Rebuild Windows Vista Icons Cache – Vista Displaying Wrong Icons

Recently, I booted up Windows Vista machine and many of the icons were completely different than when I had shut the machine down. Many if not all of the icons in the Windows shell & explorer were displaying completely incorrectly. Icons for images where not the same, shortcut icons had changed, and many icons were just missing altogether.

When a correct icon was displaying, there’d be an incorrect icon displaying right next to it. Thankfully after a bit of searching, I found the following solution. Here’s how to go about rebuilding your Windows Vista Icon Cache:

  1. Kill Explorer (use theTask Manager to do this)
  2. Open the command prompt and go to: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local
  3. Unhide the IconCache.db file with the following command: attrib -h IconCache.db
  4. Delete the IconCache.db file: del IconCache.db
  5. Start Explorer (or restart your computer)

iPhone Unlocking – Software Driven Unlock for the Apple iPhone

Well, now a couple months after the release of Apple’s much anticipated iPhone, a company (or a couple companies) have released news that they have created a software based unlock for the iPhone. This is big news because it doesn’t involve opening the iPhone, soldering, or any other iPhone modifications.

It simply allows the iPhone to work on any network after installing the software. The following 2 websites have information about the software unlock for the iPhone, which is now at a stand-still after the companies were contacted by legal firms representing AT&T.

iPhone Unlocked and Being Used on T-Mobile Network

Since the release of the iPhone, hackers have been trying to unlock the phone so that it could be used on networks other than that of the exclusive carrier – AT&T.

Well after a few weeks of waiting, this geek has figured it out.

Geek unlocks Apple iPhone for use on T-Mobile wireless network.

He claims it just took a bunch of energy drinks, and now, his iPhone displays the T-Mobile service on the screen rather than AT&T.

Unlocked Apple iPhone being used on T-Mobile wireless network. Power through anything with enough caffeine.

He had started an eBay auction for the unlocked iPhone, but after having received too many false bids, he decided to trade the phone:

Terry Daidone, the founder of Certicell contacted me this morning, and offered to make a trade for the iPhone. I traded it for a sweet Nissan 350Z and 3 8GB iPhones. I will be sending the iPhones, unlocked if they wish, to jpetrie(the first donater), gray(the reversing genius), and iProof(who is truly amazing at finding stuff online) Thanks a lot everyone. I leave for college tomorrow, and this has been a great end to a great summer. If I ever do anything more with the iPhone, it’ll definitely be posted here. Also I contacted iphonesimfree and offered to verify on this blog their claims of a software unlock. No response yet…

Now, you won’t have to cancel your current contract if you’re with T-Mobile (like me) and you won’t have to use iTunes to activate the phone. Keep up the good work dorks!!!

Call of Duty 4 Beta Release Date – Time and Date of COD 4 Beta Release

As of today, 8/13/2007 the release date for the Call of Duty 4 Beta has not yet been specified, though the release date of the full game is specified as October 30, 2007. They’d better hurry, because there isn’t too much time left between now and the actual release date. The much anticipated Call of Duty 4 will be available in beta form just like Halo 3 was, however trying to bite a Halo 3 gimmick will not guarantee the Call of Duty empire any more success.

Sounds like you have to register at Charlie Oscar Delta, and then an email will be sent out to those who registered. Then the beta will be issued on a first come first serve basis. Kinda lame for those of us who have a life.

The following has been taken from Charlie Oscar Delta (

Charlie Oscar Delta is your Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer (MP) BETA headquarters. Check it out! We’ve included all of the pertinent details for the sampling of MP action that you will experience in the COD4:MW Xbox 360 Public MP BETA. This is also where you will get an opportunity to join the COD4:MW MP BETA…and that opportunity will come sooner than you think.

Don’t worry, we’ll give you plenty of warning. Look for an update here in BETA headquarters. We’ll also throw an announcement into SITREP and add a countdown clock on our homepage.

To be eligible for a token-you must be 18 years of age or older, punctual and capable of answering three trivia questions correctly. Yes, punctual. To be fair, we’re doling out the tokens on a first come first serve basis. We’re still finalizing plans for where the Beta will be available. Initially, in order to get underway we’ll be rolling-out in the United States. As soon as we’re able to confirm which other countries are good to go we’ll be back to update everybody.

For now, dig into the details below. We organized all the information into two sections-Intel and FAQ. They outline everything you need to know, from how to download the BETA to what awaits you once you do. Stay tuned for more information.