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    Reader Arnie Goldstein asks the question that every iOS user has had flit through their mind at one time or another:

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    One of the best parts of iOS 5--regarding device management, at least--is that you no longer have to connect your device to your Mac or PC when you want to sync your information or download a subsequent software update. There are two features at work here: iTunes Wi-Fi Sync and Software Update.

  • How-Tos: How to disable roaming on a BlackBerry

    Being able to browse the web from your smartphone when you're on the go is a great function, whether you want to catch-up on work emails while you're on the train or simply make your friends jealous by posting pictures of how you're sunning yourself to Facebook when you're on holiday

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5

    iOS 5 has hit the stage, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you're concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide.

  • How-Tos: How to disable roaming on an Apple iPhone

    Being able to browse the web from your smartphone when you're on the go is a great function, whether you want to catch-up on work emails while you're on the train or simply make your friends jealous by posting pictures of how you're sunning yourself to Facebook when you're on holiday.

  • How-Tos: How to disable roaming on a Google Android 2.2 device

    Being able to browse the web from your smartphone when you're on the go is a great function, whether you want to catch-up on work emails while you're on the train or simply make your friends jealous by posting pictures of how you're sunning yourself to Facebook when you're on holiday.

  • How-Tos: How to adjust the screen timeout on a BlackBerry

    Smartphones have a screen timeout built into them, which works in the same way as a screen saver on your PC, temporarily suspending the screen or making it appear black while the device is not being used.

  • How-Tos: How to adjust the screen timeout on a Google Android 2.2 device

    Smartphones have a screen timeout built into them, which works in the same way as a screen saver on your PC, temporarily suspending the screen or making it appear black while the device is not being used.

  • How-Tos: How to adjust the screen timeout on an Apple iPhone

    Smartphones have a screen timeout built into them, which works in the same way as a screen saver on your PC, temporarily suspending the screen or making it appear black while the device is not being used

  • How-Tos: How to move my iPhone back-up to a new PC

    Apple's iTunes allows Apple iPhone users to back-up the content stored on their smartphone to their PC.

  • How-Tos: How to adjust haptic feedback on a Google Android 2.2 device

    Haptic feedback is a useful function on touchscreen smartphones as it alerts the user their command on the handset has been recognised and processed through vibration.

  • How-Tos: How to see which applications are running on a BlackBerry

    BlackBerry's, like many smartphones, offer the ability to have apps running in the background. While the Messages, Phone, Browser and BlackBerry Messenger apps won't drain your battery or affect the performance of the handset, other apps may well do.

  • How-Tos: How to see which applications are running on an iPhone

    When Apple released iOS 4 last year, iPhone users were given the ability to multi-task

  • How-Tos: How to tether a Google Android tablet to an Android phone

    A tablet PC is a great way to surf the web, read emails and even catch-up on TV while you're on the go, especially since its much more comfortable looking at a tablet's larger screen compared to the smaller display of a smartphone.

  • How-Tos: How to see which applications are running on a Google Android device

    While multitasking is a great feature in smartphones, having several apps running at the same time, it can also very quickly drain your battery power.

  • How-Tos: How to Recover a Lost Phone, Tablet, or Laptop

    The bad news: At some point, your cell phone is likely to go missing. Whether it falls out of your pocket in a cab, or you leave it unattended in a public place for a few seconds only to have it swiped by someone with sticky fingers and low moral fiber, your phone is vulnerable. In fact, according to a report from security software company Symantec, 36 percent of U.S. consumers have had a cell phone disappear on them.

  • How-Tos: How to activate call waiting on a BlackBerry

    The call waiting feature on mobile phones means that users who are already using their handset for a conversation will be alerted, usually by a series of beeps, if there's another person trying to call them at the same time. We show you how to activate the function on a BlackBerry.

  • How-Tos: How to: Choosing the right wireless broadband provider

    Now that the major players are launching their 4G networks, it might be time for businesses to look at what improvements they can get from their mobile broadband providers. We take a look at what's on offer.

  • How-Tos: How to activate call waiting on an Apple iPhone

    The call waiting feature on mobile phones means that users who are already using their handset for a conversation will be alerted, usually by a series of beeps, if there's another person trying to call them at the same time.

  • How-Tos: How to activate call waiting on a Google Android smartphone

    The call waiting feature on mobile phones means that users who are already using their handset for a conversation will be alerted, usually by a series of beeps, if there's another person trying to call them at the same time.


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