Ever send a friend or family member to voice mail only to have them keep calling or even text you asking why you declined their call? … Read more
Though the biggest gripe for most iPhone 4S users has been an abnormally short battery life, an issue that could prove to be just as frustrating is gaining vocal ground in support forums across the Web.
These iPhone 4S owners are experiencing random muting during phone calls, an issue that has reportedly been ignored in the forthcoming iOS 5.1 update.
The problem happens as calls are placed. You tap the appropriate contact or dial the number you wish to call and at some point during the connection, the audio on the caller's end fails.
Interestingly, on the other … Read more
We've seen plenty of Internet bandwidth speed tests, both the online and standalone kind. Download Speed Test from AB-Tools.com is a standalone freeware speed test, which means it tests your bandwidth from your PC instead of from a Web site. This approach has advantages, such as letting you choose any download for your speed test. Download Speed Test also lets you run continuous tests, yielding a better average score over time.
Download Speed Test's twin automotive-style gauges display the current and average download speed. A line graph beneath the dials displays download times graphically, and the lower … Read more
Apple said today that its iPhone 4S will hit stores in China and 21 other countries on January 13, marking the expanded availability of the blockbuster smartphone.
The additional countries come at a time when Apple is trying to hang on to its leadership position in the smartphone world even as the Android operating system has long surpassed it in market share. The iPhone 4S remains the single most popular phone, although scores of Android phones have proven to be worthy rivals.
The iPhone 4S will be key to Apple's fiscal first-quarter results, which come out on January 24. … Read more
Apple will detail its fiscal first quarter earnings on January 24.
As with previous announcements, the iPhone maker will be divulging the results after the bell rings the stock market closed that day. The company will also be holding an earnings call at 2 p.m. PT to discuss the period, which encompasses the fourth calendar quarter of 2011. Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to be on the call, along with other executives.
The promise of super-fast 4G wireless broadband sounds enticing, but what happens when you can't actually get the 4G service? That's the question one reader who just got the new 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Nexus is asking.
No 4G service. Should I keep the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?
Dear Maggie, Four days ago I took delivery of my new Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I rarely get a 4G connection. Searching the Web about this problem, I see that lots of other people have had a similar problem.
I have 15 days to back out of my purchase. Time is running … Read more
If you leave your PC unattended and running in a public area, how do you keep people from using it? You have several options, but one of the easiest we've tried is Predator Free. This free security tool locks and unlocks your PC when you remove or insert a USB drive. When your thumbdrive is removed, Predator locks your PC and darkens your screen if anyone tried to use it without entering the password. You can enable passwords for every operation or just once, which adds convenience if you're often away from your desk. It also logs activity … Read more
Barely six months after making its debut, the Droid 3 may be packing its bags and heading off into the sunset.
According to information obtained by The Verge, Verizon Wireless is poised to discontinue a number of devices, including the Motorola Droid 3, LG Revolution, and various Mi-Fi Hotspots. Their source advises that the final shipments are expected to arrive later this month.
Although both the Revolution and Droid 3 are relatively newer smartphones, the specifications pale in comparison to other Android handsets. Considering that successors to both models are rumored to debut in the near term, it makes sense … Read more
You're proud of your digital snapshots and want to share them without spreading them across the Internet. The solution is to watermark your pictures, just like Corbis, Life, and other big online archives do. Easy Watermark Studio Lite creates and places watermarks on single images or whole batches of pictures. It adds text and image watermarks, and it includes a variety of preconfigured watermarks that let you establish copyright, prohibit copying or unauthorized use, and other digital rights. It supports JPEG, BMP, and TIFF images. Easy Watermark Studio Lite is freeware, but it's also available in a Pro … Read more
If you ever get the feeling that the Start menu in Windows XP could be better organized, you're not alone. Start Menu XP is a simple utility that improves the menu's structure, making it easier to find what you're looking for. Although the functions of the free version are limited, the program is still an improvement over the default Start menu look.
Start Menu XP appears as an icon in the Windows system tray, but it's also readily accessible from the Start menu itself, replacing what is typically found in the All Programs menu. Start Menu … Read more