Did you know that simply switching to 'Airplane Mode' will enable your iPhone to charge twice as quickly? Simply connect your phone to its charger and then make the change -- but don't forget to switch it back once the charging has completed.
Downloading substandard educational apps is at best a waste of time and money. More disturbingly, bad educational apps can promote poor learning habits or compromise privacy.
Apple likes simplicity. It has a simple product line with simple brand names, simple designs and simple-to-use software. This obsession has served the company well. But there is one area where it could afford to have just a bit more complexity. I'm talking iPhone screen size.
As if nothing else mattered, I scan breaking news from a never-ending stream of sources, devour the latest nuggets of idiocy on Twitter, check my email and, of course, peruse the Facebook statuses of 300 of my closest friends. Admittedly, I've got a problem.
The issue is not necessarily that the information is being collected. The issue is that users must have information about what is being collected and be put in a position to make a meaningful choice about the tradeoff of using the application or not.
Remember all the Apple Fanboys who took to the streets to complain about AT&T in the early days of the iPhone? I was one of them. Apple could do no ...
With one exception, all of my friends use computers. They also own smartphones. Most have an iPad, an iPod, a GPS, a Kindle or a Nook. They frequently shop on the Internet and use MapQuest. They have a Facebook page and get their news from the Web. Some play Words With Friends. The exception is Larry.
Whether you are looking for some DIY inspiration for your big day or want to capture every moment of your reception in real time, now, when it comes to any aspect of planning your wedding, there's an app for that.
There are good reasons to be skeptical of machines grading essays. Their algorithms can't distinguish between arguments supported by factual evidence and cases built on canards. They're reliable enough to dock points for clichés, but they're not subtle enough to reward subtlety.
On Slashdot, user "theodp" ran a Google cache search of Amplify, Rupert Murdoch's education subsidiary. The results, as theodp put it? "Obscene."
Gay men are regarded as trendsetters, with people looking to us for indicators about where pop culture is heading. If you think I'm off the mark with that statement, take a moment to examine the music, television, art, and fashion landscapes over the past thirty years and then get back to me.
In its quest to kill Apple, has Google inadvertently empowered its rivals-and created new ones? We know that Google has created a monster in Samsung....
Between all your texting, tweeting, and talking, the little battery in your smartphone sometimes just doesn't seem to cut it--and there are few things more frustrating than having your phone die when you need it most.
California's Silicon Valley is a microcosm of America's new extremes of wealth and poverty. Facebook, Google, and Apple have minted hundreds of new tech millionaires. But not far away, the homeless are building tent cities along a creek in the city of San Jose.
"The app says kissing is a form of sexual activity and that's an exercise," I countered. "By the way, if we ramp it up to 'active, vigorous sex' for three hours, we will burn 514 calories."
I certainly desired the latest iPhone, but the thought of transferring all my data and then mastering a new device seemed overwhelming. Did I really need that iPhone?