The Galaxy Nexus has a hidden LED near the bottom of the glass on the front of the phone. Normally, you'll see it blink white for notifications, but what if you want more information than "you missed something, *blink blink*"? With one app, you can adjust the color of the LED so you can see what you missed at a glance. Additionally, you'll be able to set audible reminders that repeat as often as you tell them to. Here's how to get started:
One of the features in iOS 5 touted by Apple was the ability to quickly access the camera from the iPhone's lock screen. You would double-click the home button, a camera icon would appear next to the "slide to unlock" bar, and you would be taken straight to the camera.
This method was faster than unlocking your device, navigating to the Camera app, and launching it, but it could have been faster.
When Apple launched iCloud and its Photo Stream service, there was a glaring omission: Apple didn't include the ability to delete photos that had been uploaded to Photo Stream. This was a problem that could potentially lead to some embarrassing situations.
There was actually a roundabout way of deleting photos from Photo Stream, but it required you to delete your entire Photo Stream, which wasn't very convenient. When the iOS 5.1 developer preview was released, the ability to delete individual photos had been added. There was hope!
In iPhoto for iOS you can beam a photo from one iOS device to another, as long as they are both on the same wireless network. Watch the video below to see Beam in action.
The good thing about this feature is that if you are in the middle of editing a photo, and you beam it to another device, it opens … Read more
You can purchase iPhoto for iOS starting today in the App Store. It will set you back $4.99, and you will need to be running iOS 5.1 on your iOS device(s) for iPhoto to install. With the size of the app coming in at 106MB, you will need to be connected to Wi-Fi to download the app on your device.
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Some of us are so dependent on our Android devices that our breathing gets weird just from thinking about losing them. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to track them down beyond just calling and hoping to hear the ring under a pile of laundry. Some require installation beforehand, but one doesn't. Here's how to help ensure your device comes back to you:Set up Contact Owner so that the first thing someone sees when they pick up your device is a message telling them how to get in touch with you. It's easy … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Note simulator allows you to try out features and functions of the Galaxy Note from your Web browser.
There are 12 sections on the left side of the simulator to choose from. Once you select a section, you'll be presented with a list of items you can simulate from that section. Use your mouse to click on the actual areas of the Galaxy Note you'd normally tap with your finger or with the S pen stylus.
The simulator is a nice way to get to know the Galaxy Note before making your purchasing … Read more
Andmade Share takes one simple idea and does it well. You ought to be able to share or send items to multiple Android apps at the same time. Here's how to use it:Install Andmade Share here. Open your gallery, Web browser, or pretty much any other app that lets you share items, then press the menu button, then select Share. You should either see a long list of share options or a shorter list comprising Andmade Share and Android System. In either case, select Andmade Share to bring up a checklist of share options; in the … Read more
Google, which has been largely criticized for fragmenting its offerings, is taking a step toward unifying its digital media services. Today, Google announced Google Play, a service that combines Google Music, Books, Movies, and Apps into one entertainment hub.
1. Here's the scoop. In a nutshell, Google Music, Google eBookstore, and the Android Market were combined to form Google Play. Not only will you purchase music, movies, books, and apps at play.google.com, but those items will also be stored in the cloud. You'll be able to do the same thing on your Android phone … Read more
An iOS app, Fast Camera, aims to help people never miss an important photo again. When the user launches Fast Camera, your device will instantly start taking pictures.
Fast Camera, which is usually 99 cents, is free in the App Store today.Upon launching the app, you will begin to hear a camera shutter sound almost instantly. Fast Camera is already taking pictures, and it won't stop until you press the stop button. You can see the number of pictures that have been taken in the lower-left corner of the screen. Once you press Stop, you can … Read more