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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.
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
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Backing up and restoring an iPad.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Portable...
Tips and features to consider before buying a portable DVD player.
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.
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.
How to Change the Battery on Your Barnes and...
How to remove the Nook's back cover. Page 2.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
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 Correct Way to Travel with Your Android Phone
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
How to Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire...
How to take off the battery cover of the HTC Inspire.
Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks
Removing the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is quite easy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
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: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
The Top 5 Portable USB Chargers
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
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.
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: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
Review: SwiMP3.1G Isn't All Wet
A review of the FINIS SwiMP3.1G waterproof music player.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
Review: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
Review: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
Review: iSkin Silo Slim Laptop Carrier
A review of the iSkin Silo Slim laptop bag.
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.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
Review: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
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'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.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery
Changing the batteries of the Ouya controller. 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.
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
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.
Should You Upgrade to the Latest Kindle Fire...
How does Amazon's 2014 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 size up against its previous model and the iPad Air? Here’s a quick look.
Review: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Buying a Tablet: From Travel to Business
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy. Page 2.
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
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.
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: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
Is the Skullcandy SLYR Worth Your Money?
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android...
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
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.
Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Portable Video Editing: Importing Media into...
To put together your video, you'll need to get your media into your timeline.
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.
eBook Reader Central
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
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.
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.
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.
Changing Your Wallpaper in Android Honeycomb
You can pick different wallpaper types for your Honeycomb tablet. Page 3.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
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 6.
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.
What is EPUB?
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
Review: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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 Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
How to Convert Video for Portable Devices
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
Review: V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
Review of the V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
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.
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.
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
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.
Take Five: Amazon Launches Five New Kindle...
Amazon launched two new Kindle e-readers and three new Kindle Fire tablets, including a child-proof Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
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: Prong PocketPlug iPhone Case
Prong PocketPlug comes with a built-in prong for easy charging via wall outlets.
First Look: Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet. Portable Electronics.
Preview: The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
A quick look the features and specs of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Preview: The Coby Kyros MID7015 Budget Tablet
A first look at the Coby Kyros MID7015 Android tablet.
Perfect Gadget Gift Ideas for Men
A look at several gadget gift recommendations for humanity's other half (i.e. guys).
Review: The SanDisk 16GB MicroSD HC
A review of the SanDisk 16GB MicroSD HC.
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: Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive doubles as a computer thumb drive and memory stick for Android phones.
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.
Review: SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2
Apple iPad Unboxing: Package Contents
What's in the box of Apple iPad packaging. Page 12.
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: The I-Dog Soft Speaker
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
Review: Rapoo E6300 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.
Black, White and Read All Over: Kindle Voyage...
Amazon banks on e-ink loyalists with its new premium e-reader, the Voyage.
Review: PDP Official Battlefield 4 Controller
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.
Review: Skullcandy PLYR 2 Wireless Gaming Headset
Skullcandy serves up a wireless gaming headset on a budget with PLYR 2.
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?
iNews: A Roundup of the Latest Apple iPad News,...
All the latest news, views and updates about the Apple iPad slate tablet.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Touch 3G
A quick look at Amazon’s first touchscreen E-Ink readers.
Preview: Google Nexus 7 Tablet
A look at the Google-branded Nexus 7 Android tablet by ASUS.
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.
Online Shopping Tips: 7 Ways to Avoid Online...
7 tips to avoid auction fraud and scams when shopping online.
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?
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Review
Everything gets better with a dash of feline Antonio Banderas. Take the original Fruit Ninja , for example.
Apple iPad Unboxing: Front View
Front view of Apple iPad after unboxing. Page 13.
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.
Apple iPad Availability and Pricing
A look at iPad availability and pricing by model.
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.
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.
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.
Let There Be Light: The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
A review of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader.
Review: The WikiReader Portable Wikipedia...
A review of the WikiReader portable Wikipedia encyclopedia.
Review: Balanzza Mini Luggage Scale
A review of the Mini Luggage Scale from Balanzza.
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.
Nexus 7 Spotlight: Comparing Google's Tablet to...
Sizing up Google's second-generation Nexus 7 against Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and Apple's iPad mini.
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: iHome iBT4 Rechargeable Bluetooth Boombox
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
Review: Leef Supra 3.0 USB Thumb Drive
Leef eschews going big and decides to go small with its Supra 3.0 thumb drive.
Navigating the Curve: Taking Screenshot,...
Navigating the Curve: Taking Screenshot, Cropping Images on LG G Flex
Review: Arctic Sound E361 Headphones
A Review of Arctic Cooling's Arctic Sound E361 headphones.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
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.
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.
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