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[25 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,564 views]
Apple iOS 7 — works better, looks horrible

Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.
Yes, that’s an old proverb that has been attributed to St. Teresa of Avila and, well, a lot of other people. We’ll stick with the St. Teresa attribution because she’s fascinating.
Who coined that phrase doesn’t really matter so much as the fact that it may prove very true in the case of Apple iOS 7. Apple users (myself included) have howled about how boring Apple’s mobile operating system has become and have demanded change. I’ve got iOS 7 Beta 2 …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,164 views]
Week in Review (June 16-22)

Miss an article or two this week? That would be a shame, but don’t worry as there’s a convenient problem to that solution — in this handy article, you’ll find links to all the posts from the past week.
And there were, indeed, a lot of articles from the past week. Why, we covered everything from a handy tip for people who switch from their iPhones to something else and find they can’t receive texts to a few details about an accomplished guitar teacher in Benton. It was, as usual, a …

Android, Columns and other comments, Features and such, iPhone, Technology »

[23 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 4,749 views]
Switching from iPhone? Here’s a tip.

After a couple of years of owning an Apple iPhone 4, my wife decided it was time to pick up an Android. Specifically, she bought a Samsung Galaxy S4.
It’s an awesome phone, but there was one problem with it — she couldn’t receive any texts. A brief trip through the Apple Support Community revealed that a lot of people have had that problem when moving from the iPhone to something else.
After combing through the aforementioned Apple support forum and doing a few searches on Google, we wound up with a …

iPhone, Technology »

[11 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,553 views]
A quick note on 2013 WWDC

 
Apple’s yearly broo-ha-ha began yesterday, June 10.  Geared to the many fine folks that create the gazillion apps available for both the Mac and iPad/iPhone/iPod, many in tech media have been waiting for this conference to get an idea where Apple is headed.  More, to see if Apple can maintain its spot on the top of the tech mountain.  One presenter summed it up nicely by saying, “[Apple] can no longer innovate my arse.”  Sadly, the conference’s success will be rated by the stock market far more than the advances …

Android, Columns and other comments, Features and such, Made in America, Technology »

[30 May 2013 | One Comment | 1,980 views]
Motorola to make smartphone in the U.S.

Motorola announced on Thursday that it will release a new smartphone — the Moto X — in October.
Motorola officials have gone on at length about how advanced the Android-based phone will be. For example, Motorola claims the phone will be contextually aware of its surroundings and act accordingly — it can fire up a camera when pulled out of a pocket, behave differently when in a moving car, etc. It’s to be a high-end smartphone competing with the likes of the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[14 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 7,013 views]
The Pogoplug – decent media server for less than $25

A couple of years ago, I got an idea –wouldn’t it be dandy to convert my DVD collection to digital files, stick them on a couple of big hard drives and then stream them to my Xbox 360 in the living room and LG Smart TV Adapter in the bedroom? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to stream content to my iPhone and Android tablet, too, and how great would it be to be able to access files on the Internet from any Internet browser?
I was able to achieve …

Technology »

[4 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,288 views]
Go ahead and Jump!

There are, to be sure, a lot of applications out there that will let you log into a computer remotely and control it like you are sitting in front of it.
I’ll not get into which ones are great and which ones are not because, frankly, I don’t care. I’m only interested in getting something that works and the Jump Desktop works very well. It is available for Microsoft Windows (but, really, what isn’t?) Apple Mac OS and the most popular mobile operating systems on the planet — Apple iOS and …

Android, iPhone, Media, News, Technology »

[1 May 2013 | One Comment | 2,143 views]
‘First Arkansas News’ has its own Android app

We’re trying something a bit experimental here at First Arkansas News and we hope people will like it.
What are we doing? Simply put, we’re making the site a bit friendlier to mobile browsers. While First Arkansas News has had a mobile theme for some time, look for that to improve (it looks pretty good now, but needs some tweaking). What’s more, we’re experimenting with an Android app that we hope is convenient (read on for more details about that and, no, Apple iOS users haven’t been left out in the …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, iPhone, News, Technology »

[29 Apr 2013 | One Comment | 1,866 views]
Google Now makes debut on iOS

On Monday, Google Search was made available to iPad and iPhone users through the Apple App Store.
Google Search is voice enabled and comes with Google Now, a technology that will learn your search habits, track your appointments on your Google Calendar and flash information at you that is relevant. The cards are supposed to appear when they are relevant to you and the feature has proven pretty accurate so far — it’s been on my iPhone 4S for less than a day and has already reminded me of an appointment …

Business, iPhone, News, Technology »

[27 Jun 2012 | One Comment | 6,949 views]
Fayetteville company makes trivia mobile, social

What do you get when you take trivia questions and put them in an iPhone app that sets up games with friends, family, coworkers and random opponents through Facebook?
The answer? Trivi.al, a pick-up-and-play brain teaser that its founders hope become as ubiquitous on mobile devices as Draw Something,  Words with Friends, etc. Trivi.al has only been available through the Apple App Store since June 21, so it’s too early to make any predictions about how the game will fare in the months to come.
Matt Hudson, however, is optimistic about the …