Receiving a barrage of push alerts from the Facebook iOS app can get to be annoying.… Read more
iOS isn't perfect. There, I said it. This will become evident to anyone who's ever tried to figure out Notification Center or organize contacts into groups.
And I guarantee that at some point or another, you've installed a shiny new app, only to have it crash on you, either the moment you ran it or maybe a few minutes in.
Indeed, the App Store is packed to the gills with user reviews like these:
"Crashes about a minute into the game."
"App wouldn't load. Zero stars!"
"Won't run on my iPad 2--crashes right after I tap the icon."
So what's going on here? Bad programming? In some cases, yes. Some apps are just plain buggy. But if you install a new one and immediately have problems getting it to run, there's an easy fix:… Read more
The update fixes the error message users of the original app the received upon startup, but the app is still limited. There isn't support for multiple accounts, for example, and it doesn't make use of iOS 5's Notification Center. (The only notifications you receive when a new e-mail arrives are a sound and badge notifications.) The app does, however, feature search, labels, and attachments. There has been no shortage of criticism of the app, so let's take quick look at what Gmail for iOS can do.… Read more
Android Ice Cream Sandwich offers up a new keyboard with new features to make typing easier and faster.
You may have seen some of the new keyboard features when viewing the Galaxy Nexus video, or maybe you've read about them online. Fortunately, you can skip the wait and get the new keyboard right now.
Notice: This version will only work on smartphones and is not configured for tablets at this time.
Step 2: Go back to your Home screen and press the Menu button, … Read more
If you have thousands of photos on your iPhone, then you have likely spent more time than you care to scrolling through your Camera Roll, looking for that one photo you'd like to view or share.
To aid your search efforts, free app PhotoCal sorts your photos, putting them in a calendar view, which lets you quickly jump back to a specific day or week or month in the past.
Capture -- The Quick Video Camera is an iOS app that is so easy to use that it hardly requires a post outlining how to use it.
Briefly, when you launch the app, it starts recording video. Press your iPhone's Home button to stop recording. The app loads more quickly than the iPhone's native camera app, and it saves you from fumbling with the slider between taking photos or videos.… Read more
iPhone 4S users, developers and hackers alike have had plenty of time to learn the inner workings of Siri. … Read more
Buying a cell phone as a holiday gift is a bit more complicated than buying a television or a camera. It's not that shopping for those products is easy--indeed, one TV can present you with a mind-boggling array of specs--but a cell phone also requires you to select a carrier and choose a service plan. (Also see my colleague Jessica Dolcourt's FAQ on picking the right mobile operating system.)
Those extra steps, combined with the staggering amount of choice in the mobile space, can confuse even cell phone fanatics. So if you're wondering where to start, don't feel bad.
Rest assured that CNET is here to help. With a little preparation, gift shopping for a cell phone can be a stress-free experience. If you keep in mind the following steps, the only pain may be to your pocketbook. … Read more
Surely there have been times when it would be convenient if a friend knew exactly where you were.
You could be stranded on the side of the highway and in need of a friend to bring you some motor oil. But how is that friend supposed to know exactly where you're stranded?
Or, maybe you just parked in a gigantic parking lot and want to remember exactly where you left your car.
Luckily, there's an app for that, and it's already installed on your phone. Watch the video to find out how to share or save your … Read more
It's that time of year again...you know, where you get to stand in lines for the best deals on Black Friday. Instead of heading out the door 8 or more hours ahead of the sale unprepared, take a gander at this guide for tips to make the experience more pleasant.Creating comfort Bring your own bottle--of water. Good alternatives for cooler climates are hot coffee or even soup in a Thermos.Snick-snacks. Whether they're healthy or not is up to you.Extra jacket and/or blanket. Additional layers for cold weather or something children and adults can … Read more