People who are not active tend to have more health problems than those who lead an active healthy lifestyles. Not everyone has the athletic ability or stamina to play a sport regularly, but many of you may have the urge. If money is tight and motivation is low, you may not want to pay for […]
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A few weeks ago, Google launched its eponymous music streaming and syncing service. Hot on the heels of Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Cloud Player, Google’s offering is minimal, fast and easy to use. In this article I will provide a quick walkthrough and my thoughts on the service.
Have you ever taken photos on your Android phone, only to find that there is a distracting object in the photo, or that the photo is blurry and badly taken? No. You sure? Let’s not bluff ourselves. All of us have this bad photo moments before. It really doesn’t matter. What matters is how you […]
If you want to keep your task list portable and future proof, no software does that better than todo.txt. It’s a command line script that saves your tasks to a simple text file — one that you can move between different computers and operating systems with ease. Todo.txt has been covered on Make Tech Easier […]
Texting is kinda lame. SMS messages have a character limit, you have to know the person’s phone number and well, its hard to hold a longer SMS conversation. Some phones don’t thread the messages. If you forgot what you started talking about, it is a real pain to go back and re-read. I am sure […]
There are no shortage of remote control apps in the Android market. These remote control apps allow you to send/receive SMS in your browser, receive Android notification on your desktop, control Windows 7, or even stream media to/from your devices. With Remote Web Desktop, you can now control your Android phone from your desktop browser.
Ever since I started using MIUI custom ROM on my Android phone, I fell in love with it and it has replaced CM7 as my handset’s default ROM. If you are in love with MIUI as much as me, here are some hidden tips and tricks that are useful to you and you probably don’t […]
Dealing with email sucks. For those of us who are in a corporate or web-based business, it is the most common method of communication. How do you handle your very full inbox while getting other things done? An even more common question is, how do you handle your inbox and get things done while you […]
Of all the ways to customize your Android phone, the geekiest way has to be rooting your phone, wiping it clean and installing a new ROM. Most of these custom ROMs are functionally better than your default ROMs and are rid of all the unnecessarily features that slow down your phone. One such ROM is […]
When you receive a business card, the usual way is to manually enter the contact information to your phone book. If you have collected tens (or hundreds) of business cards in a networking session, you probably have to spend several hours entering the details. If you have a smartphone (such as iPhone or Android), one […]
The Android Mobile OS is surging forward with leaps and bounds. If you do not own one of these devices, you likely know someone who does own an Android phone. Even though you can do most everything on your phone, it is still easier to do somethings on your computer. While you are working on […]
Dropbox for Android is easily one of our favorite mobile app. It allows you to download and view your files in your Dropbox folder and also upload files to the server. It is best suited for people (like us) who like to work on the move. If there is anything that we are unsatisfied with, […]
When you connect two (or more) monitors to your computer, you can drag an application window from one to another monitor. Now, what if your second monitor is your smartphone, or tablet and you are able to drag window to it and interact with your fingers? Sound cool, isn’t it? iDisplay is one such app […]
When I made the switch to an Android phone from a Blackberry, one of the deciding factors was how I could easily share files with clients and club members. I am usually not at my office and do much of my work remotely. While Dropbox was accessible from my Blackberry, it was less than convenient […]
One of the most under utilized parts of an Android phone is the notification bar. While it is useful for alerting you of emails, calendar appointments and SMS messages. The Android navigation bar can do so much more. Previously on Make Tech Easier, we showed you how to put a reminder note in your Android […]
In the past I have written about the Android app TalkMyPhone which created a dummy Jabber.org account to allow you to send and receive text messages from your computer, bypassing your phone. This app was a little cumbersome to use as it had to be activated manually each time you wished to use. I recently […]
Have you ever thought, it could happen even a common user needs to switch on the USB debug mode on his/her Android phone? One could think this may be required for an application developer, however, certain desktop phone managers can establish connection with your phone via USB cable only, when this setting is activated. Certain […]
This is a guest post by Kat Cole A diverse range of people now own one of the various smart, internet-enabled 3G mobile phones available on the market. Although it would hardly be catastrophic should your kid neighbour’s battery conk out right when he is in the middle of sending a text message to his […]
There are a lot of ways to personalize the look and feel of your Android phone. Applications can add functionality to what’s already there. Phonebook 2.0 is a phonebook replacement application and it adds a ton of features to your contact list. Having your contact list be the central social hub for your Android phone […]
I have a lot of music, videos, and pictures on my personal computer, but sometimes I am not at my desk and I still want to view my media content. Fortunately, I have an Android phone and with Skifta I can easily stream these files to my phone through a WiFi network.