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Geo-Based Alarm App for Android Phones

by Barbara J. Feldman February 16, 2011

We are all accustomed to setting time-based alarms on our phones, such as those reminding us of approaching appointments . But have you ever wished for a geo-based alarm? For example, when you are in the grocery store, wouldn’t you love your grocery list to pop up? Or how about a reminder to go to […]

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Do You Know Where Your iPhone Is?

by Barbara J. Feldman December 15, 2010

Find My iPhone is a free app (for iOS 4.2) that allows you to track the location of your iPhone or iPad. If you lose your device, you can log into MobileMe, and play an alert (maybe it’s just fallen under the bed?) or lock the device with a four-digit PIN or even wipe all […]

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Android App Roundup

by Barbara J. Feldman September 1, 2010

Nearly 200,000 people a day are buying Android phones. If you are one of them, here is a useful roundup of Android apps from Lifehacker. If you start by installing AppBrain’s Fast Web Install you can download and install multiple apps from the online list at the same time.

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Go Green With Electronic Boarding Passes

by Barbara J. Feldman April 6, 2010

If you travel with a Blackberry, iPhone or other web-enabled phone, many airports and airlines are now accepting electronic boarding passes in lieu of paper ones. In addition to the green benefit of not using paper, the digital boarding passes are convenient for those traveling with just a phone and without access to a printer. […]

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What is Google Wave?

by Barbara J. Feldman October 4, 2009

On October 1, 100,000 lucky users got an invitation to preview Google’s new real-time communication platform: Google Wave. It combines email, instant messaging, chat, project management and social networking in a client that sits within the browser. To learn more, read Mashable’s guide or watch Google’s video .

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How to Create a Ringtone from an iTunes Song

by Barbara J. Feldman December 23, 2008

You can create a custom iPhone ringtone from most iTunes songs by purchasing the song for 99 cents, downloading it, choosing your start and end points using the iTunes software, then buying your custom ringtone from iTunes for another 99 cents. For details on this iTunes feature, read Dave Taylor. Chris Pirillo however, has a […]

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