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News, features, tips and accessory reviews for tablets, slate PC's and smartphones.

On The Case: The Samsung Galaxy S5 Case Roundup
In honor of the Ninja Turtle’s return to the big screen, I check out the half shell heroes of the smartphone world: cases. Here’s a look at four cases for Samsung’s Galaxy S5 phone.

Review: Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
Chop suey the undead through the ages in the sequel to the popular ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ game.

On The Surface: Microsoft Surface 2 vs. iPad Air, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Skimming the Surface: Sizing up Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet against the iPad Air and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

Review: SuperTooth HD Voice In-Car Bluetooth Speakerphone
Answering calls on your smartphone while driving is a bit like playing Russian roulette. Does the Supertooth HD Voice Bluetooth speakerphone make phone conversations safer for road warriors?

Smartphone Tutorials: Changing the LG G Flex SIM Card
A tutorial on how to open the SIM tray of the LG G Flex Android smartphone and positioning the SIM card.

Amazon Updates Its Large Tablet With Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Amazon updates its flagship tablet with the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

Review: Grovemade iPhone Dock
Grovemade iPhone dock melds steel and wood for a clean, modern look.

Tutorial: How to Take a Screenshot, Crop Photo With the LG G Flex
Taking a screenshot with your LG G Flex Android smartphone is easy as one-two-three.

Girls Gadget Gift Guide for Guys
Gadget-related suggestions for guys looking for gift ideas for girls.

Gifts for Guys, Dads and Dudes
A look at several gadget gift recommendations for guys.

Two-Piece: Seidio Surface Combo Case Review
The Seidio Combo case for Samsung's Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 provide easy installation and drop protection without the chunk.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5
As Android rivals start to step up their game, Samsung vows to go "back to basics" for its flagship phone. Does the new Samsung Galaxy S5 get the job done?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips, Tricks and Tutorials
Taking a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy S5 the classic way.

Googles Nexus 10 vs. iPad Air, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Surface 2
Google second-generation Nexus 10 goes head to head against the iPad Air, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Surface in the large tablet space.

Review: Bluenio Nio Tag Tracker
Nio Tag alarm alerts owners if their tablet, smartphone or other item get separated.

Review: HTC One M8
HTC One M8 sets bar for Android smartphones with its solid design.

Review: Kensington Proximo Tag Tracker
Kensington Proximo tag is designed to keep users from losing items such as keys, purses or phones.

Review: Sensu Artist Brush and Stylus for iPad and Tablets
Sensu Artist Brush and Stylus tries to give the best of both worlds by providing two different tips in one package for digital artists.

HTC One M8 Tips & Tutorials: From Screenshots to Memory Cards
A quick tutorial on how to take a screenshot with your HTC One M8 Android smartphone.

Review: SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller for iPad and iPhone
The SteelSeries Stratus adds console-style precision to your iPhone and iPad games but at a price.

Review: Kenu Highline iPhone Security Leash
The Kenu Highline keeps the iPhone tethered for active weekend warriors or forgetful folks.

Review: Prong PocketPlug iPhone Case
Prong PocketPlug comes with a built-in prong for easy charging via wall outlets.

Review: LG G Flex Phablet Smartphone
LG literally tries to get ahead of the curve with the uniquely shaped G Flex.

Review: Grovemade iPhone Bamboo/Wood Case
The Grovemade bamboo and wooden case adds touch of nature to the iPhone’s modern design.

Review: Outdoor Tech Safe 5 Waterproof iPhone Case
Outdoor Tech’s Safe 5 provides IPX7 waterproof capabilities for the iPhone at a low cost.

Review: Rapoo E6300 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.

Review: Leef Bridge Dual USB
Leef Bridge thumb drive doubles as a USB memory stick for computers and smartphones.

Review: Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive doubles as a computer thumb drive and memory stick for Android phones.


Review: Loop Mummy Case for iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s
Silicone case from Loop goes for a unique mummified look for your iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S.

Grudge Match: Sizing Up iPad, Nexus, Kindle Fire and Surface Tablets
When Apple’s iPad first released in a not-so-crowded field in 2010, choosing a consumer-friendly tablet was pretty easy. Fast forward to today, however, and you’re looking at a tablet landscape that’s far more diverse. Here's a comparison between between the iPad Air, iPad mini, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Surface 2, Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

Mini Me: Apple iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX
A look at how the second-generation iPad mini stacks up against two rivals, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and Google’s second-generation Nexus 7.

iPad Air vs. Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Microsoft Surface 2
A look at how Apple's flagship slate, the iPad Air, fares against the Nexus 10, Surface 2 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

X Factor: Amazon Updates its Entry-Level Tablet with 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDX
A look at the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet compared to the Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad mini.

Nexus 7 Spotlight: Comparing Google's Tablet to Amazon HDX, iPad Mini
Sizing up Google's second-generation Nexus 7 against Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and Apple's iPad mini.

Review: C6 Hard Case for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5S
The C6 iPhone case offers a slim profile and light weight at the expense of solid drop protection.

Review: Digital Treasures Props Power Case for iPad 2 and New iPad
Protective case provides extra juice to iPad 2 and second- and third-generation iPads but rechargeable battery suffers from some charging drawbacks.

Review: The Wonderful 101
Wonderful 101 serves up a refreshing experience for fans of technical beat-em-up games. The question now is, will gamers buy it?

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Seidio Ledger Flip Case
The Seidio Ledger Flip Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 trades in extra protection for a thin and light profile.

Review: Disney Princess Royal Salon App
‘Royal Salon’ app lets users get their princess on with hair styling and wardrobe changes.

Review: Rokform Rokbed V3 Samsung Galaxy S4 Case
Rokform brings its modular mounting system to the Samsung Galaxy S4.

How to Sync Gmail Contacts to an iPhone
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.

Review: Apogee Mic With Zacuto Zgrip
A review of the Apogee Mic with Zacuto Zgrip for the iPhone.

Tough Enough? G-Form Xtreme iPad Case Review
A review of the G-Form iPad case for iPad 1, iPad 2 and iPad 3.

Review: G-Form Xtreme Samsung Galaxy S3 Case
A review of the G-Form Xtreme Samsung Galaxy S3 case.

Take Two: Is the iPad 4 Worth it?
So how different is the fourth-generation iPad from the now not-so “New iPad” (i.e. iPad 3). We list the new features of the device.

March of the Mini: Apple’s New iPad Mini
A look at Apple’s new iPad mini.

Sizing Up the Kindle Fire HD
A preview of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD

Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
A preview of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet.

Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon unveils 2012 Kindle lineup with Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Kindle Paperwhite.

Dishonored: Rat Assassin App Review
Fruits are for sissies. According to “Dishonored: Rat Assassin,” real men &mdash and tough chicks — slice vermin.

Talk of iPad Mini Unveiling in Late 2012 Heats Up
Reports point to an iPad Mini announcement in late 2012.

Preview: Google Nexus 7 Tablet
A look at the Google-branded Nexus 7 Android tablet by ASUS.

Preview: Microsoft Surface Tablet
A quick preview of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.

Review: Ballistic Tough Jacket for iPad
A review of the Ballistic Tough Jacket for the iPad 2 and third-generation new iPad.

Microsoft Tablet Talk: Is There Room for a Windows Tablet?
Microsoft expected to announce Windows tablet.

The Third-Generation iPad (2012) Review
A review of the third-generation 2012 Apple iPad.

Review: eMatic eGlide XL Pro
A review of the eMatic eGlide XL Pro 2 Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet.

Rumors About a 7-inch iPad Mini March On
A look at the viability of a rumored iPad Mini play by Apple.

BlackBerry 10 Platform, A New PlayBook and Virtual vs. Physical Keyboards
A look at BlackBerry’s busy week, including its BlackBerry 10 demo, news of a 4G PlayBook tablet and its keyboard philosophy.

Review: Octa Vacuum Dock and Whale Tail
A review of the Octa Vacuum Dock and Whale Tail stand for the Apple iPad and other devices.

Review: iHome iD50 Speaker Dock and Alarm for iPod, iPhone and iPad
Review of the iHome iD50 iPod, iPhone and iPad dock.

Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad Review
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.

Review: Spider-Man AR Book HD for iPad
A review of “Marvel Reads: Spider-Man AR Book HD” app for iPad.

Review: X-Doria Dash Folio Leather iPad Case
Review of the X-Doria Dash Folio ‘Leather’ case for iPad.

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Review
A review of "Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots."

Review: Minnie Bow Maker App
A review of Disney’s Minnie Bow Maker app for the iPad and iOS devices.

Marvel Reads: Avengers Origins: Assemble! App Review

Peter Pan Disney Classics App Review

App Review: Infinity Blade II
A review of Infinity Blade II for the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

App Review: The Monster at the End of this Book
Review of the Sesame Street storybook app, “The Monster at the End of this Book.”

Apple iPad Central
Need to know the Apple iPad's specs? Want to know what the device looks like? Maybe you just want to hear what others think about Apple's iPod/laptop tweener? The Apple iPad Central section is the place to visit for all things iPad-related, including news, views, accessories and tips.

Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.

WWE WrestleFest Review
A review of the WWE WrestleFest arcade remake for iPod, iPhone and iPad

Amazon Vaults to No. 2 Tablet Spot in Q4 2011 Thanks to Kindle Fire
Amazon's Kindle Fire takes No. 2 tablet spot from Samsung during the fourth quarter of 2011

Preview: Motorola Xyboard (Xoom 2)
A quick look at the tale of the tape for Motorola’s Xoom 2 tablet.

Preview: A Quick Look at the Acer Iconia Tab A200
A look at Acer’s Iconia Tab A200.

Tablet, E-Reader Ownership See Sharp Surge During Holiday Season
E-readers and tablets made their mark in 2011 by ending the holiday season with a bang.

The Top 5 Tablet Happenings of 2011
The Top 5 tablet developments for 2011.

Quick Look: The ZTE Optik Android Tablet
The ZTE Optik 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet.

Preview: The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
A quick look the features and specs of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.

First Look: Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet

Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.

Preview: Sony Takes First Serious Stab at Tablets with Tablet S

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.

Review: Another Monster at the End of This Book App
Review of the Sesame Street storybook app, “Another Monster at the End of this Book.”

Berry Picking: BlackBerry PlayBook Review
A review of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Review: Vogel RingO Multipurpose iPad Case
The Vogel RingO multipurpose iPad case is a universal mounting system that can be used as a stand, wall mount or car mount.

Review: ModulR Shell Case for iPad 2
A review of the modulR multipurpose shell case for Apple’s iPad 2.

Review: AViiQ Smart Case for iPad
A review of AViiQ’s Smart Cover-compatible Smart Case.

How to Cancel a Frozen App Download on Android
How to fix a stuck app download on Android.

Review: ‘Cinderella’ Storybook App by Nosy Crow
Nosy Crow's Cinderella storybook app.

Review: Bizzy Bear on the Farm App
A review of the Bizzy Bear on the Farm app.

Review: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Storybook Deluxe App
A review of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Storybook Deluxe app.

Finding the Settings Menu of Your BlackBerry PlayBook
How to access the settings menu on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Review: Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue App
A review of the "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue" app.

How to Delete Photos on a BlackBerry PlayBook
How to delete images from a BlackBerry PlayBook

Review: The iPad ThinkGeek iCADE by Ion Audio
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How To Take Screenshots on a BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
How to take screenshots using a BlackBerry PlayBook.

How to Set Up Your Wi-Fi Connection on a BlackBerry PlayBook
How to set up your wireless connection on a BlackBerry PlayBook.

How To Turn Your NOOK Color Into An Android Tablet
How to install Android Honeycomb on NOOK Color. How To Upgrade NOOK Color To Honeycomb. Installing Android HoneyComb On NOOK Color. Honeycomb Makes NOOK A Cheap Android Tablet.

iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.

Review: Three Little Pigs for iPad
A review of Nosy Crow's Three Little Pigs app for the Apple iPad.

Changing Your Wallpaper in Android Honeycomb
How to switch your wallpaper in Android Honeycomb.

Finding the Settings App or Menu on Android Honeycomb Tablet
How to access the "Settings" app and menu on Android Honeycomb OS.

Review: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab Android-Powered Tablet
A review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android-powered tablet.

Review: Tuff Luv Multi-View Stasis Natural Hemp iPad 2 Case
A review of the Tuff Luv Multi-View Stasis Natural Hemp Case for the Apple iPad.

Setting or Changing Your iPad Passcode
Step-by-step pointers on how to set or change your iPad passcode.

iTips: Apple iPad Quick Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to use the iPad. But it's still nice to have a helping hand once in a while. From changing your wallpaper to downloading apps, this section features quick and easy tips to get the most out of your iPad.

Review: Motorola Xoom (3G/4G) Android Tablet
A review of Motorola's 3G/4G-capable Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet.

Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a Tablet or Slate PC
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.

Tablets Top Most Wanted List for 2011 Holiday Season
The 2011 Holiday Shopping Survey from Retrevo

A First Look at the Motorola Xoom Tablet
A review of the Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" Tablet

More iPad Tips & Tricks
More iPad Tips & Tricks from About.com's Portable Electronics site.

Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb Tablet
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.

Apple iPad Availability and Pricing
A look at iPad availability and pricing by model.

The Slate PC & Tablet Roundup
A look at slate PC's and tablets currently on the market.

The New Tablet & Slate PC Preview
A look at upcoming Slate PC's and tablets.

The iPad App Roundup: A Quick Look at Applications for the Apple iPad
With a ton of apps to choose from, wading through Apple's App Store can be a doozy for iPad users. Here's a running list of apps your guide has personally tried along with a quick take on each of them.

Preview: A First Look at the Motorola Xoom Tablet
A preview of Motorola's Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" Xoom tablet.

Preview: The Coby Kyros MID7015 Budget Tablet
A first look at the Coby Kyros MID7015 Android tablet.

How to Update Your Kindle Fire Tablet
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet

iNews: A Roundup of the Hottest News About the iPad
As the latest addition to Apple's stable of popular products, there's no shortage of news about the iPad slate tablet. Here's a roundup of all the articles we've featured about Steve Jobs' self-proclaimed "magical" and "revolutionary" device.

When is iOS4 coming out for iPad?
iPad iOS4 release date info.

What is the iOS 3.2.1 update for the iPad?
A quick summary of new features from the iPad iOS 3.2.1 update.

Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.

Preview: Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook Slate Tablet
Features and technical specs of Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

Preview: A First Look at the HP Slate Tablet's Features
First look at HP Slate tablet release date, price and features.

Write a Review: User Reviews for iPad Accessories
User reviews for official and third-party iPad Accessories.See submissions

Review: Sony Dash Updates Clock Radio, Digital Frame
A review of the 7-inch Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer.

Previewing Apple’s ‘iPad 3’: Is it Worth Upgrading Your Current iPad?
Is it worth buying an Apple iPad 3 if you already have a first-generation iPad and iPad 2?

Preview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
A preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.

Apple iPad 3? A Look at the Third-Generation ‘New iPad’
A look at Apple’s third-generation “new iPad.”

Review: Hitcase Pro Waterproof iPhone Case
Jason Hidalgo reviews the Hitcase Pro waterproof iPhone case by donning his swim shorts and heading to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels waterpark.

Review: Rokform RokDock for Samsung Galaxy S and iPhone Smartphones
A review of the Rokform RokDock charging dock. The device is available for Samsung Galaxy S and iPhone smartphones.

Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Case
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.

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