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Anvi Smart Defender

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Anvi Smart Defender is an anti-malware program that can add an extra layer of malware and virus protection, when run in conjunction with an effective antivirus. Continue reading

Astro File Manager for Android

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Astro File Manager provides access–and allows some editing capability–to nearly any file or folder on an Android phone, including those stored on the SD card. Continue reading

Mr Doob

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Mr. Doob is the pseudonym used by an innovative graphics programmer, whose remarkable work is on display at http://mrdoob.com/. Continue reading

Photoshop Elements: Layers

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This article describes the advantage of using the layers feature in Photoshop Elements, and provides methods for adding layers and adjusting their size. Continue reading

Android Automatic App Updates Part 2

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

If you have trouble setting up automatic app updates on your Android phone, the issue may be the location of the menu button on your phone. Continue reading

Veign Usage Monitor

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Windows Task Manager analyzes processes, but it doesn’t do anything about resource consumption. For that, there’s the free Usage Monitor from Veign. Continue reading

avast! Free Mobile Security

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Highlights of this mobile security suite from avast! include Antivirus, Privacy report, Web shield, Call/SMS filtering, Anti-Theft, and Application Manager. Continue reading

The tag line in the Simple Weather Alert description sums it up pretty well, “When all you care to know about the weather is if it’s about to kill you or not.” Continue reading

Android Automatic App Updates

Monday, March 26th, 2012

On Android devices, either selected individual apps–or all apps–can be set to update automatically. In addition, in order to conserve data usage, when updating all apps, there is an option to update over Wi-Fi only. Continue reading

Photoshop Elements: Crop and Lighting

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The second article in a series about Photoshop Elements takes a look at two photo editing basics; cropping, and adjusting light and contrast. Continue reading

Rearranging the Android Favorites Tray

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

On Android 4.0, make often used icons more accessible by dragging them to the Favorites Tray, located above the Navigation buttons. Continue reading

Android Easter Egg

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Google’s Easter eggs (hidden digital amusements) are not limited to search engines or email, as these nuggets can also be unearthed in some Android devices. Continue reading

Keeping Up with Google

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Google’s constant state of flux, controversial new privacy policies, and an apparent desire for technological world domination makes writing about them a challenge. Continue reading

Do Not Track Plus

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Do Not Track Plus is a free browser extension which prevents ads, sites, and social networks from tracking Internet users. Continue reading

Selective Facebook Status Updates

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

By selectively choosing friends’ updates, you can remain connected, while exposing yourself to fewer aggravating posts. Continue reading

Enable or Disable Firefox Cookies

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

As a rule, cookies are enabled by default in most browsers, but they can usually be disabled (or enabled) pretty easily. Today we’ll look at Firefox cookies. Continue reading

Dolphin Browser HD: Setup

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Dolphin offers desktop style tabbed browsing, speed dial, and a very intuitive interface. This article is a brief overview of the setup. Continue reading

If your Internet Explorer 9 add-ons are already managed, and the Manage add-ons reminder continues to pop up, your IE shortcut may be the cause of the problem. Continue reading

Gmail Labs

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Recent changes by Google have led many to believe that Gmail Labs has been discontinued. That feature is still alive and well, but in a different location. Continue reading

Photoshop Elements: The Basics

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Photoshop Elements is more limited than its big brother, Photoshop, but it still offers many of the complex features found in the larger program. Learn some of the basics here. Continue reading

Windows Media Player may be set to automatically sync to a phone, or other device. Read this for a quick way to disable this feature. Continue reading

Watch Later on YouTube

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Learn how to set up a Watch Later list of videos, from the suggested video list offered by YouTube. Then, when time allows, watch them at your leisure. Continue reading

Android Phone Lock

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Locking a smartphone screen is the first step toward securing it. In this article, we take a look at several different Android screen lock methods. Continue reading

Gmail Spam

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Gmail serves up more than just a bunch of unsolicited messages in their Spam folder. Read this to learn just what else they have to offer. Continue reading

Android App Permissions

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Most Android app installations require some type of special access permissions. Many of these are necessary, while the need for others is questionable. Continue reading

Disabling Google Instant Predictions

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Google Instant returns links as text is entered in a search. For some, that’s more confusing than convenient, but it can be disabled, and we’ll show you how. Continue reading

In the fourth in a series of articles chronicling the search for a smartphone, we finally get a look at the phones. Continue reading

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