The Spotlight feature of iOS allows you to search your entire iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for an e-mail, a contact, an app, or a particular note and much more. When you start using Spotlight, you may not really like the order of search results, or perhaps you don't want to see music results while using Spotlight. This simple guide will show you how to customize the Spotlight feature to fit your preferences and needs. … Read more
Whether you want to share baby pics with older relatives, stir up vacation envy among your work buddies or just have a memento to affix to the fridge, it's nice to have something to hold. Postcardly lets you assign a unique e-mail address to anyone you like; any picture you send to that address is converted to a physical post card and mailed to them automatically--with a message, if you like. It's incredibly simple to send post cards from your Android device's camera. Here's how to get started:
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Finally, Apple has given users a way to sync their purchased music, apps, and books wirelessly. With iCloud, whatever you download on one device--your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or computer--can be set to automatically download on all other devices.
For example, when you purchase a song from iTunes using your computer, it'll immediately be downloaded onto your iPad also. Or, if you purchase a book on your iPhone, it'll be downloaded to your computer and your iPad as well.
More iCloud features, including calendar syncing and Photo Stream, will launch in the fall. Until then, you can use the iCloud beta for free to sync your music, apps, and books. Here's how:
Note: iCloud syncing is not yet available for Verizon subscribers.
Keeping your favorite devices' OS up to date can be a chore for anyone. Luckily, updating the OS on the BlackBerry PlayBook is fairly streamlined and easy to do. In this guide we will show you how to update your PlayBook OS.
Please keep in mind that this post is based off of a beta version of iOS 5. Apple can (and often does) change the behavior of features before the latest OS hits consumers hands. If anything drastically changes in regards to this feature in iOS 5, we will be sure to update the post.
When Apple announced a new Notification Center with iOS 5, it also revealed that iOS 5 would come with a couple of widgets: weather and stocks. The widgets are active in the Notification Center, the same place you will find the rest of your app alerts on iOS 5.
iOS 5 has been released to developers, packed with 200 features new to the popular mobile platform. One of the features not discussed during the keynote was Shortcuts. Shortcuts allows you to make your own AutoText corrections for common phrases. We will show you how easy it is to use Shortcuts. Follow along!
If you recently ordered a present for a loved one on your iPad or iPhone and don't want him or her to stumble across the site you used to place the order, clearing your browser history will eliminate that possibility. Clearing Mobile Safari's history is a great way to cover your tracks on the Internet, as well as free up some memory (although the amount of memory is minimal). We are going to show you how to erase your browser history, cookies, and cache on your iOS device of choice in two simple steps.
There are plenty of reasons why your music library may have incomplete album cover art, but they all add up to a series of petty annoyances that can drive some of us insane. If you die a little inside each time the default image pops up instead of the proper album cover, take heart--here's one free, easy way to find and download most missing of your art to your Android mobile device automatically.Install the Album Art Grabber app and start it up. It will scan your library for albums, and then show you each album and the cover … Read more
Podcasts are great: they keep us informed, they enrage us, they make us laugh, and they make our time at the gym pass more quickly. Some Android users drift into iOS-envy when pondering Apple's easy integration of iTunes podcast subscriptions with their devices. Don't despair--Google's got your back. The Listen app makes it easy to subscribe and listen to podcasts on any Android device, and it integrates with Google Reader to make subscribing that much simpler. Here's how to get started:Install the Listen app and fire it up. While it's not too … Read more
Apple recently updated its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (iTunes links) apps for iOS. The latest update brings the apps iWork trio to the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as updated the iPad version. With the additional exposure and use that is sure to follow with the new release, being able to quickly find documents on the go is something users are going to want to do.