Getting started with Schemes for Android

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Getting started with Schemes for Android

Getting started with Schemes for Android

Posted: 20 May 2013 09:37 AM PDT

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Being able to schedule an SMS, tweet, Facebook post, or Gmail is extremely useful. An SMS can be used to wish a distant friend or relative a happy birthday. A tweet or Facebook post can help your small business, or remind friends about a local event. And lastly, scheduling a Gmail message is useful when the recipient lives in another time zone and you don't want to disturb them.

The Schemes app for Android lets you schedule all of these message types, at no cost. Furthermore, you can send these scheduled messages without needing to create any accounts, as you would with a service like HootSuite. Here's how to get started:

Step 1: Install a copy of the Schemes app on your Android device.

Step 2: The app will prompt you to c... [Read more]


Order vintage-style photo prints from your iPhone

Posted: 20 May 2013 09:20 AM PDT

With Printic, just choose a handful of photos from one or more sources, and the app will deliver Polaroid-style prints to you door.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

It's one thing to share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but sometimes you just want old-fashioned prints. You know, the kind you can stick to your fridge, clip to a board, hang on a wall, and so on. That's especially true if you want to share fond memories with friends or family members. You know, the kind you get from a wedding, vacation, birthday party, and so on.

Printic turns your iPhone photos into Polaroid-style prints, then delivers them to one or more recipients. It's a simple concept, done well.

The app lets you choose photos from your Camera Roll, Facebook account, and/or Instagram account. Just tap to select the ones you want (the minimum order is three pictures), then move on to the editing process.

Here you can crop, move, and/or scale each one, change the quantity, and add a caption. (In case you've never seen a Polaroid, it has a white border with a larger blank area at the bottom.) But Printic doesn't have any filtering or other photo-enhancing options a la Instagram. If you want to make any of those kinds of modifications, you'... [Read more]



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