The iPhone 4S on Verizon offered a good balance between call quality and data speeds during travels in California.
Question: Which is more important, call quality or data speeds? Let me state my bias up front: The Web running on 3G is really important to me. On any device. Whether it's a MacBook connected to a MiFi hot spot, a 3G iPad 2, or an iPhone. That said, is it important enough to justify sacrificing voice call quality?
This week I spent a lot of my time obsessing about the Web performance of my new Verizon iPhone 4S during … Read more
Fetch is one of the oldest and most well-loved FTP clients, whose cute fetching-dog animation has been running--literally--on Macs since 1989. Fetch can handle all your basic FTP needs, including SFTP and FTP with TLS/SSL, along with support for AppleScript and one-click remote file editing (with any kind of file and any kind of application). In addition to a fairly minimal and intuitive visual interface, Fetch saves you time with extras like Quick Look previews (optimized for OS X), easy drag and drop (including droplet shortcuts that save you from having to retype connection information), progress-tracking Dashboard widgets (shaped … Read more
Flickr recently released some handy tools like Photo Session and an Android app for their photo service, but they're geared toward the Web and smartphone users. If you love taking photos that require uploading to your computer, chances are you don't want to spend hours uploading them individually to your Flickr account for sharing.
Begin by downloading and installing theGood.uploadr. This is an Adobe Air app, so if you don't have that installed, you will need to download and install that as well. On your first run, you'll be … Read more
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Whether it's a JPEG, GIF, raw image, or other format, Picture Dude reads your images and optimizes them for Facebook, so you don't have to. Turn sets of images into instant albums, complete with captions. You can use Picture Dude to edit existing albums or create them from scratch. Just upload and you are done!
Picture Dude Image Uploader Plus features:
Images are uploaded quickly because the app optimizes them for Facebook ahead of time. Remove red-eye, change contrast, saturation, crop images, or apply special effects and watermarks, all … Read more
In the past, adding pictures to Flickr from your phone meant using third-party apps that integrated into the Android gallery or could cross-post to your Flickr account. Now there's (finally) an official app from Yahoo! for its Flickr photo sharing service. It's still obvious that the app is brand-new, given the appearance of some bugs, but it is a good step in the right direction. Here's how to get started using it:
The hardware and HD capabilities behind the iPhone's video camera are impressive, but its built-in controls for shooting video are frustratingly primitive for more-experienced filmmakers, and the iPhone isn't always smart about handling factors like exposure and white balance. Filmic Pro gives your camera a new front-end for shooting higher-quality video, with professional tools for controlling exposure, focal point, and more.
Filmic Pro offers an interface that is clean and simple, and all of its controls run along the bottom of screen, making it perfect for keeping a steady thumb grip on your camera. On the left, you … Read more
When you upload mobile photos with your Android or iPhone, snapshots are placed in the "Mobile Uploads" album on your Facebook profile.
But what if you want to put them in a specific album, like your album of food photos, kids, or the one for travel? Here's how:
Step 1. In the Facebook mobile app, go to your profile and head to the "Photos" tab. Tap to select the album where you'd like to place the photo.
Step 2. In the upper right, tap the camera button and choose to take a snapshot, or … Read more
Now that you've taken videos of family fun, playful pets, or other social situations, it's time to share the good times with others. The integrated YouTube uploading feature on your Android phone fits the process into five easy steps.
Step 1: After taking a video, select it in the Gallery and press the Menu button.
Step 2: Now select Share and then YouTube from the pop-up menu.
Step 3: Give the video a title before uploading, so that it's easy to find.
Step 4: Open the More details area. Make sure the privacy settings and account being … Read more