Nexus 7 & 10

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The Nexus 7 Home Screens

The main Nexus 7 screen is called the Home screen. There are actually five Home screen panels, each of which can be adorned with icons, and widgets. [more…]

The Nexus 7 Icons

The Nexus 7 features navigation icons at the bottom of the touchscreen. You use the icons to manipulate apps or to control the Nexus 7. [more…]

Basic Nexus 7 Touchscreen Operations

The Nexus 7 touchscreen makes using the device a snap. Here are some of the common operations you can perform using your fingers on the Nexus 7's touchscreen: [more…]

Nexus 7 Tricks to Remember

You'll get more done quickly on your Nexus 7 if you know a few tricks. Here's an assortment of handy time-saving tricks to keep in mind while you use, abuse, or excuse the Nexus 7: [more…]

Nexus 7 Help and Support

For whatever reason, something might go wrong with your Nexus 7. When things get really tough with your Nexus 7, you’ll need to contact Google for help: [more…]

Nexus Tablets For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Nexus 7 is a complex piece of electronics — delightful, inspirational, intimidating. You want to get the most from the device by understanding the Home screens, icons, and touchscreen. A few tricks [more…]

The Kindle eBook Reader for the Nexus 7

The good folks at Amazon recognize that after buying yourself a Nexus 7, you'll probably never have use for their fancy eBook reader, the Kindle. Those fools who dare take a Kindle on a transcontinental [more…]

Music All the Time on Your Nexus 7

Most of the music you have in your Google Play Music archive is actually stored on the Internet, not on the Nexus 7. This arrangement holds true even for music you've purchased at the Play Music Store; [more…]

Access Files Everywhere with Google Drive on Your Nexus 7

A great way to synchronize files between your Nexus tablet and a computer is to use your Google Drive. And just what's a Google Drive?

Google Drive is yet another one of those free services that comes with [more…]

10 Great Apps for the Nexus Tablet

Hundreds of thousands of apps are available at the Google Play Store — so many that it would take you more than a relaxing evening to discover them all. Rather than list every single app, here are some [more…]

Basic Operations of the Nexus 7 Tablet

The first baby steps toward learning how to manipulate the Nexus 7 tablet are truly simple. The terminology for these operations, however, is most definitely not simple. [more…]

How to Set up Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The final act of getting your new Nexus 7 tablet ready for use is to tell it a bit about yourself. Specifically, you need to coordinate your Google account with the tablet. Doing so gives you mobile access [more…]

Basics of the Nexus 7 Tablet Functions

“Second star to the right and straight on till morning” may get Peter Pan to Neverland, but for navigating around the Nexus 7 tablet, you need more-specific directions. [more…]

How to Set the Lock Time-out on the Nexus 7 Tablet

You can manually lock the Nexus 7 tablet at any time by pressing the Power Lock key. That’s why it’s called the Power Lock key. When you don’t manually lock, the tablet automatically locks itself after [more…]

Basics of the Nexus 7 Tablet Home Screen

The main base from which you begin your exploration of the Nexus 7 tablet is the Home screen. It’s the first thing you see after unlocking the tablet, and it’s the place you go to whenever you quit an [more…]

How to Use Skype on the Nexus 7 Tablet

When it comes time to turn your Nexus 7 tablet into a phone, you need something called Skype. It’s one of the most popular Internet communications programs, allowing you to text-, voice-, or video-chat [more…]

How to Use the Onscreen Keyboard on the Nexus 7 Tablet

When it comes time to create text on the Nexus 7 tablet, you see the onscreen keyboard pop into view, right at the bottom of the screen. The onscreen keyboard appears whenever the tablet demands text input [more…]

How to Use Special Functions of the Onscreen Keyboard on the Nexus 7 Tablet

Of course, the computer is the easiest thing to type on. A Nexus 7 tablet? This device takes some getting used to because its keys are merely flat rectangles on a touchscreen. If this concept doesn’t drive [more…]

How to Edit Text on the Nexus 7 Tablet

You’ll probably do more text editing on your Nexus 7 tablet than you realize. That includes the basic stuff, such as spiffing up typos and adding a period here or there as well as complex editing involving [more…]

How to Use Voice Input on the Nexus 7 Tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet has the amazing ability to interpret your utterances and mumblings as text. It works almost as well as computer dictation in science fiction movies, though without command to destroy [more…]

How to Use the Nexus 7 Tablet People App

You may already have some friends in your Nexus 7 tablet. That’s because your Google account was synchronized with the tablet when you first set things up. Because all your Gmail and other types of contacts [more…]

How to Add People to the Nexus 7 Tablet People App

Having friends is great. Having more friends is better. Keeping all those friends is best. In the Nexus 7 tablet People app, myriad ways are available to add more friends or create new contacts. [more…]

How to Manage Friends on the Nexus 7 Tablet People App

Don’t let your friends just sit there, occupying valuable storage space inside the Nexus 7 tablet! Put them to work. Or, actually, you do the work: Lots of things can be done with your tablet’s digital [more…]

Basics of Nexus 7 Tablet E-Mail

Electronic mail is handled on the Nexus 7 by two apps: Gmail and Email. The Gmail app hooks directly into your Google Gmail account. It’s a copy of all the Gmail you send, receive, and archive, just as [more…]

How to Check E-Mail on the Nexus 7 Tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet works flawlessly with Gmail. In fact, if Gmail is already set up to be your main e-mail address, you’ll enjoy having access to your messages all the time by using your tablet. [more…]


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