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How to Take a Screenshot and Crop It with LG G...
Visual guide to taking a screenshot with the LG G Flex smartphone.
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.
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.
Secure Your iPad by Setting a Passcode
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
Step-by-Step Directions for Updating Your...
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Backing up and restoring an iPad.
The Top 4 Portable DVD Players on the Market
A list of recommended portable DVD players out on the market.
How to Change the Battery on Your Barnes and...
How to remove the Nook's back cover. Page 2.
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 Cancel a Frozen App Download on Android
What to do when your app download freezes during an Android Market crash.
Review: Swann Micro Lightning RC Helicopter
A review of the Swann Micro Lightning remote-controlled helicopter.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
Review: Vivatar 285HV Auto Zoom Thyristor Flash
Old-school flash eschews convenience of modern flashes for solid yet affordable performance.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
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.
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.
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 take off the battery cover of the HTC Inspire.
The Top 5 Portable USB Chargers
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
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.
Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
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.
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.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
Review: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
Review: Coloud Brings ‘The Boom’...
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
Yurbuds a Great Fit For In-ear Earphones
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
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.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
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.
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 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.
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
Review: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
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.
Review: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
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.
Go-Go Gadget: Best Portable Electronics for Kids
Looking for a present for your older child or teen? Then check out our gadget picks for potential ideas.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
No Wires: Rapoo 8900P Wireless Keyboard and...
Rapoo 8900P combines a full-size wireless keyboard and ergonomic mouse in one package. We put it through the paces in our latest gadget review.
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.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
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: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
Review: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
Review: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
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.
eBook Reader Central
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
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.
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
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.
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.
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.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
Apple iPad Availability and Pricing
A look at iPad availability and pricing by model.
Review: GelaSkins Protective Skins
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.
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.
What is EPUB?
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
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.
Perfect Gadget Gift Ideas for Men
A look at several gadget gift recommendations for humanity's other half (i.e. guys).
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.
Outdoor Audio: Braven BRV-1 Wireless Rugged...
Water-resistant speaker fits plenty of extras in a small package, such as Bluetooth and the ability to charge portable devices.
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.
Review: Rapoo E6300 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.
How to Convert Video for Portable Devices
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
\$300 For Headphones? Are They That Good?
With its Ear Force i30, Turtle Beach attempts to leverage its gaming headset know-how to create a solid wireless headphone for daily use.
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: V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
Review of the V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
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: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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.
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.
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.
Rugged Audio: Divoom Voombox Portable Bluetooth...
Divoom’s Voombox ups the ante in the portable Bluetooth speaker space by offering solid audio in a rugged package.
Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
X Factor: Amazon Updates its Entry-Level Tablet...
Amazon updates its 7-inch tablet to go toe-to-toe with Apple iPad mini and Google Nexus 7.
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
How To Take Screenshots on a BlackBerry...
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the “Print Screen” function on Windows,
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.
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.
How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
Review: Leef Supra 3.0 USB Thumb Drive
Leef eschews going big and decides to go small with its Supra 3.0 thumb drive.
Buying a Tablet: From Travel to Business
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy. Page 2.
Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Review: Bloodmasque for iPad and iPhone
Touchy-feely vampire hunting strikes at the heart of iPhone and iPad gamers.
Review: iHome iBT4 Rechargeable Bluetooth Boombox
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
Review: Divoom Bluetune Solo Rechargeable...
A review of the Divoom Bluetune Solo rechargeable speaker with Bluetooth 2.1.
Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad Review
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.
Portable Power: RAVPower Luster Portable...
RAVPower’s Luster portable charger features a compact design, LED flashlight and aluminum body in various colors. Here’s a look at how it performs.
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
Review: Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile...
A review of the Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard.
Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android...
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
Online Shopping Tips: 7 Ways to Avoid Online...
7 tips to avoid auction fraud and scams when shopping online.
Nook Wi-Fi Nixes 3G for Better Value
Barnes & Noble Nook Wi-Fi eBook reader review.
Review: Divoom IFIT-1 Rechargeable Speaker
A review of the Divoom IFIT-1 rechargeable speaker.
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.
Review: ECOXGEAR ECOROX Waterproof Speaker
ECOXGEAR’s rugged ECOROX portable speaker is dunkable in water and can be clipped on bike handlebars.
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.
Review: The I-Dog Soft Speaker
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Talk Earphones
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
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.
Tutorial: How to Add or Remove Apps From LG G...
Adding and removing apps or app shortcuts from the LG G Flex home screen.
Review: Skullcandy PLYR 2 Wireless Gaming Headset
Skullcandy serves up a wireless gaming headset on a budget with PLYR 2.
Review: PDP Official Battlefield 4 Controller
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.
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?
Preview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
A preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Review: Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive doubles as a computer thumb drive and memory stick for Android phones.
Pssst! Wanna Save Money On Textbooks? Amazon...
College textbooks made more affordable thanks to Amazon's Kindle rental program. Kindle textbooks are now cheaper thanks to Amazon rental option. Rent Kindle books for school to save money. University textbooks cost much less when you rent the Kindle version from Amazon.
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.
Preview: Microsoft Surface Tablet
A quick preview of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.
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.
Plug and Charge: Prong PocketPlug iPhone Case...
Prong PocketPlug comes with a built-in prong for easy charging via wall outlets.
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.
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.
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.
Sound Off: The Headphone, Gaming Headset and...
From bass-thumping cans and wireless speakers to headsets that add immersion to your gaming experience, portable audio devices can help your world sound much better. Here’s a roundup of headphones, gaming headsets and portable speakers tested by About.com's Portable Electronic and Gadgets site.
Review: Wicked Audio Evac Headphones
Wicked Audio’s Evac crams tons of bass in old-school design.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung...
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
Preview: The Coby Kyros MID7015 Budget Tablet
A first look at the Coby Kyros MID7015 Android tablet.
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.
Never Mind New Nook and Kobo, Amazon Introduces...
New Nook and Kobo e-readers followed by Amazon.com announcement of Kindle 3G With Special Offers. Amazon.com tries to steal spotlight from new Nook and Kobo e-readers with discounted Kindle 3G. Amazon extends Special Offers with ad-based Kindle 3G at $25 savings.
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.
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.
Review: Joby Gorillapod Focus with Ballhead X
A review of Joby’s Gorillapod Focus and its Ballhead X attachment.
Review: Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones
Jabra Revo melds wireless capability with plenty of features.
Review: SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2
Sticky Waters: BlueAnt Pump HD Review
BlueAnt’s Pump HD headphones feature an offbeat yet sticky design as well as waterproof capabilities.
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.
If the Bud Fits: Acoustibuds Earphone Adapter
The Acoustibuds earphone adapter wraps around iPod-style earbuds for a better fit. That sounds great on paper but how does it perform in the real world?
Review: The Sansa Clip+ (Plus) MP3 Player
A review of the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player.
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