If you're looking for a way to share Internet connectivity from one of your Android devices to another tablet or laptop, this guide can help you. Open Garden is an app that will broadcast your Internet signal to devices around you via Bluetooth, in hopes of creating a seamless mesh network. The idea behind the app is to make the connection process easier so you can spend more time being productive or surfing the Web. Here's how to get connected:
During the WWDC keynote, Apple demoed several of the new features in iOS 6, including Facebook integration, the new Maps app, turn-by-turn directions, a "Do Not Disturb" feature for when you don't want to answer your phone, and several enhancements that make Siri "smarter." In total, iOS 6 brings more than 200 new features over iOS 5 and, with today's announcement, tons of app developers are flocking to Apple's iOS Dev Center to download the beta.
Before you can even think about installing the iOS 6 beta you'll need to have an … Read more
As more wireless carriers switch to tiered, capped, and throttled data plans, it's becoming more important to be aware of your data consumption. By knowing just how much data you need when mobile it becomes easier to select a plan that fits your needs. After all, the prices of unlimited data plans have gone up, and even the medium tier plans can cost a pretty penny. So how can you find out which apps are eating all your data and ultimately pick the right plan?
Onavo, mostly known for its work in data compression on iOS, offers an … Read more
It seems like those of us who grew up digital turn to text messaging and Facebook to announce exciting news, and most often, say happy birthday. But once in a while you get a voice mail from a friend or family member who cared enough to pick up the phone and wish you happy birthday.
Birthdays, engagements, promotions, dialing under the influence -- all of these occasions make for memorable and replay-worthy voice messages.Carriers complicate the solution If you want to keep these original messages, though, it's not easy. iPhone voice mails can be backed up to your … Read more
A few weeks ago Apple started offering an app in the iOS App Store as a free App of the Week. The initial app was Cut the Rope: Experiments HD, followed by Snapseed, and this week it's Monsters Ate My Condo.
All three have been great apps, with plenty more sure to come. Missing out on a chance to grab an app for free can be frustrating, and remembering to check the App Store each week isn't always going to happen. Instead of trying to remember, or setting a weekly reminder, let an IfThisThenThat (Ifttt) task alert you … Read more
Facebook's App Center has arrived, and it's got more than 600 apps in tow, including big hitters like Pinterest, Draw Something, Nike+, Path, and Ghost Recon. Let's take a look at how it all works.
The first thing you should know is that App Center is not a Facebook marketplace akin to Google Play or Apple's App Store. Rather, it's a hub for discovering new and interesting apps based on your Facebook activity and your friends' activity. In fact, whenever App Center recommends a mobile app, it actually links out to Google Play and iTunes … Read more
Early this morning Foursquare rolled out a massive update, including both visual updates along with some great new features. One of which is the capability to easily discover and follow brand Pages. Up until now, there wasn't a streamlined method to follow a brand's Page when using the mobile app.
Following a brand's page provides Foursquare users with the added benefit of seeing tips and check-ins from a particular brand. There's another incentive for following a Page -- badges.
Some badges can only be unlocked by following a Page and checking into a specific venue. … Read more
Sharing a link from a Facebook post using the iOS app may not be all that obvious, but the feature does exist.
To share a link you'll need to be viewing the post from your News Feed. Tap on the link to open it. Next, tap on the action (or share) icon at the top of the screen. You will then be presented with three options, one of which is the ability to share the post.
It's important to note that you have to access the post from your News Feed. If you're to navigate to the … Read more
When you first launch Any.Do, you will need to create an account using an e-mail address or you can log in via Facebook. Any.Do is also available as a Chrome extension, and your account is synced with any device you have running the app or extension.
When held in portrait mode, you can view by either date or folder. Swipe up from the bottom of … Read more
Last week, Verizon Wireless officially announced the Android 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Nexus. Since then, I've been obsessively checking for the update on my Galaxy Nexus with no luck. But thanks to a forum post on Android Central, there just might be some hope to forcing your Galaxy Nexus to update.
The normal procedure to check for an update is to go into Settings > About Phone > System Update > Check Now.
You can force your device into grabbing the update by going into Settings > Apps > All. From there, scroll down and select … Read more