Two Free Tools To Play (Almost) Any Kind Of Movie Files On Your iPhone

Two Free Tools To Play (Almost) Any Kind Of Movie Files On Your iPhone

As a mobile multimedia player, iPhone (including iPod Touch and iPad) is one of the best out there. The picture and sound quality is hard to rival. Unfortunately, iTunes – as the default multimedia player – limits the movie formats that it can play to only “.mp4” and “.m4v“. So there’s the file conversion ritual […]

By Jeffry Thurana -
How to Claim a Refund For iPhone/iPad Apps That You Accidentally Purchased

How to Claim a Refund For iPhone/iPad Apps That You Accidentally Purchased

Human as we are, there will always come a time in our day-to-day life that we commit mistakes. There are those which we cannot rectify and undone and there are also mistakes that we can. More often, these mistakes will be committed if we are unsure or we really don’t know what we are doing. […]

By Harold -
Upgrading iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 Without Updating the Baseband

Upgrading iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 Without Updating the Baseband

Some iPhone users do not know that upgrading iPhone to the latest IOS will also update the baseband. If you would want to use other carriers, then you have to undergo the process of unlocking your iPhone. Nowadays, the most popular unlocking tool is the UltraSn0w, however, it does not support new baseband versions. Thus, […]

By Harold -
Five Simple Ways To Increase Security Of Your iPhone

Five Simple Ways To Increase Security Of Your iPhone

As much as Apple would like to make the iPhone the most secure device in the world, there are always people who love the thrill of breaking down the gate and hack into the device. That being said, you cannot be 100% sure that the iPhone you are holding right now is safe and secured. […]

By Harold -
How To Individually Protect your iPhone Apps with a Password

How To Individually Protect your iPhone Apps with a Password

There are times when someone would borrow your iPhone for a reason. But since it is a personal gadget, there are things that you don’t want others to see when using it. Thus, it would be better that you can protect certain notes, photos or apps with a password; by doing so, you will be […]

By Harold -
Quick Review Of Firefox Beta For Android

Quick Review Of Firefox Beta For Android

There is no lack of browsers in the Android market, but still, the release of Firefox beta for Android is worth all the attention. The beta version of Firefox for Android brings much changes and improvement to its pre-alpha build. Plenty of new features such as sync, addons, awesome screen and the improved user-interface are […]

By Damien -
Dropbox Android App Review

Dropbox Android App Review

In my previous Dropbox article, I highlighted that Dropbox had released apps for the Android, iOS and Blackberry platforms. These enabled Dropbox users to access their data while on the move. However, the apps, especially the Android one, was very much in its infancy and there were a lot of basic functions that it lacked. […]

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How to Use FaceTime In iPhone 4 Over a 3G Network

How to Use FaceTime In iPhone 4 Over a 3G Network

If you are an iPhone user, you must have known that jailbreak can bring thousands of possibilities to your gadget by unleashing its true power, functionality and efficiency. Perhaps, one of the reasons why others don’t want their iPhone jailbroken is because of warranty issue; jailbreak voids warranty of your device. But recent statistics show […]

By Harold -
How To Setup The Ultimate Multi-Platform Writing Environment With Simplenote

How To Setup The Ultimate Multi-Platform Writing Environment With Simplenote

I’ve just watched a beautiful animation titled “The Secret of Kells”. I’m not going to spoil anything by telling you the story here, but I can tell you that the movie described how hard the process of writing a book was back in the middle age. It required top notch craftsmanship to write each and […]

By Jeffry Thurana -
How to Increase the Google Reader Font Size In Android Browser

How to Increase the Google Reader Font Size In Android Browser

Using the Android browser to surf the web is usually quite painfree. Whenever you encounter a site that is not optimized for mobile, you simply do a pinch action to zoom into the site. However, if you load the Google Reader site on your Android browser, you will definitely be frustrated over the small font […]

By Damien -
A Very Easy Way to Create Ringtone For Your iPhone [Mac only]

A Very Easy Way to Create Ringtone For Your iPhone [Mac only]

Yes, we know that there is a quick hack to create your iPhone ringtone from iTunes, but obviously that is not the easiest way since some of you are still facing problem in getting it to work. If you are looking for alternative method to convert your favorite music to ringtone for your iPhone, Blackbox […]

By Damien -
How to Optimize the Use of your iPhone Volume Buttons

How to Optimize the Use of your iPhone Volume Buttons

I’ve been thinking of several ways on how to optimize the use of my iPhone and I was able to prove that there are hundreds of tricks I can actually do to satisfy my curious mind; one of them is how to optimize the use of the volume buttons on my iPhone. For those who […]

By Harold -
Launcher Pro + QuickDesk: Probably The Best Android Home Replacement Combination

Launcher Pro + QuickDesk: Probably The Best Android Home Replacement Combination

Android owners know after about 2 minutes of going through the Android Market how much you can do to personalize your device. Usually people go for the fun apps like live wallpapers, themes and games. One overlooked type of application is a new home screen app. Sure you may have a nice UI for your […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
How To Fix iPhone Errors and Problems After Jailbreak

How To Fix iPhone Errors and Problems After Jailbreak

Last week I posted an article on How to Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 4. My first attempt was really successful using JailbreakMe that I haven’t ran into problems. However, not everyone is as lucky as I am. Some of you might have problems relating to lost signals, purple screen and sim card not detected issues. […]

By Harold -
How to Find And Install Non-market Apps On Your Android Phone

How to Find And Install Non-market Apps On Your Android Phone

The Android Market is great, and only getting better. It is home to literally tens of thousands of great apps, many of which are free, and all of which are at your disposal with just a few taps of your finger. But sometimes, particularly when searching for apps that perform particular functions, we are met with an […]

By Colin Scattergood -
[Snippet] How to Sync Rhythmbox With iOS4.0

[Snippet] How to Sync Rhythmbox With iOS4.0

In Ubuntu Lucid, the Rhythmbox can detect your iPhone/iPod Touch by default and sync it with your computer. However, with the release of iOS 4.0, it breaks the sync and left many Linux users with system incompatibility. Here is a quick and easy way to fix this: Open a terminal and add the repository: sudo […]

By Damien -
How to Enable Multitasking Feature on Your iPhone 3G

How to Enable Multitasking Feature on Your iPhone 3G

One of the best technological breakthroughs in the 21st century is the iPhone. The fact that it became an overnight success is evident that majority of the population all over the world cannot resist its sense of usability, practicality and fashion. A lot of people would say that iPhone is a perfect gadget. However, when […]

By Harold -
7 Shortcuts To Optimize Your iPhone Usage

7 Shortcuts To Optimize Your iPhone Usage

The more advanced a device is, the more complicated the usage would be. Computers and smart phones are no exception. That’s why people invented many kinds of shortcuts to optimize the usage. If you own an iPhone – one of today’s smartest phones, or have interest to it, you might wonder whether there are shortcuts […]

By Jeffry Thurana -
Protect And Secure Your Android Phone With Lookout Mobile Security

Protect And Secure Your Android Phone With Lookout Mobile Security

In the past, when it comes to security, we are always discussing about means to protect our PC from virus, malware and hackers. With the rising popularity of smart phone, such as iPhone, Android phone, blackberry etc, we are starting to see more and more concern for mobile security. Hence, it is no surprise that […]

By Damien -
How to Make Your iPhone Secure After the Jailbreak

How to Make Your iPhone Secure After the Jailbreak

Let me start this article by telling you about a person who was successful in attacking the vulnerabilities of phones on T-mobile Netherlands last year. There was not really a grave malicious intent on the side of the hacker except that he just wanted the people–whose iPhones were hacked–to know how vulnerable their gadgets were […]

By Harold -
How to Install Cydia Apps in iPhone Without WiFi Connection

How to Install Cydia Apps in iPhone Without WiFi Connection

When I got my iPhone, I had to go to one of cafes in our place just to use their WiFi connection. I spent hours and hours of looking, downloading and installing Cydia apps. That’s really one of the biggest problems when you don’t have Internet connection at home. And one of the questions I’ve […]

By Harold -
How to Jailbreak Your iPad

How to Jailbreak Your iPad

Jailbreaking your iPad is, in a word, simple.  In two words, it’s ridiculously simple. But why do it? And how? I’m here to answer all your questions! So let’s get started! Why should you Jailbreak? Well, jailbreaking your iPad offers you tons of features and opportunities that you are otherwise not afforded. It gives you […]

By Colin Scattergood -
How To Take Screenshots on your Android Phone (Rooted Phone Only)

How To Take Screenshots on your Android Phone (Rooted Phone Only)

Unlike the iPhone, there is no easy way for you to take screenshots of your Android phone. The only way is to install the Android SDK and run the ddms from there. However, if you have rooted your phone, this will be a different story. There are several useful apps in the marketplace that allow […]

By Abhiroop Basu -
AppBrain: Easily Install Android Apps From Your Desktop Browser

AppBrain: Easily Install Android Apps From Your Desktop Browser

AppBrain is a powerful web-interface for installing any app onto your Android phone. Instead of navigating through the default Android Market app, you can browse the apps on the AppBrain website and install/uninstall from the comfort of your desktop. Since installing AppBrain and now Fast Web Installer I have completely stopped using the default Market application. […]

By Abhiroop Basu -
How to Check the Bootrom Version of your iPhone 3GS?

How to Check the Bootrom Version of your iPhone 3GS?

This is a guest post by Harold Hisona Apple iPhone has become a necessity in the modern world not just because it has sleek design but because it can be used in so many ways. Its efficiency is equaled by its functionality that it became an “almost” perfect little computer. About two weeks ago, Apple […]

By Damien -
Backup All Your Mobile Data With m:IQ

Backup All Your Mobile Data With m:IQ

We talk a lot about backing up on Make Tech Easier, but generally this is with respect to computers. Backing up mobile phones is still in its infancy as mobile internet has just recently started to become more ubiquitous. The two leading smartphone operating systems, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, both have some backup functions […]

By Abhiroop Basu -
Sync Your Desktop Browser to Your Android Phone

Sync Your Desktop Browser to Your Android Phone

Let’s say you are doing research on your desktop browser and you need to leave your computer to run some errand. Wouldn’t it be great if you can sync what you are reading to your mobile phone so that you can continue your research on the move? If you are using an Android phone (running […]

By Damien -
How to Sync Your iPhone Contacts to Ubuntu One

How to Sync Your iPhone Contacts to Ubuntu One

Note: As of June 1, 2011, Ubuntu One contacts sync for mobile (including iOS) will no longer be active. For more information, please refer to this post. When Ubuntu One first launched, we all thought that it is just another file storage service, just like Dropbox, with the limitation that it is only available for […]

By Damien -
Organize Your Life With Springpad

Organize Your Life With Springpad

Most popular applications usually have a lesser know competitor with very similar features. The better know software is more heavily marketed and the freeware versions – which are equally as good – usually are not. Springpad is one of these freeware apps. You hear a lot of people talking about how if they did not […]

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How to Access Your Computer Files (And Stream Music) From Your Mobile Devices

How to Access Your Computer Files (And Stream Music) From Your Mobile Devices

With today’s technology, it is becoming very easy to share your files, music, video or even computers over the cloud. If you always have the need to access to the files in your computer while on the move, and you happen to be a proud owner of iPhone/iPod Touch or any Android phone, you can […]

By Damien -
How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

Unless you are one of the few who have upgraded to Froyo, or you have rooted your Android phone, chances are, you are still not able to tether using your Android phone. Those who are seeking a solution, PdaNet is the easiest way available to provide tethering to your Mac or PC. PdaNet allows you to, […]

By Colin Scattergood -
TunesRemote: Remote Control iTunes With Your Android Phone

TunesRemote: Remote Control iTunes With Your Android Phone

There are plenty of apps that allow you to remote control your iTunes from other computers, iPhone or even iPod Touch, but when it comes to Android, the choice is limited (as of now). TunesRemote is one of the few that give you the ability to control your iTunes from your Android phone. While it […]

By Damien -
Snippet: How to Manually Upgrade Your Nexus One to Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Snippet: How to Manually Upgrade Your Nexus One to Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Update: Google has stated that this version of Froyo firmware is not the official version for your phone. Therefore, this method of manual update is no longer valid. Nexus one owner, in case you are still not aware, Google has released the latest version of Android 2.2 (Froyo) in the Google I/O Conference. Some of you […]

By Damien -
Miniaturize Your Photos With TiltShift Generator

Miniaturize Your Photos With TiltShift Generator

Tilt-shift photography is a technique whereby figures or objects are made to appear miniature through the manipulation of the lens. If done very well, the life-size objects or subjects will appear like miniature scale models. Although it is a technique that skilled photographers accomplish using their cameras, you can also mimic it with photo editing […]

By Tavis J. Hampton -
SlideScreen: A Beautiful Alternative to Android Home Screen

SlideScreen: A Beautiful Alternative to Android Home Screen

The default Android home screen is rather functional. You can fully customize it by placing various kind of widgets, shortcuts on the desktop, change the wallpapers and you can swipe to switch screen. Now, if you are looking for a more functional home screen, one that can allow a busy person like you to better […]

By Damien -
18 Essential Apps For Your Android Phone

18 Essential Apps For Your Android Phone

Like any other operating system, most Android phones come preinstalled only with a minimum set of applications that are sufficient to get you started. But to really get the best out of it, you have to go into the Marketplace and grab the third-party apps. Being a geek in my circle of friends, I am […]

By Damien -
How to Install Android SDK (and Take Screenshots) in Ubuntu 9.10

How to Install Android SDK (and Take Screenshots) in Ubuntu 9.10

If you are an Android developer, looking to root your Android phone, or just a blogger who wants to take screenshots of your latest Nexus One phone, you will need to install Android SDK in your computer. I know that it is kind of troublesome to download/install the SDK just to take screenshots in your […]

By Damien -
How to Add Custom Alarm Ringtones in Android

How to Add Custom Alarm Ringtones in Android

If you are a proud owner of an Android phone and also a heavy alarm clock user, you will know that the default alarm clock app in Android phone does not provides you with lot of options, especially the ringtone. If you are looking to choose from a wide range of songs/ringtones that you are […]

By Damien -
How to Set Up Push Notification For Gmail in iPhone

How to Set Up Push Notification For Gmail in iPhone

Few days ago, Google announced that they have released the push notification support for Gmail for mobile devices such as iPhone and Windows Mobile. Today, let us show you how you can set up a push Gmail account on your iPhone. By following this tutorial, you can also configure it to sync your contact and […]

By Damien -
How to Access StumbleUpon and Stumble Through Websites in an iPhone

How to Access StumbleUpon and Stumble Through Websites in an iPhone

In the past, if you want to access StumbleUpon on your iPhone/iPod Touch, you will know that it is not an easy task. Back then, SU only exists as a Firefox extension and does not plays well with any of the mobile devices. However, with the launch of the SU web toolbar, anyone can now […]

By Damien -
How to Configure Spb Mobile Shell 3 For Windows Mobile

How to Configure Spb Mobile Shell 3 For Windows Mobile

The default Windows Mobile user interface isn’t ideal for the majority of daily mobile working tasks – it depends heavily on the stylus (or is you’re using a Smartphone, the D-pad), a hardware keyboard and in some cases very good eyesight. As such, several developers have taken advantage of this to introduce alternative user interfaces […]

By Christian Cawley -
Fix Files And Remove Duplicate Contacts In Pocket Outlook With TrineFix

Fix Files And Remove Duplicate Contacts In Pocket Outlook With TrineFix

With calendars, contacts and task data becoming more and more mobile, pocket PCs are a key home for the storage of mobile organizer information. Windows Mobile can be synchronised via ActiveSync with your PC or Exchange server to keep synchonrised your contacts list, calendars and flagged emails and tasks – but tourble can arise in […]

By Christian Cawley -
How to Emulate And Play MS-DOS Games On Windows Mobile

How to Emulate And Play MS-DOS Games On Windows Mobile

Good games on the Windows Mobile platform are largely limited to a few recent titles – but there is a wealth of games available for the platform thanks to the library of titles written in MS-DOS, and a suitable emulator. If you want to install some old games or apps or simply want to push […]

By Christian Cawley -
Guide to Using a Software Keyboard in Windows Mobile

Guide to Using a Software Keyboard in Windows Mobile

There are considerable benefits in using a software keyboard on your Windows Mobile phone – but it can be troublesome to find the right keyboard and difficult to set it up without the right tools. Windows Mobile comes with a number of onscreen input options.  Various stylus methods are provided such as Block Recogniser and […]

By Christian Cawley -
How to Tether Your Windows Mobile

How to Tether Your Windows Mobile

If you’re on the move with your laptop and Windows Mobile device in tow, as long as you have a data connection with your mobile contract you should be able to use your handset as a modem.

This process is commonly called tethering – Windows Mobile users are able to take advantage of the platform’s version of Internet Connection Sharing in order to get online.

For users of Windows Mobile 6.0 and later, this is a relatively simple task – if you’re on Windows Mobile 5.0 however it’s a bit trickier.

By Christian Cawley -
Clean Up Your Windows Mobile Easily With CleanRAM

Clean Up Your Windows Mobile Easily With CleanRAM

Constant day to day use of a Windows Mobile device can lead to a slowdown in performance even on the highest spec devices with memory and by extension processor time continually allocated to applications that are to all intents and purposes closed. Poor application programming is usually the cause of these apps retaining system resources […]

By Christian Cawley -