CNET TV's Brian Tong takes a look at the latest in Apple news, rumors, and tips. This week, Brian checks out iPad rumors, the App of the week, and a bizarre story about Steve Jobs sneaking ninja stars onto his plane. Brian also gives us a sneak peak at iOS 4.2 beta for developers, including multitasking, AirPrint, Game Center, folders, and AirPlay.
If you rely solely on your Android's touch screen for navigation, you're missing out. Instead, try using Android's built-in keyboard shortcuts for faster maneuvering.
Not all Android phones have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but if yours does, check out some of these essential shortcuts in our latest How To video.
For those of you who want to fully control your Android smartphone with your keyboard, refer to the list of shortcuts below.
Shortcuts for opening Android appsSearch-B: Open Web browserSearch-C: Open contactsSearch-E: Open e-mailSearch-G: Open GmailSearch-P: Open musicSearch-S: Open text messagingSearch-Y: Open YouTube
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One of Mail's ongoing problems has been the lack of the "New Mail" sound being played when new messages arrive. There have been numerous fixes that have surfaced for tackling this problem, and while they will work for some people, the root of the silent New Mail sound problem has not yet been pinpointed so the fixes do not necessarily help everyone.
My recommended approach for this problem is to create an alternative to using the built-in notification for new mail by setting up a rule to play sounds when messages arrive. Other options are to use … Read more
Competing app stores, the Samsung Galaxy Tab release date nears, and Google is sued again! Plus we talk about the Audible app, and cover a tip that harkens back to the Windows PC. This week's special guest: Senior Editor of cell phone reviews Kent German!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 16
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In an attempt to put more troubleshooting know-how in the hands of its customers, Apple has created Express Lane, a simple to use resource for locating issues and solutions to common problems with all of Apple's products.
The site is incredibly easy to navigate, using a simple three-column approach to determine the general scope of the issue you are having. Once you've narrowed down the topic, you can select one of the thousands of helpful articles available directly from Apple about nearly any documented problem--including information for many older Macs and previous generation iPhones and iPods.
But Express … Read more
CNET TV's Brian Tong takes a look at the latest in Apple news, rumors, tips, and tricks. This week Apple outsells Nintendo, Ping isn't quite as social as expected, and you'll learn how to display your iPad on a larger screen.
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Android continues to surge, Bing replaces Google search on some Verizon phones, and using your phone to jailbreak your PS3. Plus we cover the CNET News app and dig into the world of Widgets and shortcuts. This week's special guest: Senior Associate Editor, Nicole Lee!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 15 Android market share to surge over next four years Why Android Is Stealing Share from iOS Bing to be on some, not all Verizon Android phones Android Now at 80,000 Market Apps Samsung considering Android-based TVs Samsung Galaxy Tab: An Android contender Take that, Samsung: Apple could sell 28M iPads in 2011 Confirmed: HTC Droid Eris will not get Froyo Verizon's dual-mode HTC slider leaked by FCC T-Mobile G2 gets official, preorders starting soon Use Your Android Phone to "Jailbreak"Your PlayStation 3 … Read more
After running your system for a while and installing various tools, utilities, and other programs on your system, you may find two Applications folders on your system. The main one will hold most of your applications, but another one in your home directory may contain one or two applications you have installed. Despite this, the applications run fine and there seems to be no difference between the two folders.
The second Applications folder is created for the simple reason that an installer you ran created that directory and placed the application there. If this has occurred to you, you should … Read more
Maybe you thought Apple's latest unveiling of iPods was the best refresh the product line has seen in years. Or, perhaps you're a little burned out after a year of iPads, iOS, iPhone 4, and antenna-gate. Personally, as CNET's resident expert on all things portable audio, it was nice to get a new crop of iPods to play with and put through their paces.
Call me a geezer, but I still carry an iPod separate from my phone. One of these days, I'm sure I'll bite on a new smart phone to make my iPod … Read more
One of the changes Apple made to iTunes that several people have been disappointed with is the app's lack of colors in the sidebar, making the window look out of focus and a bit bland. Some people have looked into hidden settings and other ways to modify iTunes to bring the colors back.
Unfortunately, changing the sidebar contents is not as simple as entering a command in the Terminal. Instead, you must alter the ".rsrc" file in the program package, which is not a very straightforward task.
Luckily, some people have tried this effort and made their … Read more