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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

Everyone is going gaga over Android 4.0 and its Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) firmware update. Wondering what is it all about? Here are the distinctive advantages of owning the latest Android phone, be it the Sony, Samsung or HTC. Continue reading

Changing the Android Wi-Fi Sleep Policy

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

I just got an Android 4.0 phone with a limited data plan. I heard that the Android sleep policy settings can help conserve data usage, but all I can find are instructions from earlier versions that don’t work with my phone. Can you help? Continue reading

Android Back-up Tips

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

If you want to update the firmware of your Android phone, it’s important to back up your contacts and apps. Everything else is individual, like sms messages, calendar and notes. In fact, you have the option of syncing your contacts, calendar and notes to Google already, so you don’t have to worry about that. Continue reading

Adding Words to the Android Dictionary

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Android phones contain an extensive dictionary, but if you want to add words, there are several methods; some more convenient than others. However, as it is with all things Android, the method for each device, model, and version may differ (at least slightly) from others. Continue reading

O! Market for Windows Phones

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

With this nifty app, you can make your Windows phone sing and dance with the best and finest apps available on your device! Continue reading

It seems that smartphones are everywhere these days! From all the constant ads we see, we may often wonder if everyone has one. But do they? This special infographic gives you all the numbers in an easy to read graphical format! Continue reading

Swype your Way to Typing Heaven

Monday, May 21st, 2012

A free app that revolutionizes the way you type on your smartphone. It’s called “Swype”. Continue reading

Android Text Response

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

With Android 4.0, a new feature was introduced that provides an option to send a quick text response to a caller, when a call is received at an inconvenient time. Continue reading

Is bigger really better? Read our thoughts on the new Samsung Galaxy SIII phone to find out. Continue reading

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