Microsoft's first venture into the tablet market, the Surface RT, combines many of the capabilities of a normal Windows 8 laptop into a super compact tablet, whose super-thin touch cover and kickstand can transform it into a functional mini-laptop, small and light enough to go anywhere you want. But like most tablets, the Surface comes with a rather limited amount of storage space. The tablet comes in either 32 GB or 64 GB, but we all know that's not the actual amount of storage space you can...
Adding a SIM card to your Samsung Galaxy Tab is easy! If you have this new Android tablet and are looking to see how to install the SIM card, this video will clearly show you how it's done. Simply remove the slot's cover, insert the SIM card, making sure it's secure and snug, and then closing the cover. That's it!
The Apple iPad has already invaded the world, and anyone who bought the iPad as soon as it came out will miss out on the 3G version. But don't fret, if you have the Wi-Fi iPad, you can mod it into a 3G iPad with a little device called the MiFi. The MiFi intelligent mobile hotspot allows you to take your Wi-Fi hotspot with you! This device basically acts like a mobile access point. Once you create a WiFi hotspot on your MiFi, you can connect multiple iPads (or computers and phones) at the same...
If you plan on listening to music or making phone calls, you're going to have to get some headphones or a headset with mic (in lieu of Bluetooth headsets). Using them might just be the simplest thing to do on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but just in case, this video will show you how to plug in your headset cable. It's just like any other Android device.
In this clip, you'll learn how to prepare and format a USB thumb drive for use with an Apple iPad. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPad or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more information, including a detailed overview, watch this iPad user's guide.
When Apple first released the iPad, they only offered a WiFi enabled version. This would make your iPad similar to an iPod Touch. If you are one of the impatient Apple fans who couldn't wait til 3G, check out this tutorial.
In this clip, learn how to access and use hidden and advanced functions on the iPad keyboard. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPad or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more information, including a detailed overview, watch this iPad user's guide.
Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, many of its features have been replicated by Android developers for other devices. The most popular feature, aside from Smart Rotation, on the Note 2 has been the multitasking multi-screen/multi-window feature, which allows you to run several apps at the same time.
Remember those old vinyl records? Remember jumping on the 8-track bandwagon? Switching over to cassette tapes? How much money you spent converting your music collection to compact discs? To MP3s?
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab isn't a cell phone, but that doesn't stop you from making phone calls! With this Android tablet, it's a breeze to make phone calls. Just hit the PHONE icon on the homescreen and dial your number. Press CALL and wait for the connection. You can MUTE the mic, use a HEADSET or MINIMIZE the dial pad. See how!
While the Google Play Store is filled with big name magazines like Time, Forbes, Sports Illustrated and Maxim, it also panders to smaller audiences, like with Coin Prices, Soap Opera Digest, Watch Journal and Quilter's World (which yes, is all about quilting). If you have a select few that you enjoy reading, prices aren't usually a problem; issues range from $1.99 to $4.99 for each one, or from $19.99 to $39.99 for yearly subscriptions. If you're someone that is a magazine connoisseur, prices...
If you are looking for an alternative to Odin, you can try Heimdall, a third party software designed for flashing firmware to Samsung mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Watch this video to learn how to use Heimdall to install firmware on your Samsung Android devices.
After years of being a PC technician and Windows System administrator, I had the blind hatred for Apple that I thought I was suppose to have. I swore that I'd never even touch an iPod, let alone buy an Apple product. But I found a new career that drug me out of the Windows server/PC tech room dungeon, and into the bright modern office of a web development firm. Then it happened. After a couple weeks with all this Apple stuff around me, my love for gadgets and (closet) Apple curiosity got the ...
In this tutorial, learn all about how to use a Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader from top to bottom. This helpful clip will walk you through every single feature so that you will be reading wirelessly in no time. Not only is the Nook easy to use and carry around, it is also inexpensive (as of June 2010), why not give it a try?
Angry Birds may have lost its first place grip in the iTunes App Store, but it still reigns supreme on the NOOK. And starting today, for a limited time, Angry Birds addicts with a NOOK Color can visit any Barnes & Noble retail location to unlock the free playable character, Mighty Eagle.
With the invention of mobile phones, alarms clocks are nearly extinct. Who wants a bulky tabletop alarm when you can use your mobile device to wake you up? Well, even tablets can make sure you get your coffee on time, and in the Samsung Galaxy Tab, there's the Android Alarm Clock application. Simply select APPLICATIONS < ALARM CLOCK and press the ADD ALARM icon in the top right. Press TIME to set the desire alarm time. Press RINGTONE to select the desire alarm sound.
If you were one of the lucky individuals to score a TouchPad before HP discountinued them, you will need to proceed through the initial setup wizard when you turn on the device for the first time, or after performing a data wipe and reset on the tablet. This guide will walk you through everything from accepting the terms & conditions, connecting to a Wi-Fi network, and creating a webOS account for the first time.
The Nook from Barnes and Noble is a revolutionary new e-reader. Not only is the Nook slim, useful and touch screen, it is also the most inexpensive one on the market. This colorful, customizable reader is great anywhere in America, but what about if you live elsewhere?
Everyone in the world uses tablets these days, so it's no wonder that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has different languages built right in. To change your language on the Android tablet, all you need to do is navigate to the Settings menu.
When you're searching for a contact to message, sometimes it's a little better to see a face than a name. But it's even better to have both! With the Android OS on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab, adding photos to your contacts is a breeze. Select APPLICATIONS < CONTACTS and select your preferred contact. Choose EDIT and tap the blank photo space in the upper left corner. Press TAKE PHOTO or ALBUM to add the picture. See how in this video.
If your iPad's battery is malfunctioning or not performing properly for any reason, check out this clip. In this tutorial, you will learn how to very carefully disassemble and remove the battery from the back of your device so that you can replace it with a new one. Perform surgery on your beloved iPad with help from this video. Good luck!
While technically the iPad isn't a supported device with Ford Sync, you can get around that by going to the head unit. Add your iPad as a Bluetooth device, then select the 'sync' option. You can now control your iPad's audio features through Bluetooth.
Is the screen on your Samsung Galaxy Tab a little too dim? A little too bright? Adjust the screen brightness is an easy task on the Android tablet. All you have to do is go to MENU < SETTINGS < DISPLAY SETTINGS < BRIGHTNESS and turn of the AUTOMATIC BRIGHTNESS. Then adjust the brightness and click OK to save.
Hallelujah, a miracle tool has been released to the world. This Windows/Mac tool is called Spirit and it enables you to jailbreak any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad quite easily. And Gizmodo is all over it, with an in-depth guide on exactly how to do it.
Are you one of those people who likes to take their books into the bathtub? If you've got an eReader or an Apple iPad, you may be weeping at the inability to soak without junking your reading device. Here's a great and cheap solution for you! All you need is a Ziploc bag.
So, you've just got yourself an Apple iPad, but it already needs fixed, or you want to check the innards out for yourself, you're going to have to know how to open that sucker up. This video tutorial will show you how to do just that.
New owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Thinking of picking one up? In this Galaxy tablet owner's guide, you'll learn how to use the Tab's various messaging features. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet owner's guide.
New owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Thinking of picking one up? In this Galaxy tablet owner's guide, you'll learn how to use the Tab's built-in web browser. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet owner's guide.
Reading in bed with a book and bedside lamp is so 1990s. As tablets get smaller and content continues to be digitized, reading on an electronic device is pretty standard.
In this clip, you'll learn how to use external USB-powered peripherals with an iPad. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPad or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more information, including a detailed overview, watch this iPad user's guide.
If you want to expand your storage capacity in your new Samsung Galaxy Tab, it's easy thanks to the microSD slot on the side. Installing your microSD memory card is as easy as removing the slot's cover, inserting the microSD card in, pushing to make sure it locks, and recovering the slot. Adding storage makes your Android experience even better, plus you can transfer files and data easily!
If you're not connected to the internet or don't have a data plan on your Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab, then chances are you don't have the right time and date. But don't worry, it's an easy fix! Simply go to MENU < SETTINGS < DATE & TIME and uncheck the AUTOMATIC to set the date and time manually. Choose SELECT DATE to change the date, SELECT TIME ZONE to change your area of the world, and SELECT TIME to adjust the hours and minutes of the day. Easy as can be.
All mobile devices these days come equipped with a handy camera for picture and videos, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab is no different. This video will guide you through the process of making a video recording on the Android tablet. To make a video, go to APPLICATIONS < CAMERA and watch this video to see how to adjust the video mode and record.
If you have cracked or smashed your iPad screen, don't worry! This tutorial will show you how to take it all apart and start over with a brand new touchscreen. Don't waste money on a repair man or bother having the "Genius Bar" tell you it's all your fault - take matters into your own hands with these relatively simple steps.
Sometimes it's necessary to do a complete restore of a device, even an Android one like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. To reset the Galaxy Tab to its factory settings, hit MENU < SETTINGS < PRIVACY and click on FACTORY DATA RESET. Lastly, click on RESET PHONE (it's okay that it's not a phone) and then ERASE EVERYTHING.
If your alarm is too low or the music isn't loud enough on your Samsung Galaxy Tab, then you need to turn the volume up. Adjusting the volume is an easy task, thanks to the Android OS. All you need to do is hit MENU < SETTINGS < SOUND SETTINGS < VOLUME and make your adjustments.
Learn how to open up an Apple iPad case. All you will need is a flat tool to pry open the casing and you have access to the inside. Don't act too hasty, this video will demomonstrate exactly how to open an Apple iPad casing.
Reading eBooks on your iPad is one of the many reasons people purchase them, but it can get quite pricey. Once you've bought the device, you then have to buy each book separately, which can really add up.
Yes, you can connect USB flash drives to your Apple iPad, but the trick is… you have to jailbreak it first. Most people won't want a jailbroken iPad, but when it comes to something like flash drive connectivity, that's when people start changing their minds! This video shows you how easy it is to connect USB drives via an application called iFile available on Cydia.
We've all deleted a contact on our mobile devices, whether we needed to or not, but Android makes it easy to delete those contacts you feel could be dumped in the new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Go to APPLICATIONS < CONTACTS and select the contact you want to junk. Select DELETE in the bottom right, then press OK to delete. That't it!