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.
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.
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.
The iPad's got some stiff competition these days, especially from Android, who plans to invade the tablet market with their high-end mobile operating system. And they're off to a good start with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, available from AT&T, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Verizon Wireless, along with other carriers.
In the papercraft world, nothing is beyond its reach. Anything from a Rolex watch to PSY doing his famous Gangnam Style horse dance has been converted to papercraft. That's great and all, but what if you want to make your own custom papercraft? Foldify, which releases next week in the iTunes App Store for the iPad, allows users to create their own custom foldable papercrafts in real time 3D.
Using Android apps like N64oid, Wiimote Controller, and Bluetooth OnOff, you can configure your Dropad A8 to play N64 games using a Wiimote at the controller. Watch this video to see how it works. Hook up your Android version 2.3.1 Dropad A8 tablet with a bluetooth dongle and start gaming.
First comes navigation, then comes customization. That's how it always works. You need to familiarize yourself with the workings of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab first, then learn to customize the Samsung Galaxy Tab operating system to your liking. See how to customize your five homescreens!
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.
When the iPad 2 was released earlier this month, as to be expected there was a whole lotta buzz. And for good reason—while the the newest version shares the same price tag as the old, it boasts some significant new features. In case you missed it, here's a quick overview:
Learn how to use organizational folders on an Apple iPad running iOS 4.2.1 or 4.2! The 4.2 release of Apple's iOS 4 mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch brings with it a host of new features. While that's certainly a cause for celebration, there's also, believe it or not, a downside: learning how to take advantage of them. Happily, the web is awash in helpful video tutorials like this one which make the process a pleasure (and a simple one at that).
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.
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.
Have you been watching a lot of the iPad tutorials on this website, and been wondering how some people can get their iPad screen to display on a computer screen? Turns out all you need is a VGA adapter and Spirit jailbreak for your device!
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.
In this clip, you'll learn a trick for accessing special characters from the Apple iPad's virtual keyboard. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.
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...
Are you one of those people who likes to take their books into the bathtub? If you've got an eReader or an Apple iPad, you may be weeping at the inability to soak without junking your reading device. Here's a great and cheap solution for you! All you need is a Ziploc bag.
Beat the 44th level of World of Goo! This walkthrough offers a complete guide to beating Level 44 of 2D Boy's popular physics-based puzzle game on your Apple iPad. For all the gooey details, and to get started beating this stage for yourself, take a look!
If you were one of the lucky individuals to score a TouchPad before HP discountinued them, you will need to proceed through the initial setup wizard when you turn on the device for the first time, or after performing a data wipe and reset on the tablet. This guide will walk you through everything from accepting the terms & conditions, connecting to a Wi-Fi network, and creating a webOS account for the first time.
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?
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.
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.
In this clip, learn how to access and use hidden and advanced functions on the iPad keyboard. 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.
At the moment, the iPad is officially locked to the AT&T network in the USA. If you would like to use your iPad but do not intend on leaving your current mobile carrier, check out this video.
One of the coolest features on the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the in-built Readers Hub. It's ideal for reading all of the newspaper, books and magazines within the Android tablet. All you need to do is go to the Reader Hub and start reading! Watch and see how easy it is!
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 ...
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.
In this clip, you'll learn how to pair a stereo Bluetooth headset to an Apple mobile device (in this case, an iPad). It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about three minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
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.
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...
Angry Birds may have lost its first place grip in the iTunes App Store, but it still reigns supreme on the NOOK. And starting today, for a limited time, Angry Birds addicts with a NOOK Color can visit any Barnes & Noble retail location to unlock the free playable character, Mighty Eagle.
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.
One of the many features of the webOS tablet, the HP TouchPad, is a full featured mail app. Before you can use the app however, you will need to setup your email account on the tablet. Take a look at this guide to learn how to setup an account using the automatic method, or the more customizable manual mode.
Beat the 42nd level of World of Goo! This walkthrough offers a complete guide to beating Level 42 of 2D Boy's popular physics-based puzzle game on your Apple iPad. For all the gooey details, and to get started beating this stage for yourself, take a look!
The Nook from Barnes and Noble is a revolutionary new e-reader. Not only is the Nook slim, useful and touch screen, it is also the most inexpensive one on the market. This colorful, customizable reader is great anywhere in America, but what about if you live elsewhere?
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.
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If you have a Barnes & Noble Nook, you may be surprised to find that your eReader can do a lot more than just display ebooks, which makes it a great alternative to those more expensive all-in-one tablets that do everything (seriously, everything). If you want to get more bang for your buck, here are a few ways you can hack your own Nook.
This tutorial will work on any Apple device running iOS 4. Besides finding books through the Apple store, you can also find unlocked epub-format books (such as through Google Books or the Gutenberg Project) and use the iBooks application to read them on your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. Even customize your covers!
Just got the new Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab? A little confused by all of those cables that came with it? No problem. This video will show you how to connect the AC charger and the PC data cable that came with your Galaxy Tab. But really, it's one of the easiest things you can do on this new mobile device.
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...