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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 baby wipes to safely clean your iPad
The iPad is a great looking device, but its very easy to get sticky, gooey fingerprints all over it very easily. Everything on the iPad is done with touch, so it is inevitable that it will get dirty quite quickly.
How To: Use Heimdall to flash firmware to your Samsung device
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.
How To: Open an Apple iPad casing
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.
How To: Adjust the volume settings on the Samsung Galaxy Tab
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.
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: Add a new contact on the Samsung Galaxy Tab
You've got yourself a new Samsung Galaxy Tab and you want to start filling up your contact book, but you don't know how— This video will breakdown the easy steps to adding those new contacts in the Android OS. Simply hit APPLICATIONS, then CONTACTS and select the ADD NEW CONTACT icon (looks like a +) in the bottom left. Fill in all the relevant information and click DONE to save the contact.
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: Adjust the screen brightness settings on the Samsung Galaxy Tab
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.
How To: Install Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet
If you are interested in installing Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet. You can download Ubuntu and ADB here. Root Ubuntu Linux on top of your Android OS with Ubuntu running like a virtual machine.
How To: Change the Language Settings on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab
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.
How To: Completely disassemble the Apple iPad for repairs
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.
How To: Download Tons of Free eBooks Online for Any eReader Device
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?
How To: Connect your iPad to your Ford car using the Sync feature
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.
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: Connect a USB flash drive to a jailbroken Apple iPad with iFile
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.
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: Resize the Browser Windows on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
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.
How To: Hack the Motorola XOOM Android Tablet (Rooting Guide)
Whether it's the new iPad Killer or not, one thing's for sure—the Motorola XOOM is hackable. Just hours after its release last week, Verizon's new Android-based tablet (running Honeycomb) was rooted by hacker Koushik Dutta, which seems easy enough.
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: Set up a Wi-Fi connection on the Samsung Galaxy Tab
Need to browse the web on your new Samsung Galaxy Tab? Well, first you're going to have to set up Wi-Fi on the Android device. This video shows you the complete steps to getting connected! Press MENU < SETTINGS < WIRELESS & NETWORKS < WI-FI SETTINGS and then select WI-FI to turn in on. Next, choose your network, enter the password and press CONNECT. It's that easy.
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: Preserve Battery Life on Your Apple iPad Mini
Apple has begun selling their new iPad mini at stores around the world starting today. The mini, a smaller and cheaper alternative to the larger iPad, has a starting price of $329 and is expected to sell around 1 to 1.5 million units in the first weekend, far below the 3 million iPad 3s sold last March (who all probably want their money back). Something that's sure to be brought up in the following days, as with most new devices, is the battery life. As we previously provided you tips on savi...
How To: Use apps and features in webOS on an HP TouchPad
If you're interested in learning all the features and functions of webOS 3.0, look no further than this walkthrough on a HP TouchPad tablet. The video shows you how to switch between apps, configure settings, use the default programs on the device, and more!
How To: Search for and install apps on the HP TouchPad using the HP App Catalog
The HP App Catalog features thousands of apps ripe for downloading and installation on HP's webOS tablet--the TouchPad. Take a look at this guide to find out how to search for apps using HP's version of the app store. The walkthrough will even teach you how to install them, so get ready for a few rounds of Angry Birds!
How To: Use a mouse and keyboard with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer
The new Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet can do it all. It's so powerful you can hook it up to a mouse and keyboard and use it as your primary computer. Check out this video to learn how to use a mouse and keyboard with the Asus EeePad Transformer.
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: Copy an eBook to a Kobo Wireless eReader (ePub, PDF, TXT)
Through Thursday, January 20th, Borders is offering the Kobo Wireless eReader for $99 with coupon—that's $40 off its typical retail price of $139! Though the Kobo comes preloaded with 100 out-of-copyright classics, new users will nevertheless be interested in filling their new eReaders with their own books.
How To: Copy a downloaded eBook to a Kobo Wireless eReader
Through Thursday, January 19th, Borders is offering the Kobo Wireless eReader for $99 with coupon—that's $40 off its typical retail price of $139! Though the Kobo Wireless eReader comes preloaded with 100 out-of-copyright classics, new users will nevertheless be interested in filling their new eReaders with their own books.
How to Beat Cut the Rope: Ultimate Stars Guide for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch
If you've played the addicting game Angry Birds on your iPhone, chances are you've heard of a newer game called Cut the Rope. Chances are you're playing it right now.
How To: Change the wallpaper background image on the Samsung Galaxy Tab
If you don't like the background image on your Samsung Galaxy Tab homescreen, it's easy to switch it out with another picture. To change the background wallpaper on this Android device, simply go to MENU < WALLPAPER < WALLPAPER GALLERY and find the one you want. Click SET WALLPAPER to save it.
How To: Use the split-screen Mail, Notes & Calendar apps on a Samsung Galaxy Tab
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 split-screen applications. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet owner's guide.
How To: Import contacts from your SIM card onto the Samsung Galaxy Tab
Re-entering contact information every time you upgrade to a newer mobile device is pain, but the Android software on the Samsung Galaxy Tab allows you to copy over your existing contact information from a SIM card. This video will show you the steps to importing that data. Go to APPLICATIONS < CONTACTS < MENU < IMPORT/EXPORT < IMPORT FROM SIM CARD < MENU < COPY TO PHONE. Choose SELECT ALL to copy all of you contacts and then DONE.
How To: Root your Barnes & Noble Nook eReader to gain superuser access
Giving yourself root access will let you have superuser status on your B&N Nook eReader. Make sure your reader is on airplane mode, then connect it to your computer and follow the steps outlined in this tutorial to gain root access to your reader.
How To: Connect external USB devices to an Apple iPad
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.
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: 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 micro SD card to your Nook e-reader
In this clip, learn how to take your Nook e-reader apart and insert a new Micro SD card into the back. By inserting a new SD card you can change the reader's storage capacity, add new files and do a bunch of other things. If you are daring enough to remove the back of your e-reader, follow along and swap out your card.
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: Open up an Apple iPad 3G for repair
Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of opening up an Apple iPad 3G tablet computer quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair. This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about the guts of their iPads without actually disassembling their units.