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Use a Mac as a Bluetooth Keyboard for iPhone, iPad, or Android with Type2Phone

Nov 15, 2011 - 22 Comments

If you don’t have a spare Bluetooth keyboard to connect to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with, why not use a Mac? This seems like a no brainer of an idea, but until the Mac app Type2Phone came along, I haven’t heard of any such solution. The app works by pairing a Mac to … Read More

Sync iTunes to Android in Mac OS X with WinAmp

Nov 5, 2011 - 9 Comments

WinAmp, the longstanding Windows music player, has come to the Mac OS X platform and brings a few great features for Android users, most notably iTunes music syncing and library sharing, and Wi-Fi syncing. This means you can take any existing iTunes playlist and sync it directly to an Android device without having to jump … Read More

Android Apps to Run on the iPad with Alien Dalvik

Oct 7, 2011 - 9 Comments

Soon you will be able to run Android apps directly on the iPad, with the help of a third party tool called Alien Dalvik. The technology works by packaging each Android application into it’s own virtual machine that runs atop iOS, giving the appearance of the app running natively on the iPad. Performance is claimed … Read More

Amazon Tablet Specs Revealed, Costs $199, Release Due in November

Sep 2, 2011 - 12 Comments

Update: Amazon launched the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire, the tech specs are better than expected and you can read more here. Another iPad competitor is about to enter the stage this holiday season, this time from none other than Amazon. Apparently it’ll just be called “Amazon Kindle”, and while the name isn’t too groundbreaking the … Read More

Profile of Android vs iOS Users [Infographic]

Aug 22, 2011 - 12 Comments

Wonder what differences between iOS vs Android users are? What about their personality traits and preferences in things like fashion, food, media consumption, technology, and politics? Or how about general life experience and spending habits? Stereotypes abound in this giant iOS vs Android user profile infographic, and it covers a wide variety of data that … Read More

Worried About Theft? Track a Stolen Laptop for Free with Prey

May 17, 2011 - 13 Comments

If you travel with a laptop often, do yourself a favor and install Prey, it’s free theft tracking and recovery software that really works. Prey is basically a tiny daemon that runs in the background on your Mac (or Windows or Linux PC) that does nothing until it receives a signal indicating the hardware is … Read More

How AT&T Detects Unofficial Tethering and How to Stop It by Acting Like Android

May 9, 2011 - 77 Comments

You probably know by now that AT&T isn’t a fan of unofficial iPhone tethering, and they are now auto-updating accounts to paid tethering plans when they detect an iPhone users unauthorized tethering activity. How AT&T Detects Unofficial Tethering from the iPhone So how does AT&T know you are tethering in the first place? Apparently it’s … Read More

Tablet Comparison: iPad 2 vs Xoom vs TouchPad vs PlayBook

Mar 3, 2011 - 18 Comments

The tablet arms race is in full force, so how does the newly released iPad 2 stand against the tablet competition? This chart compares the new iPad 2 specs with the Motorola Xoom, HP TouchPad, and BlackBerry Playbook. Similar Hardware, OS & Apps Make the Difference From a hardware standpoint, each tablet is pretty comparable, … Read More

Android 3.0 Honeycomb demo video shows off iOS and iPad’s biggest competitor

Jan 5, 2011 - 1 Comment

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is Google’s upcoming version of Android for tablet devices, aimed to compete directly with Apple’s iOS and iPad. This trailer video shows off the Android 3.0 lockscreen, parts of the main ‘desktop’ interface, a virtual desktop-like GUI, gestures, books, gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and video chat, 3D Google Maps, and more. I … Read More

Run Android using a virtual machine on a Mac or Windows PC

Dec 14, 2010 - 18 Comments

If you want to explore Android OS but you don’t have an Android phone, you can install Android OS directly into a virtual machine on your PC running either Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux. This process is pretty easy and it’s completely free, so if you’re interested in seeing what the biggest iPhone and … Read More

Dual Boot Android OS and iOS on iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G

Nov 15, 2010 - 6 Comments

If you have a jailbroken iPhone 3G or iPhone 2G, you can dual boot between Android OS 2.2.1 Froyo and iOS 3.1 to iOS 4.1. The installation really isn’t that difficult, especially if you already have a jailbroken iPhone (apparently it must be jailbroken with PwnageTool, redsn0w, or blackra1n, not quite sure why), it’s basically … Read More

Android Desktop Notifier informs you of SMS, phone calls, and more

Oct 14, 2010 - 2 Comments

How’d you like to get notifications from your Android phone onto your desktop? This cool little utility will notify you of incoming SMS’s, phone calls, and battery notifications, right on your desktop. The app installs on your Android and also on your desktop PC and communicates through Bluetooth, it’s fully multi-platform compatible so it will … Read More

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