Month: November 2013

Popular problems amongst smartphone users

While smartphones do make life nowadays incredibly easy, many people still find ways to complain about their devices. Some may be minor everyday annoyances and some could be much worse and require repair. But what are the problems that most users find in their phones? International Business Times listed top smartphone issues plaguing each device, according to…

Holiday apps relieve some of the shopping stress

It wouldn't be the holiday season without a little gift-giving stress. Managing time and resources can get anyone feeling a little overworked. But a recent app round-up by the New York Times found apps that will ease some of the shopping-related anxiety this year. Smart list-managing programs like Santa's Bag keep track of finances while informative scanners…

Smart covers not aligned due to magnet placement

Many iPad Air users may have already purchased a case to protect their devices from ending up with a cracked iPad screen if they were dropped. However, some case covers aren't aligning correctly with the new Air because of a magnet issue with the device, GottaBeMobile reported. According to the source, some iPad Air devices…

IPhone charger saves woman’s life

Many people find it annoying to need  to carry along an iPhone cord to charge their devices whenever their batteries are close to dying. However, one Texas man might not feel the same way. Ruben Carpentier was able to save a woman's life using his iPhone charger during a crash earlier in November, CBS affiliate KZTV reported.…

How to fix freezes in a Galaxy S3

Freezing has become a large issue for many Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets, especially during the rollout of the new Android 4.3 update. However, there are ways to work around the problem. The Droid Guy recently offered a few solutions to get a locked up phone back up and running: Holding the power/lock button down for a few…

New cases turn iPhone into game controller

Many iPhone users play games on their devices. It could be as simple as a game of solitaire or more advanced games that would be easier with a controller. Two new cases that have just come out are designed to do just that – turn an iPhone into a controller. Gearburn reported about Logitech's PowerShell Controller + Battery case…

A USPS envelope is a carrying case for one iPad Mini owner

More than a few Apple device owners have had a broken or cracked iPad in their lifetimes. In many instances, this forces them to purchase a case when they pick up a new device. While there may be many expensive offerings, one Whitenoise poster may have found the best one yet: an old USPS bubble envelope, Gizmodo reported.…

Review for iPad mini “case” draws laughs, similar stories

One Gizmodo poster was so impressed with his new iPad case, he had to share with the rest of the website's readers. The case in question, however, is just a shipping envelope that is conveniently the same size as the iPad mini. "I've been testing this new iPad Mini sleeve for a couple days now, and…

Is it time for the new iPad?

Apple's newest incarnation of the iPad is already dividing critics. The iPad mini with Retina Display boasts powerful apps, advanced wireless and powerful processors, but does it really live up to the expectations? Forbes contributor Ewan Spence says yes, and it should be regarded as one of the best personal computers on the market. "The iPad mini…

New app turns waking up into a game

Smartphones have faithfully served as alarm clocks for millions of people. It hasn't made anybody less prone to hitting the snooze button. But a new app has some people saying "you snooze, you lose." Or, at least that's how CNET writer Leslie Katz described Unsnooze, a new app released by Philips for the iPhone. The app is free,…