Tablets Features

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: 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: 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: Remove the logic board and micro SIM from an iPad 3G

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of removing the logic board and micro SIM card 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: Configure the settings on an HP TouchPad tablet

The HP TouchPad is a webOS tablet capable of displaying media, browsing and connecting to the web, downloading and accessing apps, and more. This guide walks you through the process of configuring a number of settings on the device. Learn how to adjust the time, location services (GPS), screen lock, privacy features, and more.

How To: Beat level 2-8 of Plants vs Zombies HD for the iPad

Need help figuring out how to beat level 2-8 of PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies for the iPad? See how it's done with this gamer's guide, which presents a complete walkthrough of the process. With the right technique, the level is easy to beat. For more information, and to win stage 2-8 of this whimsical tower defense game yourself, watch this helpful video guide.

How To: Side load private files (music/photos) onto your Nook

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?

How To: Track Down an Apple iPad 2 (All Models) in Stores or Online

If you're a diehard Apple fan, chances are the new iPad 2 caught your eye, stole your heart and emptied your wallet. Who couldn't resist the sophisticated slim-body design or its fascinating new Smart Cover? Well—it seems nobody could. And if you were late to jump on the bandwagon, you're still probably cleaning that dust out of your mouth because it took off without you—leaving the latest and greatest Apple gadget out of your reach.

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: 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: Beat level 3-9 of Plants vs Zombies HD for the iPad

Need help figuring out how to beat level 3-9 of PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies for the iPad? See how it's done with this gamer's guide, which presents a complete walkthrough of the process. With the right technique, the level is easy to beat. For more information, and to win stage 3-9 of this whimsical tower defense game yourself, watch this helpful video guide.

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: Run iPad-only apps on your iPhone or iPod touch (for Macs)

With OpenSSH installed on your device, you can run your iPad-only apps smoothly on your iPhone or iPod touch. You'll need to download iTelePad2Pod on your Mac to get those iPad apps working on your other iOS devices. Then follow the instructions in the video to make sure you always have your favorite apps on you, no matter what the Apple device. Take your iPad everywhere, even when you leave it at home!

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: 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: Create forms in iPad Numbers

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.

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: 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: Tether iPhone's 3G Internet to iPad with MyWi App

If you don't want to spend an extra $130 to get 3G for your iPad, you can use the app MyWi to tether your iPhone's 3G connection to your iPad. This video shows you the easy way to tether your iPhone's 3G or EDGE Data Connection to your iPad, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device. So skip paying the extra dough and get a 3G connection for free! Be careful, as this can drain your iPad's battery!

News: Hidden Web Browser Found in New Nook Touch Reader

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.

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 a stereo Bluetooth headset to an Apple 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.