Category: How-To & Tips

  • This just in – Hot topics around the forums

    Let’s take a look at what topics are popular in the forums in case you may have missed them. PPCGeeks users have a lot to talk about but we would like to point out a few hot topics. If you have been out for a while, this is a great way to get started and catch […]

  • Change Siri’s accent on iOS (over 40 to choose from)

      One of the main reasons people flocked to get a 4S was the introduction of Siri, a personal assistant and amazing voice recognition agent that has not been successfully emulated and is the envoy of the other phone operating systems at the moment.  Siri can perform hundreds of tasks by voice activation and even […]

  • Make your (jailbroken) iPhone look and feel like WP7’s Metro UI!

    One of the main reason people jailbreak their iPhones is to customize the theme that some people deem boring.  With an iPhone, no matter which iOS version, you get pages full of icons and folders and the pulldown notification center.  You cannot change the icon images, their sizes, nor can you add widgets.  People with […]

  • iPhone Tip: GMail via Exchange – How To Delete Instead Of Archive

    I’ve had the iPhone for a few months now, after using Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Phone 7, and Android. Android obviously had excellent integration with Google’s services such as GMail and Google Talk. The transition to the iPhone took a little time, but I’ve gotten a lot of things to work pretty good. One thing I noticed the other day was when I would supposedly delete my emails from my phone, they weren’t going into Trash in GMail, instead, they were going into All Mail. Read more…

  • How to upgrade Samsung Epic 4G to Gingerbread (EI22)

    On November 10, 2011 Sprint announced the Samsung Epic 4g would be updated to Gingerbread S:D700.0.5S.EI22 over the course of the next ten days.  Sprint’s intent of slowing updating everyone to the EI22 ROM is to be able to monitor the process in the event they have to pull the update due to technical problems. […]

  • [From The Forums] Backup your Android device to a cloud Network (root needed)

    Kaos has recently posted about the new cool ability of Titanium backup to save backup files to a cloud server such as Dropbox. Read here:

  • Check out our EVO3D Forums!

      Hey Geeks! For Those of you owning or considering an EVO3D this summer, nows your chance to get in the loop! Join the Conversation  in our EVO3D Forums! Check out our EVO3D Forums, where the users are chatting up the latest news and information on the brand new HTC Device on the Sprint Network. […]

  • iPhone iOS 4.x+ Tracking Your Location! (and how to prevent it!)

      Apparently the newer Apple iOS versions have built in to them location tracking.  This basically records latitude and longitude and a timestamp and isn’t even encrypted so it would not be very hard to access it. Take a look at this ABC News article and others floating around the web, and it looks to […]

  • WP7 has Mass Storage Capabilities

    So it seems Microsoft has hidden a lot of features in the phone….tethering…and mass storage now…Who would have thought that the new OS would allow such a thing? Well it appears that our friends over at MobileTechWorld has discovered this little ability hidden inside the phone. The best part is you don’t have to unlock it, jailbreak it, root it, or whatever else you may want to call it. All you have to do is simply alter the registry of the zune software on the computer that you normally sync with. This is just one more nice thing that has been discovered on WP7.

  • Review: iPad Case – Black (IPAD-101) vs. iPad Case – Herringbone (IPAD-102) from Case Logic.

    UPDATE: Congrats to the winner of the case, O.A.T.! You’ll receive a PM with instructions soon!

  • All About ROR – Residual Oil Remover – Perfect for Smartphones & More!

    We recently got in touch with the makers of ROR – a high end screen cleaner for multi-layer plastic, glass, and mirror surfaces – and were curious in their recent initiative to bring their products to the consumer end, having them used for cleaning anything from cellphones, to cell phone cameras, and even TVs and larger screens (such as on laptops & iPads.) We decided to pick up some ROR of our own and do some simple quality comparisons to some generic screen cleaner we had lying around.

  • Windows Phone 7 Live Tiles not the same Everywhere!

    So If you are like Courtney1985 (from here on out she will be referred to as Courtney) around here on PPCG you are consistently asking me or other fellow WP7 PPCG’s what the heck Live Tiles are. Well in short, a Tile is your application on the home screen in WP7, which is how you access what you […]

  • iPhone Hackers Drama + New Jailbreak for 4.1!

    Saturday, October 9th, famed (or infamous, depending on which side you’re on) iPhone hacker GeoHot (George Hotz) released a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1 for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 3G and 4G, iPad 3.2.2 and even works on Apple TV 2G called “limera1n”.  This came as a stunning update as the iPhone […]

  • New Jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G, iPad all versions!!

    Over the weekend a new jailbreak was released which works for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS on new and old bootrom, iPhone 3G, and iPad all on iOS 4.01!! Comex, the new iPhone jailbreak Guru, who gave us an untethered jailbreak for 3.1.3 and iPad os 3.2, has done it again.  This new jailbreak is even […]

  • IPhone 4 Woe is You? Pre-Order Status in Doubt? Read on!

    Despite the recent cancellations of pre-orders due to problems with AT&T and Apple, the majority of the pre-orders have been sent out (estimated 600,000 handsets) for the June 24th release which are now leaving people who didn’t pre-order with the question of “Can I upgrade?” Well I’m here to break it down for you.