CrowdGadgets | September 30, 2012

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The CrowdGadgets newsletter is a weekly installment that will keep you up to date on the latest gadget and tech news from Pocketables, Good and EVO, and the rest of the CrowdGather gadget network, including Anythingbutipad, Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, and Zune Boards. Check out what’s new below.

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Andreas’ excellent series of posts about Tasker continues with part five of his beginner’s guide to the powerful app. In it, he covers useful tips and tricks, including how to get the time in seconds, use variable convert and variable randomize, take advantage of multiple profiles, and much more. Andreas has also managed to set up home automation via Tasker, allowing him to control the lights and more.


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The topic of Windows 8 can be a touchy subject for some people, due largely in part to the operating system’s new user interface. Both sides of the fence, however, will be pleased to learn that the good old Windows desktop is still around in Windows 8, and it’s better than ever. Users with multiple monitors, in particular, will be pleased by many of the changes. Full for full details, check out William’s review.

Good and EVO

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Thanks to the recent update to Titanium Backup, it’s now possible to restore data backed up using Android Debug Bridge (ADB). But in order to do that, you’ll need to create a backup first. Here’s how to get started. You can also now attach your Windows mouse and keyboard to your phone and convert your 3D photos into 3D wallpaper on the HTC EVO 3D and EVO V 4G.


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The first round of our giveaway is over, but we’re doing it again! You can enter to win a brand new Google ASUS Nexus 7 tablet or $50 in cold hard cash. Each comment you leave is an entry into the giveaway, so the more you contribute to the Pocketables community, the better your chances will be of winning. For more specific details, make sure to check out our giveaway guidelines.

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William Devereux

William Devereux is the former Microsoft editor at Pocketables, as well as a Microsoft MVP and SkyDrive/ Insider. As his title implies, he wrote about all things from Redmond, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone. He is currently carrying a Windows Phone 8X by HTC and a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet.

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