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Finders Keepers: Tracking Down a Lost or Stolen...
Lost your Android phone? You can use Android Device Manager to track down that missing phone, with some caveats, of course.
Quick and Easy Apple iPad Tips
Quick and easy tips, tricks and tutorials for the Apple iPad.
Step-by-Step Directions for Updating Your...
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet
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.
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 Take a Screenshot and Crop It with LG G...
Taking a screenshot with your LG G Flex Android smartphone is easy as one-two-three.
How to Cancel a Frozen App Download on Android
What to do when your app download freezes during an Android Market crash.
The Correct Way to Travel with Your Android Phone
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Portable...
Tips and features to consider before buying a portable DVD player.
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Backing up and restoring an iPad.
How to Change the Battery on Your Barnes and...
Replacing the battery of a Barnes & Noble Nook
How to Remove Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back,...
Prepping the Samsung Galaxy S Back cover for removal.
Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
Secure Your iPad by Setting a Passcode
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
The Top 4 Portable DVD Players on the Market
A list of recommended portable DVD players out on the market.
The Back-to-School Gadget Guide
Remember when back-to-school shopping was all about pencils and notebooks? Not these days. Here are gadget ideas for students headed back to class.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks
Wondering about how you can take a screenshot with your Samsung Galaxy S5? How about replacing the battery, SIM or microSD card? Check this tutorial to find out.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
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.
How to Set Up a 2nd-Gen Astro Gaming A50...
How to set up Astro Gaming's second-generation A50 gaming headset.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
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.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
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.
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.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
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.
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.
How to Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire...
How to remove the back covers of an HTC Inspire 4G in order to change or replace the battery, SIM, and MicroSD memory card.
More Back to School Gadgets and Gear, 2015...
Still hungry for more portable electronics suggestions for your return to academia? Here's Part II of our Back to School Gadget and Gear Guide, which include a vinyl player, a portable battery that doubles as a panic alarm, folding keyboard and speakers.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
The Top 5 Portable USB Chargers
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
How Amazon Kindle Owners Can Loan eBooks for Free
Amazon launches book lending service for Kindle-owning Amazon Prime members.
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.
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.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
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.
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’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.
Android Phone Fight: Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9...
Need help deciding between the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9? Here's a comparison of features to help you decide.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial
Review: Rapoo E6300 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.
Mighty No. 9: Back to School Gadgets and Gear...
Getting ready to return to the hallowed halls of learning? From a rolling keyboard to a pocket mechanic, here are some gadget ideas to help get you back in the groove for school.
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.
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.
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.
Tutorial: How to Add or Remove Apps From LG G...
Adding and removing apps or app shortcuts from the LG G Flex home screen.
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.
How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery
At first glance, it seems like there's no way to put the battery into the Ouya console's controller. Here's how to do it.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
How to remove the back cover of a BlackBerry Torch.
Yurbuds a Great Fit For In-ear Earphones
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
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.
Review: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
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.
Review: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
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?
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
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.
Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung...
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
Kitchen Sink: A-Audio Icon Wireless ANC...
A-Audio includes everything but the kitchen sink into its feature-laden Icon wireless headphones, but at a price.
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 Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
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.
Review: Coloud Brings ‘The Boom’...
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
Review: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
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.
5 Useful Tips for Your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Some quick pointers to get started with your new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
Review: SwannSecure All-in-One WiFi HD...
Swann’s security camera features solid build and day and night capability but the user interface can be unwieldy.
Ahead of Curve: Removing LG G Flex 2 Back...
Removing the back cover of the LG G Flex 2 to access the SIM and microSD card is easier than you think.
Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad Review
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.
Review: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
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.
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
What is EPUB?
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
A quick tutorial on how to take a screenshot with your HTC One M8 Android smartphone.
Taste the Rainbow: Ilumi Color Tunable LED...
Ilumi adds lots of color as well as a dash of brains to the modern light bulb with its Color Tunable LED Smartbulb.
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.
Over the Air: Nyrius Aries Prime Wireless HDMI...
The Nyrius Aries Prime Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver lets users stream video and games from the computer to the TV without noticeable lag.
Finding the Settings App or Menu on Android...
On the top right of the Honeycomb home screen, you’ll see the “Apps” icon. Go ahead, touch it. You know
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
Affordable Action: Soocoo S60 WiFi Sports...
The Soocoo action camera aims to provide bang for the buck with loaded feature set at affordable price.
Review: Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile...
A review of the Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard.
Review: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
Changing Your Wallpaper in Android Honeycomb
Bring up the Android Honeycomb wallpaper submenu by touching and holding an empty part of the screen.
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
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.
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.
Review: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
All Rounder: Astro A50 Gen 2 Wireless Headset...
The Xbox One variant of the A50 can actually be used with other consoles as well as PC and mobile.
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.
The Switch: Swapping the SIM Card of a Samsung...
How to switch the SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
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: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
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.
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.
Eye See You: Kodak Home Video Monitor CFH-V15...
Kodak’s CFH-V15 video monitor acts like your own little eye of Sauron at home minus the dark, emotional baggage.
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.
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.
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.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
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: EA Sports Football Club Official Wired...
PDP’s EA Sports Football Club official controller is solid for a third-party device though a tad pricey for a wired gamepad.
Removing HTC Thunderbolt Back Cover to Access...
Getting the HTC Thunderbolt cover off.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
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.
Review: The I-Dog Soft Speaker
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
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.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S5
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Little Boom: JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth...
JBL’s Flip 2 serves up dynamic sound for a portable speaker.
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.
Is the Skullcandy SLYR Worth Your Money?
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
Buying a Tablet: From Travel to Business
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy. Page 2.
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.
Gadgetology: A Color-Changing Speaker Plus One...
Our latest speaker faceoff looks at speakers that changes colors, charge other devices or are inspired by dual tacos with the Nixeus Arc 4.0, Taco Dual and iHome iBT74.
eBook Reader Central
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
Beats on the Go: How to Choose a Portable Speaker
In the market for a portable speaker? Here’s a rundown of features to think about to ensure that your purchase sounds good.
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.
Review: GelaSkins Protective Skins
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.
Google’s Nexus 10 vs. iPad Air, Kindle...
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.
Old Meets New: Pyle Vintage Vinyl Record Player...
The Pyle Vintage player lets you listen to vinyl records and stream tunes via Bluetooth.
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: Bem Boom Box Rechargeable Bluetooth...
Bem Boom Box tries to differentiate itself from competitors with 10-hour rechargeable battery, lower price.
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.
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.
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.
What Is the Release Date for the Apple iPad?
Information on the release date of the Apple iPad tablet.
That Was Cheap, Dude: The Budget Gaming Headset...
Affordable doesn't have to mean terrible. A look at some budget gaming headset alternatives that still serve up pretty nice sound.
Top Gaming Headsets with a Mic
Looking for a good pair of headsets to accompany your gaming fix? Then check out our list of gaming headsets with mics to help you with your decision.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
Form Over Function? Samsung Changes Game With...
Samsung doubles down on design at expense of some staple features with its latest Galaxy flagship smartphones.
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?
Review: M-Edge E-Luminator Book Light
Review of M-Edge e-Luminator reading light. Review of LED reading light for e-reader.
Review: Motorola Xoom (3G/4G) Android Tablet
A review of Motorola's 3G/4G-capable Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet.
Review: Kobo eReader Touch Edition
Kobo Touch review shows a decent e-reader with display issues that keep it from NOOK Simple Touch level. Review of Kobo eReader Touch shows decent device that's hurt by display issues. New e-reader from Kobo is compact and light but touchscreen needs improvement.
Affordable Quad: Swann QuadForce Video Drone
Swann’s QuadForce features low-cost and durable entry-level quadcopter minus some bells and whistles.
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.
LG DP889 Portable DVD Player First Look
The LG DP889 is a portable DVD player which doubles as a digital photo frame. This LG portable DVD player has an eight-inch screen and can display digital pictures with its internal memory. LG's portable DVD player also includes dual headphone jacks and 3.5 hours of battery life. For more on the LG DP889, check out this first look.
How To Take Screenshots on a BlackBerry...
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the “Print Screen” function on Windows,
Review: Cambridge Minx 100 Wireless AirPlay &...
Minx 100 comes with AirPlay, Bluetooth and excellent sound compared to rivals but at a price.
Tutorial: How to Play PS4 Games on PS Vita with...
A step-by-step guide on how to play PS4 games on the PS Vita.
Plug and Play: Audio Technica ATH-CKX5iS...
The Audio Technica ATH-CKX5iS SonicFuel features excellent stickability and distortion-free audio that can be turned up till your ears bleed.

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