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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 Send Your Location to Others on the Android Tablet Maps App

It’s possible to use the Android tablet Maps app to send your current location to a friend. If your pal has a mobile device (phone or tablet) with smarts similar to your Android tablet, he can use the [more…]

How to Use the Android Tablet as a GPS Navigator

Your Android tablet is ever-ready to help you get directions and navigate from point A to point B, thanks to the various direction and navigation features nestled in the Maps app. [more…]

How to Add a Navigation Widget to Your Android Tablet’s Home Screen

When you visit certain places often, you can save yourself the time you would spend repeatedly inputting navigation information. All you need to do is create a navigation widget on your Android tablet [more…]

How to Set Your Android Tablet’s Flash

The camera on the Android tablet has three flash settings. With the auto setting, you don’t have to think about whether to use the flash. You can also turn it on or off manually. [more…]

How to Take a Panoramic Shot with the Android Tablet Camera

Your Android tablet’s Camera app may feature a panoramic mode. A panorama is a wide shot, like a landscape, a beautiful vista, or a family photograph where everyone is all spread out because they don’t [more…]

How to Crop an Image on the Android Tablet

One of the few, true image-editing commands available in the Android tablet Gallery app is Crop. You use the Crop tool to slice out portions of an image, such as when removing ex-spouses and convicts from [more…]

How to Use Your Android Tablet as an Alarm Clock

Your Android tablet ships with an app that tells the time and also may double as an alarm clock. The app may be called Clock or Alarm, but either one does the same thing: Displays the time and wakes you [more…]

How to Create an Event on Your Android Tablet’s Calendar

The key to making the calendar work is to add events: appointments, things to do, meetings, or full-day events such as birthdays or colonoscopies. To create an event, follow these steps in the Calendar [more…]

How to Use Google Play Books on Your Android Tablet

The latest craze in publishing: e-books, or electronic books. Books printed on paper are just so 14th century. Your Android tablet lets you take advantage of this reading craze. [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…]

How to Buy and Rent Movies on Your Android Tablet

The Google Play Store lets you not only buy apps and books for your Android tablet but also rent movies. Open the Play Movies app, found on the All Apps screen, to boost your tablet’s video potential. [more…]

How to Obtain an App for Your Android Tablet

After you locate the app you’ve always dreamed of, the next step is to download it, copying it to your Android tablet from the Google Play Store on the Internet. The app is then installed automatically [more…]

How to Install Apps to Your Android Tablet from a Computer

You don’t ever need to use an Android tablet to install apps. Using a computer, you can visit the Google Play website, choose software, and have that app installed remotely. It’s kind of cool, but yet [more…]

How to Manage Your Android Tablet Apps

The Play Store app is not only where you buy apps for your Android tablet — it’s also used for performing app management. That task includes reviewing apps you’ve downloaded, updating apps, organizing [more…]

How to Activate and Deactivate Your Android Tablet Wi-Fi

Activating Wi-Fi networking on your Android tablet works in two different ways, depending on whether you have the Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Android operating system on your 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 Select Text from a Web Page on Your Android Tablet

It’s possible to select text on a web page on your Android tablet even if the text isn’t “editable” text. Because the text isn’t editable, or even edible, you need to follow these steps: [more…]

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste on Your Android Tablet

Cut, copy, and paste on your Android tablet work just like in your favorite word processor. After you select the text, choose the proper command from the Text Selection toolbar. To copy the text, choose [more…]

How to Create a Contact in Your Android Tablet’s Address Book

Sometimes it’s necessary to create a contact in your Android tablet address book when you actually meet another human being in the real world. Or maybe you finally got around to transferring information [more…]

How to Assign a Photo to a Contact on Your Android Tablet

Nothing can be more delicious than snapping an inappropriate picture of someone you know with your Android tablet and using the picture as his or her contact picture. Then, every time the person e-mails [more…]

How to Add E-mail Accounts to Your Android Tablet

The Email app on your Android tablet can be configured to pick up mail from multiple sources. If you have a Yahoo! Mail or Windows Live account and maybe an evil corporate account in addition to your ISP’s [more…]

How to Create a Signature for Your Android Tablet E-mail

You should seriously consider creating a custom e-mail signature for sending e-mail messages from your Android tablet. It will not only save you some time in signing each individual message, but can also [more…]

How to Bookmark a Web Page on Your Android Tablet

Need to remember a favorite website? For heaven’s sake, don’t turn down the corner of your Android tablet! Instead, just create a bookmark for that site. It’s cinchy: Touch the Favorite icon to the right [more…]

How to Add Tabs Your Android Tablet’s Google Chrome App

The Chrome app for the Android tablet uses a tabbed interface to help you access more than one web page at a time. You see various tabs marching across the Chrome app’s screen, just above the Address box [more…]


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