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VLC is a geek’s favorite media player, and now it’s available for the iPod Touch and iPhone. Here we take a look at how to use it and what you can expect with the new app.

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Having an iOS device is essentially like having a mini computer with you all the time. If you browse the web with it, syncing your browser bookmarks between your computer and device is a must and we’ll show you how.

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If you’re a fan of VLC for your multimedia needs, and have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you might want to use it as a remote. Here we take a look at a couple of free apps that allow you to do it easily.

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If you’ve got one of the newer Kindle devices, you’ve got the ability to read PDF files built right in—very convenient, but how does it work? Let’s take a quick look at how to get them on the Kindle.

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YouTube, Gmail, and Google Maps might have come bundled on your Android phone, but now Google has been separating them out and adding them to the Market so you’ll get quicker updates. And now YouTube has a new version.

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Would you like to get your Hotmail email, calendar, and contacts on your iPhone or iPod touch?  Here’s how you get Windows Live content synced and pushed to your iOS device for free via Exchange ActiveSync.

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If you’re tired of the default Music application for your Android phone, now you’ve got another option to play all those MP3 files—and it’s Winamp.

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The latest version of Dropbox for Android has a great feature built in, along with the regular bugfixes and small changes.

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If you use Windows 7 Media Center to record Live TV, you might want to bring shows with you on your iPod. Today we take a look at how to convert Recorded TV files and sync with your iPhone / iPod Touch.

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If you own an iOS device,  you know that by default it only plays certain video formats. You probably have other video formats in your collection you’d like to add, and here we look at how to convert them to play on you iOS device.

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Remember the days when scanning a document required a big, ugly, space wasting device connected to your computer? Today we take a look at a free app that will turn our iPhone or iPod Touch (with camera) into a convenient document scanner.

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If your Android phone is running a stock version of Froyo, you might have noticed there’s no way to create a shortcut for the Alarms panel, which can be frustrating if you use your phone as an alarm clock. Here’s how to do it.

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If you have too much media in your collection that you want to access remotely, sometimes even the largest size iPods won’t do. Here is how you can use ZumoCast to access your entire digital library from virtually anywhere.

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Looks like the latest Android phone from T-Mobile includes some pretty awful technology—it is hard-wired to prevent you from doing any real customization with your phone, and will reinstall the locked-down OS if you decide to jailbreak it.

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Looks like Skype has released a full version of their VoIP client for Android phones, but sadly it’s WiFi only if you’re in the US—but at least it is now widely available.

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Since the software wasn’t already released, you can’t get a copy now, but with Google’s speed of Android development hopefully we’ll see it included in a new Android update pretty soon.

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Using Google Voice you can call any number for free but you are not able to receive calls directly to your Google Voice number on your Android phone without a voice plan with your carrier. Using sipgate you can receive any call for free but cannot place calls without adding money to your account. Combining the two services, we will be able to place calls using Google Voice which will automatically call back your sipgate number connecting you to your intended recipient, and we will do all of this using WiFi, 3G data, or EDGE, meaning you will never run out of minutes again.

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Recently Apple released their new 4th generation iPod Touch & iPhones, and if you get the new generation you probably want to transfer your data. Here we show you how to do it easily using iTunes.

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Have an iPhone or Android phone and a music collection too large to sync to it?  Want to share your library with friends? Here’s how to sync your library with your smartphone over the internet, or stream it in any browser.

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It’s possible that it’s simply being used as a remote display for another machine running Chromium OS, which would still be a fairly interesting use for the iPad.

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Over at Lifehacker, they’ve written up a very thorough guide to why you shouldn’t bother using Task Killer applications on your Android phone—because they really don’t do any good.

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A funny look at how mobile phones and relationships go together.

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Do you have a lot of apps on your iPhone or iPod Touch and are tired of moving through screens to get the one you need? Here we look at a new feature in iOS 4 that let’s you group apps together in folders.

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Over at the Windows Phone blog, they’ve just announced that one of the top requests from developers was using Visual Basic to write apps for the phone. Visual Basic? Seriously?

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Yes, this is a real, working Jump to Conclusions application for your Android phone, and you don’t need to get run over by a truck to make it.

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