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
Although it took some criticism at launch as being nothing more than an oversized iPhone, the iPad has turned out to be a handy and wildly popular device--and has even improved some users' lives around the globe. … 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
It's that time of year again...you know, where you get to stand in lines for the best deals on Black Friday. Instead of heading out the door 8 or more hours ahead of the sale unprepared, take a gander at this guide for tips to make the experience more pleasant.Creating comfort Bring your own bottle--of water. Good alternatives for cooler climates are hot coffee or even soup in a Thermos.Snick-snacks. Whether they're healthy or not is up to you.Extra jacket and/or blanket. Additional layers for cold weather or something children and adults can … Read more
We are still finding hidden features in iOS 5. … 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
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
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
There is a house in my neighborhood that is already festooned with Christmas lights, while an inflatable Santa and snowman sit in the front yard. I first noticed this premature display of holiday cheer last week, and I grumble each morning as I drive by it. I'm still eating my kids' Halloween candy; I'm not ready for Christmas or Christmas shopping.
Thus, I hesitate to write a holiday shopping-related post, but Billeo has forced my hand with the release of an iPad app last week that could streamline your shopping efforts this (expanded) holiday season. Billeo, the online bill-pay assistant, now wants to assist those shopping from their couch on an iPad with a free app called ShopSmart. … Read more