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Building App Folders for Your Android Tablet

Organize the Home screen on your Android tablet by building app folders to contain icons for your favorite apps. You save room on your Android Home screen by putting multiple apps into one folder. The [more…]

Ten Great Apps to Buy for Your Android Tablet

Why buy apps for your Android tablet when so many are free? One reason paid apps exist is that the apps are worth it. Android apps are a bargain when compared with the cost of computer software. For example [more…]

How to Change Wallpaper on Android Tablets

Wallpaper is the background on the Home and lock screens on your Android tablet. You can change and set the image on all Android tablets. Just choose between traditional or live [more…]

How to Add Layers in the Android Tablet Maps App

You add details from the Android tablet Maps app by applying layers: A layer can enhance the map’s visual appearance, provide more information, or add other fun features to the basic street map. [more…]

How to Use the Amazon Kindle App on Your Android Tablet

One e-book reader worthy of consideration for your Android tablet is the Amazon Kindle app. As the name implies, it provides access to the Kindle eLibrary of books right there on your Android tablet — [more…]

Android Tablet’s Power Off and Sleep Options

There are three ways to say goodbye to your Android tablet; only one of them involves renting a steamroller. The other two methods are documented below. [more…]

How to Customize the Web Browser on your Android Tablet

More options and settings and controls exist for web browser apps than just about any other app made for the Android tablet. Some of the key options include the home page and the look and feel of your [more…]

How to Use Bluetooth to Transfer Files between a Computer and an Android Tablet

Here’s a great way to give yourself a headache: Use the Bluetooth to copy a file between your Android tablet and a Bluetooth-enabled computer. It’s slow, it’s painful, and it might even work. [more…]

How to Disable Data Roaming on Your Android Tablet

When you take a cellular Android tablet abroad, you can keep it in airplane mode. If you do that, there’s no chance of data roaming charges, and you can still enable Wi-Fi. Even so, and just to be sure [more…]

How to Place Widgets on the Android Tablet Home Screen

A widget works like a tiny interactive or informative window, often providing a gateway to another app on the Android tablet. Just as you can add apps to the Home screen, you can also add widgets. [more…]

How to Create a Contact Widget on Your Android Tablet

The people you contact most often are deserving of their own icons on your Android tablet’s Home screen. You just don’t realize how useful such a thing is until you have one. [more…]

How to Get Directions on Your Android Tablet

Your Android tablet can provide you with directions to get from point A to point B via the Maps app. Here’s how to get those directions: [more…]

Android Tablet Home Screens

You'll find several Home screen pages on your Android tablet for a total of anywhere from five to seven Home screen pages, depending on the tablet: [more…]

4 Android Tablet Navigation Icons

Android tablets feature common icons for using the Home screen and various apps. These Navigation icons are often found at the bottom of the touchscreen. [more…]

13 Common Android Tablet Icons

Various icons appear while you use your Android tablet. These icons serve common functions in your apps, as well as in the Android operating system: [more…]

7 Android Tablet Touchscreen Operations

It takes a certain finesse to work a touchscreen. Here are some common operations you can perform by using your fingers on an Android tablet's touchscreen: [more…]

7 Android Tablet Tricks to Remember

Become an Android speed demon. Here's an assortment of handy, time-saving tricks for you to keep in mind while you use, abuse, or excuse your Android tablet: [more…]

Android Tablet Help and Support

If you happen to find yourself in serious phone trouble, here's a smattering of trusted places to check out for help with your Android tablet:

Cellular [more…]

Android Tablets For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If your new Android tablet intimidates you, all you need is some gentle handholding and careful explanation to get the most out of your device. This Cheat Sheet provides that information — plus tips, tricks [more…]

Android Tablets: How to Create Customized Contact Groups

A sample group exists in every Android tablet's address book; it's the Favorites group, which is where you can place frequent or popular contacts. When that group grows too large, consider creating customized [more…]

Android Tablets: How to Use the Google Play Store Wishlist

The Google Play Store is chock-full of wonderful apps, some of which may pique your curiosity, but perhaps not to the point where the urge to click that Install or Buy button overwhelms you. For those [more…]

How to Synchronize Android Tablet Files with Google Drive

One solution for synchronizing files between your Android tablet and a computer is to use Google Drive. It's yet another free service offered by Google, providing online, or [more…]

10 Addictive Android Tablet Games

Yes, your Android tablet makes a fine tool for handling the hectic schedule of a digital life. E-mail, social networking, photography, taking notes, browsing the web, reading books, viewing movies — and [more…]

How to Add Security with the Android Tablet Lock Screen

The standard swipe-lock screen isn’t a difficult lock to pick. In fact, it’s known as the No Security screen lock on Android tablets. If you’ve added more security, you might see any one of several different [more…]

What Are All Those Hardware Pieces on Your Android Tablet?

You will need to be able to identify the hardware on your Tablet. Check out this generic Android tablet’s hardware features. Use this as a guide to locate some key features on your own tablet. [more…]

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