Giving yourself root access will let you have superuser status on your B&N Nook eReader. Make sure your reader is on airplane mode, then connect it to your computer and follow the steps outlined in this tutorial to gain root access to your reader.
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.
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.
Reading eBooks on your iPad is one of the many reasons people purchase them, but it can get quite pricey. Once you've bought the device, you then have to buy each book separately, which can really add up.
We've all deleted a contact on our mobile devices, whether we needed to or not, but Android makes it easy to delete those contacts you feel could be dumped in the new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Go to APPLICATIONS < CONTACTS and select the contact you want to junk. Select DELETE in the bottom right, then press OK to delete. That't it!
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 built-in web browser. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet owner's guide.
All mobile devices these days come equipped with a handy camera for picture and videos, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab is no different. This video will guide you through the process of making a video recording on the Android tablet. To make a video, go to APPLICATIONS < CAMERA and watch this video to see how to adjust the video mode and record.
The Motorola XOOM was just released last week to Android-hungry fans waiting the next best thing to Apple's iPad. But should it have been released, considering Verizon's switching to the 4G LTE network soon?
This guide will help you learn how to find out what version of webOS your TouchPad is running by checking the settings area of your tablet. If you find that your software is out of date, it will also help you upgrade your HP TouchPad to the latest version so that you always have the newest update!
In this tutorial, learn all about the newest eBook reader from Barnes and Noble, the Nook. Nook is a fantastic reader that is slim, stylish and useful. Check out this 25 minute tutorial and see how to get started with your Nook with everything from opening the box to using all of its cool applications.
Google Maps never looked better on the Android mobile OS than on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab. Watch this video to see how to use the Maps application, including how to use Google Street View. Also, check out how to use the Places app for finding your way to nearby points of interest.
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.
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!
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.
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.
If you don't like the background image on your Samsung Galaxy Tab homescreen, it's easy to switch it out with another picture. To change the background wallpaper on this Android device, simply go to MENU < WALLPAPER < WALLPAPER GALLERY and find the one you want. Click SET WALLPAPER to save it.
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...
One of the most salient features of the Apple iPad is it's large, beautiful screen — a screen well suited for watching movies. This official video guide will teach you how to watch downloaded video content using the iPad's inbuilt Video app.
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 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.
Browsing and displaying your music library on the iPad is a cinch with Apple's iPod app. But by no means would it be considered exciting. Thankfully, there's another option for sorting and playing your iTunes library. It's a unique iPad-only application for those of us who want something more visually stimulating, something otherworldly—something galactic.
Forget regular backgrounds. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab has live wallpapers, which are essentially backgrounds for your homescreen, but with a lively feel. It reacts to you. But if you want to change it, you can, and this is how you do on the Android OS. Press MENU < WALLPAPER < LIVE WALLPAPER and then browse and select the one you want. The click SET WALLPAPER to save it.
Don't be suckered into buying two separate data plans! In this clip, you'll learn how to share your rooted Motorola Droid Android smartphone's 3G data connection with a Samsung Galaxy Tab over WiFi! For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
The built-in 3MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy Tab is perfect for taking pictures or recording videos. To see how to start using the camera on this Android tablet, watch this video! Get the full scoop on the tablet's camera, including how to share photos and videos with friends.
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.
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 two cameras. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, watch this Samsung Galaxy Tab Google Android smart tablet owner's guide.
The Sony Dash is similar to an iPad and works like a PC without a keyboard. In this tutorial, learn how to connect your Dash to your home wireless Internet network so that you can go online and download updates. This clip comes straight from the pros at Sony and tells you everything you need to know about accessing WiFi on your Sony Dash.
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.
It's not listed as one of the features on the updated Nook e-reader, but there is a web browser hidden inside Barnes & Noble's newest device, you just need to know how to access it. The eBook Reader shows the clandestine web browser on the Simple Touch Reader in the video below, and it's fairly easy to access. Just open up the Nook's search function, type a URL into the search bar and hit the go button. It's that simple.
Just 99 cents and an iPhone lets you add a wireless camera to the 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.
In this video, you will learn exactly how to take pictures with your Apple iPad! Wifi or 3g model is fine, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB models are all fine also! What you need for this to work:
Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of removing the LCD display and glass assembly from 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: PlayStation Gaming, Dual-Booting, and 6 Other Cool Ways to Get More Out of Your Nook eReader
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.
Try this trick to customize the functionality of the side switch on the iPad. With it, you'll be able to make the side switch do other things, such as lock the orientation of the screen in one direction so that it doesn't change when you move it into landscape or portrait mode.
Given its big-but-not-full-scale size, the iPad's on-screen keyboard can be somewhat awkward to use. Fortunately, it's easy to use an external keyboard with an Apple iPad. And this video tutorial from the folks at MacMost will show you precisely how. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using your own external keyboard with your iPad, take a look.
In this video, you learn how to install the newest firmware update from Barnes & Nobles for their Nook Color eReader. See how to go from software version 1.1 to 1.2 to fix any past bugs and access all of the new features that v1.2 has to offer, including NOOK Email, Adobe Flash Player, Angry Birds, NOOK Kids Read and Play, enhanced books and more.
This very simple timecode app lets you set up your own timecode, which you can output either directly through the screen, or through your headphone jack. This tutorial shows you a few uses to which you can put this innovative Apple app.
If you're feeling rooter's remorse, check out this video to learn how to restore your Nook Color to its original firmware version 1.0.1. You'll have to download ClockworkMod Recovery and this Nook Color restore file. These directions are for unrooting/ restoring/ unbricking a Nook Color using a Mac.
If you're interested in learning all the features and functions of webOS 3.0, look no further than this walkthrough on a HP TouchPad tablet. The video shows you how to switch between apps, configure settings, use the default programs on the device, and more!
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.