Tablets Features

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: 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.

How To: Convert a Wi-Fi Apple iPad into a 3G iPad with MiFi

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...

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: Setup your HP TouchPad using the initial webOS wizard

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.

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.

News: HP TouchPad Tablet Discontinued – Get One Now for Just $100

In a recent announcement, Hewlett-Packard announced that they're considering spinning off their PC hardware business, but even more recent was the decision to completely off webOS devices. Though they aren't eradicating the once popular Palm platform altogether, they are liquidating all of their HP branded smartphones and tablets in a fire sale, including the Pixi, Pre and Veer phones and TouchPad tablet, which is less than two months old.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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!

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...

How To: Make free phone calls on an Apple iPad with Skype

This video teaches us the method to make free phone calls with Skype on an Apple iPad. The first step involves installation of Skype on the iPad. Type in the username and password. This will make you login into Skype. Press the phone icon and this opens the dial pad. You can make free calls in two ways. You can use 1800 Free 411 or 1800 Goog 411. Type the numbers and alphabets from the dial pad. The corresponding numbers will be automatically dialled for the corresponding alphabets. After typ...

How To: Make a cheap stylus for an iPad or other touch device

Interested in making a custom stylus suitable for an Apple iPad or most any other touch device? It's much easier than you might think. So easy, in fact, that this guide can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under six minutes' time. For detailed instructions, and to get started making your own DIY iPad stylus, take a look.

How To: Shoot video and take pictures on a Samsung Galaxy Tab

Interested in taking pictures and shooting video on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android tablet device? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're the proud owner of a Tab tablet or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well served by this video guide. For detailed information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.