Month: February 2014

A program that finds great meeting spots is one of a number of helpful office apps.
It's really not possible to sit in front of a computer for eight hours and expect to be productive 100 percent of the time. If you can do that, congratulations on your superhuman focus. But for the rest of us, Flappy Bird is waiting. Or cat videos on YouTube. Or any of the other myriad…

A problem syncing your iPad could mean a faulty dock connector.
The situation A customer reached out to us with a two-pronged problem concerning their 64gb iPad. The first problem the customer noticed was a sudden failure to sync. IPads should begin syncing by default when plugged into a computer, so the fact that the process did not start tipped off the customer to the possible…

Rain can present a risk to your iPhone. Luckily there's an app to help you plan for that.
You've just walked out of the shiny, whitewashed Apple store with your brand new iPhone. You're a little nervous even carrying it out in its plastic case, because let's just say you don't have the best track record with these devices. Your first phone shattered in the middle of a run. And your second –…

iPads now accompany some climbers to the very top.
When we last left them, Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington were about 15,000 feet up the side of a mountain, using their iPads to keep followers posted about their expedition as their bodies continued to adjust to potentially hazardously low levels of oxygen. According to CYFERnet, any area above 24,000 feet is considered the "Death…

Nobody said mountain climbing is easy, but an iPad can make it less daunting.
It is no secret that Apple's iPad Air has been quickly emerging as one of the single greatest mobile computing tools out there. The notion of its extreme mobility and wide application across a huge range of activities was explored with a poetic commercial demonstrating the iPad Air's myriad uses, asking consumers, "What will your verse…

The anger Flappy Bird induces could lead your iPhone to look like this.
In a previous post, we reported on the short and turbulent app life of Flappy Bird, a game whose massive popularity was quickly overshadowed by user complaints about its extreme difficulty. The app was developed by independent game designer Dong Nguyen, and, according to CNET, was bringing in around $50,000 in ad sales a day…

The temptation to repair your own phone may be great, but consider this story before proceeding.
The situation A customer decided to do a little DIY iPhone battery replacement instead of taking the phone into a cell phone repair shop. The result was disastrous: When pulling on the screen to remove it, the customer accidentally detached some wires lining the top of the screen. Their iPhone was left in worse shape…

Apple is working to increase the screen size of iPhones, insiders report.
Apple insiders told the South China Morning Post that the iPhone 6 will be larger in size than previous versions and have a scratch-resistant display which could help prevent against needing an iPhone screen repair. The iPhone 5S, currently Apple's biggest phone screen, measures in at 4 inches. The iPhone 6 will outstrip that by offering two…

Keeping your iPhone next to the bed could result in an accident like this.
Our smartphones are with us from the instant we wake up to the moment we drift off in the evening. According to a study of 18 to 44 year olds carried out by IDC and Facebook, 44 percent of respondents use their smartphone as an alarm clock. And why not? Smartphone alarm clocks are easy to…

Samsung is too busy in Russia to give users hints about its next generation smartphone.
With the release of a somewhat cryptic advertisement for its Samsung Unpacked ceremony on Feb. 24 in Barcelona, the technology giant is hinting at the possibility of new features on its next generation of phones. The image released on its official blog introduces nine new symbols, each with their own tag: Speed, Outdoor, Curiosity, Fun, Social,…