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Quick and Easy Photos: Smartphones vs. Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras
By Michael Miller
Jul 8, 2013
More and more people are taking pictures with their smartphones and leaving their digital cameras behind. In this article, Michael Miller examines and pros and cons of taking pictures with a smartphone vs. a traditional digital camera, and recommends when to use each.
Useful iPad Mini Accessories
By Jason Rich
Jul 8, 2013
Jason R. Rich takes a look at a handful of cases, covers, and iPad mini accessories that enhance the tablet’s functionality, without compromising its size or weight too much.
Messaging in Windows Phone 8
By Brien Posey
Jun 10, 2013
In this chapter, you will learn about Windows Phone 8’s ability to send and receive email.
Apple iMessage: Top Five Tips
By Timothy L. Warner
May 30, 2013
Master the Relationship Between iMessage and MMS - Tim Warner gives you his top five tips for taking control of iMessage on your iDevices and/or Mac computers.
Enterprise iDevice Management with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Server
By Timothy L. Warner
May 30, 2013
Unsure of how to integrate Apple devices (be they of the iOS or OS X variety) into your Microsoft- or Linux-based network? You’re not alone. IT expert Tim Warner shows how you can centrally manage iDevices in any corporate network environment with minimal cost and learning curve.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs: The ATA/IDE Interface
By Scott Mueller
May 23, 2013
This chapter, from the 21st edition of Upgrading and Repairing PCs, provides a wealth of technical information about the IDE/ATA drive interface specification.
Managing Multiple Users on Your Google Chromebook
By Michael Miller
May 15, 2013
In this chapter, you find out how to create multiple users for your Chromebook, how to switch from user to user, and how to use Chromebook’s Guest account
Creating and Using Playlists in iTunes and iDevices
By Brad Miser
May 14, 2013
This chapter shows how to create playlists - customized collections of content - in iTunes and on your iDevices.
iDevice Repair Best Practices
By Timothy L. Warner
May 9, 2013
This chapter takes care of some literal and figurative housecleaning that any self-respecting iDevice technician should undertake before performing any DIY work on iDevices.
Using Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Tab 2
By Eric Butow
May 2, 2013
Eric Butow gives a tour of Jelly Bean’s new features, including the new Status Bar, home screen updates, the Google Now app, and more.
Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC): The PC Re-Imagined
By Ed Tittel
Apr 29, 2013
For users who don't require serious graphics capability or huge volumes of storage, Ed Tittel describes why the Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is definitely worth consideration.
How Mobile Networks Work
By Michael Miller
Mar 14, 2013
This chapter describes how cellular networking works — and how these networks relate to the other wireless networks you employ on a daily basis.
Getting Started with Siri
By Erica Sadun, Steve Sande
Mar 11, 2013
This chapter shows how to get started with Siri: how to enable it, launch the service, and try it out.
Sync and Share Files Using iCloud
By Jason Rich
Mar 7, 2013
This chapter shows how to get the most out of your iCloud account by syncing and backing up files and devices.
My Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10: Google Now and Navigation
By Craig James Johnston
Feb 28, 2013
This chapter shows how to use your Google Nexus Tablet as a GPS Navigation device with Google Maps, Navigation, and Google Now.
How to Read Kindle Books on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
By Eric Butow
Feb 27, 2013
You don’t need a Kindle tablet from Amazon to download and read e-books and periodicals from Amazon’s Kindle Store. Eric Butow shows you how to use the built-in Kindle app on the Galaxy Tab 2 to shop for, purchase, and read materials from the Kindle Store on your Tab 2.
Unboxing the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Set
By John Baichtal
Feb 22, 2013
This chapter looks at every part that comes with the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 set and talks a little about each one.
Exploring the Game Hub for the Galaxy Tab 2
By Eric Butow
Feb 14, 2013
The Game Hub app is the place to find games for your Galaxy Tab 2 that you can install and play by yourself or against other game players through your Wi-Fi connection. Eric Butow shows how the app displays a list of installed games you can play by tapping on the game tile.
Share Content Across Devices with Samsung's AllShare Play App
By Eric Butow
Feb 13, 2013
The AllShare Play app allows you to share photos, music, videos, and other files on your Galaxy Tab 2 with one or more file sharing services. You can also share files with other devices that have the AllShare Play app installed, such as a smartphone.
How to Turn Your iPhone into a Portable AM/FM Radio
By Michael Miller
Feb 4, 2013
Michael Miller shows you several ways to get AM/FM programming on your iPhone - from external accessories to online streaming services.

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