Five settings every privacy-conscious iPhone owner should change | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004

The iPhone is a useful tool to manage your work and play, but it isn’t perfect when it comes to privacy. There are a handful of settings that privacy-conscious owners should change if they want to keep their data as safe as possible from prying eyes.

via Five settings every privacy-conscious iPhone owner should change | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004.

Numerics: A customizable business dashboard app for iOS | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004

I’ve been playing with this lately and confirm it seems to work pretty well (although I have only used Google Analytics so far.

Simon

Numerics: A customizable business dashboard app for iOS | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004.

 

 

Download Original Iphone iOS Firmwares | Tech ArrivalTech Arrival

Below you can find the direct links to the download original iphone iOS Firmwares Files for every released firmware version. Please note that if you use Safari you must disable the auto unzip feature. It may be easier to just use Firefox!

via Download Original Iphone iOS Firmwares | Tech ArrivalTech Arrival.

Creative use of Gmail addresses can help you tame your inbox | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004

Gmail supports a nifty email feature that you can use to take control your inbox. The trick takes less than a minute to implement and can save you hours in organization.

As noted by Gizmodo, you can add a modifier, such as a period or a “+” sign, to the first half gmail address and gmail will process the mail just like your regular email address. For example, email messages sent to john.smith@gmail.com will handled just like messages sent to johnsmith@gmail.com. You can put the modifier at any point before the @ sign.

The power in this technique comes from Gmail’s filtering options that allow you to sort emails based on the email address that is being used for the message. For example, you can use john.smith@gmail.com for all of your newsletters. When an email is sent to the john.smith@gmail.com address, you can configure a filter to forward it to specific folder, delete it or more

via Creative use of Gmail addresses can help you tame your inbox | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004.

The history of Android | Ars Technica

The history of Android | Ars Technica.

How to install Yosemite on a USB 3.0 flash drive | Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004

How to install Yosemite on a USB 3.0 flash drive | Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004.

How to use the OS X character viewer – CNET

The keyboard offers a number of common characters for the language layout you have chosen, especially when you use modifier keys such as Shift, Command, and Option to invoke alternative character sets; however, while those that are mapped to various keys are common, they are only a minor subset of the characters that are available for you to use when composing documents.

via How to use the OS X character viewer – CNET.

Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! – Atlassian Blogs

Roadmapping has always been a dirty word in agile circles. In some ways it feels inherently waterfall to plan a 6, 12, or 18 month roadmap for the team. I’m here to tell you that roadmapping is a good thing. It gives the organization context and shared direction for where the group is going.

As team members, we’re always looking for context. What is context? You’ve probably heard one of the following questions on your team.

How do I fit into where the organization is heading?

How does my contribution mix with others on my team?

How do the decisions I’m making affect other people in the organization?

How can I anticipate changes that come from other teams?

What types of features might we be building down the road that I need to understand to make good architecture today?

An old employee of mine gave me great advice as a manager: “it’s your job to anticipate and remove surprises so that the team doesn’t have to hit speed bumps.” Roadmapping gives the organization enough foresight into the future to anticipate and deal with speed bumps.

via Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! – Atlassian Blogs.

A rundown of Photo Stream alternatives – The Sweet Setup

We all agree that device syncing prior to cloud services was an absolute pain. If we fast forward to 2014, we’ve come a long way:

via A rundown of Photo Stream alternatives – The Sweet Setup.

How to become a typing master with the iOS keyboard — Tech News and Analysis

SUMMARY:Some of the most useful features of the iOS keyboard continues to elude users. Learn how to improve your typing skills and help make you more proficient when entering text on your iPhone or iPad.

via How to become a typing master with the iOS keyboard — Tech News and Analysis.