Are you on an internet plan with a data cap or do you exhaust your mobile data before its due date. That should be a thing of the past with the recent update from Google for its Chrome Browser app which promises to helps users reduce the amount of mobile data used in surfing the web on your mobile devices. (more…)
On the 19th of September 2013, Apple finally flipped the switch for the user version of the iOS 7 which is now available for everyone to download. Took us sometime to complete the download due to slow internet speed and issues from the Apple server but we eventually got our hands on it.
Installation was seamless and we were welcomed by a whitish welcome page with “HELLO” in different languages. We followed the installation guide to the very end without any issues.
Now to what you are hitching to hear. Firstly of all, the new iOS 7 is totally different from what you have been seeing in the past. Total re-modification was carried out by the developers at Apple.
Security is one of the most important, yet oft-neglected facets of modern mobile life. Whether you’re using an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, your entire life, and a lot of your friends’, families’, and associates’ lives, are right there on your device. From contact information to location data, messages to photos and video, website logins to payment methods, if someone gains access to your device, and your stuff, it can make that life, those lives, annoying at best, catastrophic at worst. Adding security does require more time and effort than going without, but nowhere nearly as much time and effort as it takes to recover after your stuff is spied, stolen, or otherwise violated. It’s security week on Talk Mobile, so while you probably already know the basics, we’re going to share the very best of the tough stuff!
Google Music (now officially known as Play Music) is an incredible product. Google allows you to upload your personal music collection to their servers and stream it from your web browser or any Android device absolutely free! The only bummer is that Google has overlooked an important feature: the ability to upload music purchased outside of the Google Play Store to your Google Music account from your smartphone. Naturally, Google is trying to push users to purchase their music from Google Play, but what if you want to buy your music from the Amazon MP3 store, or download it using some other quasi-legal method (shame, shame).
Need to sleep and felt like watching a late night movie on your iPhone 4 or 4s or you just want your phone to display in the landscape mode. Owners of earlier version of the iPhone could simply do this by setting a button to lock rotation under the General tab but 3rd generation and above owners have been denied this one click option. So we thought we should show you a simple way to lock or unlock rotation on iPhone 4 and above. Follow the steps below to do this.
1. Double click the home button to bring up the multitasking bar. 2. Swipe right until the last set of icons is displayed in the multitasking bar (these will include play/pause and skip buttons for iPod or Pandora). 3. The furthest left icon looks like a circular arrow – touch this icon to enable or disable rotation lock on the iPhone. 4. A rotation lock icon will appear in the status bar next to the battery charge icon when rotation lock is enabled. This looks like a circular arrow around a padlock.
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The dust has finally settled on the arrival of the iOS 6 and Apple’s new kid on the block (iPhone 5). After several weeks of leaked/rumoured images of the iPhone 5 and the features of the latest OS, Steve Jobs would be kicking the grounds on how Tim Cooks and co ruined the tradition of “Surprising the World” at the famous Apple Event.
Technology has a way of going in and out of popularity its has become a fad. The digital calendar has however managed to stay relevant this looming obsolescence. The move from PDA to smartphone has actually demonstrated the opposite, taking our personal calendars and transforming them into real-time collaborative scheduling tools.
However beneficial this added level of connectivity might be, the ubiquity of the digital calendar has created its own challenges. You have to juggle your own personal and work calendars, (and probably some that fall somewhere between). A smartphone or tablet can make this data available to you anywhere, but condensing it into a lean and efficient productivity system requires a bit of forethought and just a few minutes of technical setup. (more…)