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A Brief Look at How Developers Test for iOS Application Compatibility

Feb 12, 2012 - 4 Comments
Lots of iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Androids

Have you ever wondered how an iOS developer tests for application compatibility with the myriad of devices and versions of iOS out there? This picture from developer David Smith gives us an idea, as you can see it takes a lot of hardware. Four iPads, four iPod Touchs, four iPhones, each with a different version … Read More

Disable Carrier IQ on iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch

Dec 1, 2011 - 3 Comments
Disable Carrier IQ on iPhone, iOS

If you’ve been following the Carrier IQ brouhaha and ensuing fallout, you might be interested to know that it’s very easy to disable the Carrier IQ service, logging, and reporting on iPhone or any other iOS device: Tap on “Settings” Go to “General” and tap on “About” Tap on “Diagnostics and Usage” Tap on “Don’t … Read More

Move Files from Android to Mac OS X and Vice Versa with Android File Transfer

Nov 28, 2011 - 13 Comments
Transfer files from Android to Mac

Have an Android phone or tablet that you want to transfer files and movies to and from your Mac with? Maybe you got a new Kindle Fire that is freshly rooted, and you’re looking to move some of your own movies and pictures to it? No sweat, there are some really easy ways to do … Read More

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

Nov 15, 2011 - 22 Comments
Turn a Mac into a Bluetooth keyboard for iOS Devices

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
Sync iTunes with Android in Mac OS X

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
Running Android apps on an iPad

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
Amazon Tablet, the Amazon Kindle

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
iOS vs Android Users Infographic

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
Prey is Free Laptop Theft Recovery Software

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
PDANet attempts to hide unofficial tethering

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
ipad2-vs-tablets

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 screenshot

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

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