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Tech Minute: Tips for using Auto Text on iPhones, Androids

In our culture of constant texting and instant messaging, we've all gotten used to certain acronyms and abbreviations. Just about everyone knows LOL and OMG. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reveals a couple of tricks to creating your own shortcuts to make texting and e-mailing on your smartphone even easier.

May 10, 2012


Can this big red button really do it all?

A new Indiegogo campaign promises that you'll be able to do everything from starting the coffee maker to ordering pizza with the click of one big button.

By September 19, 2014


Name your own price for a Mac software bundle

For as little as a buck, you can get six handy Mac apps. Beat the average, however, and you'll get three more. And 10 percent goes to charity!

By September 19, 2012


Five productivity-boosting iPad tips

Lock the screen orientation, turn off auto-correction (without sacrificing spell check), activate spoken auto-text, set the triple-click Home button, and view the iPad user guide in iBooks or a Safari window via a built-in bookmark.

By October 18, 2011


Good-bye iPhone, hello (again) BlackBerry

I am now a reverse switcher--I switched from a BlackBerry to an iPhone about six months ago, and now am switching back again. Why?

By September 13, 2009


Unlock the accessibility features on the iPhone 3GS

Use the new VoiceOver, Zoom, and Speak Auto-Text features.

By July 9, 2009


Ballmer: We're cheaper than Apple! (but not Linux)

Steve Ballmer may hope to discredit Apple and open source through FUD, but it's time that he learned he needs to compete, not criticize.

By July 31, 2009


Utilities Updates: Firewalk; Tex-Edit; AquaMon;QuickFind;

Utilities Updates: Firewalk; Tex-Edit; AquaMon;QuickFind;

By April 15, 2002