Don't-Miss Phone Stories

How to Use Google Voice on Your iPhone or Android Smartphone

Google Voice is an excellent app for streamlining phone calls, sending free text messages, and reading voicemail. Here's how to set it up.


Citizen Journalist Tech Tips

Don't let your tech get in the way of covering your local protests, demonstrations, and other public goings-on. Read these how-tos for better photos, live video streaming, and useful apps.


Apps for Covering the News Next Door

Is news breaking in your neck of the woods? Tell the world about it! These apps will help anyone with a smartphone become a citizen journalist.


How to Broadcast a Live Video Feed From Your Phone or Tablet

Want to set up a live video feed from your smartphone or tablet? Here's how to use the Ustream video-streaming service to broadcast a feed straight from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.


Make Sure All Your Google Contacts Sync to Your iOS Device

A weird iTunes quirk may limit which contacts get synced. Here's how to work around it.


How to Use Your iOS or Android Smartphone or Tablet as a Wireless Network Camera

Here's how to use the camera in your iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone or tablet as a network webcam.


How to Use Wireless Sync in iOS 5

The new wireless sync feature of iOS 5 unshackles your iPhone and iPad from your PC, allowing you to wirelessly sync your devices via Wi-Fi. Here's how to set it up.

How to Sync Your Android Phone or Tablet with iTunes

Ingenious app iSyncr makes easy work of copying your iTunes playlists to your Android device, and it's a bargain at just three bucks.


How to Use Shortcuts in iOS 5

The new Shortcuts feature of iOS 5 makes it easy to compose complex messages quickly on your iPhone or iPad. You can even teach your device new words with just a few simple steps.

How to Use Custom Vibrations in iOS 5

Custom vibrations are among the best-kept secrets of iOS 5. Here's how to customize the vibration pattern of your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.

How to Jailbreak Your iOS 5 Device

Want to jailbreak an iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad running iOS 5? Here's how to do so with Redsn0w.


Improve Your Productivity With the Web

Many of us rely on the Internet to get things done. Here are some tips and services to help you work smarter and more productively on the Web.

How to Tether Your iPhone

As more and more mobile devices link to the Internet, demand for the ability to connect from anywhere is skyrocketing. Here is a simple guide for using your iPhone to create a wireless network.