A short video from Tekzilla for help with finding animated gifs and transparent images with Google image search.
Yet another iOS update in what seems to be an endless string of recent iOS updates for the iPhone. This update, 6.1.3 is supposed to fix a huge security flaw that allows someone to get past the iPhone's lock screen....even when you have a passcode enabled to unlock your phone.
Leo Laporte on Tech Guy Labs walks you through a few options to connect your smartphone to your car's stereo system:
Connecting a smartphone or mobile device to your car stereo is a great way to listen to music, audiobooks and podcasts while driving. There's a few ways to accomplish this.
If you've been using Apple's Airplay technology on your Mac or PC to stream audio to an Airplay device (such as an AppleTV or Airport Express) then I think you'll really like Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil software. What's a little frustrating about Airplay is that Apple only allows you to stream audio from their iTunes program on your Mac. With Airfoil, you can now stream audio from ANY application on your computer: Pandora, Spotify, a radio station streaming through your web browser, etc. The software also allows you to send audio from your computer to your Apple devices, your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. I love it because I can listen to podcasts playing on my Mac on my iPhone and carry it with me from room to room as a portable speaker. Why Apple doesn't allow you to do this in the first place is a little hard to understand...I've been trying to figure out how to get this functionality on my Mac for a while and was happy to hear about Airfoil a few days ago!
The software costs $25 bucks but you can demo it for free. Be warned, though: the trial version cuts off the audio after about ten minutes. If you decide to purchase a license for the software, you can save $1 off the price by using the coupon code: BUCKOFF. For me it was $24 well spent.
I just read on Gizmodo that CBS has released an iOS app, so you can watch any of their shows on your iPad or iPhone. My wife will be very happy about this as the Sunday football schedule often played havoc with her DVR recordings of the Good Wife. Let's hope this trend continues with other TV content that wasn't readily available...I don't think any of us mind watching commercials as long as we can stream what we want, when we want.
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