The Galaxy Nexus has a hidden LED near the bottom of the glass on the front of the phone. Normally, you'll see it blink white for notifications, but what if you want more information than "you missed something, *blink blink*"? With one app, you can adjust the color of the LED so you can see what you missed at a glance. Additionally, you'll be able to set audible reminders that repeat as often as you tell them to. Here's how to get started:
So you've got an original iPhone and you're hanging on to it for sentimentality's sake. I get that. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice all the cool, new goodies that accompany the latest versions of iOS.
If you're hanging on to your little piece of Apple history (whether because you have to or just want to) TechCrunch lets us know that you can now use a custom firmware called Whited00r to add some sweet features such as multitasking, app folders, and device syncing.
The best part about Whited00r? No jailbreaking.
Instead, Whited00r is … Read more
With Do Date, you can add reminders to your iPhone's Notification Center to help you keep track of important dates.
I like the idea of the pull-down Notification Center but I feel that Apple isn't making the best use of this tool. Unfortunately, the Quickpick app that added some great utility to the Notification Center was pulled from the App Store almost immediately after I wrote about it last month. Let's hope Do Date does not meet the same fate.… Read more
If you were a developer who missed out on nabbing tickets to Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference last year, there's a new solution to make sure that doesn't happen again next year.
Developers Anthony Herron and Aaron Wardle have launched WWDC Alerts, a simple site that promises to give people the heads up when tickets to Apple's yet-to-be-announced 2012 event goes on sale.
"In 2011 it sold out in less than 10 hours. In 2012 it will likely by sooner [sic]," the site says. "WWDC Alerts will notify you via call and SMS … Read more
We appreciate software that tells you exactly what it's all about. For example, take Efficient Reminder Free Portable Edition. The name says it all: it's portable freeware that creates efficient reminders, and does so efficiently, too. All that's left is to tell you how it works.
Efficient Reminder is completely portable, so you can save it anywhere and run it on any compatible PC without having to install or register the program. We clicked the extracted executable, which opened the interface with an optional tool tip. The program's interface is indeed efficient, with a format based … Read more
We've all been there: thought we set a reminder alert for a calendar appoint we added to our calendar two weeks ago.
In just a few taps you can set default reminder times for events in your iOS calendar and never miss a birthday or appointment again!
To set a default alert, follow these three steps:Open Settings and scroll to Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. Select it. Scroll to the Calendars section, select Default Alert Times. Set your default alerts for each respective category.
That's all there is to it! Going forward, any appointments or events entered into … Read more
If you're reading this, there's a very high probability that you're what's known as a computer user, which Webster defines as "an individual at elevated risk for repetitive stress injuries (RSI)" such as carpal tunnel syndrome, not to mention other physiological stresses like eyestrain and neck pain. Your doctor and your mother will both tell you the same thing: you're spending way too much time in front of that computer, and you should take regular stretch breaks. That's where a tool like Big Stretch Reminder comes in. This simple, free utility interrupts … Read more
At long last, iOS 5 is finally here, two days before the launch of the iPhone 4S.
(Related: We've heard that a number of users have had problems installing the update. Get the latest news on install issues in this post from CNET's Josh Lowensohn.)
Though iOS 5 is not as drastic of an upgrade as we saw with iOS 4 in June 2010, it does offer some much-needed and exciting enhancements for iOS users. A few are quiet and long overdue and others will seriously change how you use your Apple handset.
On that note, perhaps the … Read more
The time has finally come, and iOS 5 will be available to the general public October 12. During the last four months, we have been covering some of the key features of iOS 5 to ensure we were prepared to help you on the first day of iOS 5's release. Below you will find 15 tips and tricks to help you master iOS 5, and maybe even allow you to show off a bit to your friends. … Read more