Last year, Jason Cipriani covered Photo Transfer App, an iOS app that let you move photos and videos around on iOS devices and Macs and PCs. For the latter, it required a browser-based interface that required the cutting and pasting of URLs. Now, Mac users have it even easier; the Mac app provides easy drag-and-drop functionality.
Photo Stream makes it easy to share photos among your iOS devices, which is probably why Galarina, maker of Scotty ($2.99) added the ability to transfer from iOS to a Mac with the app's latest update. As a tech blogger, I take a lot of screenshots and need to get them from my iPhone or iPad to my MacBook for editing and uploading purposes. It's a two-step process of uploading the screenshots to Dropbox from my iPhone or iPad and then downloading from Dropbox on my MacBook. Sure, it's a fairly painless process, but Scotty takes … Read more
Siri Dictation on the new iPad, as well as the iPhone 4S, is fairly accurate a majority of the time. But, as with anything software-based (let alone in beta), sometimes mistakes are made. However, when those mistakes throw out some choice four-letter words, especially when kids are present, it's not going to make people happy.
Yesterday I was asked by a reader if it was possible to disable explicit language for Siri Dictation on the new iPad. So, I decided to make a video showing how easy it is to disable explicit language for Siri on both the iPad, … Read more
If you've ever scanned a bar code or QR code, only to wish you could pass along the link or other info to friends, the aptly named Barcode Cache is a lifesaver. This free Android app lets you store the data contained in codes and then share them with anyone you like. Here's how it works:
Should you order dinner now or wait a few more minutes for that friend who's running late? FlockThere is a free app for iOS and Android that show you where your people are in real time and lets you check in with them instantly. Here's how it works:
Install the free FlockThere app here. Start the app and register for a free account. To start a new event (or "flock"), just select Invite Flock at the bottom, then tap Invite New Group. FlockThere saves your groups, so if you use one frequently, you won't … Read more
One of my favorite pastimes has to be pulling pranks around the office. The pranks may leave a sour taste in the mouth of the recipient for a few days, but in the end they often lead to some good laughs and classic memories.
April Fools' Day naturally lends itself to a flurry of random jokes and pranks, so I took the liberty of rounding up some tech-inspired pranks. I hope you find a way to put one, if not all of them, to use--heck, it doesn't even have to be on April 1!
Here, let me Google that for you Do you have a co-worker who refuses to look anything up on the Internet for himself? Do you often feel like your name should be "Google"? On April 1, send the lazy Web searcher a link to LMGTFY; perhaps he'll learn a thing or two.
To use LMGTFY, visit the site, type in a search query, and click on either search button. You will then be presented with a link to copy and send off to the unsuspecting recipient. The link you send will then open a Web page with an animation teaching the recipient how to use Google. After the site automatically fills in the search bar with the query and clicks on the search button, he will be redirected to the actual Google search results. … Read more
At this point, you might be tired of waiting for an ICS update for your Android. Or worse, your device might not be on the list of phones receiving the update. In either case, you can now snag some of that ICS awesomeness by using Phoenix Launcher on your phone. This app will add the ICS launcher to your Gingerbread device, giving you the look and (possibly) feel of using Android's newest flavor.
Note: Launchers on Android will allow you to change the way you interact with the Home screens of your device. The arrangement of docked … Read more
It goes without saying that food is important to our ability to function. Despite this importance, planning and preparing meals often falls on the back burner, with things like work or school taking priority. If you find yourself often forgetting to purchase key ingredients, or are feeling uninspired in your meal planning, check out Food on the Table for Android and iPhone. Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Download and install Food on the Table on your Android or iOS device.
Step 2: The app requires some basic setup to function. Get … Read more
Dropbox makes storing and syncing files a breeze from your Android device. However, easy access to all of your private information is not such a good thing when a nosey person is looking through your device, or worse, you lose your device out in the wild. Instead of worrying about your precious files, why not enable one or two of the security features built-in to the Dropbox app? Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Open the Dropbox app on your Android device. If you're new to Dropbox, you might have a small tutorial you can … Read more
At some point, you'll realize that your finger isn't always ideal for using on your phone or tablet.
For me, the epiphany came when I realized that a stylus would help me draw more accurately on my tablet. But because I was not willing to spend $10 to $30 on a piece of metal or wait for the product to ship, I opted for a DIY solution.… Read more