Cell phones have advanced rapidly since their inception. However, one frustrating aspect of our handheld computers is that we sometimes expect more than they can handle. We want smartphones to do all our PCs can do, but in many cases, that just isn't possible; especially when that comes to viewing and sending certain file types. WhatsApp is taking steps to bridge that gap now, by allowing users to send whatever kind of file they want, with one or two restrictions ...
How To: We Tested Out Magic, the Service That Lets You Order Whatever You Want via Text (& It's Awesome)
With the brand new SMS-based ordering service called Magic, anyone with a mobile phone can order whatever they want—really, anything—by sending causal text messages. Who says magic isn't real?
Here we go again, softModders, it's time for another awesome tweak for your iPod, iPhone, or iPod running iOS 7. Have you ever felt like changing your lock screen with a custom text instead of it saying "slide to unlock"? Why shouldn't we be able to edit this? We're not given much freedom as it stands with our Apple devices.
Conversations can be a little stale sometimes, so a little color help add some life. AOL realized this In the early days of AIM, and let you customize your colors just the way you want. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't let you go into your settings to customize your messaging app's colors, but with this awesome and effective tweak you can. All you need is a jailbroken iOS 7 iPhone or iPad, which is easily achieved.
There's no shortage of cool customizations for my Samsung Galaxy S3, except when it comes to the launcher. Sure, there a ton of Android launchers out there, like Nova Launcher or Apex Launcher, that allow you to customize app placement, app grouping, infinite scrolling, etc. There's even Facebook Home for those who are Facebook addicts.
While Siri has never been my favorite, after using her in the new iOS 7, I have definitely become a fan. If you want to know why, check out the newest cool features that Siri has to offer!
In this video tutorial viewers learn how to play the song "Whatever" by Oasis on the acoustic guitar. The video reveals all the string movements and the order the notes are needed to be played. This video provides voice narration and a visual demonstration for viewers to easily understand and follow along. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in the guitar and want to learn how to play a new song.
Want to learn how to play Lifehouse on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Whatever It Takes" by Lifehouse on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Lifehouse plays it. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play along to "Whatever It Takes" by Lifehouse.
Want to make Plants vs Zombies your own? You can, all you need is Cheat Engine! Use this versatile program to hack the game, and you can get extra game cheats, a fast cooldown, an unlimited sun hack and free money.
Here's another Null Byte on hacking our Skyrim game saves. Some of the rarer items in Skyrim are really fun to play with. However, seeing as they are rare, you will probably not see all of the best weapons in the game. Null Byte doesn't take too kindly to games that don't give us the rarest items when we please. Let's beat this game into submission by hacking our game save files via hex editing.
iOS 5 introduces an incredible feature that isn't very well known called "Shortcuts." It allows you to use automatic text expansion for whatever abbreviations you want. This is a great way to type several letters into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and have them immediately expand into whatever phrase you want. Find out how to configure text expansion in this guide.
Not everything that Facebook does is in the best interest of its users. Just look at past examples such as social ads, facial recognition, and instant personalization. Users were perfectly fine without these, and they still are. And now there's another annoying problem that Facebook users have to deal with—the ticker.
It’s called Urophagia—the art of consuming urine. There could be any number of reasons for having the desire to drink your own urine (or somebody else’s). There’s the so-called term “urine therapy,” which uses human urine as an alternative medicine. In urine therapy, or uropathy, it’s used therapeutically for various health, healing, and cosmetic purposes. There’s also those people who drink urine as sexual stimulation, where they want to share every part of each other. And then there’s the o...
Can't seem to win at the craps tables? How about any other dice game? There are a ton of fun dice games out there, but rolling the number you need to win is pure luck, or is it?
There’s a good chance that you’ll be alone in life one day, and no... I’m not talking about a couch-bound, dateless loser with a pocket pussy and a bag of potato chips. I’m talking about alone. In the wilderness. Hungry. Cold. Lost. You can’t stay in one place too long, so it would be nice to have something to carry your belongings in. Maybe it’s post-apocalyptic land where you’re the sole survivor, and all the backpacks and rucksacks in the world are but mere ash. Either way, knowing this si...
It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to power outages. And no electricity means no electric heat.
This video is about how to make a CD cover. First, open up the image that you have. Then, you need an action script. Click on the action's palette and pick which CD cover you want to do. Then you click step one which will run a template for you to set everything up and place your graphic in. The next thing to do is to slide the graphic image on to the template through the select tool. Then, click free transform found on the edit toolbar and just double click the image. The next step is to edi...
SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble."
If you want to instantly resize your active window so that it fills any extra window space on your screen, try the free utility WinMaximumize featured in this Tekzilla segment. Hit the default hotkey (Ctrl+F1) or remap it to whatever keybind you want.
Painting custom leather kicks like Dunks is increasingly popular as the art community realizes what great canvases these big bold shoes make. If you want to get in the game watch this video for a one-stop guide to customizing leather shoes (in this case Dunks) with whatever paint designs you want.
Minecraft agriculture has become the premier way to acquire massive amounts of resources from animals and enemies, and making really effective ones usually requires water trenches and canals. This video will teach you how to build perfect working trenches and canals for whatever task you need.
Are you tired of being bossed around by the Call of Duty Black Ops player card / emblem videos? Then you've found the right one, because this design leaves plenty of room for customization. The video will teach you how to make a nice-looking generic logo background that you can customize with whatever colors and symbols you like.
Nitrile exam gloves are the latest in disposable medical glove technology. They withstand stress well and won't trigger latex allergies, making them a great choice for first aid work. Watch this video to learn how to remove them properly, ensuring that your skin is not contaminated by whatever you were trying to keep off them with the gloves.
Plexiglass is great for all sorts of projects, but it is notoriously hard to work with at home. If you've got a plexiglass project in mind though and need an easy, cheap way to bend it, watch this video. It will teach you how to make a tool out of part of a blowdryer that will help you bend plexiglass into whatever form you want.
Kanye West might or might not be the voice of your generation, but whatever your opinion of him as a man he does make some good songs. "Welcome to Heartbreak" is no exception, and this video will teach you how to play that classic track on piano.
Most good rap songs, or at least those modeled on the 1990's model, feature a thumping sub bass track designed to max out whatever size subs you've got. If you want to produce classic hip-hop beats yourself, watch this video to learn how to create epic sub bass synth tracks in Reason 4.
Just about the only times you'd ever want to look like your throats been slit open is if you're acting or it's Halloween. Whatever the occasion, this video will teach you how to create a really realistic yet easy slashed throat look with makeup and latex.
iChat is gaining steam as a mainstream online chat program. Fortunately for you, you little prankster, it is exceptionally easy to change someone else's iChat away message to whatever hilarious thing you want from your computer! This video will show you exactly how to do it, with no software to download or anything. Aren't easy hacks great?
Google is one of the most powerful forces on the Internet, and their technology can be the key to helping you find success in whatever your online endeavor might be, from web design to filmmaking. This video is a part of their Google Webmaster Series, offering help to webmasters the world over on how to best utilize Google in their work. This video will show you how to ensure that your Wordpress blog is safe from the hacker attacks that are so common for Wordpress users.
The turkey has been eaten, the mashed potatoes with chives inhaled, and the glasses clinked. After all the hullabaloo of Thanksgiving, the task of cleaning up and taking care of leftovers daunts every host.
Google is one of the most powerful forces on the Internet, and their technology can be the key to helping you find success in whatever your online endeavor might be, from web design to filmmaking. This video is a part of their Google Webmaster Series, offering help to webmasters the world over on how to best utilize Google in their work. This video will show you how to optimize your deep web content, like databases and forms, to be crawled by Google using a few simple tricks.
If you're working on a website and want users to use it repeatedly and form a community on it, you should probably give them a way to create an account and log in to your site. This video will show you how to create an AJAX login script using AJAX with jQuery, which will allow your users to do exactly what I described above, making your website much more professional and a much better place for people to stay and click on ads or whatever else you want them to do.
Modding you XBox 360, or whatever your console of choice may be, is a fun way of making your expensive toy your own. This video will show you how to install some cool mods: a Talismoon Whisper Max fan upgrade, LED strips for your drive door, and a clear fan tunnel. This is all great stuff and will leave you XBox 360 cooler looking and cooler running.
There are lot of reason to take apart the hard drive on the XBox 360, most of them at least slightly nefarious. Whatever you intention, this video will show you how to disassemble the HDD completely, leaving you with a big case and a small hard drive that can be connected to a computer or misused in all sorts of other fun ways. You can even replace it!
If you've just done a beer run for a party and come back with a bunch of beer that isn't cold, forget the bathtub, toilet tank, freezer or whatever method you use to quick-chill your brews and try this super easy fix instead.
Looking to jazz up your Photoshop creations? Learn how to create 3D wrapping light streaks in Photoshop with help from this video. By starting with a simple 3D object created in Photoshop, "wrap" the object with light, specifically these light zips or bands to create this effect. Not pleased with the look of this effect? Create the path(s) and then tweak and create whatever kind of effect you want!
You already drop mad stacks for your MAC eyeshadows and Lancome blushes - why not save money and go eco-friendly with reusable, recycled makeup organizers?
Unlike cooking Chinese food, martini-making requires more than just throwing in whatever you happen to have lying around your countertop and shaking it up.
This Photoshop software tutorial shows you how to add lightning effects to a monster castle scene in Photoshop CS3. ZAP! Remove the background behind lightning and flame images so you can add special Layer Effects, and avoid Blending Modes when necessary. Whatever your lightning and fire needs may be, no need to go to a compositing software, this Photoshop how-to will cover it all.
When creating an aesthetically pleasing image, sometimes more is more. Blending images together and blurring the edges is a great method for creating desktops featuring multiple photos of hottie Sam Worthington, or simply for creating a pretty website background.