How to Change the iPhone Lock Screen

Change the iPhone lock screen to your own photo.

*+-Learn how to change the iPhone lock screen to show off one of your favorite photos and how you can make it look different from your iPhone home screen. This short guide will also explain how to turn off motion on the iPhone lock screen if the small movements of text on the image bother […]

iOS 7.1.2 Release Pegged for July to Fix iOS 7.1.1 Problems

The iOS 7.1.2 release could bring fixes for several iOS 7.1.1 problems in early July.

*+-The iOS 7.1.2 release date is possible as soon as early July according to a new report that outlines potential fixes to iOS 7.1.1 problems and possibly the iMessage problem that holds text messages hostage when sent to iPhone users that switch to Android. In May reports of an iOS 7.1.2 update surfaced, ahead of Apple’s iOS […]

How To Get Animated Slide Shows Back on iOS 7 Devices


*+-I was preparing a post on how to put an animated slide show on the Microsoft Surface 2 Lock Screen and I wanted to do a bit of a comparison with how to do this on the iPad. Lo and behold, I discovered that the feature that used to exist has now vanished. Well, not […]

How to Disable Lock Screen on Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4


*+-All new Android smartphones and tablets come with some form of security when it comes to the initial lock screen when you first wake up or turn on a device. The slide-to-unlock method is the most popular, not to mention the pattern unlock shown below. And while many love these features not everyone wants a […]

How to Change the Shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S III Lock Screen


*+-The Samsung Galaxy S III lock screen includes four app icons. While I love quick access to four apps from the lock screen, I don’t like the programs Samsung chose. Here’s how to change the lock screen app shortcuts on the Galaxy S III. This tip will work on all version of the Galaxy S III. First, […]

How To Remove an App From the iPhone Notification Center

Remove app from notification center iPhone

*+-The iPhone notification center is a great way to stay on top of notifications, but with app after app asking for access it can easily get cluttered. Removing an app from the iPhone notification center is easy to do, and you don’t need to uninstall the app to stop the notifications. Luckily with a few housekeeping tips […]

How To Set An Android Lock Screen PIN, Password or Unlock Pattern

How To Set Android Lock

*+-Locking your Android smartphone with a password, PIN or unlock pattern is your first defense against those who would use it for malicious purposes like stealing your info or sending joke texts to your friends and family. Many people think that using a method like this just takes too long and makes turning on a […]

Nokia Sleeping Screen Brings Animation to Lock Screens


*+-One of the features–other than the amazing camera–that I love about my Nokia N8 is the ability to quickly glance at the time and date even when the phone is in idle without having to turn on the display thanks to the beautiful analog or digital clock on the Symbian^3 standby screen. It’s like carrying […]