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Quick and Easy Apple iPad Tips
The USB workaround for the iPad comes in the form of Apple's $29 official iPad camera connection kit.
How to Take a Screenshot and Crop It with LG G...
Visual guide to taking a screenshot with the LG G Flex smartphone.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Portable...
Tips and features to consider before buying a portable DVD player.
How to Use Windows Media Player to Rip CDs
A step-by-step tutorial/lesson on how to rip or copy music/tunes from a CD by using Windows Media Player.
How to Cancel a Frozen App Download on Android
How to use either the Market App or Download Manager to cancel a frozen or stuck download on Android.
Step-by-Step Directions for Updating Your...
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet
The Top 4 Portable DVD Players on the Market
A list of recommended portable DVD players out on the market.
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Backing up and restoring an iPad.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks
Removing the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is quite easy.
Secure Your iPad by Setting a Passcode
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
How Amazon Kindle Owners Can Loan eBooks for Free
Amazon launches book lending service for Kindle-owning Amazon Prime members.
What to Consider Before Buying a Portable CD...
Portable CD players give you the option to take your shiny silver discs with you on the road or to the gym. What are the best things to consider when shopping for that perfect portable CD player? Check out our buying guide to portable CD players to help you make an informed decision.
How to Change the Battery on Your Barnes and...
How to remove the Nook's back cover. Page 2.
Review: Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About...
Chop suey the undead through the ages in the sequel to the popular ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ game.
The Correct Way to Travel with Your Android Phone
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
How to Remove Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back,...
Push in the MicroSD memory card to unlock or lock it. Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. Page 6.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
Connecting Portable USB Devices, Moving Content...
Accessories can help you connect USB devices or transfer media to and from your iPhone or iPad. Here's a quick primer on how to do it.
Sony D-NF400 CD Walkman Review
Sony's D-NF400 CD Walkman is a well thought out CD player which supports standard audio, MP3 and Sony's ATRAC3 CDs. It offers long battery life, good button layout, a very useful LCD information display and a variety of control choices to enhance your listening experience. Uninterrupted playback via a memory buffer is offered for those times when the player takes a bump. It also can tune to FM, AM, TV and weather stations, with the ability to program 51 total presets.
The Top 4 Portable Satellite Radios on the Market
XM and Sirius satellite radio are extremely popular these days. Satellite radio is a great way to get your favorite music crystal clear and commercial free and now there are ways to enjoy your favorite satellite radio via portable devices. XM and Sirius both offer portable satellite radio devices so you can listen to music, sports and talk radio almost anywhere. We offer advice here on some of the top picks for portable satellite radios.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
Forgot Lock Screen PIN for Your Android Device?...
Are you staring at your Android device’s lock screen after forgetting your password or PIN? Here’s how you can reset it safely and remotely to access your device again.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
The Takeaway on Samsung's Android-Powered...
How does the first serious iPad competitor stack up? Here’s a look at the Verizon version of Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
NOOK Color Receives Update, App Store
NOOK Color receives Android 2.2 upgrade with App Store. Nook Color system update 1.2 brings tablet functionality including app store and Flash support. Barnes & Noble upgrades the NOOK Color. NOOK Color becomes an inexpensive Android tablet thanks to firmware update.
A Solid 3rd-Party Xbox Controller for Gamers on...
Performance Designed Products’ Rock Candy Xbox 360 controller attempts to provide gamers with an affordable alternative.
Review: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
What do I look for in a MP3 player?
Hard drive or flash memory? PC or Mac compatible? FM tuner or not? Not sure what features to consider for your digital audio player? Check out our digital audio player buying guide and let us help you sort out the best player for your needs.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
What's the Best E-Reader for Beach Reading?
Here's a list of the best e-readers for summer reading on the beach. Compare them and find out which one is best for you.
The Top 5 Portable USB Chargers
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S5
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How to Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire...
How to take off the battery cover of the HTC Inspire.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
Yurbuds a Great Fit For In-ear Earphones
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
These Are the Best Ultra-Low-Cost MP3 Players
MP3 players for those on a tight budget can be a reality. Cheap MP3 players may not have all the same features as their more expensive kin, but budget MP3 players still offer a lot for the dollar. Many cheap MP3 players are flash memory based. For more details on some of the best cheap MP3 players on the market today, check out this list.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD...
Amazon unveils 2012 Kindle lineup with Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Kindle Paperwhite.
The 5 Best Portable Devices for a Long Plane...
A list of the top five portable devices to bring with you on a long plane flight.
Review: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
E-Mail on Kindle: How to Use the Kindle For...
How to use the free 3G on Kindle to access e-mail on the go. How to use a Kindle for free e-mail. How to use a Kindle as a free e-mail device. Hack a Kindle for free e-mail anywhere in the US.
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
Sideloading: What Is It?
What is sideloading an e-book. What is side loading an e-book. What does it mean when you sideload an e-book. What does it mean when you side load an e-book.
Review: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
Pairing an Xbox One Astro A50 with other...
Despite its name, the Xbox One Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset actually can be used with other systems.
Changing Your Wallpaper in Android Honeycomb
Bring up the Android Honeycomb wallpaper submenu by touching and holding an empty part of the screen.
Slate PC's: The Slate Tablet PC Roundup
A roundup of popular slate tablet PC's in the market and new ones that are on the way.
Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
How to View eBooks from a Public Library on...
How to borrow e-books from library. How to borrow e-books from the library. How to download books from your library to your e-reader. How to borrow a digital book from your library.
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
Kindle Software Update Version 3.1
Learn about Kindle Software Update Version 3.1. What's new in Kindle Software Update Version 3.1. Features of Kindle Software Version 3.1. Features of Kindle Software Update Version 3.1.
Top 5 Headphones
What do you look for in a headphone? In ear design? High quality sound drivers? Noise cancellation? All of these? Some of the top headphones feature some, or all, of these features. Check out About.com's Top Headphones feature to help narrow the choices for that perfect listening experience.
Review: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
How to Change 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.
Review: Braven Lux Wireless Speaker Aims to...
Braven Lux combines female sensibilities with a ton of extra features. So how does it sound?
To USB Or Not To USB: Is Wi-Fi An E-Reader Must...
Does NOOK WiFi or Kindle beat Sony Reader because of wireless connectivity? Is WiFi a must have feature for e-readers? Does the best e-book reader have to offer WiFi connectivity?
10 Reasons to Buy an E-Reader for Your Kids
10 reasons why buying your kid an e-reader is a good idea. Why buying an e-book reader for your kids makes sense. 10 reasons why you should buy your kids an e-reader. Why parents should consider an e-book reader for their kids.
Float Your Boat: NUU Riptide Waterproof Outdoor...
Nuu Riptide mini wireless speaker is sand-resistant, waterproof and also floats on water.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
Review: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
What's The Best E-Reader For School?
The best e-reader for school is Amazon's Kindle DX. E-textbooks, big screen, free 3G and advanced notes make Kindle DX the top choice for students. Kindle DX beats out iPad and smaller e-readers as our top pick for students seeking an e-reader.
How To Turn Your NOOK Color Into An Android...
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.
E-Readers: Is It Worth Buying Used?
What you can expect to pay for a used e-reader. Guide to buying a used e-reader. B&N Nook tops our list of best value used e-readers. Buying an e-reader on e-Bay.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
How To Copy Music from CDs Using Real Player 10
Real Player 10 is one of the leading music management software applications. You can use Real Player 10 to copy (rip) CDs and convert them to MP3s which you save on your hard drive. To learn how to copy (rip) music CDs using Real Player 10, read my step by step how to tutorial on copying CDs using Real Player 10.
Review: Coloud Brings ‘The Boom’...
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
Portable Video Editing: How to Use the iMovie...
Owners of an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can easily edit videos in their device by using the iMovie app.
Review: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
What is EPUB?
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
Nice body: HTC One M8 Review
HTC One M8 sets bar for Android smartphones with its solid design.
Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android...
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery
Changing the batteries of the Ouya controller. Page 2.
Battle of the Compact Touchscreen E-Readers
Which is the best e-book reader when it comes to compact, touchscreen models? The latest NOOK, Kobo and a veteran Sony compared to determine which is the best e-reader. We compare models from Sony, Kobo and Barnes & Noble to find the best e-reader among compact touchscreen devices.
Is It Worth Buying an E-Reader to Save Money on...
Find out if buying e-books saves you money. Learn whether cheaper e-books means that e-reader pays for itself. Do e-books still cost less after you factor in the cost of buying an e-reader?
10 Reasons Why You Should Buy An E-Reader For...
10 reasons why school e-books plus an e-reader are a winning combination. E-textbooks one of the 10 reasons for buying an e-reader for school.
Preview: Google Nexus 7 Tablet
A look at the Google-branded Nexus 7 Android tablet by ASUS.
Sizing Up the Kindle Fire HD
A preview of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD
Comparing Kindle Fire HD 7, HD 6 to Previous...
Amazon refreshes its Kindle Fire HD line with not one but two new tablets. Here's a look at how it compares to the previous model as well as Apple's iPad Mini.
Preview: Microsoft Surface Tablet
A quick preview of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.
Go, Go Gadget: iOS 8 Tips and Tricks
Quick and useful tips for Apple’s iOS 8 operating system.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
How to Set Up a 2nd-Gen Astro Gaming A50...
How to set up Astro Gaming's second-generation A50 gaming headset.
How to Wirelessly Charge Your Phone With Qi...
By installing a Qi wireless receiver in your phone, you can use wireless charging platforms such as the RAVPower Orbit.
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Review
Everything gets better with a dash of feline Antonio Banderas. Take the original Fruit Ninja , for example.
How to Delete Photos on Your Blackberry Playbook
Swiping downward from the top bezel of the BlackBerry PlayBook while a picture is highlighted will bring up a drop down menu.
Tutorial: How to Add or Remove Apps From LG G...
How to add an app or app shortcut to the LG G Flex home screen. Page 2.
Finding the Settings App or Menu on Android...
Voila! You now have your tablet’s list of Android Honeycomb apps available for your perusal. Just scroll
Next Big Thing Gets Edgy: Samsung Galaxy Note...
Samsung’s Note Edge features a curved screen edge that acts as a secondary display on the side.
Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
How to Convert Video for Portable Devices
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Reasons To Buy An E-Reader: Special Needs
E-readers are ideal for special needs readers. E-books are ideal for special needs readers. E-books can replace large-print books. E-Books can replace audiobooks. E-Books are great for people with poor eyesight.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
Top 5 Hard Drive MP3 Players
A hard drive based MP3 player provides you the ultimate in the ability to take your music collection on the go. Capable of holding up to and over 15,000 songs, hard drive based MP3 players provide a wide variety of features for song lovers. For details on some of the best hard drive based MP3 players out there, such as the Apple iPod, check out this list.
Amazon Responds to Apple's App Store Slap With...
New Kindle Cloud Reader is optimized for iPad, returns ability to buy e-books directly from Amazon. After App Store defeat, Amazon fires back at Apple with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Preview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
A preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
What Is Kobo?
An overview of kobo books and kobo e-readers. Kobobooks.com, the kobo e-reader and information about the company. Information about kobo e-books and kobo e-readers. Listing of Kobo details including e-readers up to the new kobo Touch.
Phablet fight: iPhone 6 Plus vs. Nexus 6
It's the clash of the phone titans. Here's the tale of the tape between Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and Google's Nexus 6 smartphone.
Downsides To Buying An E-Reader: Restrictive...
Lending and borrowing e-books still a hassle. DRM makes it difficult to lend e-books or borrow e-books. E-book file formats make it difficult to borrow e-books or lend e-books. Still too tough to borrow or lend an e-book.
5 Useful Tips for Your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Some quick pointers to get started with your new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
Publishers Move To Limit Library E-Book Lending
Libraries face new lending restrictions for e-books. E-book lending at libraries threatened by publishers. Will publishers kill e-book lending at libraries. Libraries don't own the e-books they buy. New lending policy means limits on e-book borrowing from public libraries.
Before You Buy a Portable Media Player
Portable media players let you carry and enjoy digital audio, video and photos all at the same time. Portable media players are good for hauling around large amounts of these types of files so you can have hours of enjoyment. For more details on the best portable media player features to consider, check out this buying guide.
Review: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
Top 3 Sports MP3 Players
When you're jogging on the treadmill, you need a sports MP3 player which can take the licking and keep on ticking. You also want a sports MP3 player which offers features which can help you track your athletic prowess. It should also pump out plenty of tunes as well. Need some tips on the best sports mp3 players for the athletic set? Check out About's list.
Kindle Daily Deals
Amazon's new Kindle Daily Deals program offers heavily discounted Kindle book prices for one title each day. E-Book bargain hunters have something to look forward to every morning thanks to Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals.
Is the Skullcandy SLYR Worth Your Money?
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
NOOK Color Review
Review of Barnes & Noble NOOK Color. NOOK Color tablet e-reader reviewed. NOOK Color rates 3 stars in review. How good is the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color e-reader.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
Review: Arctic Sound E361 Headphones
A Review of Arctic Cooling's Arctic Sound E361 headphones.
How To’s: Replacing the Samsung Galaxy...
Got yourself a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge? Here's how you take out the back cover in order to replace the battery and SIM or insert a new memory card.
First Look: Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet. Portable Electronics.
Removing HTC Thunderbolt Back Cover to Access...
How to remove the back cover of a Verizon HTC Thunderbolt smartphone to access the battery, microSD and SIM card. Page 7.
Apple Wins, iBooks Has Lock on iOS Buy From...
Apple forces Kindle, NOOK and Kobo apps for iOS to drop in-app purchases. Amazon blinks, Kindle app for iOS loses its Shop From Kindle Store button. Book apps on iPad and iPhone from Amazon, Kobo and NOOK lose in-app purchase capability.
Sandisk Connect Wireless Drive Adds Memory to...
Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive gives mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets extra memory in a pinch.
Let There Be Lightness: I-MEGO Maze Headphone...
The I-MEGO Maze sports a balanced audio profile and modern styling with an old-school touch.
Buying a Tablet: From Travel to Business
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy. Page 2.
4 Amazing eBook Readers You Didn't Know About
Alternatives to the top e-book readers. E-readers from Aluratek, Pan Digital, Velocity Micro, iriver and other alternatives to Kindle or NOOK. A list of e-book readers from manufacturers other than Amazon, Sony and Barnes and Noble.
Bridgestone Displays World's Largest E-Paper...
E-paper display from Bridgestone. AeroBee is world's largest e-paper device. E-paper display could replace text books. Color E-paper display by Bridgestone is world's biggest.
Sandisk iXpand Ups Memory Options for iPhone,...
Sandisk’s iXpand portable storage device lets you play media from the device or manage storage on your iPhone or iPad.
Old Meets New: Pyle Vintage Vinyl Record Player...
The Pyle Vintage player lets you listen to vinyl records and stream tunes via Bluetooth.
Removing Kindle Cover Made Easy
How to remove the cover from a Kindle 3. Removing Kindle cover in 3 easy steps.
Finding the Settings Menu of Your BlackBerry...
The cool way to bring up the Settings Menu of a BlackBerry PlayBook. Page 2.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Talk Earphones
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
3DS System Transfer Tips: Fixing 'No Accessible...
Most of the time, a simple card reformat is all you need to do if your games disappear after a system transfer.
Delphi MyFi XM2Go Portable Satellite Receiver...
The Delphi MyFi XM2Go portable satellite receiver is a first generation portable satellite receiver which receives XM satellite radio in a device the size of a MP3 player. The Delphi MyFi allows you to take XM radio (satellite radio) with you on the go. For more details on this product, read this Delphi MyFi review.
Review: Swann Micro Lightning RC Helicopter
A review of the Swann Micro Lightning remote-controlled helicopter.
What is the Kindle 3G and Kindle Wi-Fi?
A look at the features of Amazon's new Kindle 3 lineup: the Kindle 3G and Kindle Wi-Fi.
Digital Tipping Point? Amazon Says E-Books Now...
Amazon.com press release says Kindle e-books now outsell print books. Kindle e-books are now outselling hardcover and paperback versions combined on Amazon.com. Amazon.com CEP Jeff Bezos says customers choosing Kindle e-books over print versions. E-book sales now surpass printed books on Amazon.com.
Archos AV400 Pocket Video Recorder
A description of the Archos AV400 Pocket Video Recorder, a portable video player which can record scheduled programming off of a television ala Tivo. It can also playback hours of music and video, as well as displaying photos.
Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung...
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
Amazon Updates Its Large Tablet With Kindle...
With the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Amazon updates its 8.9-inch tablet in time to go head to head with Apple's iPad Air.
iCloud and New iBooks Features Help Apple Chip...
With the introduction of iCloud and release of iBooks v1.3, Apple draws closer to Kindle features on iPad. iCloud and new iBooks release give iPad the equivalent to Kindle's Whispersync and Read-to-Me. iPad becomes a more compelling e-reader thanks to iCloud's Whispersync-like features and new iBooks read-aloud feature.
Sony NWZ-S730 Digital Walkman First Look
Sony is offering up a new ultra-thin digital Walkman MP3 player with noise cancellation, support for a wider variety of audio/video files, customizable music channels and more. For more details, check on this Sony NWZ-S73 first look.
Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
Sony E-Reader App Rejected by Apple App Store
Why did Apple reject the Sony Reader app. Will Apple shut down the Amazon Kindle App. Apple wants 30 percent of all app e-book purchases. Apple Sony feud in the works over App Store and e-books.
Let There Be Light: The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
A review of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader.
A Guide to E-Reader Accessories
E-Reader accessories reviewed. Accessories for Kindle, Nook, Sony and Kobo e-readers reviewed. Covers, cases, lights and other accessories for your e-reader.
What are the best options for headphones?
Not thrilled with the plastic ear buds that came with your new MP3 player? Thinking about getting some expensive noise-canceling headphones for your Trans-Atlantic flight? Before you hit the stores, check out our buying guide to see what features we recommend you consider first.
HTC One M8 Tips: From Screenshots to SIM cards
A few quick tips and tricks for using the HTC One M8.
How To Take Screenshots on a BlackBerry...
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the “Print Screen” function on Windows,

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