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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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When you think of iTunes, you might think of clunky, slow, and bloated software that isn’t always the easiest to use. If you’re looking for something that allows you to manage iPod content easier, today we look at some free and commercial alternatives.

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Have you ever wanted an easy way to remotely control your PC? Here we take a look at using Touch Mouse from Logitech which works over Wi-Fi so you can control your PC from anywhere in your house.

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Want to have the coolest looking iPad around? All that you need to do is add a touch of old school goodness to your iPad with the Etch A Sketch iPad case. Your iPad will certainly be an eye catcher in it’s new case.

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Without question, Google Maps is one of the most amazing mobile applications for your Android phone, but it gets even better—there’s a few extra features that you might not have noticed.

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This sticker makes your iPhone 4 look like an NES controller when you’ve got it upside down—sadly they are out of stock, but it seems like it would be easy to create your own similar sticker.

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You may want to reconsider the next time you go to use your iPhone during jury duty. A Florida jury foreperson used his iPhone to look up the definition of prudence on Encarta and shared the result with his fellow jury member...

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Kevin Purdy, one of my fellow writers over at Lifehacker and all-around good guy, has just published an excellent book covering everything you could ever want to know about Android—and it’s available online for free.

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One of the great things with Android phones is the gigantic collection of widgets that you can install to show all sorts of information on your screen—but what if you don’t want a widget? Here’s how to see the exact battery level without a memory-wasting widget.

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Busy wallpaper images don’t work very well on your iPhone, iPad, or any device where you need to have lots of icons on the screen. Here’s a set of minimalistic wallpaper images that won’t clutter up your desktop.

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