There were some changes brought to the Google Play Store as well. One of the changes wasn't even mentioned during the keynote -- the ability to update or uninstall apps on your Android device, directly from the Google Play Web site. A small feature, but one that is sure to come in handy to many users. Here's how it works.
As a freelance writer, I need all the help I can get to stay on target. I don't have a boss who might suddenly appear, looming over my shoulder, wondering why I'm on Facebook. I don't have co-workers who are depending on me to finish my part of a larger project. It's just me and the Internet, with deadlines to hit and monthly quotas to fill.
I began using the Pomodoro Technique, which has you working for 20- or 25-minute blocks and then taking a 5- or 10-minute break. It has helped me stay focused for … Read more
When the smartphone craze first started, the thought of being able to stream a movie or TV show while commuting into work or waiting at the airport was simply a dream. Screens were small, coverage was spotty, and it was hard to find shows you actually wanted to see. Fast forward to today, and streaming content on the go is genuinely good.
We rounded up seven apps that provide a great streaming experience on your Android device, whether you're sitting on the couch with solid Wi-Fi or out and about with a 3G or 4G connection. Here they are. … Read more
'Tis the season to get the heck out of doors. Even a short jaunt to the beach for a little sun and sea worship or to the woods for a day hike requires a little planning. Here are a handful of iPad apps that smooth out your travel prep.
(Note that several of these programs have versions for the iPhone and other smartphones, but I tried them out on an iPad. The larger iPad screen is much easier to work with on the road.)
Consolidate and share your travel info with TripIt Not so long ago I was traveling more … Read more
Did you know there is a Super Secret Settings menu in Tweetbot for both iPhone and iPad? Don't worry, not many people did. While what the settings actually do in the secret screen may not be all that obvious, there is one setting you might want to take a look at changing.
In the aptly titled Super Secret Settings screen you can enable the streaming of your Twitter feed over 3G. Up until the discovery of this setting, streaming in Tweetbot was only allowed over a Wi-Fi connection. Streaming your Twitter feed means you'll see tweets in real … Read more
Flipboard is your one-stop app for many networks and news sources. In fact, Flipboard supports Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Google Reader, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, and a few others! Once you have all your networks linked to the Flipboard account, a beautiful stream of information will appear in the app.
Here's a quick guide to getting your feet wet with an app favored by many:
Swype, which was bought by Nuance recently, has released a new public beta for Android. It has some interesting new features, including the capability to learn as you go and built-in Dragon voice recognition. If you're interested in trying it out, here's how to install and enable the new Swype beta for Android:
Install Swype beta
Step 1: Register for the Swype beta at http://beta.swype.com/android/create.
Step 2: On your Android device, go to Settings > Application settings and tap on the box next to Unknown sources. This will allow you to install apps … Read more
The iPad was made to move, but even if your iPad never leaves the house, these three apps deliver the world to your tablet.
Tilt your iPad to flatten your 3D satellite view Do you remember the first time you used Google Earth to fly over your favorite world capitals -- or maybe just to get a bird's-eye view of your own back yard?
The novelty of panning and zooming may have worn off, but there's no denying the encyclopedic information Google Earth provides about all four corners of the globe.
The Google Earth iPad app bears a … Read more
Ever wanted to send more than just a screenshot to a friend or family member, showing them how to do something on their iOS device? The ability to record your iPhone's screen has only been possible for users who jailbreak, until now. A new app, Display Recorder, is now available in the App Store.
Display Recorder will record a video of your iOS device's screen, complete with audio, and allow you to share the video from within the app.
To get started, download Display Recorder from the App Store for $1.99.
After installing on your iOS device, … Read more
Back in February, Dropbox released a beta version of its Android app, testing its Camera Upload feature and rewarding those testers with free space for helping out. Since then, the feature has been officially launched for the Android, Mac, and Windows platforms. iOS users were left behind -- until now.
Dropbox released version 1.5 of its iOS app last night, bringing Camera Upload to iOS devices. iOS users can now earn up to 3GB of free space for uploading photos and videos.