3 limited edition *$29.99 limited time

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THE PRICE HAS NOW GONE BACK UP TO $59.99 SORRY
Check back as it may go back on sale.
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Battlefield 3 Premium Upgrade plus a FREE code for Battlefield 3 Limited Edition

Please read all of this post before proceding, make sure understand completely.
Comment here for help.

If you do not already have BF3, this will give you everything.

PC Version ONLY
It’s important you use this link. Battlefield 3: Premium Edition [Download]

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PC ONLY I don’t how this will work on Consoles. if even applicable

I cannot verify if you have a regular BF3 edition, “Back to Karkand” pack may go with the LE version only!
so you may end up with Premium and missing Back to Karkand, but I don’t know for sure.

I’m going to show you how to get Battlefield 3 Premium Edition for *$29.99 or regular price, and
If you already have BF3 Limited Edition Base Game, then you will have an extra BF3 LE (Limited Edition) Base Game to give away, share, or whatever.

the asterisk (*) means that the price is subject to change.

Purchase the game from here *$29.99 as of *12/26/2012, *the price is subject to change.
I purchased the Download version, because all you need are the codes, origin handles the download.
and who uses discs these days anyway.

It’s important you use this link. Battlefield 3: Premium Edition [Download]

** IMPORTANT **
Let me first explain that their are (2) versions of Premium:

1). Battlefield 3 Premium Edition –
this is the base Game BF3 Limited Edition, Premium Membership, Expansions, and extras

2). Battlefield 3 Premium –
This is the Premium Membership, Expansions, and extras (DOES NOT CONTAIN THE BASE GAME like above)

Notice one has “Edition” the other does not.

OK. now with that out of the way this a good deal either way, even if the *$29.99 price tag has expired.

After you purchase the game, there should be a link that says “I just need the keys”
there is really no point in using Amazon Downloader, this is an origin game,
so you will put these keys in origin, and download there.

With the download, or the DVD you get 2 keys
1st key is for BF3 Limited Edition, plus Back to Karkand map pack.
2nd key is for Premium Membership, and map packs.

For those of you that bought this for the extra game, and already own BF3 Limited Edition
Access origin, click on Origin in the top menu, click “Redeem Product Code” use only the “Premium Service Key”
You are now a premium member. and you have another “Battlefield 3 LE Key (Limited Edition) that you can share with a friend.

they will follow the above directions in origin only using the 2nd key.
and this will give them BF3 Limited Edition, and can start the download.

To verify each product, just point your browser to Battlefield Battlog and check your status

Battlefield 3 Premium Trick

Battlefield 3 Premium Trick

 

New Project: Steam Console

My new project is building a console with Steam’s new Big Picture Platform.
Since I’m not running a server anymore I will be using it as as the box.
The server has changed dramaticly from when I originally built it.

Just to speed up the game downloads,
I have created a batch file to transfer all game files from my main gaming rig to the steam box.
C:\program files….\steam\steamapps

Some of the specs may change if applicable.
The experiment is to not purchase any products, except the xbox game controler for windows.
This is not intended to be an extreme gaming rig. more of a media pc to play my steam games on the television like an Xbox360, or Wii.
this system should be fairly equivalnt to a console.

System Specs:
Windows Vista 32-bit, (I may switch to Win 7 if there is complictions)
Intel Pentium E2160 1.80GHZ
EVGA 8600GT 512MB GPU DVI/VGA/S-Video
MSI Boston MS-7525 G31 Motherboard HP/Compaq (will swap for a foxconn g31 if os is swapped license issue)
Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400W PSU
Corsair XMS2 DDR2/800 DHX Ram
Western Digital Cavier Blue 160GB HDD
I have no idea what the case is, I aquired it in swap. flimsy ATX
Logitech M305 wireless mouse
Logitech K250 wireless keyboard
XBOX360 wireless controler for Windows (If all goes well)
Belkin USB2.0 Wireless N adapter to connect to the Belkin Wireless N100 router.

I may also plug a router into this PC to connect some other non-wireless media devices to the network.
So far when I open Steam’s Big picture the application crashes. It seems to work on Win 7, just issues with vista.

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Big Picture PC Console Box

Steam Big Picture PC Console Box