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Fixing Windows Devices That Can't Start
By Mark Edward Soper
Oct 29, 2014
If you have a windows desktop or tablet that won't start, Mark Edward Soper will help you troubleshoot it, in this excerpt from The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing. Mark covers BIOS configuration settings, Windows configuration issues, BIOS startup error messages and solutions, and Windows 7 and 8 error recovery and advanced boot options.
Customizing Android to Your Liking in Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow, Lonzell Watson
Oct 23, 2014
Learn how to customize Android settings on your Galaxy Tab 4, including creating password protection, setting parental restrictions, changing the date and time, modifying your wallpaper, setting alert sounds, and changing keyboard settings, in this excerpt from My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
How to Start Automating Your Home Using an iPhone or iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 16, 2014
Jason R. Rich explains how app developers and home automation companies are quickly developing cutting-edge products that allow iPhone or iPad users to remotely control or automate various aspects of their home. Discover how just about anyone can begin using some of these products, even if they’re not too techno-savvy.
Microsoft’s OWA Offers Outlook Support for the iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 15, 2014
Learn how to take advantage of Microsoft’s OWA app in order to access Outlook-related email, contacts, and calendar data when using Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange Online. This is just one option for accessing Outlook data on an Apple iPad.
An Introduction to Mobile Banking on an iPhone or iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 14, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at the types of apps that anyone can use to handle a wide range of mobile banking tasks, including managing bank and credit card accounts.
Making the Most of Intel Rapid Start Technology
By Ed Tittel
Oct 2, 2014
Intel Rapid Start speeds startup and shutdown of Windows PCs enormously. Taking advantage does require jumping through some hoops, but that’s easily accomplished with this step-by-step tutorial.
Making the Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone Your Own
By Steve Schwartz
Sep 5, 2014
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S5, you find out how to customize your phone by populating the Home screen with widgets, shortcuts, and folders; change the default wallpaper; organize your Apps pages and create folders; set default and contact-specific ringtones; and configure and enable special system settings, such as Blocking mode and One-Handed Operation.
Wi-Fi Calling and Continuity Feature Enhance iOS 8’s Capabilities
By Jason R. Rich
Sep 3, 2014
Jason R. Rich offers a preview of the new Continuity, Handoff, and Wi-Fi Calling features that are built into iOS 8.
Why iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Will Change How You Use iCloud
By Jason R. Rich
Sep 1, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at how Apple’s cloud-based iCloud service is once again evolving, and how this will impact Mac, iPhone, and iPad users once they upgrade to OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 in Fall 2014.
iOS 8 Is Updating How We Compose, Send, and Receive Text Messages
By Jason R. Rich
Aug 27, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes an advance look at the iOS 8 edition of the Messages app and explains how iPhone and iPad users will soon discover new ways to communicate using text messaging and Apple’s own iMessage service.
Apple’s Camera and Photos Apps Get a Makeover
By Jason R. Rich
Aug 25, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a first look at some of the new features and functions being incorporated into the all-new iOS 8 editions of the Camera and Photos apps that will come preinstalled with the latest version of Apple’s iOS operating system.
What We Can Expect from iOS 8
By Jason R. Rich
Aug 22, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a first look at iOS 8 and offers a preview of what iPhone and iPad users can expect this Fall in terms of new features and functions that will be made available as part of this much-anticipated iOS update.
Discovering Hidden Galaxy Tab 3 Tips and Tricks
By Eric Butow
Aug 6, 2014
There are plenty of little features hidden away in various apps and Galaxy Tab 3 functions. This article uncovers a number of hidden tips and tricks on Tab 3 settings, features, and apps to make your life with the Tab 3 easier.
Connecting Your Galaxy Tab 3 and PC Wirelessly Using Kies Wi-Fi
By Eric Butow
Aug 5, 2014
If your computer uses a wireless network, you don’t need to connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to your computer using the USB cable and Kies. Instead, you can use the Kies Wi-Fi feature on your Tab 3 to connect to Kies to your computer wirelessly.
Controlling Your Galaxy Tab 3 Using Motion and Voice Control
By Eric Butow
Aug 4, 2014
If you would rather perform tasks on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 using your hand or your voice instead of tapping and typing, this article will show you how to change hand motion and voice control settings in the Tab 3 Settings screen.
Enhancing Your TV Using the Samsung WatchON App on the Galaxy Tab 3
By Eric Butow
Jul 31, 2014
Samsung pre-installs the WatchON app on the Galaxy Tab 3 so you can use your Tab 3 to remotely control your TV and set-top box. In this article you’ll learn how to set up WatchON, browse TV shows and movies in the app, and remotely control your TV.
Finding What You Need Quickly on the Galaxy Tab 3 Using the Samsung Link App
By Eric Butow
Jul 30, 2014
The Samsung Link app allows you to view all your devices and storage locations on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 so you can find what you need fast. This article shows you how to set up the Samsung Link app, add external devices, and add storage websites.
Controlling Your Galaxy Tab 3 with the S Voice App
By Eric Butow
Jul 29, 2014
The pre-installed S Voice app allows you to use your voice to perform different tasks including searching contacts, playing music, open an app, get an answer to a question, and more. This article will show you how to set up S Voice and use it to get information you want.
Turn Your Galaxy Tab 3 into a Remote Control Using the Peel Smart Remote App
By Eric Butow
Jul 28, 2014
The Peel Smart Remote app on your Galaxy Tab 3 allows you to control devices that accept infrared signals such as your television and cable box. This article shows you how to use the app to control your TV and cable box and find shows to watch.
Translating Languages on the Galaxy Tab 3 Using the S Translator App
By Eric Butow
Jul 25, 2014
If you chat with people who speak in a different language, the built-in S Translator app can translate text from one language to another. This article shows you how to select the language to translate, type in the text, and then translate the text to your specified language. You’ll also learn how to view a variety of preset phrases so you can communicate quickly in a variety of situations and locations.

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