The time has finally come, and iOS 5 will be available to the general public October 12. During the last four months, we have been covering some of the key features of iOS 5 to ensure we were prepared to help you on the first day of iOS 5's release. Below you will find 15 tips and tricks to help you master iOS 5, and maybe even allow you to show off a bit to your friends. … Read more
Google Calendar has Web, smartphone, and even desktop applications to help make managing your schedule an easy process. But if you don't want to fuss with any applications and just want to add a quick reminder to your Calendar, sending an SMS is the best method. There's a little bit of setup involved, but it's quick and painless.
Step 1: Log in to Google Calendar on the Web and go to the Settings menu in the top right corner (click the cog and then go to Settings).
Step 2: Go to the Mobile Setup tab in the … Read more
In the past, adding pictures to Flickr from your phone meant using third-party apps that integrated into the Android gallery or could cross-post to your Flickr account. Now there's (finally) an official app from Yahoo! for its Flickr photo sharing service. It's still obvious that the app is brand-new, given the appearance of some bugs, but it is a good step in the right direction. Here's how to get started using it:
After my best friend in Minneapolis, Alan Polk, got an Atari 2600 in 1979, my 7-year-old self spent most of his energy coming up with reasons why he needed to go over to Alan's house. Roles then reversed when I got Intellivision a year later and my basement became the place to be. We spent hours playing Intellivision hockey and skiing (we were in snowy Minnesota after all), Major League Baseball, BurgerTime, Night Stalker, and Tron Deadly Discs. These 16-bit games, along with Intellivision's cool controllers with their telephone-like keypad and each game's keypad overlay, were clearly superior to Atari's 8-bit offerings and clumsy joystick in our collective estimation.
When I hear people talk about old Atari games, I always think of Intellivision. While they were playing Breakout and Yars' Revenge, I was wearing out Intellivision controller overlays. So, when I saw Scott Stein's video about the Atari Arcade for iPad, I wondered if such a thing existed for Intellivision. My search didn't reveal any hardware peripherals, but it did turn up an app that gives you six Intellivision games. From MTV Networks, the app is titled VH1 Classic Presents: Intellivision for iPad. The iPad app costs $2.99 and features Astrosmash, Chip Shot Super Pro Golf, Night Stalker, Skiing, Thin Ice, and Thunder Castle. There is an iPhone app, too. It's free but only includes Astrosmash, with the other five games each available for 99 cents.… Read more
Four months after it was releaed in June at Apple's WWDC, iOS 5, the next major version of the software that powers Apple's iPods, iPhones, and iPads, will release today. By now, you're probably ready for the handy new features, tweaked UI, new Twitter integration, and everything else (read what we've learned so far of iOS 5), but is your iOS device ready?
To make sure your iPhone is set up for the launch of the latest iOS, we've put together a step-by-step guide for making sure it is primed for the update.
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Parents with toddlers will be able to relate to this scenario: You give your toddler an iOS device with the Monkey Lunchbox game pulled up, hoping to teach him about shapes as well as keep him entertained for awhile. When you hand over the device, he gets really excited, starts playing, and then presses the home button, closing the app. The cycle repeats enough that this situation eventually becomes a game to the child, and a source of frustration for you, the parent.
If this scenario sounds familiar, you will want to watch the video above. We found a product … Read more
Let's say you need to pick up an old friend from the airport--or that you're holed up in an airport lounge yourself, guarding the perfect Wi-Fi spot while you wait for your plane. You know you can do better than constant Web refreshes to get the info you need, right? If you've got an Android device, check out FlightAware. It's free, it's fast, and it's simple. Here's how to use it:Install the FlightAware app from the Android Market. When you run it, you're given three tracking options: By flight … Read more
Given its size, the iPad 2 is a better photo viewer than photo taker (unless it's acting as a photo booth). And as a photo viewer, it's fantastic. Flipping through photos on the iPad's touch screen pulls you closer to the images than clicking through photos on a laptop or desktop with a keyboard. I recently tried out three photo-browsing apps, a photo-processing app, and a photo-booth app on the iPad. I offer you my thoughts on each.
From the makers of the Hipstamatic toy camera app comes IncrediBooth, a 99-cent app that turns your iOS device into a photo booth.
The app is incredibly simple to use. Center your mug in the frame (or squeeze in as many friends as will fit), hit the big, red button, and wait as the app snaps four photos at 2-second intervals. I am using it on an iPad 2, but it works with any iOS device with a front-facing camera (iPad 2, iPhone 4, or fourth-generation iPod Touch).
After taking a round of photos, tap the Photos Outside button and … Read more