Tag Archive: Read

How to Tell if Someone Snooped Your iPhone / iPad & Read Emails, Messages, Call Log

If you suspect someone is snooping through your iPhone call log, messages, email, or through other apps, you can set a simple trap of sorts to potentially catch such intrusions on privacy. The idea behind this is pretty simple: quit out of all apps to leave the task bar empty, then check on the multitask screen to see if someone used an app. Since most people don’t bother to check what apps are running, they will unintentionally leave their app  [Read More…]

Test Read & Write Speed of an External Drive or USB Flash Key

Test the read and write speed of an external drive

If you need to know the disk performance of an external drive, you can easily go about testing the read and write speed of any such drive by using several third party apps. We’ll cover two, the first is aptly named Disk Speed Test, and the second is called Xbench. Either will work to determine the read/write speeds of any drive,  [Read More…]

Pocket Read Later Service Now Built In To Kobo E-Readers

PKTBlog_KoboLanch_0008_3-FeaturesYou may be familiar with Pocket. It’s the shiny, fast, easy-to-use counterpart to Instapaper’s current lameware offering. And you may be familiar with Kobo, maker of e-readers and tablets. Now, Pocket and Kobo work together, putting all your read-later articles onto your e-ink reader or tablet without a middleman. I keep my Instapaper account around […]

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You Can Now Read Your Favorite Flipboard Magazines In Your Browser

Flipboard-webFlipboard is no longer a service that you can only enjoy on mobile devices. From today, more than 2 million magazines on every topic imaginable are available to read in your web browser. Each one boasts Flipboard’s signature look and feel, but they’re been optimized for the larger screen on your desktop. With Flipboard magazines […]

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The New York Times Will Let You Use Gestures To Read The News With Leap Motion

new-york-times-leap-motionLeap Motion is a futuristic, Minority Report-like desktop platform that uses physical gestures to interact with apps. The hardware controller has been delayed a couple times, but it is finally scheduled to ship alongside a dedicated app store on July 22nd. All kinds of content creators are working on integrating Leap Motion into their apps, […]

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Mark All Mail Messages As Read With iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

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As you may know, Apple released the first beta for its upcoming iOS 7 this past week, after an announcement at WWDC just prior.

We’ll take you through some lesser known features with our tips for a bit, giving you a sneak peek into the workings of the newest system to hit the iPhone. Be aware, however, that as this is beta software, any of these features and  [Read More…]

Steve & Steve Is The Trippiest Comic About Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak You’ll Ever Read [Gallery]


Steve & Steve, an online graphic novel being undertaken by Patrick Sean Farley, has got to be the trippiest thing you’ll ever read about the friendship between Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak, in their early HP/Atari days.

How trippy? Well, in the graphic novel, Steve & Steve drop acid in a strange geodesic dome in the middle of the woods, where they begin to debate the origins of technology, Steve Jobs called Arthur C.  [Read More…]

How to Turn Off Read Receipts in iMessage for iOS

Read Receipts allow others to be notified when you have read their messages. From the user perspective it displays as a tiny “Read” indicator below a sent message if the recipient has seen the message. There is some obvious benefit to that, but it can also be a bit annoying and even intrusive from a privacy standpoint. Thankfully the feature is easy to turn off or on as your own needs determine.

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Enable VoiceOver And Have Your iPhone Or iPad Read Twitter To You [iOS Tips]


VoiceOver is the name of the amazing text-to-speech feature in iOS and Mac OS X that allows those with visual impairments to use their Apple devices right out of the box, without needing help from a sighted person. On the iPhone or iPad, it empowers those with a visual disability to become more independent and function on a day to day basis in a world that isn’t really set up for  [Read More…]

Feedly For iOS Updated With New Discovery Features And ‘Must Read’ Section



With Google Reader set to close up shop on June 3oth there have been a number of apps competing to replace the dying RSS service. Digg and Reeder have emerged as popular replacements, but Feedly has seen tremendous growth thanks to Google Reader’s death.

Since Google’s announcement that it’s killing Google Reader, Feedly has seen more than 3 million new users joined the service. To make things even better, Feedly  [Read More…]