Ever leave home and get that eerie feeling something is wrong? Like you've forgotten something so important that you rewind through every waking moment before realizing your lifeblood and reason for living -- your smartphone -- is sitting on the kitchen counter?
After watching "I Forgot My Phone," written by and starring actress/comedian Charlene deGuzman, you might just want to leave it on the counter. This brilliant two-minute film about society's addiction to smartphones shows how depressingly easy it is to let these devices distract us from truly enjoying many of life's great experiences, like birthdays, nature, quality time with friends, and even marriage proposals. … Read more
Netflix began rolling out My List to its streaming customers on Wednesday, giving international users a way to save titles for the first time. US customers who'd been using the old Instant Queue were also migrated over to My List.
In My List, Netflix tries to determine which saved titles it thinks you'll enjoy watching most, then automatically orders your list. If you'd rather maintain your list manually, Netflix gives you the option to go back to manual sorting.
Method 1: If you used to have an Instant Queue and want to go back to using it, … Read more
YouTube changed the look of its subscriptions page a few years ago, moving from a grid layout to a single-column view that requires a great deal more scrolling to view its wares. If you've been pining for the good ol' days of the My subscriptions grid view, there is an easy fix for Chrome and Firefox.
For Firefox, install the YouTube Subscriptions Grid add-on. After installing it and refreshing your subscriptions page, you'll see a grid layout with a lot less wasted space. On my 13-inch MacBook Pro, which features a 1,280x800-pixel screen resolution, the grid goes … Read more
My Contacts Manager Free adds a handful of new features to your contact managing abilities, while providing a third-party backup feature for your contacts list. The result is a useful app that doesn't do quite as much as you might like, but that works well to supplement the contact management features built-in to iOS 6. For some this won't be quite enough, but for most casual and even some business users, it will mean a nice suite of added features.
After installation, the app will recognize and start organizing your contacts right away, just as soon as you … Read more
My Eyes Only Pro is one of the most robust, feature-rich password management apps on the App Store today. This free app allows you to store passwords in the cloud, access them on any of your iOS devices, and ensure they remain extra secure with various levels of encryption designed to block unauthorized access either through an outside connection or if someone gets hold of your phone. The result is a must-have for business users or anyone who wants to take their passwords on the go with them.
Because My Eyes Only uses cloud backup to ensure your passwords are … Read more
Apple's Screen Sharing feature is a convenient way to access a remote Mac and use it as if you are sitting right in front of it, when coupled with the Full Screen features in Apple's latest versions of OS X, you can even make your current Mac appear seamlessly to be the remote system.
Screen sharing can be activated over the local network, or from a distance using Back To My Mac or similar dynamic DNS services, and while Screen Sharing has its uses, there may be times when you find that you cannot properly interact with your … Read more
FrameMyPics does one thing quite well, but with so many other collage enabled apps that do more, it's hard to justify a dedicated tool for only creating framed pictures. That said, if you want a streamlined collage creator or want to frame a handful of pictures for free, FrameMyPics will get the job done and then allow you to share it with friends, quickly and easily.
When you first open FrameMyPics, you can choose one of a dozen or so frames for your pictures. On the editing screen just tap one of the frames to choose a photo for … Read more
My Coloring Book Free is a straightforward app with numerous coloring pages and a decent palate of colors, though few actual creative options. Instead of actively coloring in the pages, you just tap an enclosed space with whatever color you have selected and it is instantly filled.
When you first open My Coloring Book Free, you will be shown a blank coloring page with a few options at the top and a scroll button to change pages. There are quite a few offered for free, at the start, so you can get some decent variety right off the bat. However, … Read more