Once a week we dig into our reader mailbag and answer your burning questions. Today we’re taking a peek at how to enable the missing FTP functionality in XBMC, rename your downloaded TV shows, and get access to the Market when emulating Android.
If you’re looking for an Exposé-like experience on your iOS devices, Multifl0w brings super slick task switching to jailbroken iOS devices.
Stellarium is a cross-platform planetarium app that has to be seen to be believed. Zoom through the night sky, check out constellations from anywhere on (or off) the planet, watch the rotation of the stars throughout virtual days, and more.
If you want to keep up on your friends’ Facebook activity but you hate keeping a tab open for Facebook, Facebook Desktop parks Facebook updates and a quick-reply function right in the system tray.
The year is 1988 and Siskel & Ebert really want you to get a video phone. If nothing else can make you appreciate having a powerful computer capable of clear video chat in your pocket, this will.
If you’re looking for a dead simple way to wirelessly transfer files to your Android phone, Awesome Drop offers easy browser-to-phone transfer.
Wildly popular physics-based game Angry Birds, from the development house Rovio, has finally been knocked off the number one slot in the App Store. Knocked off, that is, by a 14 year old boy with his own compelling physics-based game.
In 1883 Thomas Edison threw the switch on a system of overhead wires that would bring light to the community of Roselle, New Jersey. A steam powered generator powered local businesses, the local Presbyterian church (the first in the world to be lit by electricity), around 40 houses, and 150 street lights. We take electric street lights completely for granted in the 21st century but at the time significant portions of the United States and Europe were still using gas lamps. Edison’s proof-of-concept display in Roselle inspired other communities to switch to safer electric light systems.
Over the last decade and a half Yahoo! went from the go-to search engine for a significant majority of internet users to, for many, a mere footnote in the history of the internet’s meteoric rise in popular use.
If you’re looking for a one stop solution for organizing your eBooks, backing up and syncing them to Dropbox, and reading and annotating them, KooBits is a free Adobe AIR-based solution.
Although the Android Market offers thousands upon thousands of applications to choose from, sometimes you’ll want to break free and install applications that aren’t available on the Market. Read on to learn how.
If you’re rocking a Kindle and you use Chrome, Send to Kindle is an ideal fit to shuttle articles from your desktop to your Kindle.
Wildly popular social gaming site Kongregate has released a mobile gaming app for Android phones. From the single app you can access 300+ games, download them for offline play, and more.
If you’re trying to get a bead on the weak spots in your office or home’s Wi-Fi coverage, free Windows application Heatmapper makes short work of generating a heatmap of signal strength for your location.
More than 90% of iPhone users are running the most current OS, but a mere 0.4% are running the latest version of Android. The disparity highlights the poor practices of OEMs and phone carriers.
Snackr is an Adobe AIR-based RSS ticker. Install, load it with RSS feeds, and watch the news roll right by.
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we highlight how to master the new Office interface, USB boot a computer with outdated BIOS, and snap windows to preset locations.
Dial Zero is a handy Android application that shows you the quickest route from the start of your customer service call to a real human.
If you’re a fan of Dropbox, the cloud-based storage service, and puzzles then Dropquest 2011 is a perfect challenge for you. Solve all the puzzles and receive free Dropbox storage.
Earlier this week IBM’s took their Jeopardy playing supercomputer Watson to play a practice round with two human (and accomplished) jeopardy players. Watson tears out of the gate and barely lets up on the beatings.