The first thing you might notice is about Evernote's new iOS app (version 7.3.0, if you are scoring at home) is that the New Note buttons have been moved to the top. There are still five of them, although the old quick-note button that let you create a list of checkbox items has been replaced by a simple Text button. (You still have the option within a note to create bullet-point, … Read more
Compressing multiple files into a single ZIP file can be very convenient. Depending on what you're compressing, it can significantly shrink the size of the files. You've probably used compressed files on a computer before, and they're useful on mobile devices too.
If you're storing files locally on your Android device, compressing them can save you precious storage space. If you need to send files over a mobile connection, compressing them beforehand may also keep your data usage down. One of the easiest ways to compress files on your Android device is using the app ES File Explorer. … Read more
While Super Bowl attendees fight frostbite in New York, most other Americans will be watching the game on comfy couches, with their phones or tablets in hand.
Checking player stats, following Twitter hash tags, and smack-talking the other team on Facebook are all standard practice, but multitasking doesn't have to stop there. Here are a few more apps to add to your home screen during the Big Game.
Get your game on: FanCake Once you start FanCake-ing, it's hard to stop. Before the game, users make predictions, like who will win, which player will get the most yardage, … Read more
BlackBerry 10, all jokes aside, has an impressive feature of being able to run Android apps. Initially, however, the process of getting Android apps up and running on a BlackBerry 10 device was anything but simple.
The process required users download the Android app (APK), convert it to a BlackBerry 10 compatible file format (BAR) and then install it through the command line, or as Brian Bennett walked us through, using a Chrome extension.
Just this week BlackBerry released an update to BB10, bringing the ability to install Android apps directly on the device, with no conversion or fancy networking … Read more
Google recently updated Chrome for iOS with the typical bug fixes and a couple of new features. One of the new features is the ability to cut back on the amount of data used by your iOS device.
The feature reroutes non-SSL or Incognito Web browsing through Google's servers to compress the pages, resulting in less data being transmitted to and from your iDevice.
In order to use the new feature, and hopefully cut down on data consumption by Chrome, you'll need to launch the current version of the app and navigate to the Settings page.
Once in … Read more
After a recent update, you may be surprised to find Google Chrome asking to translate Web pages for you. The feature was added in an update that also brought the ability to reduce your data usage when browsing the Web.
The translate feature was long overdue and a welcome addition to Google's mobile browser on iOS devices. The first time you wind up on a a Web page that's in a foreign language, Chrome will ask you if you'd like it to translate the page for you. If you approve the request, you'll then be asked … Read more
One of my personal favorite features of iMessage is that it supports GIFs, the animated images that often lend themselves to pranks, or entertaining responses.
But the problem with iOS and GIFs is the way you have to save them to your device. iOS is capable of saving the animated images, only iOS isn't capable of displaying them in the Camera Roll as animated images. Instead you'll only find a single frame of the GIF displayed as the entire image. Quickly figuring out which images are GIFs and which aren't can be frustrating (especially if you have … Read more
Handsets with the Google Experience Launcher, like the Moto X, allow you to launch Google Now by simply saying "OK Google." To add this functionality to most Android phones, you'd have to install the Google Launcher, which would override the launcher currently in use (even custom ones).
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, you don't have to override your current launcher to get convenient access to Google Now; the always listening feature is built-in, it's just pointed to the wrong app (S Voice). By using one app, S for Switch Voice, you can use the … Read more
Instead of requiring another app to control Keynote presentations from another device, Apple updated Keynote on iOS to act as a remote.
In order to get the remote functionality to work, there's some extra steps you'll need to take both on your iOS device, and your Mac.
Before you can control a presentation on another device (Mac or iOS), you'll need to enable remote control. To enable it on a Mac, launch Keynote and click on File > Preferences. From there, select the Remotes section and check the box to enable the feature.
On iOS, you'll … Read more
If you're serious about playing games on your iPhone or iPad, you've no doubt followed with interest the recent batch of game controllers from Logitech, Moga, and SteelSeries. You've probably also blanched a bit at the $100 price tag accompanying each one.
Here's good news: You can actually get a much better controller for less than half the price. Here's how: