This week, we go over some Super Bowl TV tips, including what to do if you're not going to be near a TV at all. Julie talks about developing new battery life tests, and Josh laments the decline of the compact point-and-shoot camera.
Syncing your iTunes library to an Android device is easier than you may think.
DoubleTwist is a two-part application that can allow your iTunes (Windows | Mac) library to journey into Android land (and back) with ease. One part of the application, including a media player for your convenience, runs on your Android device. The other runs on your computer and automatically locates your iTunes library and populates its own list for syncing. Read on to find out how to set this up.
These instructions will cover the Windows setup.
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If so, keep your chin up, because there should be plenty of other Samsung news coming out of the show this year. Indeed, the rumor mill has already moved on with a prediction that, among other things, Sammy is readying a slightly improved model of the Galaxy S II.
Though not a true successor device, the Galaxy S II Plus should have welcome improvements. Look for a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and a 4.52 … Read more
The new Google Docs update in the Android Market added offline viewing for Android phones and tablets.
Offline access is essential when you're not able to connect to the Internet, like on a plane or in a network dead zone. Here's how to use the new Google Docs offline feature for Android:
First, make sure you have the latest Google Docs app installed on your Android device.Mark files for offline use
Android phone On your Android phone, long-press on a document and select Make available offline.
Android tablet On your Android tablet, you have three ways to … Read more
Carry a bag with you everywhere you go just to carry every device and required charger? Find yourself traveling and constantly looking for an outlet to charge your phone or tablet? You may want to consider a Powerbag.
Powerbag is just what the name says: a bag that provides power to charge all of your gadgets while you're on the go. Whether a backpack or messenger bag, the bags have a battery built-in along with charging cables that allow you to charge your devices on the go, with no need for an outlet. There is even an extra USB … Read more
Mobile device manufacturers still seem to think that adding a default signature, letting the world know what device you sent an e-mail from, is a good idea.
By default, the e-mail client on the Kindle Fire adds "Sent from my Kindle Fire" at the end of all messages you send. Here's how to remove it:
Step 1: From the inbox of your Kindle Fire, go to Settings.
Step 2: Under the "Sending mail" section, select Composition defaults.
Step 3: Remove or edit the signature from the text box. If you prefer to turn off signatures, … Read more
Grab your Kindle Fire, because to get you started with your new tablet, we've put together our best tips and tricks.
Begin with the basics (like transferring documents), then work your way up to tricks like streaming videos to the Kindle from your computer desktop. And bookmark this page, because we'll add more tips as we discover them.
If you have any requests for tutorials, leave them in the comments.
Kazuo Hirai is becoming Sony's new chief executive, replacing Howard Stringer on April 1, the Japanese electronics giant announced Wednesday.
Hirai led Sony's PlayStation gaming business and more recently took over a growing electronics group, and Stringer said in a statement he recommended him for the CEO post:
Three years ago, I started to work with the board on succession plans, and in February 2009 we named a new generation of leaders to be my management team. Among them was Kaz Hirai, who had distinguished himself through his work in the PlayStation and networked entertainment businesses. Kaz is … Read more
Our cookbooks are spending more time on the shelf. My laptop has fewer tomato stains. In place of these trusted recipe sources, our iPads and iPhones are becoming fixtures in our kitchen.
My wife and I are using iOS apps to discover new recipes and restaurants, shop more effectively at the grocery store, and keep track of noteworthy meals. Also, I found In-N-Out Burger's app, which I hope to use frequently on my next trip to the West Coast.
What you won't find here is anything in the way of a shopping list app. The cookbook apps below … Read more
Many a gadget hunter has searched for the mythical beast known as the Asus Padfone, but new reports suggest it could officially arrive at Mobile World Congress next month.
From the Motorola Atrix phones to the Samsung Galaxy Note, convertible or hybrid mobile computing products are a new trend to watch. Asus also made waves with the Transformer Prime, a tablet that connects to an external keyboard letting it morph into a laptop.
Now another of the company's fabled gizmos, the Padfone, is likely to become reality at the MWC show in Barcelona, Spain. Android site Android Central reports that Asus sent out press event invites all but confirming a genuine and imminent Padfone launch.
What makes this device so interesting is that instead of using a laptop dock to change it into a netbook-style computer, users can place the Padfone in an accessory that gives the phone tablet capabilities.… Read more