We are still finding hidden features in iOS 5. … Read more
If you think a car is high tech because it has Bluetooth and an iPod connection, you're in for a big surprise.
Yes, a "high-tech car" used to mean an iPod connection, hands-free calling, and GPS navigation. Now, that's almost quaint. Cars are getting connected like every other device in your life: wirelessly to the Internet. Navigation, communication, entertainment, and telematics all get better, but there will be some bumps along the road.
In this episode of Device & Conquer, we'll show you a sampling of how connected cars work and get you ready to … Read more
Since Google Docs doesn't require you to sign up for yet another cloud storage account, it's the perfect place to host some of your files.
And what better files to host than videos--ones you can play on your mobile Android devices? Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Log in to Google Docs and upload a video or two for later watching. Keep in mind you will need to adhere to the storage limits of your Google Docs account.
Step 2: Install the Google Docs app on your device and check that you have a decent Internet … Read more
Evernote's Android app can now share notebooks, just like the desktop version. Here's how:
Step 1: Make sure you have the latest version of Evernote from the Android Market.
Step 2: Launch Evernote and go to your notebooks.
Step 3: Long press on a notebook you want to share and when the pop-up box appears, select "Sharing Settings."
Step 4: In the "Sharing settings" section, choose whether to make your notebook public, or share them with specific people.
Step 5: Enter the recipient's e-mail address or choose one from your contacts list.
Step … Read more
If you're suffering from iPhone 4S envy, chances are you're stuck in a contract on a non-iPhone network such as T-Mobile. Now, according to a developer's post on Pastebin, users can unlock their iPhone 4S for use with any network, without any software or hardware hacks.
Before we get started, this is one of those workarounds that should be done with caution. As with any unauthorized cellular usage, charges incurred cannot be predicted. That being said, T-Mobile has been extremely iPhone user-friendly in the past, even offering official help pages on its Web site.
If you are … Read more
Finally out of beta, you no longer need an invite to use the free Google Music service. For now, it's available to anyone in the U.S. with a Google account.
Two new features that weren't available in the beta are Google+ sharing and a music store in the Android Market. If you want to try the music service du jour, here's how to get started with Google Music:Using Google Music on your computer
Uploading music: To upload your own music to Google Music, you need to install the Music Manager (Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac … Read more
If you subscribed to iTunes Match and got the service set up and running on an iOS device, there might be one more step required before you find yourself rocking out from the cloud.
Yesterday, I got iTunes Match set up, but I did so while all my devices were on my home Wi-Fi network. Today, I ventured to my local bagel shop and tried connecting to iTunes Match from my iPhone. When I tapped on a track to begin playing an album, I received an abrupt message: Cannot Play. It instructed me to connect to Wi-Fi network or enable cellular playback in Settings. Enable cellular playback? This was not a setting with which I was familiar.… Read more
One of the reasons users jailbreak their iOS device is the ability to add custom settings shortcuts directly to their home screen, or, with iOS 5, the notification tray. … Read more
Maybe you woke up from a long night and realize you've made a horrible mistake, posting dozens of embarrassing pictures (or worse) to Facebook. Maybe you've just decided that your five years on Facebook were experimental and you'd rather move on.
In either case, deleting more than a couple of posts or pictures can be a major pain. CNET's Elinor Mills recently wrote up a neat Android tool called Exfoliate that can scour your Facebook history and permanently delete some or all content. (iPhone users should see it come to the App Store soon.) … Read more
Shake to Shuffle is a handy feature for iPod Touch and iPhone users who want to quickly shuffle their current playlist. But, the same feature can be a nuisance for people who don't realize what it is, or if it's even turned on. … Read more