Tablets Features

How To: Set up a Wi-Fi connection on the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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.

How To: Hook up your Sony Dash to any WiFi network

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.

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: 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: 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: 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: Configure a Wi-Fi connection on an iPad

If you're trying to learn how to use Wi-Fi on your iPad, take a look at this tutorial on connecting your iPad to a wireless network so that you can access the internet. You'll need to use the settings and know the name of the wireless connection you want to use. Make sure you have the password handy, too!

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.

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: 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: 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: Use an external wireless keyboard with an Apple iPad

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.

How To: View PowerPoint presentations on an iPad

PowerPoint is currently not available for iPad. However, there are ways of being able to view your PowerPoint presentation on the iPad. This informative video shows you some of the many alternatives that you can use to view your presentations on the iPad, ranging from YouTube, PDF files to a variety of other options.

News: Joystick Your iPad

Perhaps the greatest iPad accessory released thus far, presenting the JOYSTICK-IT, an attachable arcade stick to make the most of your iPad x arcade gaming experience. Sorry guys, this one isn't a DIY. Available at ThinkGeek for $24.99.

How To: Upgrade the B&N Nook Color to firmware version 1.2

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.

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: Design Your Own Custom Foldable Papercrafts on Your iPad

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.

How To: Use the Keynote presentation app on an Apple iPad

Built from the ground up just for the Apple mobile device, the iPad Keynote app makes it easy to create beautiful and dynamic slide presentations—provided, that is, that you know how to use it. Learn how to use Keynote iPad application to create your own presentations with this helpful video guide from Apple.

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...