Whether you're using your phone's map to navigate or entrusting your passenger with the responsibilities of the mobile DJ, your phone needs a secure place in your car. And if it could charge while it's there, that's great too. The Naztech Smart Grip Wireless Charging Car Mount is exactly what you're looking for if you need a place to keep your phone secure, charging, and able to be used when it's safe to do so. Right now, this adjustable phone mount is on sale for $39.99, an 11% discount.
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Here, Gina Trapani explains three cool ways to combine the camera on your iPhone or Android with two of their apps, Google Goggles and Shopsavvy, to accomplish productive goals. These include scanning bar codes, translating text, and storing your membership cards for the gym or the library.
The Desire HD's Smart Dial autocomplete tool makes dialing numbers a snap. Learn how to use it with this quick, official guide from HTC.
The Desire 7's Smart Dial autocomplete tool makes dialing numbers a snap. Learn how to use it with this quick, official guide from HTC.
Samsung catches a lot of flak for all of the "bloatware" it preinstalls on its Galaxy line of devices. Many users complain that "TouchWiz," Samsung's custom Android skin, causes lag with its overabundance of features. But some of these features can actually be pretty handy, like Multi-Window Mode or Milk Music.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has already received a ton of hype, as it follows one of the most successful Android phones ever—the Galaxy S3. While the phone isn't set to be available for a least another month, it does boast some pretty awesome features.
One of iOS 14's best new features is the ability to add and stack widgets on your home screen, which lets you check in with your favorite apps without actually needing to open them. Apple takes the concept one step further with "Smart Stacks," where iOS intelligently stacks widgets together based on how you use your iPhone.
Former Google employee Tristan Harris claims there's an easy way to combat phone addiction without installing any new software. By enabling grayscale on your phone, checking your apps and notifications will be less appealing and thus stop you from obsessively checking your phone.
As great as passcode and biometric security features like Face ID are for preventing unwanted access, they aren't needed 100% of the time. When you're at home with a locked door between you and anyone you wouldn't trust with your phone, they really only serve to slow you down. Android has long had a solution for this, but a new Cydia tweak has now brought a similar solution to iPhones.
We're living through the technological revolution, and while devices like the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5 have made life easier and more entertaining, it's possible that sometimes our smartphone usage can become uncomfortably excessive. In your own experience, think about how anxious and off you feel when you leave your phone at home—Cell Phone Separation Anxiety or Phantom Phone Vibrations shouldn't be a real thing that we deal with.
News: Smartglasses Maker North Brings Its Focals Showroom to Your Home via iPhone's TrueDepth Camera
Wearables startup North has made a smart move to get its Focals smartglasses into the hands of more consumers.
When you first update to iOS 12 on your iPhone, notifications on the lock screen and in the history will be grouped automatically into stacks based on a variety of factors for each app. For example, articles from Apple News will be stacked together based on sites. But you can also change this so that all alerts from a particular app will be grouped in one bundle, not separate ones.
Remember what life was like before your iPhone? Before there were palm-sized smartphones with seemingly endless features, there were phones like Motorola's RAZR that peaked with its embedded camera. Before that, there were simple flip phones with texting capabilities, bulky two-pound Gordon Gekkos—even briefcase phones.
Google Assistant will be getting an AI makeover with the addition of Google Lens. This new feature is basically a set of vision-based computing capabilities within the Assistant.
Looking to make your HTC Evo 4G smartphone even better? Unlock your phone's full computational potential by installing Linux on it! This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the process. For more information, and to get started installing the Ubuntu Linux distribution on your own Android smart phone (without blowing out your phone's Android installation), take a look!
Looking to make your Google Nexus One or HTC Evo smartphone even better? Unlock your phone's full computational potential while following in a tried-and-true geek tradition: Install Linux on it! This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the process. For more information, and to get started installing the Ubuntu Linux distribution on your own Android smart phone (without blowing out your phone's Android installation), take a look!
The HTC Desire Z continues the HTC hit parade of awesome smart phones. It offers some awesome standard features that used to be hard to make on older Android phones, like flip-to-speaker and flip-to-silence. This video will show you how to use these features and take full advantage of your phone.
Even with Pixels now coming with 128 GB of internal storage, many folks still struggle with low storage. The culprit is usually photos and videos, which can quickly eat away the space. Thankfully, there's a feature that solves this problem.
In the past, updating a rooted Samsung Galaxy device has always involved the complicated process of downloading the proper firmware for your variant, installing device drivers, then sideloading the update with Odin.
Can't get enough Facebook? Take your "friends" status updates with you wherever you go by syncing your Facebook account with your Android smart phone. Having access to Facebook on your cell phone will keep you in touch, and come in handy when you need to look up a phone number or email address.
Battery life is often a big problem with new smart phones. In this tutorial, learn how to change the settings on your brand new HTC EVO 4G so that the battery lives longer on the 4G network. Don't get stuck with a dead phone- check out this clip and keep it alive!
This how-to video shows what you need to know in order to tether your MetroPCS android smart phone. Follow the steps and use your phone's wifi with your laptop. This is a cool new feature and you should check it out.
The HTC Eris is one of the many smart-looking smartphones the company has released in it's short tenure in the US market, but it's a good one and you can get it for free from Sprint with many service plans. If you've got one, why not root it and start taking full advantage of its abilities! This video will show you how to do it quickly and easily, teaching your cute little phone some new tricks.
When it works, Android's Smart Lock feature is incredible. There's no need to enter your PIN when your phone "knows" it's in your hands — just unlock and go. But Smart Lock, particularly its Trusted Places feature, can be finicky sometimes.
In this clip, learn all about Swype. Swype is a cool new app that allows you to type at super fast speeds. If your phone has this capability and you are just in too much of a hurry to actually type a word - check it out. You don't even have to remove your finger from the screen! Just swipe your digits over the letters and the phone will magically know what you were trying to say. It's sort of like T9 updated for 2010.
Samsung is helping photographers in getting more utility out of their cameras with their new Samsung Smart Camera App. With it, your device becomes a powerful viewfinder for your Samsung camera, allowing you to not only frame shots, but control multiple aspects of the camera, right through your phone.
If you've just brought home a brand new Android smart phone, or you've installed a new ROM, you probably don't want to have to go through the configuration process on the 3G network. You can skip the "Touch the Android to Begin" screen and get straight to the good stuff.
Want to root your Spring HTC Hero smartphone from a Windows PC? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that a complete walkthrough of the process can be given in just under three minutes' time. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to gain root on your own Droid smart phone, watch this hacker's how-to.
It's that time again. Snow days, Thanksgiving dinner, holiday presents ... and great Black Friday deals. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving (or sometimes a few days before), millions of items will go on sale, including your next Android phone.
In this video tutorial you will learn about the basics of using Smart Objects in Photoshop. Smart objects can consist of pixel-based content or vector-based content. These smart objects also remember their original size and can be transformed multiple times without loss.
When you're actively using your phone, a certain amount of battery drain is to be expected. But, if your device is just sitting in your pocket draining its battery, that's when you need to take action.
If you have been learning how to work with smart objects in Photoshop CS3, you may have noticed that some funny things start to happen when you try to use layer masks with smart objects. Most often, you layer mask doesn't move with the smart object. This Photoshop tutorial will show you a workaround for layer masks not linking with smart objects.
Learn how to use Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop and how they protect your pixels when scaling images. Whether you're new to computer graphics, new to Adobe Photoshop CS4 or a seasoned design professional just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to like this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using Smart Objects in your own Photoshop projects, take a look!
If you're a user of Google Chrome, you likely appreciate the browser for its speed. But were you aware the browser can be made faster still? This tutorial from Tekzilla demonstrates how to use smart shorcuts to speed up your web surfing. For specifics, and to get started using smart shortcuts yourself, watch this helpful how-to.
In this tutorial, we learn how to transfer music from your iPhone to iTunes. First, plug your phone into your computer and open up iTunes. From here, you will see the library of tunes that you have. Then, click on the 'smart backup' link that is on the top of the page. After this, your computer and your phone will start to backup the music and your phone music will transfer to your iTunes account. When it's finished, you will be able to access this music and listen to it whenever you would li...
This Photoshop CS3 tutorial covers the benefits of designing your albums with smart objects. Learn how to use Photoshop smart objects in a flush mount album design scenario. Using smart objects makes it easy to replace images with other images without ruining the layers and layout of the album itself. Perfect for picky clients!
There are two scenarios that absolutely suck when someone calls you. The first is when you accidentally pick up a call you seriously didn't want to take. Debt collectors (thanks college), crazy exes, or that one guy from work. And the other is when you miss a super important call and can't get a hold of them afterwards.
A video from Droidborads.com that shows how you can configure you Motorola Droid smart-phone to minimize battery usage.
Google Home now helps users to discover new music with an added "Listen" tab in the app. The feature offers suggestions based on the Cast-enabled apps on a phone, while offering other apps to download if you'd like to broaden your musical horizons. The playlists are curated to your individual taste and will adjust for different artists and activities, which is a pretty nifty feature. This means that Google Home can cater to your momentary mood change with music, which is a welcome addition to...