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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

Let’s face it. There’s more than enough to worry about when traveling during the holiday season. From delayed flights to major traffic jams, we can encounter plenty of obstacles before arriving at our destination. So, why risk the chance of your favorite, most important tech gadgets dying along the way? From smartphones to tablets, there are a number of ways to enhance the battery life of your devices while traveling. 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

You want to store your all-important camera photos, but don’t have the time to transfer it to your desktop or external device. Or better still, you would rather want it as it is – without any compression – in the cloud. Google Drive does it, but compresses your data.

But you don’t need to fret when there is FolderSync. This

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

Forcing an Android Download to Stop

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

If you’ve got a download on your Android phone that just won’t quit running, try the steps described in this tip. Continue reading

International rules and regulations prohibit the use of cellular devices on airplanes due to the possible problems caused through jamming of networks or systems connected to the airliners. However, the iPhone contains a cool feature, enabling you to enjoy using your mobile set in a semi-offline style… Continue reading

iPhone 5 – Steve’s First Impressions

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

I hiked 10 miles through a blowing snowstorm to the nearest Verizon store, braved the belligerent masses battling for one of the few available phones, and finally wrestled a sales person to the ground and pried the last one from his fingers. A nice 32Gb unit in fact. Continue reading

The All-New Features of Android ICS 4.0.4

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

There are so many features ( including one hidden ) in the new Android version 4.0.4. Take a look at some of them. Continue reading

Google Offline Maps for Android

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Google Maps now offers offline maps so, if you’re planning a trip to a location without a data signal, download some maps to your Android device in advance. Continue reading

Kingsoft Office for Android

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Kingsoft Office Free for Android enables users to view, create, and edit Microsoft documents on an Android phone, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Continue reading

Creating new folders and subfolders is just as advantageous in a phone as it is on a computer, Astro File Manager offers that option for Android phones. Continue reading

Google Chrome for iPad

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Do you love Google Chrome as much as I do? Well, you’re going to be happy that it’s now available for mobile devices! Continue reading

Setting Alarms in Android

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

To long-time cell phone owners, using basic functions like setting alarms is second nature, as is the use of the nearly unlimited array of available features and apps. For the rest of us, some of these basics are still new and uncharted terrain. Continue reading

In most cases, when you connect an Android device to your computer for the first time, the drivers will automatically be installed. However, the phone will most likely be detected as a mass storage device, not as an Android device. This gives it similar properties as an external hard drive, and should be fine for most users, since you will still be able to copy files to

Rooting Your Android Phone

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Getting root access of an Android phone (also called “rooting”) means acquiring full control over the operating system. Continue reading

Tablet’s are such a new device type that many people have the same question: What do I do to maintain it? Well here is a bit of good news and… Continue reading

While not equal to high quality digital cameras, the stock Android camera should offer enough photo quality adjustments to satisfy the casual photographer. Continue reading

Battery Options for Samsung Devices

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

If you are not happy with the sole battery on your Samsung device, here are a few options to keep your phone juiced up on the go Continue reading

History Eraser for Android

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

History Eraser offers one touch app cache cleaning, and clears search history from several applications, along with clearing text messages and phone history. Continue reading

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