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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.
Step-by-Step Directions for Updating Your...
Step-by-step instructions for updating the software of your Kindle Fire tablet
The Top 4 Portable DVD Players on the Market
A list of recommended portable DVD players out on the market.
How to Use Windows Media Player to Rip CDs
A step-by-step tutorial/lesson on how to rip or copy music/tunes from a CD by using Windows Media Player.
How to Take a Screenshot and Crop It with LG G...
Visual guide to taking a screenshot with the LG G Flex smartphone.
Kids' Gift Guide: Top Electronics for Kids
A list of top electronics devices for kids.
Save Your Data by Backing Up Your iPad
Backing up and restoring an iPad.
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.
Secure Your iPad by Setting a Passcode
Setting Up Your iPad password. Portable Electronics.
How to Change the Battery on Your Barnes and...
How to remove the Nook's back cover. Page 2.
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.
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.
Yurbuds a Great Fit For In-ear Earphones
A review of the Yurbuds earphone cover and earbud adapters.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung tries to one-up Apple’s iPad 2 with its sleek, new Android Honeycomb tablet.
The Correct Way to Travel with Your Android Phone
How to turn on Wi-Fi while disabling 3G, 4G or phone calls on Android.
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.
Setting Up an iPad Without a Computer
How to set up a new iPad without a computer.
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.
Review: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Headphones
A review of the Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro headphones.
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: The Sony DVP-FX930 Portable DVD Player
A review of the Sony DVP-FX930 portable DVD player.
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.
What is E Ink?
An explanation on how E Ink works.
Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Tutorial: Removing...
Removing the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant smartphone.
All You Need to Know About the Amazon Kindle
A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon’s Kindle line.
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.
How to Remove the Back Covers of an HTC Inspire...
How to take off the battery cover of the HTC Inspire.
Before You Buy an eBook Reader
Tips Before Buying an eBook Reader
Review: The Toshiba SDP93S Portable DVD Player
A review of the Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S5
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Sync Gmail Contacts to Your iPhone in 7 Easy...
A tutorial on how to sync your Gmail contacts to your iPhone.
Review: Philips PET7402A Portable DVD Player
Review of the Philips PET7402 Portable DVD Player.
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.
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.
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: Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About...
Chop suey the undead through the ages in the sequel to the popular ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ game.
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: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400
Review of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 gaming headset for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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.
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.
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.
The Pros and Cons of the Rock-It Portable Speaker
A review of OrigAudio's Rock-It portable vibration speaker.
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.
How to Replace the Battery/SIM/MicroSD on...
Accessing the BlackBerry Torch SIM card.
Review: Coloud Brings ‘The Boom’...
A review of Coloud’s “The Boom” headphones with speakerphone and remote functionality for iOS devices and Android.
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.
Quick Look: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Android Tablet
A quick look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.
Best eReaders: A Roundup of the Most Popular...
Best eReaders? A roundup of the top popular eReaders on the market.
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.
Preview: Amazon’s 4th-Generation Kindle
A quick look at Amazon’s 4th-generation Kindle reader.
Review: Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
A review of Performance Designed Products’ Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset.
Is the Skullcandy SLYR Worth Your Money?
Skullcandy SLYR delivers solid gaming headset on a budget if you don’t mind wires.
What to Expect from Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth...
Ultimately, this headset’s biggest strength is being an all-around player.
Review: The Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray...
Review of the Panasonic DMP-B15 Portable Blu-ray Player
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.
Changing Your Wallpaper in Android Honeycomb
You can pick different wallpaper types for your Honeycomb tablet. Page 3.
Preview: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android...
A look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
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.
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.
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card...
HTC Surround Back Cover, Battery and SIM Card Tutorial. Page 2.
Apple iPad Central
Links to iPad-related news, views, tutorials, photo galleries, and general information.
Review: iRig Keys
A review of the iRig Keys portable keyboard for PC, Mac, and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
Review: Apple iPad Delivers Solid Multimedia...
A review of the 16GB version of Apple's new iPad Wifi slate tablet.
Hello Moto: Motorola’s Moto X One of...
Motorola's second-generation Moto X phone elbows its way into upper echelon of Android phones.
First Look: The Apple iPad Tablet
A look at the features of Apple's iPad 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.
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.
Tablet Buying Guide: Tips Before You Buy a...
The Tablet Buying Guide: Things to consider when picking or choosing a tablet to buy.
Fitbit unveils Apple Watch competitor in Surge,...
Fitbit announces three devices: the Charge, Charge HR and Surge, as competition heats up in wearables space.
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.
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?
Review: iHome iBT4 Rechargeable Bluetooth Boombox
Review of the iHome iBT4 rechargeable Bluetooth boombox.
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 EPUB?
A quick look at the. Portable Electronics.
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.
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.
iPad 2 Review
A review of Apple’s second-generation iPad 2 tablet, including its pros and cons.
Review: Turtle Beach PX22
Turtle Beach releases the successor to its PX21 headset for gamers on a budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
Review of the V-MODA Crossfade LP Headphones
Review: iHome iD50 Speaker Dock and Alarm for...
Review of the iHome iD50 iPod, iPhone and iPad dock.
Affordable Quad: Swann QuadForce Video Drone
Swann’s QuadForce features low-cost and durable entry-level quadcopter minus some bells and whistles.
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.
Preview: Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
A quick look at Amazon’s first tablet, the Kindle Fire.
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.
From Screenshots to Memory Cards: HTC One M8...
How to open the microSD tray of the HTC One M8 and access the memory card.
Preview: The Coby Kyros MID7015 Budget Tablet
A first look at the Coby Kyros MID7015 Android tablet.
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.
First Look: Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition
Amazon releases a new version of its Fire tablet for little ones with the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition.
Review: Swann Micro Lightning RC Helicopter
A review of the Swann Micro Lightning remote-controlled helicopter.
Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad Review
A review of the Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for iPad.
The Portable Electronics and Gadget Gift Guide
A list of top gadget and gift recommendations for portable electronics.
Finding the Settings App or Menu on Android...
On the top right of the Honeycomb home screen, you’ll see the “Apps” icon. Go ahead, touch it. You know
Review: Rapoo E6300 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
The Rapoo E6300 wireless Bluetooth keyboard packs a premium feel in a small package.
Preview: Apple’s Second-Generation iPad 2
A preview of Apple's second-generation iPad 2
Review: GelaSkins Protective Skins
A review of GelaSkins protective skins for laptops, gaming devices and portable media players.
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: The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime
A quick look the features and specs of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
Preview: Google Nexus 7 Tablet
A look at the Google-branded Nexus 7 Android tablet by ASUS.
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: 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.
How To Take Screenshots on a BlackBerry...
Screenshots, screenshots, screenshots. Ever since I learned about the “Print Screen” function on Windows,
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.
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: Bem Boom Box Rechargeable Bluetooth...
Bem Boom Box tries to differentiate itself from competitors with 10-hour rechargeable battery, lower price.
Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
Rugged, compact Buckshot speaker from Outdoor Tech targets cyclists and outdoor lovers.
Review: VOXOA HD Wireless Headphone
The VOXOA HD headphones try to provide wireless functionality at an affordable price. Does it manage to strike a balance between cost and sound quality?
Let There Be Light: The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
A review of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader.
Review: Amazon Kindle 3G
Review of Kindle 3G. Review of Amazon Kindle 3G Wi-Fi. 3G Kindle reviewed.
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: The I-Dog Soft Speaker
A review of Hasbro's I-Dog Soft Speaker.
eBook Reader Central
A hub for ebook reader news, tips and information.
Review: Seidio Obex Combo Waterproof Samsung...
A review of the Seidio Obex Combo waterproof case with holster for the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
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.
How to Remove Motorola Droid 2 Back Cover,...
Remove the Motorola Droid 2 MicroSD memory card by gripping on its edge and pulling it out.
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: Yurbuds Ironman Talk Earphones
Good grip makes Yurbuds Ironman Talk ideal for exercisers who listen to music on their smartphones.
Preview: A Quick Look at the Acer Iconia Tab A200
A look at Acer’s Iconia Tab A200.
Nice body: HTC One M8 Review
HTC One M8 sets bar for Android smartphones with its solid design.
Review: Four Door Media's Road Mice Wireless...
A review of the 800 dpi wireless Car Mouse.
Toshiba SD-P1900 Portable DVD Player First Look
The new Toshiba SD-P1900 portable DVD player is one of Toshiba's first 2007 portable DVD players. This portable DVD player offers up features like a stylish look, nine-inch widescreen display, built-in speakers and support for a variety of disc formats besides standard DVD. For more details on this Toshiba portable DVD player, check out this first look.
Review: Korg microKEY25
Review: Korg microKEY25. Portable Electronics.
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.
Tablet Wars: Apple iPad Air 2 vs. Google Nexus 9
Apple and Google renew their rivalry with the release of the iPad Air 2 and Nexus 9 tablets.
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 Convert Video for Portable Devices
A guide to converting videos for portable devices such as the iPod, PSP and smartphones.
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.
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.
Removing Kindle Cover Made Easy
How to remove the cover from a Kindle 3. Removing Kindle cover in 3 easy steps.
Oops! Top Reasons Smartphones Go Bye
From drops to dives, here are the common ways people wreck their phones.
Review: Skullcandy PLYR 2 Wireless Gaming Headset
Skullcandy serves up a wireless gaming headset on a budget with PLYR 2.
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: PDP Official Battlefield 4 Controller
PDP tries to step up its game from its regular budget controllers with the official Battlefield 4 gamepad.
Preview: Research In Motion’s BlackBerry...
Features and technical specs of Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
LG DP889 Portable DVD Player First Look
The LG DP889 is a portable DVD player which doubles as a digital photo frame. This LG portable DVD player has an eight-inch screen and can display digital pictures with its internal memory. LG's portable DVD player also includes dual headphone jacks and 3.5 hours of battery life. For more on the LG DP889, check out this first look.
Review: SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2
A review of SanDisk's Memory Stick Micro M2
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: Moneual Rydis Robot Vacuum
A review of the Moneual Rydis robot vacuum and dry mop cleaner.
Review: Jabra Revo Wireless Headphones
Jabra Revo melds wireless capability with plenty of features.
Review: Sonos ZonePlayer S5 Multi-Room Music...
Review of the Sonos ZonePlayer S5 Multi-Room Music System
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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