Touch Tech Review

January 4, 2010

Google Voice+PushMail+iPhone=Free Unlimited Texting

— updated 01.23.09

Since I got my Google Voice (GV) number I have been trying to figure out a way to utilize one of the best features of it with my iPhone, free text messages. Though as my mama always said, life is like a box of…wait wrong mama…there is no free lunch. Every SMS message that I forward from GV, either sent or received, I get charged by  those rat bastards AT&T . I know there are applications such as TextPlus, Jelly SMS or AIM, but with those applications the other person must have the same app in order for the text to be sent and/or received, plus I have to recondition people to send me a text via whatever app that I am using or some other hokey method that most people wont care to use. Lest we forget, I am cool because Google Voice is by invite only, and  I got one! I mean really who wants to download an app right away in an app store when I can get put on a waiting list for week. Also, how is Google to rule the world, if no one is willing to get their invite and NOT use the product I just waited a week to get and still dont know what to do with, but I digress. (more…)


September 23, 2009

iTunes 9.0.1 and the mini player

Filed under: OS X Software,Tips — brizz20 @ 11:21
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iTunes 9.0.1 was released today with some minor bug fixes. Per Apple’s release notes, it fixes bugs browsing the iTunes Store, performance issues where iTunes becomes unresponsive, problems when syncing Podcasts in play lists with iPhone or iPod, fixes the bug where iTunes unexpectedly quits, improves application syncing with iPhone and iPod Touch. The bug fix that raised my eyebrow is the bug in regards to the iTunes Mini Player. (more…)

September 10, 2009

iTunes 9 Mini Player re-sizer controversy

Filed under: OS X Software,Tips — sinodux @ 20:57
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Not sure how many of you used the green + button on iTunes to toggle between the mini player and a window that is easy to work with music.  Personally I used it all the time.  It is nice to have the mini player at the top of all of my spaces then when I wanted to change something just pop the + make the change and pop the + again.  iTunes 9 has changed to a normal window function with the + however.  This now will just swap between two different sizes of window but will not minimize down to the mini player size.

September 9, 2009

Google Voice: Send and Receive free Text messages via Email

Google anounced via their blog early this morning that users can now send and receive SMS messages to via email. For example, you are sending a text message via your Google number to a friend. (more…)

August 17, 2009

Thief tells UK woman how much he enjoys her stuff via Facebook

Filed under: News,Tips — brizz20 @ 22:28
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There are reasons as to why manufacturers allow users to password protect their electronic devices. As annoying as they are, it assists in keeping your hardware from being used when jerks decide to steal it. Take this arse for instance. (more…)

August 10, 2009

Be careful when using the iPhone naked

Filed under: Tips — touchmytech @ 21:59
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I admit that I like to listen to my iPhone naked. Some find it odd and a little riske but I like to plop my iPhone on a shelf, crank up the volume, and start my morning right with my favorite Armstrong & Getty podcast and a shower. My secret was safe until one fateful day when my screen went out upon exiting my car. (more…)

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