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How to Quickly Transfer Files from a Computer to Your Phone with Portal

Posted on September 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: We’ve all had that moment where we need a file on our phone that happens to be on the computer. Now, there are a couple of ways you can do this: email it to yourself, put it in cloud storage like Dropbox, or even transfer it with a USB cable. But there’s a faster, easier way. Enter Portal.

Source: How to Quickly Transfer Files from a Computer to Your Phone with Portal

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Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

Posted on June 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a recommendation: You can use this handy app to scan any document straight from your phone.

Links for Android, iOS, and Windows phones apps. Free and pay versions.

Source: Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

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Adobe Scan app creates searchable, editable PDFs for free

Posted on June 2, 2017. Filed under: Adobe Acrobat, Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

CNet has a post: Available for iOS and Android, the app offers all the extras of other scanning apps minus the limitations and fees.

“Adobe’s including optical character recognition (OCR) for free.” So now you can edit, search, and copy from what you scan. Very useful!

Source: Adobe Scan app creates searchable, editable PDFs for free – CNET

Adobe Scan is available here

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You Can Now Use LastPass On Multiple Devices for Free

Posted on November 3, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Passwords, Phones | Tags: , , |

LifeHacker posts: Starting today (Nov. 1, 2016), LastPass will no longer charge extra to access your password vault from different types of devices. That means free users can now access their password vaults from their phone and their desktop at no extra cost.

LastPass is a favorite add-on for multiple browsers and this blog has recommended it for years to keep track of passwords. You can use a different password for each website, and still only use one master password to access them all automatically (in most cases; some web sites require you to copy it from LastPass yourself).

Source: You Can Now Use LastPass On Multiple Devices for Free

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Office Lens – Android Apps on Google Play

Posted on September 21, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Office Lens is a pocket scanner for docs and whiteboard images. It also includes automatic OCR (optical character recognition) to translate pictures into text so it becomes searchable.

Named one of the “Best Apps of 2015” in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by Google Play!
Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.

Source: Office Lens – Android Apps on Google Play and for iOS through their app store.

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Evernote Limits Device Sharing for Free Users, Bumps Up the Price of Paid Plans

Posted on July 4, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Online storage, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

Lifehacker posts that Evernote announced a change to its pricing plan alongside a new limitation for it’s free service. Both the Plus and Premium paid tiers get a price bump while the Basic plan now restricts you to just two devices.

Source: Evernote Limits Device Sharing for Free Users, Bumps Up the Price of Paid Plans

Ouch.

On the other hand, Microsoft has made OneNote free, and a very easy-to-use import tool is available. OneNote comes installed with Windows 10, anyway, as well as Mac/Android/iOS apps.

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Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Posted on May 11, 2016. Filed under: Apple, Everything, Music | Tags: , |

[updated 2016.6.27]

A post warns that signing up for Apple Music could harm your music files.  “The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. …

Source: Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. | vellumatlanta

Some possible solutions are offered by MakeUseOf.

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How to record video, slow-mo, and time-lapse with your iPhone or iPad

Posted on May 5, 2016. Filed under: Apple, Everything, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , |

Sure, your iPhone might take spectacular photos, but you can also get really fancy with video too.

iMore has advice on How to record video, slow-mo, and time-lapse with your iPhone or iPad .

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Top 5 Android Emulators For Your Desktop

Posted on April 11, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , |

Hongkiat posts: An Android emulator lets you run Android on a Windows, Mac or Linux. This allows you to gain access to Android features and apps without needing to buy an Android device, which is great news for people who don’t really want to buy a new Android device just

Source: Top 5 Android Emulators For Your Desktop – Hongkiat

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Upgrade Your Phone’s Passcode to at Least Six Digits for Better Security

Posted on January 29, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

Lifehacker recommends a security increase.  You probably already know that the more digits in your passcode, the better, but if you’re still using a four digit passcode, especially on your iOS device, you should probably change it. Here’s why, and how to do it in iOS and Android.

Source: Upgrade Your Phone’s Passcode to at Least Six Digits for Better Security

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Create Personalized Ringtones (iPhone & Android)

Posted on October 30, 2014. Filed under: Android, Apple, Phones | Tags: , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips tells how to Create Personalized Ringtones (iPhone & Android).

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iPad: The Missing Printing Manual

Posted on April 1, 2014. Filed under: Apple, printing | Tags: , , |

ZDNet has iPad: The Missing Printing Manual.

This covers the AirPrint feature and how to print from your iPad.

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Five video converter apps

Posted on June 4, 2013. Filed under: Android, Apple, File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

TechRepublic recommends Five video converter apps for changing videos for use on your mobile device(s).

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Tornado Warning App for iPhone and Android

Posted on May 21, 2013. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , |

The American Red Cross has a Tornado Warning App for iPhone and Android.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk.

“From your mobile phone, call “**REDCROSS” (**73327677) and we will send you a link to download the app to your phone or you can download them directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Features
Simple step-by-step instructions to help you know what-to-do even if the cell towers and TVs are down. Prioritized actions for before, during, and after requires no mobile connectivity.
Audible siren that automatically goes off even if app is closed when NOAA issues a TORNADO WARNING helping to reduce the chance of sleeping through an actual warning.
Push notification sent when a WARNING expires – especially important if power goes out while you or your family are in your safe room.
Help distant friends and family in tornado alley with ability to receive tornado watch and warning alerts based on their location from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Red Cross location-based open shelters map for when you need it most.
Be ready should a tornado hit by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
Reduce your household’s stress and anxiety should a tornado hit by learning to make and practice an emergency plan.
Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.
Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your tornado knowledge.
Know how many tornadoes have occurred in your area.
Know the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado alert.
Learn how to deal with food and water impacted by floods and power outages.
Simply let friends/family know you’re safe with customizable “I’m Safe” notification sharable thru social media, text and email.
Let others know where you are with the Toolkit’s stobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.”

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CloudOn | Microsoft Office(R)

Posted on April 21, 2013. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , , , , , , |

CloudOn is an online version of Microsoft Office(R) with iOS and Android apps available.

 

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CloudOn — Office for iOS and Android

Posted on June 20, 2012. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , |

Still waiting for Microsoft Office for iOS (iPads/iPhones/etc) and/or Android? Try CloudOn apps.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

It’s Office 2007 and works with files from DropBox/Google Drive/Box cloud storage.  And it’s free!

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ooVoo Video chat and Instant Messaging

Posted on June 18, 2012. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Online Software, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ooVoo Video chat and Instant Messaging is free 12-way video chat/IM which is an alternative to Skype.

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10 extremely awesome iPad tips and tricks

Posted on January 31, 2012. Filed under: Apple | Tags: |

ZDNet has 10 extremely awesome iPad tips and tricks.

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Web research on the iPad (or Android) using Evernote and Skitch (how-to) | ZDNet

Posted on January 31, 2012. Filed under: Android, Apple, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

Web research on the iPad using Evernote and Skitch (how-to) covers how to use Skitch and Evernote for research on the iPad — but both are also available on Android devices!

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Using Naxos on iThings

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Apple, Music, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Pegasus Librarian has step-by-step instructions on Using Naxos on iThings such as iOS devices: iPhones, iPads, iPods.

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