Android/iOS (Select Cities): Don’t have time to run out of the office to grab a bite to eat? Or just feeling lazy, but need that carton of milk from the grocery store? Postmates will take your order and deliver it to you in under an hour.After you place an order from the Postmates app, a Postmates courier is automatically assigned to deliver your order. The courier will then buy the item(s) and deliver it to you in under an hour. You can also track the courier in real-time so you don’t miss the delivery. The minimum delivery charge is $5 and goes up depending on the distance between the pickup and dropoff points. There’s also a 9% service fee added to your total. So it isn’t cheap by any means, but could be useful from time to time.Postmates is adding more cities, but is currently only available in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Los Angeles.Postmates (Free) | iTunes App StorePostmates (Free) | Google Play Store via Android Police
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Google gives you a bunch of options for setting up filters to organize your email, but it lacks a few settings to make it seriously powerful. Digital Inspiration shows off how to use a script to power up those filters even more. Digital Inspiration’s script lets you set up filters so messages are marked as spam if there are a lot of recipients, if the subject has too many characters, if a message has a set number of hyperlinks, and more. The script then runs in the background and organizes your email just like the official Gmail filters. If Gmail’s filters aren’t doing it for you, this should help. Head over to Digital Inspiration for a guide on setting it all up. Advanced Gmail Filters That Aren’t Available in Gmail | Digital Inspiration
You can make most PC games look great with the right graphics tweaks. But if you really want to get down and dirty—and have the graphics card to handle it—you can actually run your games at a higher resolution than your monitor supports (sort of). The folks at LinusTechTips explain how.
SGoogle Now, the mind-reading personal assistant for iOS and Android, has gotten a ton of updates lately, making it the perfect smartphone companion for…well, anything. Here’s a list of the coolest stuff it can do.Google Now does a ton of awesome stuff, and it’s releasing new features all the time. For an up to date list of what it can do—and how to enable the different cards—check out Google’s list of cards available in Now (and a list of some services it integrates with).You spend a lot of time driving (or riding transit) between work, events, seeing friends, and everything else. Google Now can make it a lot easier. If you enter your work address in its settings, it’ll always let you know how long it’ll take to get there, so you don’t get unexpectedly caught in traffic. It supports driving and public transit, and will even remember where you parked or tell you when the last train leaves. You can even share your commute with your family and friends, so they can check up on when you’re getting home.
Formatting your hard drive with exFAT is a great way to make it usable between both Windows and OS X. If you want to back up with Time Machine but access your backup from Windows, it’s possible to use an exFAT volume with a few tweaks.
Can’t find your Most Recent news feed after Facebook’s latest update on your iOS or Android device? Don’t worry, it’s still there. It’s just hidden away in a new location.Here’s how to access your Most Recent news feed:Tap the “More” button in the Facebook app.Scroll to the Feeds section and tap on the grey “Feeds” header to expand it.Most Recent should show up in the expanded list, and you can tap on it to view your news feed.If that’s too much of a hassle, you can always stick with the web version, which lets you view the Most Recent news feed more easily.How to find ‘Most Recent’ Newsfeed in Facebook 10.0 for iOS | iMore via TUAW
Android: Continuing the never-ending onslaught of new Google Now cards, Google has begun rolling out a feature that will remind you of upcoming bills. Provided you have email scanning turned on, of course.The feature probably won’t be able to check all bills (notably because not all bill reminder emails include due dates or amounts due), but it can be a handy reminder for those that it does support. The features seems to be quietly rolling out and may not be available to all users just yet. If you have email scanning turned on, though, take a look!Google Now Bill Reminder Integration Rolling Out Now | Android Police