The Mango update for Windows 7 phones has been long awaited for anyone who took the leap of faith and moved from an iPhone or Droid to test out the Windows 7 platform. I will admit as a former iPhone user that the Windows 7 phone had been lacking in features and speed. I had […]
A big problem with a lot of cloud storage options is they are intended for you to sync computers to other computers. Mobile syncing seems to be an after thought. Pogoplug was made with mobile in mind. Mobile cloud syncing is kind of a big deal for a lot of people who are on the […]
Trees all over the world should be rejoicing with all the technological advances. Books, magazines, and newspapers no longer have to be read on paper. They can be read via various electronic methods. One popular method is reading via a Kindle device, but iPads and iPhones also function as readers, specifically for magazines and newspapers. […]
The iPod app in iOS is one of the best app around. It allows you to search your music by artist, song, album, genre, composer and display lyrics while the music is playing. However, as good as it gets, it is still lacking the capability to add/edit the music info in your iPhone/iPad. Worst still, […]
There are so many photo apps for iPhone and iPad that it can be hard to know where to start looking. Simply type “photo” or “photo editing” in a search yields too many apps. I tried FX Photo Studio recently, and more than anything else, it’s just a lot of fun. If you’re looking for […]
One of the drawbacks of using an iPad or other mobile devices instead of a regular computer is that it can be hard to find suitable ways of doing the normal activities we’re used to. All of Apple’s products come with its Safari web browser, but it’s not always suitable for all web activities, whether […]
While there are many ways to stream music from your computer, most of them require you to do some setup and configuration, or require you to pay a fee. If you are looking for a way to stream music for free and with little or no setup, then AudioGalaxy could jolly well be the one […]
Have you ever wanted to watch a movie on your iOS device, but not wanting to spend money in the iTunes Store because you already own the DVD? Maybe you just don’t know the best way to encode your movies to not just work on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, but also to have them look […]
One of the best parts about the iPad is its ability to share. From funny videos to photos, picking up an iPad and sharing things with friends and family is a great experience. With photos specifically, you can show someone an album of photos from a recent trip or event and let them flick through […]
I often use my Android phone and dock as an alarm clock on my nightstand, and I know that upon getting the iPad, I thought it could make a very cool one as well. The iPad though, coming with iOS, doesn’t have a built in alarm clock app like Android phones do. With all that […]
When Flipboard first released for the iPad, it appeared to be the ultimate solution to turn iPad into an interactive newspaper. Unfortunately, upon further use, it just did not have the content integration to make it a viable solution. That was in the past. After numerous updates, it has improved by leaps and bounds and […]
The poll last week was “Do you prefer full or partial RSS feed?” and the results were out. 85% of you prefer to read full RSS feed while the other 14% of you prefer partial feed. Only 1 of you mention that you don’t use RSS feed. A total of 78 votes were casted. Poll […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When resorting to a factory reset to reinvigorate your Windows Mobile phone – for instance to get rid of a severe bug or remove some badly made software you’ve downloaded – it can be a galling procedure to pour over your handset re-entering your email settings if you’re using POP or IMAP. Happily there is […]
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.
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 […]
There are plenty of sites and programs out there that will let you upload your pictures or videos to one or two of your social media sites, but people like choice. Would 50 supported sites plus email and FTP uploading be enough? That should let you share enough stuff to make even your Kindergarten teacher […]
Successful blogging from the Windows Mobile platform can be difficult. There are several applications that can be installed and utilised but most of these alternatives are limited in some way. However if you’re blogging to a Movable Type or WordPress platform blog, the best solution is Pocket Sharp MT for touchscreen “Professional” Windows Mobile devices […]
When Nokia first released the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, many Linux geeks could not resist a hackable handheld computer, even if they had no use for it. With the subsequent releases of the N800 and N810 versions, the devices gained even wider appeal. One of the problems I have always had with it, however, is […]
Installing applications and tools on to a Windows Mobile device can be a little bit daunting at first, particularly for newcomers to the platform.
Prior to the actual act of installing the application, there are several things you need to check.
Cupcake is the internal Google nickname for the latest version of the Android operating system (There will be a Doughnut version next). Google engineers stumbled on a great marketing tool similar to Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron, Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope scheme. Who doesn’t like dessert? Unfortunately, Cupcake is quickly becoming known as the update that didn’t […]
The iPhone is an awesome smartphone and I’ve been in love with it ever since I got it. The iTunes app store is just one of the many benefits of using the iPhone and it is amazing to see and use all the innovative applications being developed by third party developers. However, if you talk […]