Admit it: you're curious about Windows Phone 7. It's impossible to look at those sexy screenshots and not be.
Of course, short of driving to your local cell phone emporium and standing there like a dweeb, there's no easy way to test-drive the OS. (It's not like anyone you know has a Windows Phone. Am I right?)
As it happens, you can test-drive Windows Phone 7, and you can do it right on your Android phone or iPhone. For reals! Microsoft just introduced an interactive, browser-based Windows Phone 7 demo, one that gives you both the … Read more
Despite the overwhelming success of Apple's "walled garden" approach to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, many users still wish to part ways with the benefits of control in favor of the unbridled technology (good and bad) available when jailbreaking iOS. If you are one of those users, you can actually become an integral part of the jailbreaking community.
Jailbreaking your iOS device largely depends on finding exploits in the iOS code that hackers can use to take control of the operating system and install applications and functions not approved by Apple. Those exploits can be found … Read more
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