In the "Do Not Disturb" menu in your iPhone's settings, you can choose to allow phone calls from everyone, your favorites, or specific groups. However, this does not apply to text messages, only phone calls, so there's no way to get vibration or sound alert for messages from select contacts — but that doesn't mean there isn't a way.
When somebody is in the middle of rapid firing you some text messages and they become too much for you to bear, you have a few options on your iPhone. You can simply leave the conversation, if it's an iMessage group chat with four or more participants, or you can put the whole message thread on silent, which applies to everyone, no matter if it's iMessage, SMS, MMS, or a group conversation.
How To: Customize LED Alerts for Specific Notifications on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (No Root Required)
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has an integrated LED for notifications, it only works for a few things, like charging and low battery, and it only flashes two main colors (red and blue) when the screen's off. As someone that usually has their phone on silent or vibrate, it's hard to tell when I receive important messages or notifications. Sure, I could set a specific vibration or ringtone for individual apps, but that can quickly get annoying and distracting, especially at work or school.
Smartphone users often wish for a privacy, where no one is able to poke his/her nose in their personal stuff. Unfortunately, none of the smartphones have been able to guard their privacy in this fashion. Smartphones usually come up with none or almost negligible built-in security to serve your purpose.
As hilarious and fun as group messages can be on your iPad or iPhone, they can also be equally annoying. You may not necessarily want to leave a group message thread, but you don't want to be bothered by notification after notification as participants in the conversation continue to send out rapid-fire texts. Thankfully, one of iOS 8's new features now makes it extremely easy to mute notifications from specified conversation threads, single or group.
Screen timeouts serve mostly as security measures and energy savers, but they can also interrupt you when you're reading a book or editing a document. There is no built-in way to manage screen timeouts on a per-app basis, but if you've got root access, you can do just that using Never Sleep from Android dev Hamzah Malik.
How To: Get All the News, Tips, and Tricks for Your Specific Android Device in One Place with Drippler
There are thousands of articles published every day about smartphones, tablets, eReaders, and any other kind of gadgets you can think of. The problem is that most people only really care about news related to the devices they actually own. So how do you filter out all of the stuff you don't care about? That's what Drippler does. It pulls news, tips, and app reviews and recommendations from all over the web and puts them all in one place, but only for the devices you want to read about. You te...
There's no such thing as a perfect Android keyboard. Some, like Swype, have gesture typing down to a science, but lack in predictive technology. SwiftKey, on the other hand, boasts awesome next-word prediction, but less than stellar gesture typing. Many others are optimized for multiple languages, space saving, or emojis, but none are without their flaws.
Every so often, we come across an app that makes us wonder "Why didn't someone think of this before?" This is definitely the case with developer Dor Sakal's latest offering, FloatNote.
Only scumbags hide their call and message history, right? Wrong. While it may seem like a tactic for the unfaithful, it's still a good thing to do for certain contacts on your phone that you don't want to block outright.
Apps sure do run great on Android tablets! If you caught that little whiff of sarcasm, you probably already figured out I was lying. There is a definite lack of good, high-quality apps specifically made for Android tablets. If you've ever tried Facebook or Twitter on a tablet, you know exactly what I mean.
I check my email every morning as part of my daily routine (usually while I'm brushing my teeth, if you really want to know). As a result, there have been many, many times where I've read an email on my phone or computer and forgotten to respond in a timely fashion.
If you're like me, getting as much sleep as possible is priority number one. With more and more time spent on or around our cell phones, it's becoming harder and harder to block out all the noise.
How To: Add Call and Text Shortcuts for Specific Contacts on Your iPhone's Home Screen (No Jailbreak Required)
Now that there's a working jailbreak for every iOS 6.1 device, there are more and more people jailbreaking their iPhones (including me) for better customization. But for those of you who have no desire to jailbreak, you can still do some pretty cool tweaks.
Youtube comments - some of the most beautiful pieces of rhetoric displayed on the internet. There are any number of reasons why you may wish to link directly to a youtube comment. A specific youtube comment perhaps, one that captures the essence of the emotional response a viewer might have when watching that particular Youtube video.
In this video, we learn how to find the surface area of a prism using a specific example. First you will need to find the base and height of your prism. If the base edge is 6 and the height is 8 you will do the equation Area= 1/2 bh. Doing this math out on your calculator, you will get the answer of 12.39. This is what the size of each triangle in the prism is going to be. The area of one pentagon (or the base) is 61.92 inches squared. If you need help with this, you can try drawing the pictu...
Adjusting the color of specific objects within your images in Photoshop is crucial. Sometimes fine tuning the color of just one component in an image is required. While an image may be adjusted globally at once, this approach lacks flexibility. This tutorial will show you the proper steps from the creation of an adjustment layer to the appropriate and functional calibration of the hue and saturation options. Get the most out of these tools and maximize your productivity in Photoshop.
Best Buy shows us how to use the Google Mobile App for location specific searches on your mobile phone. Google Mobile can find you the nearest restaurant in your town, and provides maps and directions. It's pretty easy to use, and you can use it on many phones, including Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Droid, iPhone, and Nokia.
If you are a parent trying to protect your children from websites you don't want them to see or just a person who doesn't want to stumble upon certain websites by accident then this video is perfect for you. By using Net Nanny you can block any website you want in a fast and simple way. First, open Net Nanny to the dashboard screen and look under "Exceptions" on the lower right side of the screen. Under exceptions click on "Web exceptions" and then click the "Add" button. Now, type in the URL...
This video will show you how to enable/disable the pop up blocker for a specific web page: 1. To allow pop ups on a specific website click on the pop up blocker button on your tool bar, the Icon will change to show that pop ups are now allowed.
You might be unaware that Facebook has a separate settings menu for what your friends can share about you. This includes information about you that can be shared through websites and applications. This clip provides instructions on how to adjust friend- a group-specific privacy settings on Facebook. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started adjusting your own Facebook privacy settings, take a look.
In this screencast from Screencast Central we find out how to find out our local weather forecast, search within a specific website, ask Google a fact based question like the population of the USA and finally find out more about local businesses.
Learn how to play no limit Texas Hold'em hands after the flop with specific examples. This video will give you some great insight on how to play and why.
Gimp is an amazing free program that is capable of creating many of the same effects as Adobe Photoshop. In this video, you'll see how Gimp can be used to select one area of an image to be edited. Using a few of the program's many tools, you can transform images however you want.
Want to find every instance of a person's name on a particular website? This Googler's guide from the folks at Mahalo will teach you how to do just that. For all of the relevant details, and to get started using this handy Google hack yourself, watch this video tutorial.
Looking for a guide on how to resize fonts on a per-website basis? It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over six minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
The way to convert 0.300 Moles of water into Grams is to start by writing what you have. Then put grams on top and moles on the bottom, then put one by the mole, the omler mass goes by grams. Now you figure out the moler mass of water which has 2 H and 1 O, its 2 times 1 which is the atomic mass for hydrogen plus 16.0 for oxygen which gives a total of 18.0 g/mol. So then you insert the 18 up by the grams, now you can cancel out the moles and multiply 0.300 times 18.0g and it gives you 5.40 g,...
Kathy Kaehler, author, celebrity trainer, spokesperson and mother, gives us a rundown of the best exercises for fellow women and moms on how to target their belly fat and love handles, and specifically the best ways to tighten these areas. Kathy first does advise us that if you're going to be targeting like this the most important thing first will be cardio and general fitness. Then, she offers us first the side plank, where you place one elbow to the ground, lying on your side, and then elev...
Privacy is important. Whether its a telemarketer or a crazy ex, sometimes you may need to block someone from contacting you. With this tutorial, learn how to get rid of those pesky callers.
Learn how to strength train your body for specific speed movements.
Browser extensions help us do all sorts of things, and there's one for just about everything, but like anything else, they can be easy to get carried away with. If you use a lot of add-ons, your browser is probably running some of them in the background on sites that don't actually use them for anything. You can disable them, but it's a pain to change your settings all the time, which is where Extension Automation comes in. Extension Automation is (ironically) a Chrome extension that lets you...
Facebook recently revamped its Newsfeed in order to save us some time when scrolling around the website. But an even cooler, more underground time-saver are these super legit keyboard shortcuts. Facebook actions have been around forever, but I bet you never even knew about them. I sure didn't.
Lots of people use eMusic to search for a particular artist, sometimes an old favorite, sometimes a new artist heard on the radio or seen on television. Searching for the artist is easy.
This video demonstrates how to add specific photos to an iPod through iTunes. To do this, all you have to do is connect your iPod to a computer, click on the photos tab in iTunes, click on the selected albums button, and select the albums you want to import. Import specific photos into your iPod.
This video explains how to import a certain song into your iPod Shuffle through iTunes. It demonstrates how to connect your iPod to a computer, open iTunes, find the song in your library, and drag it onto the iPod icon. Import specific songs into your iPod Shuffle.
This is the GetNetWise video guide on how to set up Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows to allow cookies from some sites. This is useful if you wish to block cookies by default, but allow for certain sites. The procedure is simple; firstly, select "Internet Options" from the "Tools" menu. Then select the Privacy Tab of the Internet Options menu, and under the Web Sites section click the Edit button. In the text box labeled "Address of Web site", type in the address of the site from which you wa...
You may want to create a list of certain friends so that you can post certain status updates, photo albums, links, or application posts for just them to see. I'll show you how to set up lists
http://www.volusion.com/search-engine... - In this episode, Matt Winn discusses some great tips to boost your SEO using new content. If you have keywords you are interested on ranking for but have no content; creating landing pages specifically for these target keywords and optimizing them in a very natural way, will help you increase your SEO visibility. Create content that is useful for your viewers so that they can help you in the distribution and promotion of your pages. Don't forget to c...
If someone violates a protective order, there are — the remedy would be the police would be involved. You'll get arrested. So, basically, a protective order is usually good for two years, and it has all the specific things you cannot do. For instance, you can't go by that person's — within 200 feet of them or their residence or their employer. So it has some very specific things. A restraining order is different. It's a standard thing that's given that's a mutual thing where it just says be n...
In this video, Sierra Snowboard gives us some tips on how to select the snowboard that's right for you. Each board comes in a number of different sizes, and most boards come with a size chart specific for that board. These charts can be vague, but are good starting points for selecting your size. One thing to consider is your bossy type. The weight of the rider is the primary factor in selecting the size of a snowboard. You'll notice that the height of a rider is not listed on a size chart. I...