If you store passwords, login credentials or personal information you don’t want others to access in the notes app on your iOS device or in your emails, it’s time to make a change. Storing important data like this in an unsecured location can be trouble if someone gets your device. That’s why you should consider a secure option like the app, Signature-Secret Notes and Photos. While storing this information in apps such as notes or in your email makes it easy access sensitive information when you need it, if you ever lose your device or don’t have it password protected, someone can easily access this important information. So how do you make accessing secure data like passwords and login credentials easy and secure at the same time? Signature-Secret Notes and Photos.
A lot of people who use tablets and smartphones often say that they’re only good for one thing – playing games. For the past few months, I’ve been using my devices for reading – not books, or articles from the Internet, but newspapers thanks to an app called PressReader.
What is really neat about PressReader is that you can carry your favorite newspaper subscriptions with you in one convenient app. For example, I can download some of my favorites – USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, New York Post and The Washington Post (among others) and take them with me without carrying a huge stack of newspapers.
So what else can PressReader do besides let me read newspapers?
What I like about this app:
In the next few days, the roads and stores will be extremely crowded. In fact, AAA is expecting crowded roads this Thanksgiving and retailers are expecting Black Friday sales to increase 4.1 percent. Some stores such as Sears, Target and even Wal-mart are even panning to open on Black Friday Eve to capitalize on sales opportunities.
If you’re one of the brave who plans to venture out over the holidays, it’s a wise move to take precautionary measures to protect your smartphone or tablet in case it gets lost during all of the hustle and bustle. Sure, you can store it in your pocketbook or keep it in your jacket pocket, but what do you do when those items get lost or stolen and you end up without your beloved gadget?
Sure, you can go out and purchase another one, but that’s no fun. Not to mention, it puts a damper on the holidays. Instead, try these 3 ways to recover a lost smartphone or tablet.
Now that you’ve purchased your first iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini) and taken the time to import or add phone numbers and addresses to all of your contacts, one important area you don’t want to overlook is to add in your contacts Twitter username.
Why add a Twitter username to your contacts?
By adding a contacts Twitter username, this allows you the opportunity to easily view tweets from your friend right from your contacts. This also makes it easy to send your contact a tweet right from your contacts screen as well.
How to view and send a tweet to iOS contacts
Conventional wisdom holds that we use just 10 percent of our brain brain cells. That’s pretty surprising, considering all of the things we do on a daily basis such as checking email, staying connected with friends on Facebook and keeping out with our social lives. While one would think that we are working to train our brain during these tasks, in most cases, we’re not. Instead, we’re filling our heads with tasks that drive us off track and keep us from really using our brain cells.
What can you do to help train your brain?
To help train your brain there are a lot of things you can do. The most important one is to keep it busy. This doesn’t mean to create a long to-do list and to get to work. Instead, to train your brain, give your brain things to do that will keep it busy. If you’re like 51% of the population that has a smartphone, you might want to consider putting yours to better use. While these gadgets help us do lots of things between email, the Internet, social networks and games, there’s a bigger use for them – training your brain. Smartphones can in fact be a great tool to help train your brain. We’re not talking just playing any old mobile game though (like Angry Birds), we’re talking about games that can help you train and stimulate your brain (and be fun at the same time).
4 mobile apps to help train your brain
By now, hopefully you have upgraded your iOS devices to iOS 6. Not only are there a lot of new features (like Apple Maps), but there are also some hidden gems, such as ad tracking.
What is ad tracking?’
Ad tracking is a way for advertisers to track your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Fortunately though, Apple has added in the ability to limit ad tracking on your iOS 6 devices. – you just need to turn it on.
How to disable ad tracking on iOS devices
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While I love using Twitter, it can often be difficult to keep your Twitter photos and usernames in sync with your iOS contacts. For most people, they never update their iOS contacts and end up keeping two separate lists of contacts.
By keeping two separate lists of contacts, this means lost time and lost productivity. Fortunately, if you have just a few minutes, you can learn how to sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS devices.
Before you can sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS device, you need to first download the Twitter app.
How to sync contact photos and usernames from Twitter on your iOS device
Below are a few noteworthy apps for your smartphone (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Google Android, Windows phone) that I wanted to highlight. Some of these are available exclusively for your Apple iPhone/iPad, while others are available across all platforms (Apple iOS, Google Android, Windows).
So glad to be able to share my favorite mobile apps to help you simplify areas of you life.
This week’s notable apps:
Microsoft’s latest app for Apple iOS users called Xbox LIVE mobile app just got a sweet update for video game players. Now, you can control content on your Xbox using your iPhone and iPod Touch. If you’ve ever used an iOS device to control your Apple TV or your iTunes library, you’ll love this because now you can “play, pause, fast forward, and rewind” just by swiping across your device!
While this is my favorite new feature, here’s a quick rundown on the new Xbox LIVE mobile app.
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BIG news today from Amazon – after what has seemed like eons, they finally released Amazon Cloud Player for the Apple iPhone. Having used Apple iTunes along with Amazon – because they often charge less for downloads and they work across any device, I was always looking for a convenient way to access my Amazon downloads without having to re-sync my device. Amazon seems to have been listening with Amazon Cloud Player.
Here’s a quick rundown on their new app.
What I like about this app: