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.

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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.

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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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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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Microsoft OneNote | The digital note-taking app for your devices

Posted on March 21, 2014. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Microsoft OneNote is the digital note-taking app for your devices and now it’s freeware.

Available for Windows, Mac, iOS (tablets, phones), Android, and on the web.

One ZDNet blogger is transferring to OneNote from Evernote.

 

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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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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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TidyRead – A Faster and Leaner Mobile Reading Experience

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

TidyRead – A Faster and Leaner Mobile Reading Experience “extracts headlines from the home pages in websites and present a neat list for quick reading. Since everything else is stripped down, reading articles is smoother and more logical compared to mobile RSS readers.”

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.

Features:

  • Free tool that renders webpages with better readability
  • Turns webpage into sleek mobile versions
  • Simple and easy interface ideal for iPhone, Android and other smartphones
  • No sign up needed to use
  • Browser addon converts any page into readable format in one click
  • Type URL or Site Name to read quickly
  • Change display style and font
  • Create your own reading list
  • Support for multiple languages
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