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Archive for the ‘iOS’ Category



Google+ Sign-In – How It Works

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Google has introduced Google+ Sign-In, which the company promises is “simple and secure, minus the social spam.” If you sign in to Gmail, YouTube or any other Google service, you can use your credentials to sign in to outside apps. This works like Facebook sign-in, but Google says their version is better. Continue reading

iOS – Press Volume Up

Monday, March 4th, 2013

It seems like everything electronic has a touch screen now, but if you ask me there’s just no replacing a nice, physical button to get the job done. Continue reading

Help! My Android Tablet Has No Instructions

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Looking for some instructions for using your new Android tablet? Here are some suggestions on the best places to search for help. Continue reading

How would you like the ability to edit digital images using the sound of your voice? That technology could be coming to your tablet, phone or laptop soon. Continue reading

WS App Review: Scanner Radio

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Listening to police and fire scanners can be interesting and sometimes a little scary. You could spend around $100 to buy a scanner and listen to calls in your area, or you could download Scanner Radio for free and listen to calls on over 3600 police and fire scanners in the United States and Australia on your phone or tablet. Continue reading

Unlocking Your Phone Is Now Illegal

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Did you know that unlocking your phone is now illegal in the United States? What is unlocking? Why would you want to unlock a phone? Why is it illegal if you own the phone? Continue reading

Adding ICE Contacts to your iPhone

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

If you’re found unresponsive, how do Emergency Responders know who to contact? Read on to find out how to add In Case of Emergency contacts to your iPhone because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Continue reading

WS App Review: AppGratis

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

There are so many apps out there today, how do you know which ones will work for you? I personally don’t enjoy spending time and money on an app to later find out I have no need for it. Luckily, AppGratis has a solution to my problem. This free app offers a different paid app each day for free. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Continue reading

iOS6 Alarms – Pick a Song Instead!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

While I’m happy that I can use my iDevice as a super-expensive alarm clock now, I’m super happy that I can also choose to use a song from my device, instead of the standard list of ringtones/notifications. Here’s how to make it happen: Continue reading

iOS – Siri Guide

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

So you’ve got an iOS device with Siri – the most amazing digital assistant technology has ever conceived – but when it comes to utilizing her, you can’t think of anything beyond “Which Chinese place won’t make me sick?” and “When’s the NHL coming back?”. Continue reading

iPhone’s Do Not Disturb Feature

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Enjoy being woken up by a text? Love the attention you receive when your phone goes off in a meeting? Neither do I! But if you’re anything like me and need to keep your line open for emergency calls, you’ll love the new Do Not Disturb feature in iOS 6. Continue reading

iPhone Notifications: How To Silence Alerts

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Have you ever been completely embarrassed by a loud, annoying ring or chirp sounding off from your iPhone while in a quiet, public setting? If you answered yes, then I’m sure you have been eager to know how to prevent this from happening again! Thankfully, silencing iPhone alerts and notifications is easier than you may think. Continue reading

If you have an iOS device, you may have been using the Apple Maps app for the last few months. While it has its redeeming qualities (free turn-by-turn directions being the major one), the general consensus has been that Google Maps had a better interface, and the Android version’s turn-by-turn navigation was more reliable. on 12-12-12, Google released the new and improved Google Maps for iOS. Continue reading

iOS Shortcuts: Helpful Time-Saving Tips

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Although I absolutely adore my iPhone, I have to admit that at times, typing long-winded messages can be quite the tedious task. I always wished for a quicker, easier way to enter in the same phrases or addresses into e-mails or text messages. Luckily, I recently discovered a super-handy tool featured on iOS: shortcuts! Continue reading

WS App Review: SoundHound

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Have you ever caught yourself wondering what song was playing during a commercial? Do you remember a time sitting at a restaurant when your favorite, classic melody blared through the speakers, yet you just couldn’t put a name to it? For all my fellow iPhone users out there, I am happy to say that I have good news for you! SoundHound, one of the quickest music recognition apps out there, is the perfect tool for alleviating all the musical mysteries in your life. Continue reading

Tablet Shopping: Accessories Worth Buying

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Have you purchased a tablet or are you looking to buy one this holiday season? From the widely popular Apple iPad to the Amazon Kindle to the dozens of Android tablets, it’s expected to be one of the most popular gifts under the tree this year. What accessories are worth buying and which should you avoid? Continue reading

What’s the easiest way to back up your Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone? Try one of these solutions. Continue reading

WS App Review: Tip Calculator

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Whether you’re devouring a gourmet dish at a fine dining establishment or grabbing some grub at a local diner with friends, having the right tool to help you tip your server appropriately can really come in handy. Good news, fellow iPhone users! There IS an app for that! Tip Calculator, by iHandy Inc., is an awesome tool to have anytime you plan on going out to eat. Continue reading

WS App Review: Viber

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Have you ever wished for an inexpensive way to stay in touch with friends and relatives across the country, or even around the world? Now you can, with the super-cool Viber app! Compatible with a variety of smartphone platforms, Viber is a simple, quick and easy method for connecting with buddies for free. Continue reading

Google Maps on iOS 6

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Hate Apple Maps? Here’s a way to get Google Maps back on your iOS 6-enabled iDevice! Continue reading

Used iPod/iPhone/iPad: How To Reset

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

New is great, but with the yearly releases of electronics a second hand iOS device makes a great purchase. Here’s how to reset an iOS device back to factory defaults. Continue reading

Smartphone Tech Explained Simply

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

There is so much of information floating around that sometimes you wonder where all the jargon and technical terms sprung from. If you are a smartphone user, this article will explain the most important, and frequently cited terms understandably. 

Near field communication (NFC) 


It is this technology that is making several smartphone addicts

Screen protectors. Which one to choose?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

If you thought there is only one kind of screen protector available for your phones and tablets, you are mistaken. There are many varieties, and some are limited to the brands that manufacture them. Without going into any one brand, here is a generic list of screen protectors available in the market. Continue reading

This Apple Fell Far From The Tree

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Apple has long been rumored to be developing a smaller version of it’s popular iPad tablet and on October 23rd they announced it to the world. This article covers all the tech specs and information but you may be thinking why did I title this article “This apple fell far from the tree” because the specs list seems pretty good. The reason is simple… Continue reading

iOS: Find on Page?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Need to find something in Safari for your iOS device? This is the tip you’re looking for! Continue reading

iOS 6 – Add Webpage to Home Screen

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

I have my Internet routine. I go to pretty much the same sites every day before anything else, and I like access to these sites to be pretty simple. So I was intrigued when I saw that iOS 6 allowed me to make a home screen icon for a webpage. Here’s how. Continue reading

Which Smartphone With Voice Recognition?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

I’m considering buying a smart phone of some type. I don’t really need an internet connection, but I’m assuming that all plans require it. What I need most is to be able to place reminders (doesn’t have to be a calendar, just a list for me to access later) in 3-4 different lists. Continue reading

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