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I was excited to hear about an upgraded OS for Android. Since I been using a Nook HD (running Ice Cream Sandwich) and a Nexus 7 (running Jelly Bean), I’ve seen a huge difference between the two versions. I was kind of expecting something similar with Android 4.4 Kit Kat. (And the name is great–one of my favorite candy bars!) But so far, as a tablet user, I’m not impressed.
I had to research this recently because nope, Apple doesn’t make it obvious how to find your iCloud Keychain passwords. I looked first for an option in Safari. Wrong. Turns out it’s in Settings. One thing I prefer about Android is that settings are usually in the app, not in a whole ‘nother location.
At long last, Camera 360 has been updated for iOS to support the and lens-style cameras. This update was a pretty big deal because the developers behind Camera360 were the first to pledge support for the QX cameras after Sony started providing the SDK for it. Camera360 could have been the savior that freed iOS more »
If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8.1 yet, and plan to do so by downloading it from the Windows app store, there’s something you should know before you do. Microsoft made a huge blunder that could leave you in a bind should you ever need to use the Refresh or Restore recovery tools after you more »
If you’ve got a Windows 8 tablet — specifically a , , , or any other Clover Trail-based device — and plan to upgrade to Windows 8.1, you might want to hold off. The upgrade does not play nice with the display drivers for those devices, causing them to be slow to come out of more »
Earlier this year, I wrote a post on how Google Search for iOS (which includes Google Now features) ran Location Services constantly, even when the app wasn’t running. My fellow bloggers took to the Internet in droves to protest. Google fired back that it wasn’t an issue and wasn’t greatly impacting battery life. Legions of more »
I didn’t think I had a compelling reason to annotate PDF files until I received an email from the PR person for iAnnotate. In the email were the (to me) magic words, “even D&D DMs use it to mark up their docs.” Yes, I admit I’ve been playing for more than 30 years, and managing more »
There was a recent and significant update to LinkedIn for iPad, and I’m enjoying it so far. The LinkedIn app had not been one of my favorites; I’d found it clumsy and unappealing. This update changes most of that. Of course it follows the iOS 7 flatter design, which makes it visually appealing. The important more »
Apparently this has been around for a while, but I just discovered it. When you search for a TV show on Google, there’s a “Remind Me” button. Click it, and you’ll get notifications from Google Now prior to the show. Here’s some screen shots, both on a Google Search and the reminder. The reminder is more »
The practice of automatically blocking ads on the internet tends to lead to conflicting opinions. Sometimes ads are presented so aggressively, it gets in the way of actually consuming content. On the other hand, blocking non-intrusive ads results in loss revenue for otherwise hardworking content creators. It’s not too hard to get sentimental for the more »
As you’ve probably guessed, I like to do as much work on my iPad as possible, and that includes blogging. While Simplenote is fine for banging out the text of a post, I’ve been looking for a more complete blogging solution for my iPad, something that would allow me to do the entire process, from more »
Nearly a month after Sony began selling the and the , the company finally released a critical update for its PlayMemories Mobile app for iOS. PlayMemories Mobile is currently required to get any real use out of the lens style cameras, but proved to be a major hindrance. With today’s 3.30 update, Sony claims to more »