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For Seniors: Buying the Right Tablet

Buying a tablet is not often an impulse decision. Before you decide to purchase a tablet, there are several things you might want to consider first.

Laptops and netbooks are portable computers, although [more…]

For Seniors: Difference between Laptops and Tablets

Laptops and netbooks, however similar, are quite different than tablets. The most popular tablet is the Apple iPad, although companies such as Dell, Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, and Motorola have brought [more…]

For Seniors: Tablet Buying Decisions: Which Apps?

A tablet's operating system controls which applications can run on the tablet, because those apps must be compatible with the operating system your tablet uses. So if you choose an Android tablet, you [more…]

For Seniors: Tablet Buying Decisions: Which Operating System?

When deciding which tablet to buy, you must consider the operating system it uses. Most tablets use a mobileoperating system (OS) similar (or identical) to operating systems used on smartphones. The OS [more…]

For Seniors: Use a Tablet Touchscreen and Keyboard

You interact with a tablet through its touchscreen and onscreen keyboard. Using a tablet’s touchscreen or onscreen keyboard, you provide input with your finger or a stylus rather than a mouse. [more…]

For Seniors: Tablet Buying Decisions: Wireless or 3G Internet?

Tablets offer two ways to go online: wirelessly or through a 3G (cellular) connection. Your Internet connection choice affects not only your overall cost but also the convenience and reliability of the [more…]

What Are Digital Personal Assistants?

As today’s world becomes more reliant on “going digital,” your workload is becoming heavier than ever, and you might need a digital personal assistant [more…]

Cortana: Microsoft's Digital Personal Assistant

While other digital assistants like Siri or Google Now have spent their fair share of time in the spotlight, Cortana is starting to gain publicity. With feature rich capabilities and the use of universal [more…]

What Is Amazon's Fire Phone Firefly?

Amazon’s Fire Phone comes equipped with a DPA tool that optimizes the use of the smartphone's camera and microphone. Firefly is a digital personal assistant that uses Amazon’s cloud-based services and [more…]

How To Use Echo, Amazon’s Digital Assistant

Amazon Inc. has recently come out with a new device in their Fire OS lineup — the Amazon Echo. The device is preloaded with a custom build of Amazon’s new operating system [more…]

Getting to Know Your Pocket PC

So just what is a Pocket PC, anyway? Is it a real PC, and does it really fit into a pocket? Do you look like a propeller-head as soon as you pull it out and start using it? Here are some basics about the [more…]

How to Add New Contacts to Your BlackBerry Address Book

Adding a contact to your BlackBerry address book can be done via incoming email or from scratch. Update your BlackBerry contact list so making phone calls with you BlackBerry is even easier. [more…]

How to Install Applications on a BlackBerry

Downloading and installing applications for your BlackBerry takes a few steps. Load your BlackBerry with applications like Facebook, Yahoo! Messenger, or XM Radio Mobile depending on your model - Pearl [more…]

How to Set Up Email Accounts in BlackBerry

You can add all of your business or personal e-mail accounts on your BlackBerry. This tutorial guides you through setting up and editing an e-mail account so you can send and receive messages on your BlackBerry [more…]

How to Synchronize Your BlackBerry with Your PC

Sync your BlackBerry with your PC - laptop or desktop - with BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Synching your Outlook address book contacts is easy with this instructional video. [more…]

How to Customize Your BlackBerry Screen

Customize your BlackBerry home screen with these instructions and control specific options such as font, text size, and screen brightness. Choose built-in themes for any BlackBerry model - Pearl, Curve [more…]

How to Set Up Appointments and To-Do Lists in Your BlackBerry

Setting up appointments and tasks on your RIM BlackBerry is simple with this video to help. With your BlackBerry calendar, you'll always stay on task. [more…]

How to Surf the Web with Your BlackBerry

Browse or surf the web with your BlackBerry wireless handheld. The Internet service browser works with any BlackBerry model: Pearl, Curve, or 8820. From your home screen you can surf the Internet and even [more…]

How to Take Digital Photos with a BlackBerry

Your BlackBerry has a built-in digital camera. This video shows how to set image quality for your digital pictures and use zoom and flash options. Cell phone photography awaits! [more…]

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