It's a busy, busy world, and that can mean it's hard to keep track of everything that's going on beyond our own lives. Zapaday lets us keep track of events all over the world in a simple, easily customizable format that is easy to send to online calendars. Here's how to use it:Visit the Zapaday site. It may look a bit overwhelming at first, but it's simple to navigate. You should see highlights near the top that include worldwide and local events and headlines. Below the fold are categories, countdowns, and more. … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Beginning bright and early Monday morning, it's going to be tech news insanity here at the Consumer Electronics Show. We've broken down all the main events and will add links to our ongoing coverage as we have them. Join us as we bring you live video streams, live blogs, photos, and critical news from nearly every press event at the show.Thursday, January 12 11 a.m., PT Best of CES award winners announced, live stream
12:30 p.m., PT CES in Depth, live stream
1 p.m., PT The 404, live stream
Friday, January 13 … 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 an avid iOS 5 calendar user, this tip is for you. A beautiful detail in the iOS 5 calendar app allows you to quickly scroll to future or past dates to make your app usage more efficient.
Once again, Apple's attention to detail, especially when concerning the user experience, shines through. For anyone who uses the calendar app on their iPad on a regular basis, scrolling to different dates in the future (and the past if you need to look up a former event) can be laborious.
Not to fear, Apple has you covered. To quickly … Read more
The calendar widget is fairly useful, but it takes up a considerable amount of screen real estate. For this reason, it often lands on the screens to the left or right of the main home screen. And then comes the out of sight, out of mind practice. The only way to keep tabs on the events if you don't remember to look at them is to set reminders. But how good is a reminder if it reminds you at an inconvenient time? Here's how to avoid a mess like this:
Note: This app may not work on some … Read more
Believe it or not, "PIM" once meant "BlackBerry," a handheld personal information manager. Cell phones now do what PIMs once did for most folks, but PIMs are still with us in the form of personal organization software. HyperCalendar Free is one of the nicer examples of a free PIM we've seen. Its semitransparent desktop display combines a calendar, an analog clock face, an encrypted rich text diary and planner, and other features. Better still, it's free in perpetuity, including updates.
HyperCalendar Free opens in two parts, the translucent desktop calendar and clock and the … Read more
Competition is pretty stiff in the calendar market these days. Calendar programs just keep getting more and more interactive and versatile, and there are options out there to fit the needs of just about everyone. Efficient Calendar Free Portable Edition is a lightweight program that you can take with you on a USB drive or other portable device. It doesn't offer nearly as many features as some other calendar programs, but it's not a bad choice if simplicity is one of your highest priorities.
The program's interface is plain and attractive, reminding us a bit of Microsoft … Read more
Keepsy has been offering Instagram users the ability to create a true photo album using their favorite Instagram photos for some time now.
Recently, Keepsy rolled out the ability for users to create a photo album using their friends' Instagram feed, instead of their own. Right on the heels of that, Keepsy also rolled out a new product; a calendar.… Read more
Med-e-Forms specializes in PDF-based document solutions for health care providers, but it also offers a range of free Excel workbooks, including Free Excel Contact Appointment Scheduler. This free spreadsheet template for Microsoft Excel automatically schedules appointments based on your contacts list and office hours. It keeps track of contact data, referrals, and the date, time, and length of appointments. It's optimized for physicians or health care providers in small, private practices, but lots of businesses can use it, too, and even customize it to their own needs.
Opening this workbook in Excel didn't exactly dazzle us--more like daze--but … Read more