It's trendy to complain about Twitter being overwhelming, and to say that whatever value the social media site once had has been drowned in a sea of incorrect, boring, or fatuous tweets. While the first reply to these complaints is, "Learn how to pare down your Twitter streams," sometimes that can be tougher than it seems.
If you don't have a data connection on your smartphone or 3G tablet then here's how to set up mobile internet on Android.
Mobile internet is great when you're out and about, you can use it on your smartphone to load web pages, use map apps, upload photos or just check Facebook. Naturally it's a pain if your device has no 3G connection.
You bite your nails. Your house is a sty. You never signal before changing lanes, and when you finally reach your destination, you're 30 minutes late.
We all have bad habits in real life. Why can't technology help cure them? While technology should help us break bad habits, all too often it makes things worse.
Are you guilty of a bad tech habit? Here are 21 of the worst technology-oriented habits, plus potential fixes for all of them. (And we have a bonus at the end, on mending bad email habits.)
In springtime, people’s fancies may turn to love, but their to-do list turns to cleaning. Make this the year that you finally recycle all the ancient MP3 players, toner cartridges, ethernet cables, and bulky monitors out of the closets, garages, and spare rooms where they've been lurking. Your home will feel more modern, and you’ll be doing your part to boost the 27 percent electronics recycling rate in the U.S.—just in time for another spring constant, Earth Day.
Tablets, smartphones, and PCs look different on the outside, but on the inside they rely on the same components: a processor, a GPU, memory, and a storage volume that holds an operating system, device drivers, and applications. Your phone and tablet have smaller screens and fewer peripherals than a typical PC has, but you still end up tapping and clicking your way through your data before pulling out a keyboard--albeit a virtual one--to get real work done.
The speed at which my PC operates is important to me. Put simply I’m impatient, and waiting 30 seconds for a program to load is simply not an option. But we’ve all experienced this issue, then we take a look at our desktop and see what the problem is. Hundreds of programs, used only one then never opened again, left to rot taking up disk space and slowing down PC performance. It’s time for a re-install... or is it?
If you have a small (or large) business, do you need to be on Twitter? In most cases, the answer is yes. This article will give a brief overview of how to use Twitter in the most basic sense, then dive into a few best practice tips for businesses.
Windows 8 may have the greatest learning curve of any Microsoft operating system. Fortunately, it generally offers at least two ways to do a particular chore. I'll give you search techniques for both the Modern Interface (also known as Metro, although I prefer calling it the flat, ugly interface--FUI) and the Desktop (AKA, Windows 7 without the Start button).
When you first upgraded from a 'dumb' feature phone to your first smartphone, you were probably shocked at the poor battery life. I've heard of plenty of people who have returned their Android or iPhone to the shop, complaining that it lasts only a day and that there must something wrong with it.
Unfortunately, you're never going to get a week's use out of a smartphone, and that's for some very good reasons. Put simply, even the best batteries don't have enough reserves to power big, bright screens along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3G.
However, by following our advice and making a few changes to your phone's settings (and maybe even changing the way you use your phone a little) you should be able to extend its battery life by a good chunk.
These days there's a huge choice of portable USB battery packs, which you can use to give your smartphone's battery a recharge on the go. Plus, if you have a popular handset, you may find there are specific cases which incorporate batteries to give you extra power at the expense of only a little more bulk and weight.What we're not going to suggest here is to use your phone less. Our aim here is to show you how to reduce your handset's power consumption without making it unusable.
So, here are 10 ways you can boost your smartphone's battery life
There’s been no shortage of Xbox rumors as we move closer to the console’s unveiling next month -- well, technically, that’s also a rumor. Although I was hoping to steer clear of further hearsay until official details were shared, I couldn’t help but bring to your attention an updated Xbox roadmap posted by VGLeaks with new details about the hardware lineup and a clarification about the whole “always connected” madness.
If you recall, VGLeaks was previously responsible for credible leaks revealing Durango’s specs as well as a hardware overview describing an “Always On, Always Connected” design.
Never mind that the latter was mentioned in the context of being able to download updates in the background, most sites still reported it as proof or confirmation that Microsoft would be implementing online checks to block used games, even though there was no mention of this in the documents or by VGLeaks. To be fair, reputable sites like Kotaku and Edge were told as much by their own separate sources, but we remained unconvinced.