One of the biggest changes iOS 5 brings for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users is Wi-Fi Sync. With it, you no longer need to physically connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC to sync its contents with iTunes. Instead, you need only to be on the same Wi-Fi network for iTunes to see your device and sync it. Here's how it works.… Read more
Making its debut this coming Sunday, October 16, the Motorola Xoom Family Edition will be available exclusively through Best Buy and a limited-time $379.99 price tag. Specifications are nearly identical to the original Xoom, save for the software experience. … Read more
One of the growing pains for iCloud users is the fact that 5GB just might not be enough space, and paying for more space isn't that appealing to most.
Thankfully, Apple allows you to manage what information is backed up and stored on iCloud from your iOS device, giving you the capability to free up valuable space on your iCloud account.
To manage iCloud storage on your iOS device:Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage.You will be presented with the device(s) you are backing up to iCloud. Tapping on the device … Read more
Safari in iOS 5 brings an entirely new experience for those who spend much of their time browsing the Web on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
The new OS introduces tools for better news reading, Twitter integration, and a new private browsing option.
Use Reader and Reading List to keep up with news Of the new features, Reader and Reading List take center stage; it makes reading news and blogs a more enjoyable experience on the new OS. Now, if you navigate to an article, "Reader" will appear in the address bar. Tap it, and an e-reader-style … Read more
If you're OK with the changes, no further action is required; everyone was automatically opted in. But if you feel a little uneasy with Big Red acting more like Big Brother, here's how to opt out:
To review the info on the update, read Verizon's update notice.
The tablet business is pretty cutthroat (just ask HP), and with the release of the Amazon Kindle Fire just weeks away, it's only going to get scarier out there for would-be iPad competitors.
The timing of a tablet release is crucial, but does rushing a tablet to market to beat the wave of upcoming competition do more harm than good?
The versions of the Archos G9 tablets we originally received were not ready for prime time. They suffered from a malfunctioning camera, frequent lockups, and an overall buggy experience. … Read more
New apps like iMessage, Newsstand, and Reminders are taking the spotlight in iOS 5, so it's easy to miss the little things, like Mail. Apple's well-respected mail client got a minor refresh, introducing several features iPhone users have been begging for.
If you browse through your Mail app in iOS 5, it's seemingly unchanged. But look again to find three key differences: text formatting, flagging, and mailbox management.
Yes, this means you can finally bold, italicize, and underline text (seriously, what took so long?), flag e-mails as important, mark e-mails as unread, and create or delete mailboxes. … Read more
With so many risks to your accounts and computer on the Web, wouldn't it be nice to know that none of the people you follow on Twitter are adding to those risks? Safego, a Bitdefender product, offers a free service that will scan your Twitter account for suspicious users, links, and messages. It won't take any action without your consent, but it can be set to alert you when a new issue arises. Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Head over to http://safego.bitdefender.com/twitter/
Step 2: Log in with your Twitter account. … Read more
That pesky Newsstand icon is sure to drive those who have OCD about placement of app icons on their iOS device crazy.
Technically the Newsstand icon isn't an app icon, it is actually a folder, and as we already knew, iOS doesn't allow users to nest folders. Thanks to TUAW blogger Dave Caolo, there is a workaround that allows you to place the Newsstand icon in a folder. … Read more