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Archive for the ‘Smartphones’ Category



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

Smartphones are being blamed for a drop in sales at the supermarket checkout line. Instead of flipping through a magazine or picking up some candy and lip balm while waiting for that person checking out 45 items in the 10 items or less lane, people are checking their Facebook, replying to texts or getting in a Words With Friends move. 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

Tamogotchi virtual pets were a huge hit in the 1990s, when it seemed like every kid (and some adults) were carrying around a tiny little digital friend that required constant care and feeding. Now the high-maintenance virtual critters are making a comeback as a free smartphone app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Continue reading

Walking While Texting Can Be Dangerous

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

There are a lot of warnings about the dangers of texting while driving, but a recent study shows that texting while walking can be unsafe as well. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says more than 1,000 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2011 for injuries that happened because they were using a cell phone while walking and not paying attention. Continue reading

Even the most hardcore text messager will admit that texting while driving is not safe. Some might think that the safe way to go is to use voice-recognition enabled mobile devices, but does that make a difference? Continue reading

Tired of people sitting around the table paying attention to their electronic devices instead of family and friends? Or maybe you have a friend who is more interested in putting pictures of what he’s eating on Facebook than actually eating the food. Here’s a quick solution. Declare the table an electronics-free zone! Continue reading

Nancy Mobley from Oxford, Alabama writes: I have an Android phone. I am a Diabetic and have an app called Glucose Buddy that I use to keep track of my Sugar level and meds that I take so my doctor can see where the ranges are. How can I download the information from my phone to my computer to put in a document? 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

App Vs. Widget… What’s the Diff?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

What’s the difference between a widget and an app? I hope that this clears things up. Continue reading

You would expect an app like Google Maps to pinpoint your location, but why do the Angry Birds need to know where you are? Many popular Android apps also track your location, check your device ID and even access the contacts on your phone. Continue reading

Are your camera phone photos starting to look a little blurry and not-so-nice? It may be time to clean your lens. Here’s how… Continue reading

The Best Handsfree For Your Cell Phone

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

One of the most popular accessories for a cellular phone is a headset. A headset allows you to keep your hands free while still talking on the phone. Many states require headsets if you want to use a phone while driving, but how do you choose the right one? What options are out there and what are the benefits of each? Continue reading

If you have a smartphone, laptop, or portable media player, chances are you’ve come in contact with Gorilla Glass at some point. This year Corning unveiled its “third generation” glass — Gorilla Glass 3. So what’s so special about Gorilla Glass 3? Continue reading

Appetizing Android Operating Systems

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

If you’ve wondered your Android is named Cupcake, Ice Cream Sandwich, etc., here’s a brief history of the tasty codenames assigned to Android operating systems. 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

Smartphone Buying Guide: What To Look For

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Now more than ever, we see ourselves relying heavily on cell phones. Whether for urgent, emergency situations or casual, carefree conversations, many people depend on these handy devices to relay messages and facilitate communications. With today’s advanced technology of smartphones, people are able to use their phones for many more purposes, from browsing the Web to listening or watching their favorite songs or videos. Continue reading

Android – Change your Home Screen

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

What do you do if you want to suddenly change one of those screens to your home screen? Do you take the time to manually move all of those icons? Heck no! 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

Mobile Printing: How It Works

Monday, December 10th, 2012

In the new age of technology, we exchange and receive more and more important documents using mobile devices. As a result, we frequently find that it is essential to have printing capabilities enabled via our smartphones, laptops, and even tablets. Take the following scenarios into consideration: You’re traveling on business, and you receive an important PowerPoint presentation that you need to print right away. Or, you’re away from the office and suddenly receive a detailed spreadsheet recapping the day’s events, but you are struggling to make sense of the miniscule type on your phone. Continue reading

All-New Tips On Camera Phone Photography

Monday, December 10th, 2012

With camera phones becoming as good as point-and-shoot cameras, it’s a must to know the basics of taking album-worthy photographs. The first step would be to read the following tutorial and then, you can trial and error your way to picture-perfect photography. Continue reading

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

What if you could keep in contact with your friends across the globe not just through the internet, but using your Android device? For free? WhatsApp lets you do just that! This application is like an instant messenger that lets you text friends who also have WhatsApp installed on their Android phones–not only in the states but also anywhere around the world at NO charge for the messages you send and receive. Keeping in touch has never been this easy! 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

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