If you find yourself constantly fiddling with the volume settings on your Android phone as you make your way through the day, there's a simple way to automate the process of turning notifications and other sounds up, down, or off depending on your location. Llama, a free application, cleverly figures out where you are without needing GPS or even Wi-Fi enabled, then adjusts volume accordingly. Here's how you get started:… Read more
Sony is expecting $3.2 billion loss for its fiscal year and Sony's BMG Greece music site is hacked revealing more customer data. Google's idea of being a truly open platform goes through more growing pains and HP creates a whole new numbering system. That's "one plus" for you my friends.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Google Latitude (used with Google Maps) offers another way to keep in touch with friends and family. By sharing locations people can see when it would be easy to grab a quick cup of a coffee together, or when there just isn't time to meet up. Follow these steps to learn how to activate and set up Google Latitude according to your preferences.
1. Open the Google Maps app on your phone or tablet.
2. Press the Menu button and select Join Latitude. If this option doesn't appear, choose More, and then Labs. You will find the Latitude … Read more
May 21 came and went, and we're glad the rapture didn't happen before Jeff gets his bits glittered! It's almost a sure thing now that his opponent Peter Ha is only 15 followers away from 4,000--which means a pejazzling is in Jeff's immediate future.
After a little more teasing, we move onto today's stories from the world of technology, including yet another Sony hack, this time to the company's Greek music site that exposed even more user accounts and sensitive data. Also, Apple is rolling out its Apple Store 2.0 that now features iPad 2 kiosks and "call for help" buttons, and stick around after the break for Firefox vs. Chrome wars and a Bluetooth Super Nintendo controller for Android gaming!The 404 Digest for Episode 826 Apple rolls out retail store 2.0. Harold Camping had a tough weekend, but we're not laughing. Sony BMG site hack exposes user data. Firefox 5 beta starts rapid-release cycle for Mozilla. Bluetooth Super Nintendo controller for Android gaming. Episode 826 Subscribe in iTunes (audio) | Subscribe in iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
We've seen the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play before at Mobile World Congress and have managed to play a game or two on it ourselves during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Now, we finally have our hands on the Verizon version of the phone that will be making it to stores on May 26--preorders started on May 19.
There are few differences between the Xperia Play headed for Verizon and the one that's currently for sale internationally. The main difference is that the Verizon version comes with a few Verizon apps like VZ Navigator and My Verizon … Read more
If you visit maps.google.com in your Android or iOS browser right now, you might notice something's different. That's because today Google went live with its latest Maps update, which offers a significantly more feature-rich browser experience than before. In fact, once you opt in to share your location, the site feels very much like an app or like the desktop version. It feels familiar. And therein lies the reason for the update: a much more consistent Google Maps experience across platforms. No matter how you access Google's incredible database of geographical information, the company wants … Read more
The right to browse without businesses tracking your every move has just come to the latest Firefox beta for Android.
Mozilla released the new mobile browser beta today with a Do Not Track feature that will keep business from issuing tracking cookies. The update comes almost a month after Mozilla took the wraps off of its official Firefox for Android release, and .
Just mosey on over to the browser settings to turn on Do Not Track before surfing with the certainty of not being watched. To do so, slide the option "Tell sites not to track me" to … Read more
Evernote for Android lets you keep track of your ideas using multimedia notes with text, voice clips, pictures, attached files, even location stamps. It automatically backs up to your cloud-based Evernote account for easy access from any data-connected device.
Evernote's interface, as sleek and intuitive as it may be, is a bit more involved than your basic notepad app, simply because the full Evernote service is so robust. It does a lot more than type out notes. From the Home screen you can choose to view your notes, notebooks (essentially folders to organize your notes), shared notebooks, or tags. … Read more
The price of liberty may be eternal vigilance, but sometimes you just want to zone out. Maybe you want to play Farmville while the boss is out, maybe you want to know when that friend who owes you money is nearby, or maybe you just like to keep your friends close. In any case, you can use the free ToothTag app to keep track of Bluetooth-enabled devices and receive notifications when they come close. Here's how to do it:Install the ToothTag app from the Android Market.The next time you're near someone you want to keep track … Read more