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How to Share Grocery Lists

by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2012

One’s grocery list can easily be kept on a piece of paper, but when your roommate or spouse is the one doing the shopping, how do you share a single piece of paper? Say hello to collaborative shopping apps for your smart phone! Three such apps are Grocery IQ, Our Groceries and GrocerySmart, and they […]

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How to Take a Screenshot on an Android Phone

by Barbara J. Feldman October 18, 2011

Although taking a screenshot on an Apple iPhone is easy (simply simultaneously press the HOME and the POWER button), doing so on an Android phone is not. Some of the Android apps that take screenshots require you to root your phone. Those of us not willing to root our phones, are stuck with this rather […]

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How to Wirelessly Sync Android with Your Computer

by Barbara J. Feldman September 27, 2011

Forget about cables or cloud servers! Cheetah Sync a free Android app, will wirelessly sync Android files with a folder on your Mac or Windows computer. Available for free from the Android App Market, just install it on your Android phone via a WIFI connection, and the app will email you download link for installing […]

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No Holding for FastCustomer App

by Barbara J. Feldman August 30, 2011

Do you hate waiting on hold for customer service? Now there’s an app for that! Simply download the free FastCustomer app for iPhone or Android, search for the company you want to reach, and click. That’s it! A customer service rep will call you back, and you will have saved yourself the agony of navigating […]

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Have You Tried Swype?

by Barbara J. Feldman June 21, 2011

Swype is a free alternative keyboard for Android phones and tablets. Technically it is still in beta, but it recently re-opened its free beta to the public, so now is the time to give it a try. The primary difference between the Swype keyboard and the standard Android keyboard, is that Swype lets you move […]

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Stream Netflix to your Android

by Barbara J. Feldman May 24, 2011

Android users now have one more reason to love Netflix. Last week Netflix began roll out of it’s streaming app to select Android phones. This means you can watch movies from your Instant Queue on your phone, with either a 3G or Wifi connection. To find out if your phone is among the first being […]

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