Category: Tablets

Tablet VS Chromebook

What is the difference between a tablet and a Chromebook?

How To Clean Gadget Screens

People often ask about the best way to clean the screens on their computers and mobile gadgets. I’ve tried a lot of things and I’ve found a simple solution to be the best… plain water or eyeglass spray and a regular size microfiber towel. Be sure to reserve a special towel that is used only…

​Do You Use Skype or Face Time?

Why Use Skype? Skype is an app that lets you connect with people using the video camera on your computer or mobile device. Face Time does the same thing, but only works with Apple products. Even if you use Face Time, it’s a good idea to know how to use Skype as well. They are…

Crapware

Crapware: Why manufacturers install it, what you can do about it, and why it’s not going to go away   Based on an article by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes  http://www.zdnet.com/ Crapware, also know as “bloatware” or “junkware,” are apps that hardware companies install onto their devices on top of the operating system (OS).  It’s a bunch of free trials and…

Good News – Phones Unlocked!

Good News – Phones Unlocked! The government has agreed to the unlocking of devices in the United States  This means you can now unlock your mobile phone or tablet (iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets) and use it with a different wireless network carrier. All major service providers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S…

Great Apps for Computers and

Apps are not just for smartphones and tablets. Many apps are web based and accessed through your web browser. You don’t have to have a smart phone or tablet to use some of the most popular apps. However, when people buy smartphones or tablets, they often ask me what apps they should know about.  I’m…

FYI for Current Users of Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod

FYI:  For Current Owners of Apple Gadgets: The iOS 8 update is available now for users of iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and later, and iPod touch (fifth generation). You may have to delete some things in order to have enough memory to install the update.  It can take quite…

iPhone VS Android — “The Boys Slug It Out For Another Round”

iPhone Vs Android “The Boys” Slug It Out For Another Round Apple and Google went for another round in the competition for market dominance this week as Apple launched it’s larger iPhone 6 models and its iOS 8 operating system for all its gadgets. iOS 8 has has some very cool new features and I…

Back Up Your Smart Phone and Tablets

  Please Check This Now! Is your smart phone or tablet doing backups? Did you even know that it’s supposed to? Do you realize that if your phone or tablet breaks or is stolen, you might lose your photos, music, address book and notes? Apparently none of the people who sell phones are setting it…

Pre-purchase Consultation Questions

One of my services is consulting with people to help them choose the best computer or gadget for their individual needs.  So much frustration can be avoided by buying the right product in the first place, and I have already test-driven quite a few of them in order to pave the way for others to…

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