Tablets Features

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: Plug the data cable into the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Okay, so you might not need a how-to for this one, but nonetheless, just in case, here you go— plugging in the data cable to your Samsung Galaxy Tab. It's basically the same way you plug in all mobile devices these days, and it's just like any other Android tablet, so you should be able to do it with little difficulty. Just don't force it in, or you risk damaging it and your device.

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: 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: Play Farmville on your iPad

If you play Farmville, you want to have access to it wherever you ware so that your crops never need go unharvested! Unfortunately, the iPad will not allow you to play Flash games out of the box. Well now it can! This video will show you how to use an app called CloudBrowse to play Farmville on the iPad. It doesn't work especially well, but it will enable you to harvest your crops anywhere that you can get online with your iPad.

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: 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: Browse the web on the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Browsing the web just got easier in Android 2.2 (Froyo), thanks to the wonderful new Samsung Galaxy Tab. It's the perfect Android tablet for those device-hungry techies. This video gives you some quick information on using the built-in web browser on the Galaxy Tab, including how to play back video.

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: 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.

How To: Wirelessly tether an Apple iPad to a digital camera

In this clip, you'll learn how to use an Apple iPad as a wireless monitor for a still camera. In order to replicate this hack yourself, you'll need an iPad, Eye-Fi Pro X2 SD card, My Wi and Shutter Snitch. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started sending pictures directly from your digital camera to your iPad, watch this video guide.

How To: Use the iBooks ereader app on an Apple iPad

Ipad is a revolutionary device from Apple with some amazing features. One of the major functions of Ipad is to serve as a E-book reader. Apple provides an application called Ibooks using which you can read ebooks on your device. You can also browse and purchase new ebooks using this applications. Launch Ibooks from your applications menu and it will take you to the collection of books that you already have on your device. Click the store button to visit the books store. From the store you can...

News: Sock + Pencil = Super Cheap DIY iPhone/iPad Stylus

Looking for a cheap & easy stylus (but not interested in using processed pork?) Adam Kumpf of design firm Teague demonstrates how to make a DIY soft conductive stylus for the iPhone, iPad, or any device with a capacitive touch screen. All it takes is a pencil and sock. Yes, it's that easy. "We've been experimenting with conductive foams and fabrics in search of a middle ground. Fortunately, it's quite easy to make a soft, conductive writing tool using some pretty basic materials. All you need...

Squeal: iPad App Plays the Human Face Like a Theremin

Just as Smule's ocarina app yields the gentle sounds of a woodwind instrument by simply blowing into an iPhone, Squeal promises to emit theremin-esque noises from the iPad with easy fingerplay. Developed as a collaboration between Hong Kong musician/producer/composer Gaybird Leung and interactive designer Henry Chu, the musical app is a work-in-progress for Henry's ongoing experimental music project Digital Hug.