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Are you looking for a cool way to set up and take photos from your iPhone? With a proper digital camera, you can get remotes for taking photos with you in the shot, or you can use the timer, but there is actually a better way. The iPhone comes with a microphone, so why not […]
Are you looking for a more elegant way to check your favorite feeds besides going to the browser and going to the Google Reader website? There are plenty of applications available for the Mac that lets you access your Google Reader, and it all comes down to the features and design in terms of which […]
Since its initial release, things have slowed down a great deal for the PlayStation Vita. The system is just not getting enough games to create a compelling argument to drop the money on one. Amazon’s Black Friday deal on the Vita certainly put a few more units in the hands of gamers, but what game is the one they really need to get? The answer is simple: Persona 4 Golden.
One thing there is no shortage of on iOS is to do list applications. If you own an iPhone, it seems like it would be almost impossible to get off track, what with a thousand applications out there that will tell you to do the tasks you need to accomplish. So, if there are so many to do applications on the iPhone, why am I bothering to write about another one? This app is different in that it allows multiple users to access and manage a to do list.
Are you sick of switching iTunes every time you want to change songs or do anything? For dedicated iTunes users, it’s a program you are going to want to get access to all the time, but switching back and forth to it constantly is certainly not the most convenient way to do things. Simplayfy is the perfect application for Mac […]
Traveling is a giant pain in the rear. You have to book all of your flights, hotels, rental cars, dinner reservations, and so on. After you book it, you have to keep track of all the important times and information for the trip. Sure, once you get to your destination and start doing all the fun stuff, it is enjoyable, but the preparation for a trip is usually less than pleasant. Thankfully, we live in the age of smartphones, where applications can help make everything easier.
Sony has just rolled out a new social alarm clock feature for the Playstation Vita called Wake-up Club that is designed to make getting up in the morning feel more like a game and less like an arduous task. The idea behind this is that you set your alarm, and Vita automatically connects you with other users who have set their alarm for the same time as you.
Do you find yourself looking for a cool way to save articles you see on the web? We put out so many quality articles, that you are bound to want to keep some around for reading offline, or for just coming back to when you need them. We offer plenty of information in PDF form in our Cheat Sheet and Guides sections, but wouldn’t it be awesome if you could turn any one of our articles into a PDF quickly and easily? Well with InstaWeb, you can.
Is your cellular data at a premium? Unless you are grandfathered into an unlimited plan with your carrier, the chances are that your mobile data runs out rather quickly. The best solution to the problem is to connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi. This way you don’t have to worry about sucking down your precious bandwidth, and you are likely to see a speed improvement on Wi-Fi as well.
One of the best types of iPhone applications are ones for editing photos. There are a lot of them on the App Store, and some of them are fantastic. The really good applications tend to cost money, and a lot of people are not willing to drop the big bucks on apps. Of course, some of those apps really are worth the cost of admission, especially if you are the kind of iOS user who loves to use their device as their primary camera.
Scanning QR codes and barcodes can be useful in all kinds of situations. Perhaps you want more information about a certain product? Maybe someone gave you a business card with a QR code on it that takes you to their website? Whatever the reason, QR codes and standard barcodes are a part of the world in which we live, and they show no sign of going anywhere anytime soon.
Setting goals is great, but accomplishing them is the real test we all face. This time of year, everyone is setting New Year’s resolutions, but let’s be realistic, many people will never actually pull off their resolutions. They seem to be one of those things we tell ourselves we will do, but in reality, we never really intend to complete them. Why not make this year the one you actually go hard for that resolution?
A great way to share files between family members and other people in the same place is to share them over a local area network. Instead of copying them to a thumb drive, you can simply share them and let people download them. Windows allows you to do this right from the OS, but if […]
One of the first programs you will always need to install on a fresh version of Windows is a file extractor. There are many options available for opening .zip, .rar, and other type of files. On Windows 8 and Windows RT, there are less options, especially if you want one that keeps with the Windows […]
Over the history of video games, there have been more consoles than most people think. People think about the dominance of Sega and Nintendo in the prime of video games, and of course the Atari VCS (aka Atari 2600) before that. In the modern era, gamers think about Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo as the big three. Of course, this is true today, but back in the day, all kinds of odd systems hit the market, some of which were from the big companies.