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Quick and Easy Apple iPad Tips
As with many electronic devices that sport an operating system, there might come a time when your apps
How to Take a Screenshot and Crop It with LG G...
Visual guide to taking a screenshot with the LG G Flex smartphone.
How to Cancel a Frozen App Download on Android
How to use either the Market App or Download Manager to cancel a frozen or stuck download on Android.
Step-by-Step Directions for Updating Your...
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet
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.
Pocket Mechanic: BlueDriver On-Board Diagnostic...
Portable tool plugs into vehicle’s OBD port and delivers diagnostic codes and reports to iPhone, iPad and Android devices via an app.
The Top 4 Portable DVD Players on the Market
A list of recommended portable DVD players out on the market.
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Using text-to-speech on your iPad. Page 2.
How to Change the Battery on Your Barnes and...
How to remove the Nook's back cover. Page 2.
Secure Your iPad by Setting a Passcode
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks
Removing the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is quite easy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
Connecting Portable USB Devices, Moving Content...
Accessories can help you connect USB devices or transfer media to and from your iPhone or iPad. Here's a quick primer on how to do it.
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.
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 Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire...
How to take off the battery cover of the HTC Inspire.
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: Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About...
Chop suey the undead through the ages in the sequel to the popular ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ game.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
Changing Your Wallpaper in Android Honeycomb
Bring up the Android Honeycomb wallpaper submenu by touching and holding an empty part of the screen.
The Top 5 Portable USB Chargers
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
Review: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wet and Wild: Sony Walkman Sports MP3 Player
Sony's Walkman Sports MP3 Player features excellent stickability and waterproof chops but audio leans toward high treble sound.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
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.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
Review: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
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.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S5
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Review: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
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.
Yurbuds a Great Fit For In-ear Earphones
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
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.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
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.
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.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
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: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
What is EPUB?
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
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.
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.
Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android...
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
Review: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
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.
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.
Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery
Changing the batteries of the Ouya controller. Page 2.
Shape Up: Choosing a Wearable Device for Fitness
Which wearable technology best suits your fitness needs? From smart wristbands to smart garments, here’s the lowdown on the various kinds of wearables out there.
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?
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
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.
Review: Coloud Brings ‘The Boom’...
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
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: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Review
Everything gets better with a dash of feline Antonio Banderas. Take the original Fruit Ninja , for example.
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.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
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: 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.
How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
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.
Review: G-Form Xtreme Samsung Galaxy S3 Case
A review of the G-Form Xtreme Samsung Galaxy S3 case.
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: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preview: Google Nexus 7 Tablet
A look at the Google-branded Nexus 7 Android tablet by ASUS.
Preview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
A preview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
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.
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.
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: Slide Pad (Circle Pad Pro) for Nintendo...
A review of Nintendo’s Slide Pad/Circle Pad Pro peripheral.
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.
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.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
Review: SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2
Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
Removing Kindle Cover Made Easy
How to remove the cover from a Kindle 3. Removing Kindle cover in 3 easy steps.
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.
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung...
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
Affordable Quad: Swann QuadForce Video Drone
Swann’s QuadForce features low-cost and durable entry-level quadcopter minus some bells and whistles.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
Toasty: 180s Exolite Groove Ear Warmer and...
The 180s Exolite Groove marries a Sony Walkman Sport MP3 player with ear warmers.
Review: iHome iBT4 Rechargeable Bluetooth Boombox
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
Go, Go Gadget: iOS 8 Tips and Tricks
Quick and useful tips for Apple’s iOS 8 operating system.
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.
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
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.
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.
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.
eBook Reader Central
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Talk Earphones
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
Review: Skullcandy PLYR 2 Wireless Gaming Headset
Skullcandy serves up a wireless gaming headset on a budget with PLYR 2.
Review: ‘Cinderella’ Storybook App...
Nosy Crow's Cinderella storybook app.
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.
How To Take Screenshots on a BlackBerry...
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the “Print Screen” function on Windows,
Review: Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive
Sandisk Ultra Dual USB Drive doubles as a computer thumb drive and memory stick for Android phones.
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?
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.
How to Convert Video for Portable Devices
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
Tutorial: How to Play PS4 Games on PS Vita with...
Step 4: Getting a passcode to setup PS4 Remote Play on Vita. Page 4.
How to Set Up a 2nd-Gen Astro Gaming A50...
How to set up Astro Gaming's second-generation A50 gaming headset.
Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
Fitbit unveils Apple Watch competitor in Surge,...
Fitbit announces three devices: the Charge, Charge HR and Surge, as competition heats up in wearables space.
Is the Skullcandy SLYR Worth Your Money?
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sizing Up the Kindle Fire HD
A preview of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD
NSF Says Electronics Interfere With Sleep, But...
National Sleep Foundation study blames illuminated screens for sleep woes. If you iPad is keeping you awake using an e-reader instead may help. Study says reading at night on your iPad may make your tired
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.
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.
Review: Motorola Xoom (3G/4G) Android Tablet
A review of Motorola's 3G/4G-capable Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Seidio Ledger Flip Case
The Seidio Ledger Flip Case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 trades in extra protection for a thin and light profile.
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.
Kindle Lending: It's a Start...
lend Kindle e-book, borrow Kindle e-book, borrow free e-books, free e-books by borrowing, borrow free e-reader books, borrow free Kindle books. Page 2.
Preview: Barnes & Noble Simple Touch with...
A quick look at the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.
Review: Balanzza TRUCO 3-in-1 Carry On
A review of the Balanzza TRUCO three-in-one carry on luggage system.
Review: The I-Dog Soft Speaker
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
Amazon Responds to Apple's App Store Slap With...
New Kindle Cloud Reader is optimized for iPad, returns ability to buy e-books directly from Amazon. After App Store defeat, Amazon fires back at Apple with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Video Made the Gaming Star: Hauppauge HD PVR 2...
Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Review HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition recorder adds HDMI, pass-through capabilities.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Touch 3G
A quick look at Amazon’s first touchscreen E-Ink readers.
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: GelaSkins Protective Skins
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.

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