Netfront Life Screen: A Beautiful Home Replacement App For Android

Netfront Life Screen: A Beautiful Home Replacement App For Android

There is no lack of home screen replacement apps for Android. From Home++ for the older days, the revolutionary Slidescreen to the widely popular ADW and LauncherPro, there will sure be one that suits your needs. NetFront Life Screen is yet another home screen replacement app, and yes, it is beautiful and elegant. NetFront Life […]

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How to Enable Google Instant in Android And iPhone

How to Enable Google Instant in Android And iPhone

All Android phones and iPhones come with a search feature that the users can press to perform a search instantly. If you are searching within an app, or searching for files in your SD card, the search button will serve you well. But if you want to search the web, you will be better off […]

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How to Change Your iPhone Default Browser

How to Change Your iPhone Default Browser

If you are an extensive internet surfer, then you must be able to distinguish one browser from another. You may even be able to differentiate the advantages you can get if you are observant enough. For example, if you are used to browsing the net using Internet Explorer, you will be able to learn that […]

By Harold -
How to install iOS 4.2 on The iPad and Use It to The Fullest

How to install iOS 4.2 on The iPad and Use It to The Fullest

iOS 4.2 for iPad is finally here, after much awaiting by most iPad owners. But you may be wondering, how do I install it, and what’s different? Well fear not my techie friends, as MakeTechEasier is here to walk you through the process! While installation is simple, its not blatantly obvious how to use some […]

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8 Things You Need to Know Before Modding Your Android Phone

8 Things You Need to Know Before Modding Your Android Phone

If you have gotten an Android phone and plan to be only a casual user, this article might not be suitable for you. If however, after using your Android phone and you are tempted to mod your phone to achieve better performance, it is best to learn about some of the technical stuffs before you […]

By Damien -
What Is Your Favorite SmartPhone? [Poll]

What Is Your Favorite SmartPhone? [Poll]

Last week, we asked all of you “what’s your favorite PDF reader in Linux” and surprisingly Okular/KPDF came out top with 41 votes (31.3%). Either most of you are running KDE as your desktop manager or you install Okular (with a bunch of KDE files) in your Gnome desktop (or any other desktop manager). The […]

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4 Free Tools to Sync Your iTunes Music to Android

4 Free Tools to Sync Your iTunes Music to Android

If you are a iPod, iPhone, iPad or whatever iDevice user, you will have no problem syncing your device with iTunes (in fact, this is the only way you can get music onto the device). But if you own an Android phone and use iTunes to purchase, store and organize your music/video, you will find […]

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How to Export Your iPhone SMS As CSV To Your Mac

How to Export Your iPhone SMS As CSV To Your Mac

Usually, we use iTunes to back up all the SMS from our iPhones. If you have jailbroken your iPhone, there is another option of exporting all the SMS in CSV format (comma-separated values). You can even import the said file to your other mobile devices should you stop using your iPhone. All the SMS or […]

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Pixelpipe For Android: Post Anything to Everywhere, Anytime

Pixelpipe For Android: Post Anything to Everywhere, Anytime

Just like pipes that connect you from one place to another, Pixelpipe is a web service that connects you from the real world to the virtual world, by allowing you to upload your media content from desktop and mobile to a plethora of social network sites, all at the same time. For those who have […]

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Two Must-Have Free Image Sharing iPhone Apps For Amateur Photographers

Two Must-Have Free Image Sharing iPhone Apps For Amateur Photographers

It’s true that professional photographers won’t replace their DSLR with cell phone anytime soon (or ever), but the quality of phone cameras today has become so much better than it used to be that we can’t just ignore them. Some even have the quality that put entry-level point and shoot camera into shame. Aside from […]

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How to Tether Your iPhone And Share Internet Connection With Other Devices

How to Tether Your iPhone And Share Internet Connection With Other Devices

Apple iPhone could be the most popular smart phone nowadays because of its sleek design, brand and unique features. However, it is not a perfect machine. The reason why Apple keeps on updating its version is the mere fact that over time, there are new features which are needed to be added. Fortunately, iPhone comes […]

By Harold -
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 -
Sync Your Android Phone to Your Desktop: Android Manager WiFi

Sync Your Android Phone to Your Desktop: Android Manager WiFi

There are numerous ways of syncing your data from your phone to your computer or the cloud, however the easiest is often to automate it through your personal wireless network. This ensures that whenever your phone and computer are on the same network, all the data on your phone is automatically synced to your computer. […]

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Place Reminder Note On Your Notification Bar in Android Phone

Place Reminder Note On Your Notification Bar in Android Phone

There are no shortage of to-do lists apps and note taking apps in Android market. However, few of them allow you to place a reminder note on the notification bar so you can easily check it with a quick swipe. Notification Note is a simple note taking app that places your note on the notification […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Read SMS Messages On your Computer With TalkMyPhone [Android]

Read SMS Messages On your Computer With TalkMyPhone [Android]

My day is split between sitting in front of the computer and being on the move. While I am at my computer my HTC Magic (running Android 2.2) is comfortably charging in its dock. Unfortunately, this means that every time I receive a text message or other notification I have to remove the phone from […]

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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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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How to Control Your Computer With Your Android Phone

How to Control Your Computer With Your Android Phone

In my last article, I covered how to control VLC media player with your Android phone. While that is great for manipulating VLC, it cannot actually control anything else on your computer. Other similar Android apps such as TunesRemote are great for controlling iTunes, but are again limited to that one function. Sometimes you are […]

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[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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 -
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 […]

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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 […]

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