How to Sync Your iPhone Without iTunes (And Erasing All Your Data)

The iPhone is a wonderful smartphone, but it’s got one huge, ugly, glaring flaw – an Achilles’ Heel, if you will.

Yep, I’m talking about iTunes.

No small of amount of irate hair-pulling has been inspired by this piece of software. Same goes for brain aneurysms and smashed keyboards. And all these destructive outbursts of frustration result from the difficulty involved with one – seemingly simple – task: syncing content to your iPhone.

iPhones are only allowed to be synced to one iTunes library at a time. The reasons for Apple placing this restriction on their phones make sense, I guess – they probably don’t want people being able to plug their phone into a friend’s computer to grab their entire music and movie library.

Nope, you’re gonna have to pick up a $5 flash drive from Wal-Mart if you want to do that! Try and hurdle that roadblock, criminal scum… Read More…

7 Awesome Retro-Inspired iPhone Platformers

School is less than a month down the road, and now that I’m moving about 3 miles off campus, I’ve got a lot of time sitting on the bus in my future. Usually, I’m content to just read my Kindle on the bus, but sometimes I need a game to play. I know I’ve said in the past that focus is a super-important quality to have, but there are times when distractedly jumping around levels is the best way to pass the time. And while I do have my DS with me sometimes, I generally like to carry the least number of gadgets around as possible. So that leaves my trusty iPhone.

During some downtime this week, I took the time to look for the best platformers that the iPhone has to offer. Since platformers are pretty much my favorite kind of games (other than DDR and MvC3), I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are actually a good number of iPhone platformers that can be called excellent.

So, for those of you who are packing an iPhone, I offer up 7 of my favorite retro-inspired iPhone platformers. I know this isn’t a gaming blog – but hey, I can write about what I want. Plus, I want an excuse to get into E3 next summer 😛

Let’s get non-productive! Read More…

Photoshop Touch Is Out – Now You Can ‘Shop Yourself Into A Jet Fighter On Your Tablet!

Hey guess what? This post has a contest attached to it. I figured you wouldn’t know that unless I told you right up front, so there. Read on to find out how to win free stuff.

I think my favorite book opening of all time comes from Maddox’s The Alphabet of Manliness, and it goes like this:

“It’s 3AM and I’m photoshopping a picture of a Shaolin Monk to make it look like he’s headbutting a small child.”

What a good way to open a book. Even before I got to all the manly, offensive goodness, I knew it would be funny.

Ok, that’s not really the point of this article – but it does mention Photoshop. Which brings me to my next point – Photoshop Touch was recently released for the iPad and Android tablets! So now you can ‘shop pictures of Shaolin monks, put your face on a jet fighter, or even do more serious work right from your seat in the lecture hall. Or the bus. Or on the bike at the gym (I guess – I mean, you might get the screen sweaty). Read More…

Vonage Releases Free Calling App – Do You Even Need Minutes Anymore?

Note: This post is sponsored by Vonage and I’m being paid to write it. Not in a “yo dog, you wanna trade lies for money?” way, but a “hey bro, we think our app is cool and we’d like you to write about it” way. All opinions are my own. Including my opinion on the peanut butter stuck to your upper lip.

I’ve often wished I could get a data-only cell phone plan. Seriously, with 4g coverage expanding and covering more of the nation, I find the need for actual cellular voice service to be waning. Why pay for minutes when I could just message people or use VoIP to talk to them? Read More…

Create A Personal Pin Map With Your Foursquare Check-Ins

College gives you the opportunity to travel to more places than you’d have ever imagined. With programs like National Student Exchange, study abroad opportunities, national conference trips with student clubs, and spontaneous road trips with your buds, it’s likely that you’ll see a few faraway places during your college career. One cool thing to do while traveling is to keep track of all the places you’ve been. Read More…

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