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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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Google Releases Free Video Conference Call App

by Barbara J. Feldman May 3, 2011

Just recently released from beta, Fring is Google’s free group video call app for iPhone and Android. The mobile phone app enables group video phone calls with up to four people at once, over Wifi or 3G/4G phone connections. It also allows plain-old audio talk and has a text chat mode. It even allows you […]

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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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