How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android

For some iPhone users, there may come a time when they either want or need to use an Android device. Whether it is for work, pleasure or simply testing the waters, switching from iPhone to Android is made easier when you can bring all of your data with you. The most important for most folks are contacts. Thankfully, the process is relatively painless and your iPhone will retain all of its contacts, which is handy if you are carrying both devices or end up switching back. Here’s how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android and begin syncing your contacts with Google. … [Read more...]

Report: iPhone Sales Overtake Android Again

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Is the iPhone back on the upswing? Despite being by far the most popular individual handset on the market, Android has generally had a larger market share — thanks in part to the huge number of different models available. One analytics company believes that the current iPhone 5 is doing so well, that it has bumped Android out of the top spot. … [Read more...]

Introducing One Pass, Providing Fast Single Sign On Access To Our Family of Forums

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Since 2002, Smart Phone Resource has been the company behind so many great forum communities for smartphone owners. Sites like Everything Treo, Everything Q and the world’s first iPhone forum, founded seven months before Apple had even announced an iPhone. Members have flocked to our sites, knowing they’ll find an answer to a question from the friendly, knowledgable people that help to make up our communities. With so many exciting mobile devices and platforms, there are a growing number of members within our communities who might own an iPhone, but also own a Nexus 7. Some who own a Windows Phone, but also own an iPad. For this growing segment of our community, we are incredibly proud to introduce One Pass – the all access forum pass. … [Read more...]

How Apple’s iOS Updates Are Just Killing The Competition

Earlier this summer, Apple introduced the forthcoming release of the next major update to iOS. Just yesterday, iOS 6 was released to the masses or at least those with an iPhone 3GS or greater. The yearly updates offer hundreds of new features. Not all features make it to older, legacy devices. As features become more advanced and require more powerful hardware, it’s simply not feasible to include them on old hardware. While it causes frustration of feeling left out, they are doing you a favor. Forcing features that require processing power would bring your iPhone to a crawl isn’t consumer friendly. Taking a look at the competitive landscape, you’d be surprised at just how good iPhone users have got it. Support for older devices The … [Read more...]

Making the Switch: Transfer Contacts and Calendars from Android to iPhone

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Have you or are you considering a switch from Android to iPhone? There are a number of considerations to prepare and make that jump to the iOS platform. We’ve outlined all the steps to make the transition, along with helpful tips on what you can expect on the other side. In this edition of making the switch, we'll help you transfer your contacts and calendars from Android to your new iPhone. This tutorial makes the assumption that you are currently using Google apps on your Android device for your contacts and calendars. Setting up Gmail in iOS It’s easy to setup Gmail for use with the Mail app on iOS. Navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars Select Add Account Select Gmail Type in your full Gmail email … [Read more...]

How To Enable Android-Style Autocorrect Bar In iOS 5

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Hidden in iOS 5 is Android-style autocorrect bar that offers spelling suggestions and shortcuts as you start typing. Like the Panorama feature, this too is hidden in iOS 5. Sonny Dickson by way of 9to5Mac shows us how to enable it. Download iBackupBot Backup your iPhone/iPod in iTunes Open iBackupBot and find the backup, then load it. Find Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboard.plist and open the file. (if your software isn’t registered you’ll have to press cancel and then it will open) Add in the following code:KeyboardAutocorrectionListsYES Save your modifications, and then restore from backup from within iBackupbot. Source: SonnyDickson via 9to5Mac … [Read more...]

Analyst: Apple Using Free iPhone 3GS To Fight Android Army

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With the release of the iPhone 4S, the price of the iPhone 4 was subsequently dropped to $99. The bigger price move might have been the iPhone 3GS, which can now be had for free, with the standard 2-year agreement. Analyst Shaw Wu believes the iPhone 3GS will account for almost 20% of iPhone sales this quarter. The move helps Apple compete against the army of Android phones that are being released. While the iPhone 3GS does not have Siri or other features of the iPhone 4S, it's still an extremely capable phone. Plus, it runs iOS 5, the latest iteration of Apple's iPhone software. Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software will only be available on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Even Google's own flagship Nexus One will not be able … [Read more...]

Sh*t Fanboys Say About the iPhone and iPad

Sh*t Fanboys Say

Sure the Internet is filled with trolls who by definition are looking to provoke and disrupt a forum or comment thread. When you peel away a layer of the Internet and visit their natural habitat, you can get a rare glance at the belief system of fanboys. You would be amazed at some of the sh*t they actually say and believe. For your viewing pleasure, we bring you a few gems from the World Wide Web. … [Read more...]

iOS Is Still Beating Android, But For How Long?

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According to Nielsen, iOS overtook the BlackBerry in September 2010 to be the number one smartphone platform in the USA, where it remains at present, but Android is growing fast, and it might not be long before iOS is eclipsed. It's still a very tight race between all three, and the margin of error complicates things: But despite its surge among recent acquirers, when it comes to overall consumer market share, Android OS (25.8%) is still behind Apple iOS (28.6%). RIM Blackberry’s position is less clear: Its share (26.1%) puts it within the margin of error of both Apple iOS and Android. In other words, RIM remains statistically tied with both Apple for first and Android for third. Apple’s clear lead over Android notwithstanding, this race … [Read more...]

the show: 5 – “Mighty Eagle”

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Join your hosts Marianne Schultz (http://www.macgirl.net)  and myself for a full hour of The Show: 5 - "Mighty Eagle". You can subscribe to our show on iTunes, grab our RSS feed, listen now or download directly. We broadcast live each week. If you missed the live show, we hope you'll join us next week for live chat and more. The best way to receive notifications on our next show is to follow us on Twitter or on Facebook. If you'd like to be included on a future broadcast, please call 646-820-3431 and leave your name along with your question. If you'd like to provide us with feedback, we've set up a topic in forums. RSS Feed | Download Direct | iTunes | Zune Thanks to everyone who downloaded previous episodes, we've been listed … [Read more...]