Tablets Features

How To: Unfreeze your nook by removing the battery

You've got your all-new nook ready to go, and you're going to curl up in bed and read. But, then the unthinkable happens. A frozen screen! Don't panic. There's an easy fix! Just watch this video as MommyNiri shows you how to unfreeze your nook by removing the battery. You'll be reading again in no time at all!

How To: Navigate your Nook e-reader

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?

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: Use the Numbers spreadsheet app on an Apple iPad

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.

How To: Use a volume rocker shortcut to mute the speaker on your iPad

If you need to quickly silence your iPad, accessing the volume options on screen can be tedious and lengthy. You can also use the volume rocker, but if you have to press the button several times before the sound is finally muted, it can take several seconds. Instead, try long-holding the lower volume button on the side of the iPad so immediately mute the audio coming from your tablet.

How To: Use the iBooks app on the Apple iPad

Want to read books on your iPad? Given its formfactor, it should come no surprise that the mobile device is particularly well suited for that purpose. And with Apple's free iBooks app, the process of acquiring new books is simple. Learn how to use it with this official guide from Apple.

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: Connect an Apple Wireless Keyboard to the iPad

In this video, we learn how to connect an Apple wireless keyboard to the iPad. This is great if you need to write something that requires a lot of typing. First, go to "system preferences" then click on "Bluetooth". Once you're in this, make sure the "discoverable" check box is not checked, then highlight your keyboard. In the bottom left hand corner click the minus sign, then click "remove". Now, on your iPad click "settings" then "general" then tap "Bluetooth". Almost right away you should ...

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: Track Down an Apple iPad 2 (All Models) in Stores or Online

If you're a diehard Apple fan, chances are the new iPad 2 caught your eye, stole your heart and emptied your wallet. Who couldn't resist the sophisticated slim-body design or its fascinating new Smart Cover? Well—it seems nobody could. And if you were late to jump on the bandwagon, you're still probably cleaning that dust out of your mouth because it took off without you—leaving the latest and greatest Apple gadget out of your reach.

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: Transfer a digital copy movie to an Apple iPad

Digital copies are being used more and more on DVD and BluRay releases. They may cost a little bit more, but they are so worth it. After you transfer the movie's digital file into iTunes, you can easily make a copy to play on your Apple iPad. This video will demonstrate exactly how to transfer a digital copy movie to an iPad.

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: Sync Google Calendar with the Apple iPad Calendar app

This video teaches you to sync Google Calender with the Apple iPad Calender app. The first step involves going to 'Settings' and then to 'Mail Contacts Calenders'. Add an account to the application. For doing this, go to Microsoft Exchange. Type in your email ID in the space provided for it and skip domain. Type in your username and password. Click on 'Next' and 'Accept' in the resulting box. Then a box named 'Server' appears. For the server type 'm.google.com' and click 'Next'. Turn off the ...

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: Side load private files (music/photos) onto your Nook

In this clip, learn how to add your own personal files to your Barnes and Noble Nook and make it a portable carrying device. This tutorial will show you all the steps you need to get anything from photos, videos, music files and personal documents onto your e-reader. This process is pretty easy and once you view the clip, you should be all set to start side loading. Who needs an iPad when you have a Nook?

How To: Create forms in iPad Numbers

You can create forms on your iPad by using Numbers. You can use the forms to fill in the rows of a spreadsheet instead of entering data into the spreadsheet grid. This can come in handy if you are looking for a quick way to get your job done.

How To: Calibrate your stylus with your Tablet PC

Check out this instructional education video to learn how to calibrate your stylus with your Tablet PC. It is important to calibrate in the position that you will be using it. You will want to calibrate your stylus after every reboot or when you change screen orientation to ensure best optimization. This will ensure proper cursor position when touching the screen. This tutorial video can help you better utilize your Tablet PC. Calibrate your stylus with your Tablet PC.

How To: Control your computer from your iPad with LogMeIn

LogMeIn is an application that will let you control and view your computer from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Learn how to use it with this free Apple user's guide. It's easier than you might think! So easy, in fact, that this guide can present a complete walkthrough of the process in just over five minutes' time. For more information, and to get started using LogMeIn yourself, take a look.

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 time in the Alarm Clock on the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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.