Archive for February, 2012

How to set up iOS calendar syncing | Macworld

When the iPhone first launched, you synced your calendar by syncing your iPhone itself. You connected it to your Mac via USB, and your Mac’s copy of iCal and your iPhone would share calendar events. That’s a clunky approach to sharing data, even after iOS 5 introduced Wi-Fi syncing to the picture. Even with over-the-air syncing, you still have to re-sync your devices every single time you want your calendars to be current.

In an ideal world, your calendar would be in perfect sync on your Mac and your iPhone, without any manual syncing required. There must be a way to pull off this feat.

As a matter of fact, there are two. Let’s look at how each one works.

via How to set up iOS calendar syncing | Macworld.

3 Ways To Predict What Consumers Want Before They Know It | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

3 Ways To Predict What Consumers Want Before They Know It | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.

5 Places to Get Digital Textbooks

The days of shuffling that 10-pound textbook to class or those countless fiction novels in your backpack are slowly but steadily coming to a close. With ebooks, your wallet may gain a few pounds as well, as you will be spending a lot less money on books.Check out these five digital text services. With synchronized convenience and interactive, cost-effective methods, life is on its way to becoming a little bit easier for readers on the go.

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8 Things You Should Know Before Building a Mobile App

App appeal is obvious. The barrier to entry? So low! The upshot of producing the next Angry Birds or beer-chug simulator? So high! Heck, with just a small investment of time and cash, it’s not hard for would-be mobile moguls to turn a concept into a steady stream of cash. And thanks to today’s app stores, it’s never been easier to try your hand at becoming the next tech tycoon.Here’s almost everything you need to know before you get started on your own app — and what I wish I knew before I got into the game.

via 8 Things You Should Know Before Building a Mobile App.

Dear business people, an iOS app actually takes a lot of work!

The big question: How much does an iPhone app cost?

This is a very common question that I’m asked by a lot of my business-oriented friends and non-tech savvy clients. Without fail, every single time I gave my initial estimation before even locking down the specs, I received that shocked expression because of the unexpected (high) quotation.

via Dear business people, an iOS app actually takes a lot of work!.

10 Siri tips and tricks: do more with iPhone 4S | News | TechRadar

Siri is a digital assistant thats currently only available on the iPhone 4S. Siri is designed to understands what you say and get the right meaning from the instructions that you give it.

Using Siri you can dictate, send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls and plenty more – itll even tell you the weather.But its effectiveness can be patchy unless you give it the right commands.

So weve put together our top tips and tricks to get more from Apples digital assistant.

via 10 Siri tips and tricks: do more with iPhone 4S | News | TechRadar.