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How to Create a New Calendar Event on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The key to making the Nexus 7 tablet calendar work is to add events: appointments, things to do, meetings, or full-day events such as birthdays or colonoscopies. To create a new event, follow these steps [more…]

How to Use Your Nexus 7 Tablet as an eBook Reader

Your Nexus 7 tablet comes with Google’s own eBook reader app. It has the clever name Play Books, and it can be found on the All Apps screen or in the Google folder on the Home screen. [more…]

How to Use Your Nexus 7 Tablet for Video Entertainment

It’s not possible to watch “real” TV on the Nexus 7 tablet, but a few apps let you come close. The YouTube app is handy for watching random, meaningless drivel. And then there’s the Play Movies app, which [more…]

How to Buy an App for the Nexus 7 Tablet

After you locate an app you want on your Nexus 7 tablet, the next step is to download it by copying it from the Google Play Store on the Internet into your tablet. The app is then installed automatically [more…]

How to Install Apps on Your Nexus 7 Tablet from Your Computer

You don’t need to use the Nexus 7 tablet to install apps. Using a computer, you can visit the Google Play website, choose software, and have the app installed remotely. It’s kind of cool, yet kind of scary [more…]

Basics of the Google Play Store for Nexus 7 Tablet

People love to shop when they’re buying something they want or when they’re spending someone else’s money. You can go shopping for your Nexus 7, and not just for a docking stand or a combination keyboard [more…]

How to Manage Apps on the Nexus 7 Tablet

The Play Store app is not only where you buy apps — it’s also used for managing apps on the Nexus 7 tablet. This task includes reviewing apps you’ve downloaded, updating apps, organizing apps, and removing [more…]

How to Use Wireless Networking on the Nexus 7 Tablet

The primary reason for wireless networking on the Nexus 7 tablet is to connect to the Internet. You know that wireless networking has hit the big-time when you see people asking Santa Claus for a wireless [more…]

How to Activate Bluetooth for Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Computer nerds have long had the desire to connect high-tech gizmos to one another. The Bluetooth standard, available on your Nexus 7 tablet, was developed to sate this desire in a wireless way. Though [more…]

How to Pair Your Nexus 7 Tablet with a Bluetooth Device

Bluetooth enables you to connect devices, such as a keyboard or printer, to your Nexus 7 wirelessly. To make the Bluetooth connection to your tablet, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Use the Android Beam Option on the Nexus 7 Tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet features an NFC radio, where NFCstands for Near Field Communications. NFC allows your tablet to communicate with other NFC devices, which allows for the quick transfer of information [more…]

How to Connect the Nexus 7 Tablet to a Computer via USB

The most direct way to connect a Nexus 7 tablet to a computer is by using a wire — specifically, the wire nestled cozily in the heart of a USB cable. You can do lots of things after making the USB connection [more…]

How to Transfer Files between Your Computer and Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Once you have connected your Nexus 7 tablet to a computer, you are ready to exchange files. You can’t just wish the files over. A good understanding of basic computer operations is necessary before you [more…]

How to Put Your Nexus 7 Tablet in Airplane Mode

Like taking a cell phone on a plane you have to follow certain rules with your Nexus 7 tablet. Though it isn’t a cell phone, you still have to heed the flight crew’s warnings regarding cell phones and [more…]

How to Use Your Nexus 7 Tablet while Abroad

It’s entirely possible, even encouraged, to flee the country with the Nexus 7 tablet in tow. In fact, the tablet works better than a cell phone overseas because it does so much more. Truly, the Nexus 7 [more…]

How to Change the Wallpaper on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The Home screen on the Nexus 7 tablet has two types of backgrounds, or wallpapers: traditional and live. A live wallpaper is animated. A not-so-live (traditional [more…]

How to Add Apps to Your Nexus 7 Tablet Home Screen

One of the first things you may want to do on your Nexus 7 tablet is to place icons for your most favorite apps on the Home screen. Here’s how it works: [more…]

How to Build App Folders on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet has only five home screen panels, and the grid has only so much room for apps. Especially when you use large widgets, sometimes you just run out of space. Or maybe you have a collection [more…]

How to Add a Widget to Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Just as you can add apps to the Home screen on your Nexus 7 tablet, you can also add widgets. A widget works like a tiny interactive or informative window, often providing a gateway into another app on [more…]

How to Resize, Move, or Remove a Widget on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

A widget is a tiny window on your Nexus 7 tablet, which provides a gateway into another app on your tablet. The Nexus 7 tablet comes with some widgets already on the home screen. You can adjust these and [more…]

Basics of the Security Lock Screens for the Nexus 7 Tablet

You can secure your Nexus 7 tablet from access by evildoers in a number of ways. The first method of protection is to employ a lock screen, specifically one better than the standard sliding lock that the [more…]

How to Set the Screen Lock Delay for Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The lock screen shows up right away whenever you unlock your Nexus 7 tablet. It also shows up after a sleep time-out, or period of inactivity. When that happens, the touchscreen automatically turns off [more…]

Password Options for Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet comes with multiple lock screen types, which gives you greater flexibility in your security settings. You can choose to set an unlock pattern, a password, a PIN, or use your face to [more…]

How to Set the Owner Info on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

You can customize the lock screen by adding some custom text that may help identify your Nexus 7 tablet, or simply a pithy saying to entertain yourself. The feature is called Owner Info, so the real reason [more…]

How to Add Another User to Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The best solution for two people wanting to use a single Nexus 7 tablet is to buy another tablet. When that trick doesn’t work, you can add another user account to the tablet. That means each person has [more…]


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