In-flight smartphone use: "Airplane" mode or completely off during takeoff and landing?Do you really need to turn your smartphone all the way off while your flight is climbing to cruising altitude, or is “airplane” mode good enough?

Also this week: Facebook’s iPhone app gets a slew of new privacy controls, how to view your Google Docs without an Internet connection (or when something’s wrong at Google HQ), why the “Menu” key on your Android phone is your best friend, and how to keep iTunes from cramming your iPhone with apps you neither need nor want.

In-flight smartphone use: “Airplane” mode or completely off during takeoff and landing?
Don’t just assume that your smartphone won’t interfere with an airplane’s navigation systems just because it’s in “airplane” mode. Read more…

Updated Facebook app for iPhone gets new sharing controlsUpdated Facebook app for iPhone gets new sharing controls
If you want to watch more than two instant Netflix videos simultaneously, you might start getting an error message depending on your subscription plan. Read more…

How to view your Google Docs when you’re offline—or when Google Docs is on the fritz
You won’t be able to edit your documents in Google Docs’ offline mode, but at least you’ll be able to view them—handy in case something goes awry at Google HQ. Read more…

Is iWeb going away—and if so, what should I do about my iWeb site? (reader mail)
Apple won’t host your iWeb site after next June, but don’t worry—plenty of options are available. Read more…

How to block all apps and web sites from your Facebook account
Want to slam the door on all those nosy apps and sites tapping into your Facebook profile? You sure can, although it’ll mean no more FarmVille or Texas HoldEm. Read more…

Quick Android tip: When in doubt, hit the "Menu" keyQuick Android tip: When in doubt, hit the “Menu” key
Don’t just assume that your smartphone won’t interfere with an airplane’s navigation systems just because it’s in “airplane” mode. Read more…

How to stop iTunes from syncing each and every new app to your iPhone
Don’t want copies of all those new apps downloaded by your loved ones installed onto your own iPhone? Luckily, there’s an easy fix. Read more…

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