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How To: Insert a microSD memory card into the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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!

How To: Add Extra Storage Space to Your Microsoft Surface That Your Apps Can Actually Use

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...

How To: Use an iPad as a midi controller

The Apple iPad is one of the biggest and most popular pieces of technology in recent years. It sold millions of units in an amazingly short amount of time and can be used for a variety of different jobs. In this tutorial, you'll learn about one of them. This video shows you how to use an iPad as a midi controller Ableton Live. So sit back, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Make phone calls from the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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!

How To: Insert a SIM card into the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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!

How To: Remove and replace the battery on your Apple iPad

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!

How To: Add a photo to individual contacts on the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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.

How To: Hack Your Nook Color into a Full (But Cheap) Android Tablet

Thanks to online music services like eMusic and iTunes, compact discs are becoming a far distant memory, turning local music shops around the country into desolate wastelands. The once mighty movie rental store Blockbuster is now bankrupt because of online streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. And Borders and Barnes & Noble are closing stores left and right thanks to eBooks available on eReaders, like the Amazon Kindle. Everything is moving to the digital world, and everything is finding ...

How To: Plug a headset cable into the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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.

How To: Remove and replace the screen on an Apple iPad

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.

How To: Get Unlimited Free Magazines from Google Play on Your Android Device

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...

How To: Set the correct date and time manually on the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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.

How To: Connect a Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard to your iPad (or iPhone)!

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 ...

How To: Prepare a USB flash drive to work with an Apple iPad

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.

How To: Turn Your iPad Mini's Box into a Free Stand and Charging Dock

You can make a dock for an Apple device out of almost anything, even the box it comes in. People have been turning Apple's product packaging into DIY docks for a few years now, including the iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPhone 4. So, it's no surprise that the newly released iPad mini already has one, too. Obviously, if you ever anticipate selling yours, modifying the box probably isn't a good idea since you get more money for used devices with original packaging. But, if you plan on keeping it ...

How To: Make a cheap stylus for an iPad or other touch device

Interested in making a custom stylus suitable for an Apple iPad or most any other touch device? It's much easier than you might think. So easy, in fact, that this guide can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under six minutes' time. For detailed instructions, and to get started making your own DIY iPad stylus, take a look.

How To: Use your iPad as a touchscreen monitor for your Mac

This video shows us the method to use iPad as a touchscreen monitor for your Mac. You have to use iDisplay available on app store. Start the application on your iPad and Mac. Tap the server on your iPad and on the Mac click 'Confirm' to connect it to iPad. Hit 'OK' on iPad. Now you can open a window on the Mac. You can drag the window out of the Mac screen on to the iPad. Now it will act as a touch screen. You can use all the touch screen features of iPad for this window. You can drag the win...

How To: Configure a Wi-Fi connection on an iPad

If you're trying to learn how to use Wi-Fi on your iPad, take a look at this tutorial on connecting your iPad to a wireless network so that you can access the internet. You'll need to use the settings and know the name of the wireless connection you want to use. Make sure you have the password handy, too!

How To: View PowerPoint presentations on an iPad

PowerPoint is currently not available for iPad. However, there are ways of being able to view your PowerPoint presentation on the iPad. This informative video shows you some of the many alternatives that you can use to view your presentations on the iPad, ranging from YouTube, PDF files to a variety of other options.

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