January 29, 2011

App Review: Avoid crashing into obstacles while you type with this iPhone app - Type and Walk

If you're reading this article it's because you're a text addict and need some help. Don't we all? Well in order to avoid falling into a water fountain like our friend in this video I suggest you read on.

Although we shouldn't really be typing and not looking where we're going there is a very cool workaround that will help you avoid getting injured if you're an iPhone user.

The Type and Walk - Presselite app displays what's in front of you as you're walking helping you avoid crashing into poles or falling into fountains :O)

Let's take a look.

As soon as you open the app, you'll see at the top of the display a mirror image of the obstacles in front of you and all you have to do is tap that big area and start typing.

After you're done tap the arrow on the top right corner.

Then tap Send.

From here you have the option to either delete the text, or send it to Facebook, to an e-mail address, copy it, or copy and text it. You also have the option to change the colors or tab Rotate at the top left to view in landscape mode.

The sending options are very simple and work the same way as any e-mail, Facebook, copy or texting functionality on the iPhone but I'll show you how it works for texting. That's probably why you're reading this post anyways, right?

If you tap the Copy & Texting option the Messages app is opened automatically.

All you need to do from here is paste the text, add the recipient, and tab Send.

This can't get more simple than that and less hurtful too. Right now the app is $0.99 and I think it's well worth it. Just think of the serious injuries and hospital bills you can avoid by spending less than 1 dollar.

Type and Walk - Presselite

Hope this review helps you stay bruise free if not, there is nothing else I can do, sorry :O(

Have you used this app? Tell us your experience or what injuries you have avoided in the comment section.

January 11, 2011

FAQ: How can I view the links I've posted on Facebook?

As the new Facebook profile page design is rolling out to everyone so are lots of questions on where to find things on the profile. One of them is how can I view the links that I've posted on Facebook in the past?

This information used to be accessible from the Home page but now it's no longer visible to the human eye on your profile, and is it gone forever? The answer is no. Facebook may not make it visible on your profile but you can still view the past links you've shared with your friends.

To view your links:

1. Type the word links in the Search field on the top of your profile.

2. Click the Links app.

The page by default displays your friends' links.

3. Click My Links on the left side bar to view your links.

Although I'm not too happy with this workaround at least we can still view the information.

Did this help you? Tell us in the comment section below. Also if you need to know how to find anything else in the new profile let us know. It may just be our next blog post.

Update April 2013

With the new timeline the steps I provide in my post don't work anymore. I don't want to delete the post because I want to keep track of this functionality and later be able to provide you with another workaround to find your links.

In the meantime, if you click on Activity log under your cover, then on Your Posts on the left menu you will be able to see the links. The disadvantage is that this will display all your posts not only the links you've shared. If I find another quicker way I will post it here.