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How to Sync Gmail / Google Contacts with iOS on iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch

Aug 27, 2013 - 1 Comment

You can easily configure Google / Gmail contacts to sync with an iOS device like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This transfers all Google Contact details onto the iOS device, in addition to keeping all contacts in sync, meaning any changes made in one service will carry over to the other nearly instantaneously. This … Read More

Take a Photo Using Instagram Without Sharing / Uploading

Aug 2, 2013 - 1 Comment
Save & Apply Instagram Filters without Uploading

Any photo taken in Instagram will automatically post directly to your Instagram feed, sharing the picture with the world (or at least whoever follows you). But what if you want to take a picture or two with the Instagram app, apply those fancy filters, and not actually share them with anyone? That’s not an option … Read More

Get Around the 5 Device Connection Limit on Wi-Fi Hotspot for iOS & Android

Jul 30, 2013 - 1 Comment
Wi-Fi Hotspot connections

The Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot feature available with just about every smartphone is incredibly useful, but most cell providers impose a cap on the number of devices that can connect to the wi-fi hotspot. Typically the connection limit provides for a maximum of 3 to 5 device connections, but if you find yourself in a situation … Read More

Get the Public Cellular IP of an iPhone (or Android) Fast

Jul 23, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Find public IP of iPhone or Android quickly with Google

If you’re looking for the public facing external IP address that the outside world sees of an iPhone (or any smartphone for that matter) when using it’s cellular data connection, you won’t find the external IP alongside the local IP in iOS Settings. Rather than poking around in the devices confusing field test mode menus, … Read More

How to Use Tor on Mac to Browse the Web Anonymously & Access Blocked Websites

Jul 18, 2013 - 3 Comments

Tor is a free anonymity network that aims to conceal a users location and browser usage from snoopers, in addition to allowing access to websites that are otherwise blocked or filtered out through firewalls. The official description of the Tor browser and network is described as follows: The Tor software protects you by bouncing your … Read More

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone the Easy Way

Jul 15, 2013 - 28 Comments
Transfer contacts from Android to an iPhone using Google Contacts

Moving all contacts from an Android to an iPhone may sound complicated, but it’s actually really easy. What you’ll need to do is sync the entire address book from the Android device to Google’s cloud Contacts service, and then use Google Contacts service to transfer them to the iPhone. The result is that you’ll have … Read More

Export iPhone Contacts the Easy Way with iCloud

Jul 2, 2013 - 3 Comments
Access iPhone Contacts through iCloud

As you probably know, all of your iPhone Contacts and related address book information is stored within iCloud, assuming you use the cloud service to sync and backup your data of course. What many people don’t know, is that the web interface of iCloud provides an incredibly simple method of exporting those same iPhone contacts, … Read More

Mount Android as a Disk Drive in Mac OS X for Easy File Storage & Access

May 26, 2013 - 16 Comments
Mount Android as a disk drive

Something that many Android phones and tablets are able to do is connect to a computer as if they were an external disk drive. It’s remarkably easy to set up, and all that is required is connecting the Android to a Mac through USB, and it’ll then mount accessible through the desktop and Finder, from … Read More

How to Share an Android Internet Connection with Wi-Fi Hotspot or USB Tethering

May 12, 2013 - 4 Comments
Android Wi-Fi Hotspot and internet connection sharing

Nearly every Android smartphone can share it’s cellular data connections and turn itself into an internet hotspot, an infinitely valuable feature that lets you connect Macs, PC’s, iPad, or Nexus tablets get online through the cell connection. Of course the iPhone has the Hotspot ability too, but we’re going to focus on getting this feature … Read More

Transfer Photos from Android to Mac OS X

Feb 8, 2013 - 40 Comments
Transfer photos from Android to Mac

The easiest way to copy pictures from an Android device and to a Mac is using one of the image transfer apps that is bundled with OS X. That’s because all Android devices, including the popular Nexus and Galaxy S series, should be picked up by the standard camera apps in OS X as if … Read More

Sync Mail, Calendars, & Notes from Mac OS X to Android Phones & Tablets

Oct 13, 2012 - 9 Comments
Sync Mac OS X Mail, Notes, and Calendars to Android

Macs can sync Mail, Calendars, and even Notes with Android phones and tablets with virtually the same seamless nature as Macs sync through iCloud with other Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The only requirement to sync a Mac with an Android device is that you have a Gmail (Google) account, which … Read More

Test & Compare Mobile Broadband Speeds on iPhone & Android with Speed Test

Aug 18, 2012 - 6 Comments
Test iPhone Mobile Broadband Speed

Ever wondered just how fast a 3G, 4G LTE, or Edge network is on your iPhone or Android? Using a free app called Speed Test you can easily test and compare the mobile broadband speed of your smartphone (or cell equipped iPad) with others, whether they’re on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, or any other network. … Read More

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