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Go Further with Downloaded Apps on the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Mar 16, 2015
Although some apps in the Galaxy Tab 3 aren't available in the Tab 4, you can still download the apps from the Google Play Store. You can also check your social networking profiles by downloading Android apps for Facebook and Twitter. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, shows you how.
Finding and Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Mar 13, 2015
In autumn 2014, both Samsung and Google updated the number of widgets that were available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, so you can add them to a Home screen. A widget is a small, portable piece of code that you can interact with like a miniature app. Learn about the updates to Chapter 5 of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 about widgets in Android 4.4, or KitKat. You begin by learning about the widgets that have been removed from the Tab 4 between the time My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 was written and late December 2014. Next, you take a tour of the 39 widgets you can choose from in the Widgets tab within the Apps screen. Finally, you learn how to add a widget to a Home screen.
Discovering Preinstalled KitKat Apps on the Galaxy Tab 3
By Eric Butow
Mar 12, 2015
KitKat brings updated apps to your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, including GALAXY Apps, Google Maps, and Google Play Books. In this article, Eric Butow shows you more about using these new KitKat apps and reviews the app widgets available to you in KitKat.
Shopping for Books and Magazines on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Mar 11, 2015
As part of its autumn 2014 upgrade cycle, Google upgraded the Google Play Books and Google Play Newsstand apps for use on Android. Google also renamed Play Magazines to Play Newsstand with this latest upgrade. The updated apps help you shop for and read books and magazines more easily on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, and this article updates information from Chapter 13 of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with all these new updates.
Get to Know Your Amazon Fire Phone
By Lonzell Watson
Mar 2, 2015
In this chapter from My Amazon Fire Phone, you learn about the external and internal features of the Amazon Fire phone and the basics of getting started.
Taking and Editing Pictures with Your Android Tablet
By Craig James Johnston
Feb 27, 2015
In this chapter from My Android Tablet, you learn how to take pictures with your Android tablet, how to store them, and how to share them with friends.
Using Private Mode to Hide Sensitive Files on Your Samsung Galaxy S5
By Steve Schwartz
Jan 15, 2015
If you want to secure your Samsung Galaxy S5, you probably know about specifying a secure lock screen method, encrypting the phone and its SD card, and the availability of the Samsung Knox software. However, because it isn't a Security setting, you may not have noticed the new Private Mode. In this article, Steve Schwartz explains how to use Private Mode to selectively hide photos, videos, and business documents on your Galaxy S5, making them invisible to anyone who borrows or makes off with your phone.
Build Your Own Web-Interacting Robots
By John Baichtal
Jan 12, 2015
Wouldn't it be cool if you could trigger a robot via the Web to perform some activity, even if you're halfway across the planet from your device? You can! John Baichtal, author of Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, shows how easily you can do it.
How to Upgrade Your Mac to OS X Yosemite and Get Acquainted with Apple’s Latest Operating System
By Jason R. Rich
Jan 7, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich explains how to upgrade your compatible Mac to OS X Yosemite and take advantage of the new features and functions this latest edition of the Mac operating system has to offer.
Recording OTA TV with Tivo's Roamio
By Michael Miller
Jan 5, 2015
Roamio is Tivo’s new set top box designed for recording over the air programming, as well as programs from various Internet-based services, including Netflix and Hulu. In this article, author Michael Miller discusses who Roamio is designed for, and how it can make life easier for all the cable cutters out there.
Building Your First Bots with LEGO Mindstorms EV3
By Marziah Karch
Dec 30, 2014
This chapter from Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots looks at the currently available instructions for the LEGO MINDSTORMS home edition set.
How to Prevent Your Personal Photos from Being Hacked
By Michael Miller
Dec 30, 2014
With the latest celebrity nude photo hacking scandal in the news, it’s worth examining just how private your private pictures really are. In this article, author Michael Miller discusses the relatively safety of various types of photo storage, including cloud-based services such as iCloud, and details the steps you need to take to make your photos as secure as possible – and make sure you don't see your nude selfies online.
How Motherboards Conduct a Symphony of Data
By Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs
Dec 29, 2014
In this excerpt from How Computers Work, 10th Edition, learn how motherboards work, including details on CPU, chipsets, and PCI-Express slots.
Upgrading Your iPhone
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 29, 2014
Jason R. Rich discusses several of your options when it comes to upgrading your current iPhone to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, or switching from another smartphone to one of the newly released iPhone models. As you’ll discover, not all cellular service providers require a two-year contract, or make you wait until your existing contract expires before you can upgrade.
Turn Your Galaxy Tab 4 into a Remote Control Using the Peel Smart Remote App
By Eric Butow
Dec 26, 2014
The Peel Smart Remote app on your Galaxy Tab 4 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.
Getting Up to Speed with Your Android Device
By Guy Hart-Davis
Dec 25, 2014
It's time to get familiar with your Android device! This chapter from Android Tips and Tricks will show you how to identify skins, manage notifications, enter text, set up a tablet for multiple users, optimize battery performance and manage storage.
Introduction to the iPad Mini 3
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 25, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a close look at Apple’s new iPad mini 3, discusses what sets it apart from other iPad models, and offers advice about whether or not you should consider upgrading to this latest iPad model that boasts a stunning 7.9-inch, Retina Multi-Touch display.
Introduction to iCloud Photo Library on the iPhone and iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 24, 2014
In this article, Jason R. Rich explores Apple’s new iCloud Photo Library feature, and discusses how it can be used to organize, sync, archive and share someone’s entire digital image library.
Why You Need a Streaming Media Server
By Michael Miller
Dec 23, 2014
Streaming media server software enables you to stream your local media libraries to various devices throughout your home. In this article, author Michael Miller explains what a streaming media server is, what it does, and why you need one – and then compares some of the more popular servers out there, including Plex and Mezzmo.
How to Use the Handoff Feature of iOS 8 with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 22, 2014
In this article, Jason R. Rich explains iOS 8’s new Handoff feature and offers step-by-step directions for using some of Handoff’s most useful functions in conjunction with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac.

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