Posts by: James DeRuvo

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20 of the Best Android 4.0 Features (list)

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This week, Google released a huge update to the Android platform which promises some notable improvements to the look and feel of the interface and which hopes to address the troubling problem of fragmentation of both tablets and smartphones alike. Gingerbread users can look for Ice Cream Sandwich to be...

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Steadicam Smoothee Review (video)

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[rating:4/5] Originally designed and engineered to work with an Apple iPhone 3Gs , the Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee has filled the need for stabilizing video shot with mobile smartphones and pocket cameras. The Smoothee’s design is based on the same Steadicam technology used regularly in Hollywood and with handheld video cameras...

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How to Save Your iPhone from Water (how to)

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You’d be surprised how often it happens. You’re checking your email or updating your Facebook page on your iPhone and nature calls. You walk in, lift the lid and kerplunk! The iPhone is sitting at the bottom of the toilet laughing at you. It’s almost as if there’s a micro...

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25 of the Coolest SIRI Voice Commands for the iPhone 4S (list)

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Siri is Apple’s new voice activated digital assistant which will do just about anything you need it do and advise you along the way.  It’s a truly remarkable software application.  How SIRI differs from any other voice dictation app is that you don’t have to learn a new vocabulary or...

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How to Get the Most Out of Apple’s iCloud Without Waiting for iOS 5 (how to)

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So what is iCloud?  Well, it used to be called Mobile Me, but it wasn’t automatic and it cost $100 a year.   But starting next month, iCloud is Free.  And simply put, it’s your archive online.  It stores everything you want and syncs it to every device you need, whether...

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30 of the Best iOS 5 Features (list)

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Tomorrow, Apple will unveil the next iPhone, presumably the iPhone 4GS or iPhone 5.  Not only will it be faster and have an upgraded camera, but it will be powered by iOS 5.  Here are the top 30 new and improved features that users are going to love. 1. Wireless...

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Lego Tilt-Pan rig rivals Gigapan (video/DIY)

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When President Barack Obama was inaugurated as this nation’s 44th President, he not only made history as the country’s first African American president, but history was also recorded using a special gadget called the Gigapan. The Gigapan is a computer controlled rig that can allow photographers to remotely shoot high...

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How to Remove Scratches from your iPhone (how to)

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With people using their smart phones for far more than making a phone call while on the road, the use of a phone over a standard two year contract can cause a lot of wear.  And while people spend money for protective cases for their phone, most of those don’t...

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How to get the best deal on a new smartphone from your carrier (how to)

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The key to getting a new smart phone from your carrier is to know when to hold em, and when to fold em.  What does that mean?  Often, it means a game of bluff poker where your best cards have to do with your contract being up and your wireless...

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11 Way to Maximize your Gadget’s Battery Life (how to)

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With the heatwave that is hitting the country this month, electrical grids are pushed to the maximum. As such, brown outs are common. But when you have no electricity at all, how can you guarantee that your smart phone or tablet’s battery will go the distance? Here’s a few tips...

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How to Replace a Broken iPhone Screen…it’s Easier than you Think (step-by-step)

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I remember when I broke the screen on my iPhone. I was carrying a bunch of stuff, and foolishly placed my phone on top. As I was walking, is slowly slid to the front and before I could react, it plummeted to the asphalt below, smashing the screen. I was...