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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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks
Removing the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is quite easy.
How to Cancel a Frozen App Download on Android
What to do when your app download freezes during an Android Market crash.
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Backing up and restoring an iPad.
Secure Your iPad by Setting a Passcode
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
The Correct Way to Travel with Your Android Phone
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
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.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
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.
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.
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.
The Top 5 Portable USB Chargers
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
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.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
How Amazon Kindle Owners Can Loan eBooks for Free
How to borrow a free e-book for your Kindle Fire tablet through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
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.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
How to Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire...
How to take off the battery cover of the HTC Inspire.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
Review: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
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.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
Review: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 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.
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.
Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android...
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
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.
Yurbuds a Great Fit For In-ear Earphones
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
Review: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S5
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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.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
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.
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.
Review: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preview: Microsoft Surface Tablet
A quick preview of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
How to Set Up a 2nd-Gen Astro Gaming A50...
How to adjust your Xbox One audio settings to pair an Astro A50 gaming headset.
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.
Changing Your Wallpaper in Android Honeycomb
Bring up the Android Honeycomb wallpaper submenu by touching and holding an empty part of the screen.
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
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.
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?
Review: Coloud Brings ‘The Boom’...
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
Review: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
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.
Preview: Google Nexus 7 Tablet
A look at the Google-branded Nexus 7 Android tablet by ASUS.
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery
Changing the batteries of the Ouya controller. 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.
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
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.
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Review
Everything gets better with a dash of feline Antonio Banderas. Take the original Fruit Ninja , for example.
Nice body: HTC One M8 Review
HTC One M8 sets bar for Android smartphones with its solid design.
What is EPUB?
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
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.
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.
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.
Buttoned Up: Should You Get a New Nintendo 3DS...
Is the New Nintendo 3DS XL worth buying or upgrading to? We break down the decision for you.
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.
On The Surface: Microsoft Surface 2 vs. iPad...
Skimming the Surface: Sizing up Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet against the iPad Air and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
Preview: Sony PRS-T2 Reader
A preview of Sony’s PRS-T2 Reader for e-books.
Review: iHome iBT4 Rechargeable Bluetooth Boombox
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
First Look: Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet. Portable Electronics.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
Review: Pico Freeloader Solar Charger
A review of the Pico Freeloader solar charger
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
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
Review: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
Getting Clarity: Audio Technica ATH-MSR7...
Audio Technica’s ATH-MSR7 Headphones serves up balanced, clear sound in a solid package.
Preview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
A preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Review: G-Form Xtreme Samsung Galaxy S3 Case
A review of the G-Form Xtreme Samsung Galaxy S3 case.
Tutorial: How to Add or Remove Apps From LG G...
Adding and removing apps or app shortcuts from the LG G Flex home screen. Page 3.
Go, Go Gadget: iOS 8 Tips and Tricks
Quick and useful tips for Apple’s iOS 8 operating system.
How To’s: Replacing the Samsung Galaxy...
Can't find the memory card for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge? Here's how to find it.
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.
Review: The I-Dog Soft Speaker
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung...
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
Review: GelaSkins Protective Skins
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.
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.
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.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Talk Earphones
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
eBook Reader Central
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Grudge Match: Sizing Up iPad, Nexus, Kindle...
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.
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.
Leef iBridge Expands iPhone, iPad Memory in a...
The Leef iBridge lets users easily move files to and from their iPhone or iPad via the Lightning port.
Review: V-Moda Remix Remote with Microphone
A review of the V-Moda Remix Remote with with built-in microphone
Affordable Quad: Swann QuadForce Video Drone
Swann’s QuadForce features low-cost and durable entry-level quadcopter minus some bells and whistles.
Sizing Up the Kindle Fire HD
A preview of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD
Review: M-Edge E-Luminator Book Light
Review of M-Edge e-Luminator reading light. Review of LED reading light for e-reader.
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 5.
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.
Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader Review
The Amazon Kindle ebook reader is an amazing ebook device with only a few minor flaws. The Kindle from Amazon lets you read hundreds of ebooks, download ebooks wirelessly, download newspapers wirelessly and read your favorite blogs. The Kindle is a solid ebook reader worth checking out.
Creative Labs MuVo V100 : In-Depth Review
The Creative Labs MuVo V100 offers a strong combination of functionality,capacity, and value in a compact package, but is the MuVo V100 your best option?
Review: Motorola Xoom (3G/4G) Android Tablet
A review of Motorola's 3G/4G-capable Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet.
Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
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.
Review: SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2
Review: LG G Flex Phablet Smartphone
LG literally tries to get ahead of the curve with the uniquely shaped G Flex.
Field of Streams: iRig Mic Field iPhone, iPad...
The iRig Mic Field improves audio recording from your iPhone and iPad at less than a hundred bucks but comes with some niggles.
Archos 5 Portable Media-Internet Player Review
The Archos 5 portable media player is also an Internet tablet style device. This Archos player lets one enjoy audio/video file playback, displays digital photos, records live television (with the Archos DVR Station) and connects to the Internet for wireless Web browsing. Read this Archos 5 review to see how this player stacks up.
The Switch: Swapping the SIM Card of a Samsung...
How to switch the SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
Review: PDP Afterglow Prismatic Wireless Gaming...
PDP’s Prismatic headset updates its original Afterglow design while maintaining solid audio quality, but setup for an HDMI connection remains tricky.
How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Remove the Droid 2 battery by lifting from the bottom.
Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
Review: Kobo E-Reader (First Generation)
Review of the first generation Kobo e-reader. The Kobo e-reader is an under performer compared to Kindle, NOOK and Sony competition. Kobo e-reader worth picking up as a bargain e-reader but not at full price.
Review: Fire Emblem Awakening
Nintendo’s beloved RPG franchise enters the third dimension with “Fire Emblem: Awakening” for the Nintendo 3DS.
Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad Review
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.
Review: MiCorder Lets You Record Music From...
MiCorder lets you record from any analog or digital source with a headphone jack, including cassete, vinyl, CD and MP3 players.
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?
Is Kindle App For iPad Toast?
Apple App Store Still Offering Kindle App, day after deadline to remove in-app purchase option. Amazon and Apple spat buts Kindle e-books on iPad in jeopardy. Kindle on iPad at risk because of Amazon's Shop in Kindle Store button. Apple and Amazon butt heads over Kindle app for iPad.
Apple iPad Accessories
A list of official and third-party Apple iPad accessories, including docks, cables, chargers, keyboards, cases and skins.
Review: Amazon Kindle 3G
Review of Kindle 3G. Review of Amazon Kindle 3G Wi-Fi. 3G Kindle reviewed.
Apple iPad Availability and Pricing
A look at iPad availability and pricing by model.
Review: ‘Cinderella’ Storybook App...
Nosy Crow's Cinderella storybook app.
Toshiba SD-P1900 Portable DVD Player First Look
The new Toshiba SD-P1900 portable DVD player is one of Toshiba's first 2007 portable DVD players. This portable DVD player offers up features like a stylish look, nine-inch widescreen display, built-in speakers and support for a variety of disc formats besides standard DVD. For more details on this Toshiba portable DVD player, check out this first look.
Apple iPad 3? A Look at the Third-Generation...
A look at Apple’s third-generation “new iPad.”
Review: Braven 850 Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker
The Braven 850 speaker sports several features such as Bluetooth capability, 20-hour battery life and the ability to juice up tablets, smartphones and other devices that charge via USB.

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