With so many free zip utilities, why would you want to pay for one that does much less than most of the others? We'll get to that in a moment, but first we'll note that Zip One Click Unzip is designed to make it as easy as possible for novices, technophobes, and infrequent users to zip and unzip files and folders. You merely have to double-click a zipped file or folder to unzip it, or select a file or folder from the program's ultra-simple interface to do the job. It's shareware that is free to try … Read more
Unlocking the bootloader and rooting an Android device can be a bit intimidating, if not overwhelming, for those who don't feel comfortable with both the jargon and using the command line to carry out the process.
Even with the most thorough of guides, sometimes the easiest thing to do is wait for a streamlined solution to be released.
In the case of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, an automated method for unlocking the bootloader as well as rooting is now available. Wug's Galaxy Nexus root toolkit was released earlier in the week, affording Galaxy Nexus owners the ability to … Read more
In the early days of Android, gaining root access was a complicated process, involving around a dozen steps and patience enough to test even the most serene of ascetic monks. Nowadays, not only do you not need a saffron-colored robe, it's much simpler: There's an app for that.
However, do note that rooting your phone voids your warranty, and the process is risky even in this streamlined form: there is still a chance that you can brick your phone and render it permanently inoperable.
That being said, also note that these are general instructions. There might be device-specific … Read more
Sprint has announced that it will launch an update to the Sanyo Katana Eclipse, dubbed the Katana Eclipse X. The primary difference is that the Katana Eclipse X will have Sprint's new One Click user interface. One Click, as seen on phones like the Samsung Rant, the Samsung Highnote, and the LG Lotus, consists of eight shortcut tiles along the bottom of the home screen that gives you quick access to your favorite applications. Aside from that, it has the same unique lighting effects of the original, as well as EV-DO, a megapixel camera, and more. The Katana Eclipse … Read more
This tiny app quickly closes frozen programs, but clicking too fast or in the wrong spot could cause problems. One Click App Killer doesn't have a standard interface, as it simply turns your mouse pointer into a bull's-eye. Click anywhere on the frozen application's interface to quickly eliminate it from your screen and memory.
It is possible to click too fast and eliminate the wrong program, so proceed with a bit of caution. Also, clicking outside the frozen program's interface could close Windows. Thankfully, those problems are rare and can be avoided as long as you'… Read more
Along with several new phone announcements today, Sprint has also launched One Click, a new user interface designed to be highly customizable and easy to use. The One Click interface consists of eight shortcut tiles lined up along the bottom of the screen, which then lead to any of 14 available applications. They include the texting interface, Web access, e-mail, Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV Sprint Music, and other features. As you flip through the different shortcut tiles, you get a short little pop-up of that application's submenu, or a brief preview of the application itself. You can also customize … Read more
I am not very good with a butter dish. Either that, or I'm not very good with a knife. One way or the other, butter ends up on the floor. Sometimes it's just the pat of butter I'm trying to free from the rest of the stick, sometimes it's the butter dish, and sometimes it's everything: butter, knife, and toast. Since I have never been one to play by the 5-second rule, it gets thrown out and I try again. There's a reason they call it butterfingers.
So anyway, after I remember that I … Read more
File host Docstoc is releasing a solution on Wednesday for sending large attachments to friends, family, and co-workers. Called OneClick (download), the small application must be installed on your machine to enable right-click contextual menus that let you simply click any file on your hard drive and send it either publicly or securely to others.
Once the file's been transferred, you'll get a link to the Docstoc-hosted document inserted into a new e-mail message that your recipient can open and read without needing to install anything.
Like Scribd's solution, which launched last week, OneClick has been designed to entice business and casual users to start simply uploading their documents instead of e-mailing them for the sake of compatibility and size.
Not everyone has Gmail or Office 2007, which offer popular file compatibility. Nor have all users implemented the small software tweak on older versions of Office that will let you read those .Docx files with ease. Instead, solutions like Scribd and Docstoc are taking office software out of the equation entirely.
It's also a pretty simple way to get users uploading more of their documents from a local machine. Instead of having to go through Docstoc's Web uploader (which is simple and easy to use), you can get them uploaded with just two clicks whenever you come across something you'd like to upload.
The small application is PC-only for now, but I'm told a Mac version will be on its way soon. To see a video of the tool in action, click the link below.
We don't often give a lot of attention to WordPress (for Windows or Mac), Movable Type and other self-publishing blogging systems. They often require a bit more determination than merely creating a Blogger or Livejournal username, password, and some pithy-kitschy title to show the world how witty you truly are.
WordPress has two very strong aspects: The installation really does take about 5 minutes, and it's highly customizable with plug-ins that absolve the user of having to be a CSS expert. OneClick is a two-part plug-in for WordPress and Firefox that simplifies the plug-in experience even further.