In order to hang onto those articles you want to read but might forget about later, you need to keep some sort of list. Magazinify offers the ability to keep tabs on the things you want to read, and even send them to your e-mail inbox all in one PDF. With this service, you can read content in your browser, on your PC, or even transfer it to an eReader. Best of all, it'll be in magazine format, but only feature stories you actually want to read! Here's how to get started:
Google Books for Android offers an awesome way to sync your books across multiple devices, and even your computer. What can be easily overlooked is the fact that most of your reading material is only available while you're online. So if you want to read while you're traveling (or just looking to save some battery by turning off your data connection) it's a good idea to make sure the next books on your reading list are downloaded to your tablet. Here's how:
Step 1: Open the Google Books app and find a title you'd … Read more
Saving battery power is a popular topic when it comes to Android; that's why so many people turn to task managers to help them see which apps are running in the background. Instead of scouring the Android Market for the perfect task manager or killer, you can just use the built-in one that Samsung's flavor of Android provides. While it doesn't auto-kill apps after a certain period, it does keep you informed of which apps are running and let you close them all at once or individually. Read on to learn how to pull the … Read more
At its current discounted price of $4.99 (down from its standard $19.99 price), Splashtop Remote Desktop might be the least expensive way to gain remote access to a PC or Mac from an iPad. It installs quickly and is dead simple to use. In this brief tutorial, I'll show you how it works.
There are cheaper and more fully featured options for using an iPad to remotely access a PC than GoToMyPC (Exhibit A: LogMeIn Ignition, Exhibit B: Splashtop Remote Desktop). If your company already has you set up with a Citrix GoToMyPC account, however, the iOS app is free and provides the basics of easy and secure access to PCs and Macs. Therefore, here is a brief tutorial on how to set up and use the service.
If you are new to iOS and iTunes, you may be wondering how to go about renaming your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The process is very easy and takes no time at all. Watch the video above to find out exactly how easy it is!
If you aren't the video-watching kind, here's what you need to do.
Plug in your iOS device.Launch iTunes.Double-click the name of your device.Type the new name of your device.Press Enter/Return.
That's it! Pretty simple, just like we promised. With the impending release of iOS 5 being … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1's beautiful 1,280x800-pixel screen is great for watching movies. The Honeycomb tablet supports WMV9, WMV7, WMV8, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX, H.263, and VP8 video codecs. If your movie isn't already in one of the supported formats or it's still on a DVD, you'll need to encode/re-encode it first. Here's how:
If you've found a new travel companion in your iPad, you are no doubt charmed by its various entertainment features, from its prowess at playing movies, music, and games to its roles as e-reader, photo viewer, and news gatherer. The iPad, however, can be more than an entertainment device. There are a number of remote desktop apps, for instance, that let you use the iPad to tunnel into your PC or laptop. So, in addition to Angry Birds Rio HD, use can use your iPad to gain control of your Mac at home or your PC at work. In this tutorial, I will walk you through using LogMeIn Ignition.
You may have used LogMeIn before to access a remote PC from another PC via a Web browser; Ignition is the company's iOS app that lets you use an iPhone or iPad. Priced at $29.99, LogMeIn Ignition is one of the more expensive apps you'll find in the app store. Considering its many features and the fact that it doesn't necessarily saddle you with a monthly subscription cost, the $30 charge begins to look reasonable. For this tutorial, I used an iPad 2 and the latest version of Ignition (2.1.299).… Read more
Benchmarking apps are useful for measuring the performance of your device and comparing the scores with similar devices. They test the performance of processors, graphics systems, Web browsing, and more. Here are five benchmarking apps for Android devices that you can use to see how your device measures up:
Quadrant Standard Edition Quadrant Standard Edition tests CPU, I/O, and 3D graphics. After running through the tests, you're required to submit the score to the company's servers in order to see the results. The bar chart shows your overall score and compares it with other devices.
Maybe you just need to see how a download is progressing, or maybe you need to kill a process that's eating your network alive. If you're on-site, it's easy, but if you're working remotely, you need a solution. PC Monitor lets you check in with and exert control over your Windows or Linux machine from almost any smartphone. Here's how to get started with it: