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.
Check out this video to learn how you can play games on your Android Honeycomb device with an Xbox 360 controller. Looking for a better way to enjoy your tablet? This is it. This video will show you how to use an adapter to attach an Xbox 360 controller to your Android 3.1 device.
Every device has ringtones these days, even tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Maybe it's because you can actually make phone calls from this Android tablet, or maybe it's just because of the alarm clock. But either way, you're going to want to change them every now and then. Go to MENU < SETTINGS < SOUND SETTINGS < PHONE RINGTONE and select the ringtone of your choice. Press OK to save. You can also change the VIDEO CALL RINGTONE.
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 ...
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!
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 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.
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.
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!
In this clip, you'll learn how to use a dock-to-VGA converter cable and a VGA-to-HDMI adapter to connect an iPad to a TV with an HDMI cable! 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.
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?
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If you had the original Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 and a Type or Touch cover, you know how big a pain in the ass it was to change the scrolling direction of the trackpad.
Before, eReaders were only used to read eBooks. Not anymore. As tablet computers become more and more advanced, eReaders like Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader and Barnes & Noble's Nook are forced to expand their capabilities beyond the basic bibliophilic needs. And the first to make significant headway is B&N's Nook Color.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
With the awesome web browsing capabilities on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab, you're going to want to get on the web. This video will show you how to connect to the internet directly through your closest Wi-Fi. It's easy with the Android OS, so get ready to surf the web!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
One of the advantages of an iPad over, say, an iPhone is that you've ample space with which to display and manipulate complex documents. As such, it's a natural fit for Apple's popular spreadsheet application, Numbers. In this video guide from Apple, you'll learn how work with tables, charts, formulas, photos and graphics using the Numbers app on your own iPad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.