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Remember standing at the magazine rack reading comic books while your mom did the shopping? Well, I sure do, all all these years later I am still a huge comic book fan. Comixology is a free app (though most of the content costs) that brings your favorite comics and graphic novels right to your phone or tablet. Continue reading

The Overdrive Media Console allows you to download E-books and audiobooks from your local library to read or listen to on your computer or your personal devices. It is free to download and easy to use. Continue reading

Find out about a free smartphone application called Viber, which you can download to text and call your friends all over the world with no additional fees or charges — the app works by using your data plan! Learn how to use the program and its features. Continue reading

External Storage for iPad?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Ralph from Canton, GA writes: Steve, is there any kind of external hard drive for my iPad 2? I would like to have a larger storage device for my movies and my music. Thanks, Ralph Answer: The sad news is that there is… Continue reading

iOS – Access Project Gutenberg

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Project Gutenberg is a repository for hundreds of public domain eBooks, like Alice in Wonderland, works from Mark twain, Shakespeare – and a whole bunch more! Here’s how to get access to free books in iOs Continue reading

Pulse bills itself as “Your news. Anywhere.” That’s a pretty good description of this nifty free app (and website, for those without a tablet or smartphone) that lets you set up a customized news feed of the information that interests you. Continue reading

Chic from Northern Virginia writes: How do I copy to my home videos and audios recorded on an iPad so I can watch them on my PC? Answer: Transferring video and audio from your iPad or iPhone/iPod to your PC is a fairly simple process. To begin plug in your… Continue reading

MyFitnessPal, a great little tool for counting calories and monitoring your activity just got a little bit better. You’ll now be able to sync it with fitness equipment at the gym to better monitor your exercise. Continue reading

Donna from Indiana writes: I am wanting an iPad or iPad mini but can’t find out what are the differences other than size? Answer: Apple’s iPad Mini is a huge hit with consumers, with some websites estimating sales exceeding that of the traditional iPad. To the casual observer the two units would appear to be the same since they… Continue reading

Spring Cleaning For Your Smartphone

Monday, March 18th, 2013

As I write this, the first day of spring is only a day away. Seems like a good time to take up that good old tradition of spring cleaning – on your smartphone or tablet. Is your phone the equivalent of a spare room crammed full of stuff you thought you might use someday? Here’s how to straighten things up. Continue reading

iBooks Control Panel

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

iBooks has a slew of options build in for both users and sufferers of the extra-bright light in the room and a whole lot more! Continue reading

Apps aren’t hard to find (unless you’re looking in the Windows App store,) but good apps aren’t so easy. A lot of free apps aren’t even worth the time it takes to install on your phone or mobile device. So here’s a quick round-up of our favorite apps from the past few months: Continue reading

WhatsApp: How to Use (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

WhatsApp lets you message friends anywhere around the world using your mobile device without any charge to send or receive messages! Learn how to set up your profile and adjust your settings on this app. Continue reading

Facebook announced some big changes to the newsfeed, promising to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from people you care about. Among the new additions, feeds specifically for music and photos. Continue reading

Ever wish there was a quick way to find your keys, your cat or the remote? A company says it has the solution for that problem in the form of stickers and a Smartphone app. Continue reading

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

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