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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.
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Using text-to-speech on your iPad. Page 2.
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.
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 Change the Battery on Your Barnes and...
How to remove the Nook's back cover. Page 2.
How to Remove Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back,...
Unlocking the Back Cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate.
The Correct Way to Travel with Your Android Phone
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
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.
E-Mail on Kindle: How to Use the Kindle For...
How to use the free 3G on Kindle to access e-mail on the go. How to use a Kindle for free e-mail. How to use a Kindle as a free e-mail device. Hack a Kindle for free e-mail anywhere in the US.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
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.
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.
Preview: Microsoft Surface Tablet
A quick preview of Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.
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: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
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.
Review: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
How Amazon Kindle Owners Can Loan eBooks for Free
How to borrow a free e-book for your Kindle Fire tablet through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
What 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Top 5 Portable USB Chargers
A roundup of portable battery and charging options for electronic devices.
Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
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.
Review: Prong PocketPlug iPhone Case
Prong PocketPlug comes with a built-in prong for easy charging via wall outlets.
Navigating the Curve: Taking Screenshot,...
Navigating the Curve: Taking Screenshot, Cropping Images on LG G Flex
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad tablet.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
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: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 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.
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: 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: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks
Removing the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is quite easy.
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.
Review: SuperTooth HD Voice In-Car Bluetooth...
Answering calls on your smartphone while driving is a bit like playing Russian roulette. Does the Supertooth HD Voice Bluetooth speakerphone make phone conversations safer for road warriors?
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.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
Review: Swann Micro Lightning RC Helicopter
A review of the Swann Micro Lightning remote-controlled helicopter.
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.
What is EPUB?
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
Portable Video Editing: Importing Media into...
To put together your video, you'll need to get your media into your timeline.
Is the Skullcandy SLYR Worth Your Money?
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
Review: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
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.
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.
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: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
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.
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
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.
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: Jabra Vox Earphones
A review of the Jabra Vox earphones.
Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
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.
How To Take Screenshots on a BlackBerry...
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the “Print Screen” function on Windows,
Review: V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
Review of the V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
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.
How to Change the Ouya Controller Battery
Changing the batteries of the Ouya controller. Page 2.
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: Mimoco Mimobot Chewbacca USB 2.0 Drive
Mimoco’s Mimobot line gives the Star Wars universe’s favorite wookie his own USB thumb drive.
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.
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.
Review: iHome iBT4 Rechargeable Bluetooth Boombox
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Unlocking the back of a Motorola Droid 2 to remove the cover.
Review: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
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.
Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad Review
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.
Review: Pikmin 3 for Nintendo Wii U
Pikmin returns with some new helpers and a new cast as well as off-TV play via the Wii U tablet.
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.
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.
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.
eBook Reader Central
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
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.
How to Convert Video for Portable Devices
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
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: Bem Boom Box Rechargeable Bluetooth...
Bem Boom Box tries to differentiate itself from competitors with 10-hour rechargeable battery, lower price.
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.
Perfect Gadget Gift Ideas for Men
A look at several gadget gift recommendations for humanity's other half (i.e. guys).
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: Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile...
A review of the Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard.
The Portable Speaker Review Roundup
A roundup of portable speakers reviewed by About.com’s portable electronic site.
Review: M-Edge E-Luminator Book Light
Review of M-Edge e-Luminator reading light. Review of LED reading light for e-reader.
Review: GelaSkins Protective Skins
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.
All in the Details: Elgato Game Capture HD 60...
Elgato’s latest game capture device ups ante with 1080p capture at 60 frames per second.
Pottermore.com Reveals Harry Potter E-Books...
Pottermore.com finally brings Harry Potter e-books. Harry Potter e-books will be available exclusively through Pottermore.com. J.K Rowling announces Harry Potter e-books to be sold exclusively on Pottermore.com. Harry Potter website Pottermore.com to be exclusive source of e-books.
Review: Wren V5AP AirPlay Speaker
Wren’s V5AP definitely has style, but does it have substance?
Review: Pico Freeloader Solar Charger
A review of the Pico Freeloader solar charger
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.
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.
Let There Be Light: The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
A review of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader.
Review: Auris Bluetooth 4.0 Mini Receiver
A review of the Auris Bluetooth 4.0 receiver.
Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Review: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
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.
Tutorial: How to Add or Remove Apps From LG G...
Adding and removing apps or app shortcuts from the LG G Flex home screen.
iNews: A Roundup of the Latest Apple iPad News,...
All the latest news, views and updates about the Apple iPad slate tablet.
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.
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.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
Review: Rapoo E6300 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.
Review: Divoom IFIT-1 Rechargeable Speaker
A review of the Divoom IFIT-1 rechargeable speaker.
Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
How to Set Up Your Wi-Fi Connection on a...
To set up your BlackBerry PlayBook's Wi-Fi connection, access your Settings menu.
Review: iFrogz Tadpole Bluetooth Speaker
Tiny iFrogz Tadpole packs a lot of punch in a small frame at expense of bass and battery life.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Talk Earphones
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
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.
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.
All About Options: Life N Soul BE501 Bluetooth...
The Life N Soul BE501 full-size headphone aims for versatility with multiple preset settings and the option for both wireless and wired audio.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
Review: Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350)
A review of the Sony Reader Pocket Edition. A review of the Sony PRS-350. A review of Sony's latest Pocket Reader. Sony's smallest e-reader reviewed.
Review: Snow Lizard SLPower 7
It only charges newer iPads halfway but the Snow Lizard SLPower 7’s dual ports makes it ideal for juicing up multiple phones and other gadgets on the road.
Digital Tipping Point? Amazon Says E-Books Now...
Amazon.com press release says Kindle e-books now outsell print books. Kindle e-books are now outselling hardcover and paperback versions combined on Amazon.com. Amazon.com CEP Jeff Bezos says customers choosing Kindle e-books over print versions. E-book sales now surpass printed books on Amazon.com.
Review: Supertooth Disco Twin Bluetooth Speakers
Supertooth’s Disco Twin Bluetooth speaker set doesn’t have the oomph of bigger systems but compares well with Jambox-style speakers.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
Review: Dragon’s Crown for PS3 and...
Dungeons & Dragons meets glorious, hand-drawn 2D action in this old-school-style hack and slash game.
Nook Wi-Fi Nixes 3G for Better Value
Barnes & Noble Nook Wi-Fi eBook reader review.
Review: Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo...
Game is a charming celebration of monsters, heroes and childhood.
Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV
Samurais battle demons in the latest installment of the Shin Megami Tensei series for the Nintendo 3DS, Shin Megami Tensei IV.
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.
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?
Autography Lets Authors Sign Your E-Book...
Autography solution for electronic book signing. Book Signing with e-books a reality with Autography. Authors able to sign e-books electronically with Autography. Signing a book now possible for e-readers.
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
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