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Listening to Local Radio Online
By Michael Miller
May 26, 2015
There are lots of streaming music services available online, such as Pandora and Spotify, but what do you do if you just want to listen to your local radio station on your computer or smartphone? Michael Miller, author of The Internet of Things, shows you how to use iHeartRadio and TuneIn to listen to AM and FM stations from anywhere in the United States or around the world!
Disney World, Here We Come! Using the Maps App on the Amazon Fire Phone
By Lonzell Watson
May 25, 2015
The Amazon Fire phone's Maps app does much more than just help you with directions to get where you need to go. Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, pinpoints some of the many useful features of this well-equipped app.
A Personal Staff in Your Pocket: The Amazon Fire Phone's Firefly
By Lonzell Watson
May 18, 2015
Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, points out a feature of your Fire phone that will soon become a best friend. Point Firefly at text, artwork, product QR codes, and so on, and your phone becomes a secretary, a research librarian, a personal shopper for music and movies, and even a moderately good translator.
Change Feature Settings to Enhance Your Galaxy Tab 4 Experience
By Eric Butow
May 13, 2015
The Galaxy Tab 4 has a number of features that can enhance your experience every time you use it. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, shows how you can uncover those features and change settings to your Home screen, Wi-Fi connections, and more.
Look Inside Your Music, Videos, and Books with X-Ray on the Amazon Fire Phone
By Lonzell Watson
May 11, 2015
It's easier to sing along with Coldplay on your Amazon Fire phone when you actually know all the words to "Viva La Vida." Don't just rely on your memory. Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, explains how to use the built-in X-Ray features to learn details about the music, films, TV shows, and books stored away in the apps on your phone.
Discovering Hidden Galaxy Tab 4 Tips and Tricks
By Eric Butow
May 7, 2015
There are many hidden features within both the Android operating system and on apps installed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, uncovers a number of hidden tips and tricks on Tab 4 settings, features, and apps to make your life with the Tab 4 easier.
The Kindle Books App: Enjoyable e-Reading on Your Amazon Fire Phone
By Lonzell Watson
May 4, 2015
As you would expect, your Amazon Fire phone is a powerful e-reader, with features based on Amazon's popular Kindle. Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, gives us a tour of the powerful Kindle Books app, one of the Fire's biggest attractions.
Touring the New KitKat Features on the Galaxy Tab 3
By Eric Butow
Apr 29, 2015
There are plenty of new and updated features in Android 4.4, known as KitKat. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, reviews new features including expanding notifications, changing default apps, and using the Google Now service to find information on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Silk Browser on the Amazon Fire Phone
By Lonzell Watson
Apr 27, 2015
If you've spent time browsing the Web on your Amazon Fire phone, you're probably familiar with some of the default features of the built-in Silk browser. But more discoveries await! Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, clarifies some of Silk's interesting behaviors and settings, such as why panels might slide in and out from the sides of the phone when you haven't even touched the surface.
Upgrading to Android 4.4 (KitKat) on the Galaxy Tab 3
By Eric Butow
Apr 22, 2015
You don't have to purchase a new Galaxy Tab model to get Android 4.4, or KitKat, on your Galaxy Tab 3. Samsung has made KitKat available so you can upgrade to the newer version of the Android OS. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, shows you how to upgrade to Android 4.4 and how to upgrade your apps so they work with KitKat.
Editing and Enhancing Your Photos on the Amazon Fire Phone
By Lonzell Watson
Apr 21, 2015
These days, most people reach for their phone rather than their camera when something interesting comes into view. But with modern casual photography, the captured photo doesn't have to be the final version of the image. Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, explains how to alter your photos with your Fire phone, producing results that rival the images you could capture with a dedicated camera. It may not be Photoshop, but the Fire offers a lot of great visual effects.
Browsing the Web with Your Samsung Galaxy Note 4
By Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
Apr 14, 2015
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Note 4, discover how to browse the World Wide Web, including how to browse incognito, using the Chrome browser app that comes with your Galaxy Note 4.
Video: Arduino Programming for Experienced Users: Choosing a Power Pack
By John Baichtal
Apr 14, 2015
In this excerpt from Arduino Programming for Experienced Users, John Baichtal shows you how to add the Power Pack and the various wires that connect the battery pack to the components that need to be powered by it.
Video: Arduino Programming for Experienced Users: Illustrating the For Command
By John Baichtal
Apr 9, 2015
In this excerpt from Arduino Programming for Experienced Users, John Baichtal shows you how to build a rig and program it using the For command.
Changing Google Settings and Use Android Device Manager on the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Apr 6, 2015
If you use a number of Google services on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, the device contains the pre-installed Google Settings app, so you can change all your Google settings within that one app. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, shows you how to log in to all Google apps with one Google+ account.
Connecting with Email, Dropbox, and ChatON on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Apr 2, 2015
When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 was updated to Android KitKat in autumn 2014, a number of changes to Tab 4 apps were made as well. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, focuses on three sharing apps: Email, Dropbox, and ChatON.
Smart TVs: Viewing in a Connected World
By Michael Miller
Apr 2, 2015
For many people, today’s so-called “smart TVs” represent the first foray into the connected world of the Internet of Things. Just what is a smart TV, and how smart is it, really? Whether or not today’s smart TVs are truly part of the Internet of Things is an open question, but there’s no question that these connected viewing devices are changing the way people watch TV and movies. Read on to learn more in this chapter from The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World.
Creating a Photo Slideshow on the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Apr 1, 2015
If you enjoy using your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to take photos, Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, will show you how use the pre-installed Gallery app to create a slideshow of photos in an album.
Changing Settings in the Email App on the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Mar 31, 2015
If you use your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to check your email often, you can change the settings in the Email app to manage your email more effectively. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, shows you how.
Organizing Contacts Within the Contacts App on the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Mar 30, 2015
The Contacts app in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 not only stores your information, but also enables you to organize your contacts to meet your needs. Eric Butown, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, shows you how to organize your contacts.

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