Faster Forward: Tips

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 04/11/2011

PostPoints tip: Your job or your school can trim your wireless bill

Wireless carriers aren’t known for being as open to negotiation as some other telecom firms, but if you went to the right school or work for the right employer, you can save up to 15 percent by mentioning that fact.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  08:51 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 04/04/2011

PostPoints tip: Add contact info to your camera’s memory card

Here’s one way to increase the odds of a lost camera or memory card coming home: Save an image with your name, e-mail address and phone number on the card.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  06:45 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 03/28/2011

PostPoints tip: Android’s ‘long press’ menus

Just as Mac OS X and Windows feature “contextual” menus, available with a right-click of the mouse, Android programs often have an equivalent “long press” menu.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  06:46 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 03/21/2011

PostPoints tip: Don’t buy your phone’s charger

Don’t get that headline wrong; I’m all in favor of buying chargers for phones and other gadgets that drain their batteries quickly. But if your phone, like almost all new models, recharges over the same USB cable that connects it to a computer, you can generally top it off from any power brick or car charger with a USB port.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  07:08 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 AM ET, 03/14/2011

PostPoints tip: Mac OS X’s Preview can edit, too

Apple has turned Preview into a capable editing tool for many basic jobs like cropping or resizing an image.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  01:26 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)