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Archive for the ‘Smartphones’ Category



What do Jelly Beans, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwiches have to do with your Android phone? We look at Google’s sweet naming conventions for the Android OS. Continue reading

James wants us to walk him through installing a Bible on his phone. This article explains how to find one and how to install it. Continue reading

Samsung S3 Picture Options + Bonus

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Howard bought a Samsung S3 clone, but is having trouble with the camera. We give hims some quick tips on how to enjoy his new toy. Continue reading

The look of Apple’s mobile operating system has been pretty much the same for six years, but now the tech giant has announced and update that gives iPhones and iPads a whole new look. Continue reading

Motorola is looking at password alternatives, including a tattoo and a pill that turns your whole body into a password. Continue reading

Those complaining about the lack of apps available for Windows 8 devices, aren’t going to like this bit of news. Google has demanded that Microsoft pull their recently released YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store and disable any of the apps already installed on devices. Continue reading

Check out the pictures in this article: A new concept phone called a Mobile Script Phone would offer a fold-out 8.5 inch screen and never need to be plugged into a charger. 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

Why is there an upgrade fee on my bill? What did i get for that fee? Can it be refunded? I try to answer all of these questions and more. Continue reading

In The News – 4-5-2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Your weekly update in the world of technology. – Facebook finally announced a Facebook phone….sorta. The company unveiled the new Facebook Home Android app. Continue reading

In this day and age we are all hyper-aware of big corporations trying to rip us off. So is cell phone insurance a rip-off, or a necessary investment? This article will answer those questions. 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

WS App Review: Munchin Apples

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Munchin Apples is an Android app designed specifically for toddlers between 1 and 2 1/2 years old. It has a narrow focus of teaching little ones to identify apples, but is it worth the time? 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

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

WS App Review: Sports Tracker

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

There are many exercise tracking applications on the market. However, most are not really up-to-the-mark. The Sports Tracker application is an exception. This application is remarkably well designed and has very few short comings for tracking distance based exercises. It also has a special add-on that enables you to track your heart rate. Continue reading

A five-year-old British boy managed to rack up $2500 in charges in just 15 minutes charges playing Zombies vs. Ninjas on his parents’ iPad. He did it with “in app” purchases of add-ons to the “free” game. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen to you… Continue reading

The most dangerous thing you can do with a cellphone is probably something you see other drivers do every day. It may even be something you’ve done occasionally yourself. 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

Pandora, the popular Internet radio service is putting a cap on how many hours a month of free music users can listen to on their mobile devices. 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

Question: I read the article on turning off autocomplete. This would work fine on my desktop, but not on my Samsung Galaxy 2 Smartphone. So, how would you make it work on this kind of phone as more and more people are using this type of phone over a desktop? Continue reading

The Department of Health and Human Services Text4Health Task Force says mobile messages are a great way to improve the health of Americans, especially traditionally under-served groups like those in rural communities, people with low incomes and minorities. Continue reading

Your camera phone photos could soon look a whole lot better thanks to a chip designed by scientists at MIT. They say it automatically gives a professional look to shots by instantly making adjustments to things like lighting and color. Continue reading

Your Cell Phone Is A Bacteria Farm

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

A professor at The University Of Surrey asked students to make imprints of their mobile phones in a Petri dish to find out how much bacteria the phones carried around. Turns out your phone is home to a lot of nasty bugs. Continue reading

Your dirty touchscreen not only looks messy, it could help a thief break into your phone, tablet or touchscreen computer. Crooks are staging “smudge attacks” where they follow the pattern of your fingerprints to determine passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. 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

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