We outline 25 hot tips for smartphone users running the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.
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Getting the best performance out of your Android-powered handset isn't just about mobile apps. We provide 10 tips for maximizing the mobile computing power of your Android smartphone.
Need to configure and connect to WPA networks in recent versions of Leopard and Snow Leopard? Our wireless security tutorial outlines the steps mobile IT staff need to follow to use enterprise Wi-Fi encryption and 802.1X in Mac OS X.
We outline all the steps needed to understand, configure, and use iOS 4's mobile device management service as well as highlight key differences in third-party solutions that work with iOS 4.
Using standard Linux applications, you can sync a Droid smartphone to your PC in a few easy steps -- we show you how.
We outline the steps needed to securely send e-mails and transfer files.
Flash drives are super convenient for transferring data, but to ensure they don't create a mobile security crisis, we outline steps for encrypting USB drives.
Deploying mobile VoIP can cut costs, but given all the options, it can be a daunting task. We provide all you need to know to select the best mobile VoIP service for your enterprise.
If you're ready to cut the cord to your servers -- and save money -- we offer guidance on how to migrate your enterprise e-mail to the cloud in four easy steps.
All U.S. federal agencies are required to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002. The PDA/smartphone of choice for the U.S. government is the BlackBerry. Therefore, understanding BlackBerry security controls, threats and vulnerabilities is essential.
The latest version of the BlackBerry OS allows developers to add video capture to their apps. We outline the steps for doing so.
We outline 15 ways to shore up your network by using the 20 baseline security controls outlined in the Consensus Audit Guidelines.
Our weekly roundup of the best free and paid applications available for the iPhone and iPod touch.
An adaptor can give you printer access via Bluetooth to a USB or parallel printer.
If you're a smartphone user, you know how valuable a tool it can be. Make sure your agent has one too.
Wi-Fi is particularly handy when you're deep inside a concrete building or when you're in a remote place where cell towers are sparse.
Free mapping software from Fugawi Touratel relies on cell phone towers rather than GPS to determine location.
Since the Jewish holidays occur according to the lunar calendar, it's not always easy to predict when they'll fall. To keep track, try downloading a Jewish calendar for your smartphone.
iPhone user resolves problem pairing first-gen model with Bluetooth peripherals after firmware upgrade.
When you're ready to pass that old smartphone device down to your eager teenager, or you've been asked to hand it in to your company's IT department, you're going to want to remove all your own data.
How you remove a subscriber identity module (SIM) card and swap it between compatible mobile phones varies from device to device, even among BlackBerry wireless handhelds and smartphones.
Simply silence the iPhone or send the incoming call to voice mail.
Microsoft Total Access offering free Halloween themed ringtones.
Save money by either dropping your landline or drastically reducing services.
BeejiveIM interfaces with a variety of instant messaging services and lets you access them all from one place
No need to enter an extension manually ever time you call a particular contact in your iPhone's address book when you get a comma involved.
A few hints to help make you a better typist.
A few things to keep in mind when expanding your Redfly smartphone terminals storage capacity with an external device like a jump drive.
How to wirelessly pair your smartphone and Redfly terminal.
Setting up the Redfly, the laptop-like companion for smartphones, is quick and easy.
Carrier announces enhanced security options for enterprise and government customers.
Thunderbird users who have installed the Lightening extension and are using that calendar can't directly sync with a BlackBerry. But, by linking both your computer and your handheld to a Google calendar, you can achieve synchronization. Events inputted on either device will be pushed to both at frequent intervals.
The Motorola Q seems to default to extremely short backlight and display time-out settings. While this is excellent for power management, if you're someone who often pauses while using your smartphone, you might want a little more time.
While some phones have a keypad lock on the home screen or start menu, on the Motorola Q you have two different ways to prevent your phone from placing unwanted "pocket calls."
Once your Windows Mobile device has been paired with a PC, the two should sync whenever they are connected (via USB or Bluetooth). Sometimes, though, changes to your system (either the PC or the smartphone) can lead to sync problems.
Among the historic aspects of tomorrow's election may be the way voters use their phones to follow the results.
How to clear data and programs off of the XV6800 smartphone from Verizon Wireless; a smartphone model based on the same HTC design as the Sprint Mogul and AT&T Tilt.
Combine airline alerts with the fact that passengers can make phone calls as soon as the plane's on the tarmac and soon there will be no excuse for arriving to pick someone up other than at the exact time the person emerges from the baggage claim area.
How to check the amount of memory you've got to store or run programs on your smartphone.
What you can do to reduce power consumption.
How to launch a video in full screen from within Opera.
Free service sends you free turn-by-turn voice or test directions. All you have to do is ask.
To make the most of your smartphone's ability to interpret your words, train it with you personal shorthand.
It's simple to change the time zone setting on your BlackBerry smartphone.
How to manage Wi-Fi connections with Samsung's heir to the BlackJack and BlackJack II.
Out of the box, the Windows Mobile-run Samsung Epix is set to vibrate whenever you tap the screen, which can be kind of annoying.
To insert or remove the SIM card in the Samsung Epix is refreshingly easy.
How to quickly access and use the Windows Mobile's camera for picture and video.
Epix's Organizer application is for more than just keeping things organized. It includes some handy utilities as well.
Several keys along the bottom row of the Epix's keyboard as well as series of function key combos have both obvious and not-so-obvious purposes
If you're coordinated with the digit that opposes your fingers (and distinguishes you from other mammals), then a pull-out QWERTY keyboard may be just the smartphone feature for you.
These are tough times and that's when people turn back to reliable sources of free stuff. Think your public library is a bricks-and-mortar anachronism? How about e-books, e-videos, and e-audio books for free? Download to your computer, transfer to your smartphone and, viola, you're loaded for entertainment without spending a dime.
Step-by-step instructions to turn your smartphone into a remote to control your PC.
Assign the program to a convenience key and you'll be all set to turn whatever youre looking at on your BlackBerry's display into an image file.
The Samsung Epix defaults to the Power button to wake it up from standby mode. You can change that, however.
A work-around for when you need to perform a hard reset but don't know the Windows Mobile's reset password.
The rear cover of the new BlackBerry smartphone comes off too easily sometimes.
The Windows Mobilerun Samsung Epix is the first smartphone available in the U.S. with a built-in optical mouse.
How to influence what data gets transferred between your PC and Windows Mobile.
A way to make your iPhone more responsive should performance slow down.
Most radio apps for the iPhone allow listening to formerly aired programs, much like a podcast. Not so with Minnesota Public Radio, which delivers three streams of audio in real time to listeners Apple smartphones and iPod Touches.
While the camera is not this smartphone's strong suit, it sure is convenient.
Listen to music on the BlackBerry Pearl Flip whether it's open or closed.
The default MyFaves screen of the clamshell smartphone does not include an icon to get you to the standard BlackBerry home screen.
Personalize the T-Mobile MyFaves icons on your home screen for fast visual access to those you call most often.
Instead of scrolling through your address book manually, this new application allows you to find and call a contact using only the sound of your voice.
Accessing the popular social networking site from a BlackBerry is easier than ever.
Urbanspoon, an app for the iPhone, can help you decide.
Here's a simple work-around for when its tougher than it should be to steal away from a favorite gameto check e-mail or take a picture, for example.
XM Radio Mobile is compatible with a variety of BlackBerry models.
App streamlines the process of accessing your favorite online content while on the move.
It's easy to use the GPS function of the BlackBerry Bold to embed a photo's location in an image file.
RIM posts tutorial on how to put your smartphone's to-do feature to best use.
A few options to help protect your smartphone (and the data on it) from malware and prying eyes.
MyCaption plug-in promises to transcribe your words into text on several RIM smartphones.
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