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How To Automatically Unlock Your Android Phone When Connected To a Trusted Wi-Fi Network

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How To Automatically Unlock Your Android Phone When Connected To a Trusted Wi-Fi Network

A smartphone is a very personal device; I definitely wouldn’t want anyone fiddling around with my phone without my knowledge. Worse still, were anyone to steal the device, I wouldn’t want them to be able to access any of my data. That’s why I use a PIN code to lock my screen. That said, repeatedly typing my PIN code all day long can quickly become annoying — doubly so when I’m at home. Wouldn’t it be nice were my smartphone clever enough to automatically unlock itself whenever I’m at a safe place? That’s exactly what free app Safe Areas offers.

12-09-2013
How To Automatically Unlock Your Android Phone When Connected To a Trusted Wi-Fi Network
5 Unusual IFTTT Recipes You May Not Have Thought Of

Internet

5 Unusual IFTTT Recipes You May Not Have Thought Of

You’ve got the folks at IFTTT who make web automation look like childs play. It’s quite impressive. I decided to finally start digging through IFTTT to see if I could come up with a few more creative ways to mix and match services in unique ways. In this article, I’m going to offer you 5 creative ways to build IFTTT recipes that you’re going to find so useful, you’ll keep using them every day.

09-09-2013
5 Unusual IFTTT Recipes You May Not Have Thought Of
Put Your iPhone To Work With IFTTT

iPhone and iPad

Put Your iPhone To Work With IFTTT

IFTTT is an acronym for “If This, Then That” and it’s pronounced like the latter part of the word “gift”. The service promises to put the web to work for you, using a system of triggers and actions to automate a huge range of actions. Finally, IFTTT has released an iPhone app along with some iOS-only channels. The iPhone app marks the first mobile outing for the platform, a result of our increasing eagerness to be able to control everything using our phones.

25-07-2013
Put Your iPhone To Work With IFTTT
How To Program NFC Tags & Automate Windows Phone 8

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How To Program NFC Tags & Automate Windows Phone 8

There’s a black sticker on my desk, which is remarkably useful. Thanks to the magic of NFC, it enables me to activate my Nokia Lumia 920’s wireless networking with a single touch. NFC, or near field communication, has been around for a few years now, and is an increasingly popular feature in smartphones. Intended to facilitate data transfer, contactless transactions in stores and even simplify the setup of things like WiFi connections, NFC can also be used to program NFC tags, usually sticky labels like the one on my desk.

24-07-2013
How To Program NFC Tags & Automate Windows Phone 8
7 Tips For Automating Your Mac With TextExpander

Mac

7 Tips For Automating Your Mac With TextExpander

If you haven’t gotten on the Mac automation spaceship by now, you’re missing out. Applications like Keyboard Maestro, Hazel, and TextExpander can speed up your workflow and save you lots of clicking, copying, pasting and even the need to remember keyboard shortcuts. I routinely incorporate at least 20 or more TextExpander snippets in every MakeUseOf article I write, and in this article I will provide some advanced tips for getting more out of TextExpander.

18-07-2013
7 Tips For Automating Your Mac With TextExpander
Automate Your Mac From Morning to Night With These Apps & Tips [Mac OS X]

Mac

Automate Your Mac From Morning to Night With These Apps & Tips [Mac OS X]

If you’re spending most of your day working at your Mac, you should try to automate as many tasks as possible. Without knowing a single word of code, we Mac non-developers can practically automate any redundant task on our computers. From launching most-used websites nd typing regularly used words and phrases to cleaning up files and folders. Most of these tips can be accomplished using Keyboard Maestro or Automator, but if you’d rather not bother with creating macros and workflows, the following tips and applications only take a few minutes to set up and execute.

29-05-2013
Automate Your Mac From Morning to Night With These Apps & Tips [Mac OS X]
Control Any Application On Your Mac Or PC Using Actions for iPad [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Control Any Application On Your Mac Or PC Using Actions for iPad [iOS]

If using keyboard shortcuts is not your forté but you spend a lot of time working in workhorse applications like Photoshop, GarageBand, Pages, Word or you simply want a faster way to execute menu items on your computer, you might want to check an app called Actions for iPad ($3.99). The app enables you to set up commands to control your Mac or Windows PC from your iPad, and today I’ll be looking at how it integrates with OS X.

22-05-2013
Control Any Application On Your Mac Or PC Using Actions for iPad [iOS]