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

Jul 18, 2013 - 2 Comments
Tor

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 - 22 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 - 2 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 - 9 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 - 1 Comment
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 - 22 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

Run Android Apps in Mac OS X with BlueStacks

Jun 28, 2012 - 11 Comments
Run Android Apps in Mac OS X with BlueStacks

If you’ve ever wanted to run Android apps on your Mac, a new virtualization tool called BlueStacks makes it easier than ever before. The extremely simple to install solution includes 17 popular Android apps that can be run independently and without the need for running Android ICS in a virtual machine, removing the often clunky … Read More

Google Releases Nexus 7″ Tablet to Compete with iPad, Surface, Fire

Jun 27, 2012 - 14 Comments
Google Nexus 7 tablet

Google has jumped into the hardware game with their new Nexus 7 tablet, aimed squarely at competing with the iPad, Microsofts Surface, and Kindle Fire. The tablet is very competitively priced starting at $199 for the 8GB version and the 16GB version coming in at $249, and features some fairly solid tech specs: 7″ display … Read More

Convert a SIM Card to Micro SIM by Cutting with Scissors & a Nail File

Apr 26, 2012 - 20 Comments
Tools to cut a SIM card down to micro SIM

If you’ve opened the sim card tray on a newer iPhone, you’ve probably noticed the card is considerably smaller than an average sim, these tiny cards are known as a micro SIM. The smaller SIM format is gaining traction but there are still tons of cell providers and phones that use the regular sized SIM … Read More

Run Android 4 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) on a Mac or PC with VirtualBox

Feb 23, 2012 - 78 Comments
Android 4 ICS VirtualBox

If you want to play around with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) but don’t have an Android phone or tablet, you can download the official Android SDK, or better yet, grab a preconfigured virtual machine that will run ICS in VirtualBox. Other than providing an interesting look at the primary competitor to iOS, virtual … Read More

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