Do you wash your hands before you handle your iPhone, each and every time? Chances are, whatever mobile device you carry around in your pocket could use a good cleaning. Here's how to safely clean your smartphone or tablet:
How do I safely clean the screen on my smartphone or tablet? To clean the screen on your smartphone or tablet, use a soft, lint-free cloth. We suggest you pick up a couple of microfiber cloths. Never use a paper towel or other paper-based towels as they can leave scratches on the screen. For fingerprint smudges, dust, and lint, wipe … Read more
In order to hang onto those articles you want to read but might forget about later, you need to keep some sort of list. Magazinify offers the ability to keep tabs on the things you want to read, and even send them to your e-mail inbox all in one PDF. With this service, you can read content in your browser, on your PC, or even transfer it to an eReader. Best of all, it'll be in magazine format, but only feature stories you actually want to read! Here's how to get started:
If you are new to iOS and iTunes, you may be wondering how to go about renaming your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The process is very easy and takes no time at all. Watch the video above to find out exactly how easy it is!
If you aren't the video-watching kind, here's what you need to do.
Plug in your iOS device.Launch iTunes.Double-click the name of your device.Type the new name of your device.Press Enter/Return.
That's it! Pretty simple, just like we promised. With the impending release of iOS 5 being … Read more
If you have been on Facebook recently, you may have seen a few of your friends update their status with this warning:
ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS of your contacts are now on Facebook! Go to the top right of the screen, click on ACCOUNT, click on EDIT FRIENDS, left side of screen and click CONTACTS. You will see all phone numbers from your phone (FB friends or not) are published that you have stored in your mobile phone. TO REMOVE, go to the right column, click on 'this page.' Please repost this on your status, so your friends can remove their numbers and thus prevent abuse if they do not want them published.
This isn't the first time that Facebook has published personal information about its users, and I don't know how recently this change to sync phone contacts, too, took place. But I can tell you that on my Phonebook Contacts list (Account > Edit Friends > Contacts), many but not all of my Facebook friends' phone numbers--both mobile and sometimes home--are listed. According to Facebook, this Phonebook "displays contacts you have imported from your phone, as well as your Facebook friends." Below this quote in the right-hand column of the Phonebook page, it offers instructions and a link to disable this feature and remove your mobile contacts.
That's all well and good, but unless all of my Facebook friends disable this feature, my number will still be out there, in the Facebook ether. In this tutorial, I will show you how to delete your phone number. And if you'd like, how to delete those of your Facebook friends as well.… Read more
Benchmarking apps are useful for measuring the performance of your device and comparing the scores with similar devices. They test the performance of processors, graphics systems, Web browsing, and more. Here are five benchmarking apps for Android devices that you can use to see how your device measures up:
Quadrant Standard Edition Quadrant Standard Edition tests CPU, I/O, and 3D graphics. After running through the tests, you're required to submit the score to the company's servers in order to see the results. The bar chart shows your overall score and compares it with other devices.
Maybe you just need to see how a download is progressing, or maybe you need to kill a process that's eating your network alive. If you're on-site, it's easy, but if you're working remotely, you need a solution. PC Monitor lets you check in with and exert control over your Windows or Linux machine from almost any smartphone. Here's how to get started with it:
If you've ever given up on trying to read a PDF until you get back to the office, you may want to check out Papercrop. It's a great Google app for Windows and Linux that lets you rebuild PDFs for easier mobile reading. It requires some prep work and can't (yet) be done on the fly, but if you have time to run a quick app on your laptop first, you can make many PDFs much easier to read on mobile devices. Here's how it works:
No matter how tricked-out your Android layout is, you'll always find something new you want to do that takes one click too many to reach. Just as all projects go over budget, all your favorite apps and bookmarks are sure to spill over beyond your home screen. There's no one perfect solution for everyone, but there are a few habits and tools that can help keep your digital life close at hand.
Be ruthless. Clear your device of any applications you don't use, and clear your home screen of everything you don't either use every day (… Read more
You've got access to the world wide Web in your pocket. Now you want to start looking up info and reading sites. Unfortunately, you must keep your data use within your data plan's limit, or having a smartphone could be prohibitively expensive. No problem. Check out these three tips to keep your data usage in check while Web browsing.
Tip 1: Make sure you're on mobile Most Web sites have full and mobile versions. The differences between the two are their layouts and amount of content. Generally, the mobile version has far fewer page elements to load … Read more
Quick, grab your phone, we should be recording this!
If you have a toddler who is learning to talk or walk or reach other video-worthy milestones, you've either heard or uttered these words frequently and recently. Same goes for owners of hilariously curious cats, I'd imagine.
Even if you have your phone in hand, you can still miss a shot, as you mistakenly take a still shot with your iPhone's camera app, then scramble to move the slider over and start recording video. Well, no more! The recently released Swift app by CodeGoo lets you start capturing video faster. Granted, it saves only a few seconds compared with using the iPhone's native camera app, but sometimes only a few seconds is the difference between getting the shot and missing it.… Read more