Android/BlackBerry: SleepRinger mutes all phone calls and text messages except for those from contacts you have whitelisted; sleep easy knowing that the people who need to reach you can do so.
Once week we pull some of the more interesting questions from our reader mailbag and share the solutions with you. Today we’re looking at changing icon font color in Windows, searching networked drives, and removing photo backgrounds.
Android: The already impressive Google Goggles application has a new trick up its sleeve, real-time image searching. You can now set your phone camera to always search for matches in the Google database.
What do you get when you mix a pico projector, a cheap fish eye lens, and a $6 frosted lamp shade? An amazing DIY snow globe-style projection surface perfect for 3D projections of the Earth and other celestial bodies.
It’s not everyday you get to see a time lapse video taken from orbit around the earth; sit back and enjoy this stunning time lapse video taken from a perspective only enjoyed by satellites and Superman.
Want to take the next generation of Windows for a free test drive? Of course you do; it’s still got that new car smell. Read on to see how you can combine the Windows 8 developer release with VirtualBox for free next-gen OS exploration.
Super Smash Land is Super Smash Bros reimagined as a Gameboy release; grab a copy of this polished fan game for free.
Once a week we dump out the tips box mailbag and share the weeks hottest tips with you. This week we’re looking at how to speed up Windows 7,
The results from this clever hack have to be seen to be believed–and can be in this great video compilation. Read on to see how a $6 egg timer can become a fantastic panning time lapse engine.
Google Flights, a brand new offering from Google, integrates a slick and speedy airfare search tool right into Google search results.
Super Pixel Bros is a fantastically retro re-imagining of the original Super Mario Bros game on an 8×8 LED grid–every game element is reduced to a single pixel.
Are you the first in line to try out a new OS or major upgrade? Do you hang back and let the fools rush in to work out the beta-level bugs? This week we want to hear about your early adoptions (or lack there of).
Android: The default ringtone management system in Android leaves a lot to be desired; Ring Commander adds in a slew of management options including disabling ringtones, removing them, and more.
Angry Birds seems like an innocent enough, albeit highly addictive, game. Who knew people log 200 million minutes a day playing it and the parent company Rovio is valued at over a billion dollars? You will after checking out ...
Stop organizing your ebooks like they’re just a tired pile of documents and start organizing them in style with Calibre—an open source ebook organizer that supports metadata, cover flow, format conversion, and more.
Firefox: ShareMeNot is a simple Firefox add-in that effectively blocks social network buttons–such as Facebook’s Like button–from tracking your activity as you browse the web.
Android: If you’re a fan of the status bar in WP7 but not in a hurry to get an actual WP7 phone, StatusBar+ brings a WP7 style status bar to Android.
It’s that Ask How-To Geek time of week again; this week we’re looking at monitoring Android mobile usage, learning Windows keyboard shortcuts, and repairing old photographs.
Windows/Mac/Linux: If you take your wallpaper acquisition and rotation needs seriously, Wally is a powerhouse of a wallpaper management tool. Download wallpapers automatically, rotate them, and more.
The last few years hav seen the rise, proliferation, and–potentially–the beginning of the end for daily deal websites like Groupon and Living Social. Check out this infographic to take a peek at daily deal sites and their users.