Ah, the joy of a good night’s sleep, undisturbed by a buzzing, tweeting, chirping, ringing phone. Some phones, such as Samsung Galaxies and iPhones, have a built-in Do Not Disturb feature. For other phones, you can add a free app …[Continue]
Cell Phones Tips
Better Sleep Through Apps
Dedicated fitness and sleep tracking devices such as FitBit and Jawbone have become increasingly popular. Now you can get similar sleep cycle functionality through mobile phone apps such as: SleepCycle (for iPhone and Android) Sleep as Android (Android only) Sleepbot …[Continue]
Is Snapchat Private?
No, Snapchat and all other social networks are inherently not private. And the fact that Snapchat promises to erase your photos lulls many users (especially teens) into a false sense of privacy. In addition to the ability for the recipient …[Continue]
At What Age Should Kids Get a Cellphone?
The American Express Spending & Savings Tracker released last month showed that nine in ten parents expected to spend about $1151 for back-to-school purchases. Wow! In addition to the back-to-school spending survey, American Express also asked 2,033 adults, “What is …[Continue]
Is the Facebook Messenger App Evil?
Last week Facebook made a change to its messaging service, requiring mobile users to download (and use) a separate Facebook Messenger app, instead of being able to message through your existing mobile Facebook app. The public outcry was swift and …[Continue]
5 Ways to Increase Privacy on Your Cell Phone
With privacy concerns all over the news, several mobile handset makers are releasing new models with extra privacy features built-in. But there’s no need to throw your current handset out, as there is plenty you can do with your current …[Continue]
Bestselling Free and Paid Apps
Everyone loves learning about new apps, and bloggers frequently share lists of their personal favorites. But which apps are actually the most popular? For this, you can go directly to the app stores themselves, and peruse their lists. The Apple …[Continue]
How to Brick a Stolen Phone
brick — verb 1. to block or enclose with a wall of bricks 2. to render an electronic device useless For most smartphones, there are two possible ways to brick your phone. The first is with an app, which requires …[Continue]