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April 1, 2015

7 common problems with the Nexus 9 and how to fix them

Manufactured by HTC, Google’s follow up to highly successful Nexus 7 iterations brought with a larger display, HTC’s penchant for design and build quality, their signature front firing BoomSound speakers, and of course, a stock Android 5.0 Lollipop on-board. Like any new smartphone or tablet available in the market today, the Nexus 9 is not without its flaws though. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the common issues that plague Nexus 9 owners, and offer potential solutions on how to fix them!

Disclaimer: Not every Nexus 9 will suffer from these issues, and in most cases, users will not face any of the problems listed below.

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March 27, 2015

8 iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 tips and tricks

When it comes to enjoying your mobile experience beyond your normal smartphone, tablets offer a larger display and often more pure power to process your enterprise apps, or just relax with your favorite game. Apple offers two sizes of their iPad to suit your needs, no matter which you go for, we’re here to help you get the most out of it.

Here is our quick list of tips and tricks for your Apple iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3.

The basics

Before we really dive into this list, there are a few basics you probably already know that all iPad users should be comfortable with. Luckily, we’ve talked about a few of these recently.

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March 26, 2015

How to control your iPad screen and display settings

One of the most important aspects of any mobile device is the display, and your iPad screen is no exception. Beyond the physical capabilities of a screen, taking control of the various settings can make a world of difference to your device usage. In order to maintain your sanity, let’s take a look at controlling display settings, like brightness and timeout, on your Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.

Control display brightness

First off, let’s tackle display brightness. The very first time you turned on your iPad Air or iPad Mini you may have noticed that the tablet defaulted to automatically adjusting the display brightness.

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March 20, 2015

Android customization – how to factory reset your Android tablet, and a few things you should do first

Last week on our Android customization series, we helped out the beginning Android users in the crowd, showing off how to install a new icon pack on your Android device. This week is still a somewhat beginners task, we’ll look at performing a factory reset on your Android device.

More than just a straight out factory reset, we will start with some best practices on backing up your data before the wipe and a few other tips to help make recovery from the reset as quick and painless as possible.

Today, we will be working on a WiFi only Nexus 7 (2013) running Android Lollipop. However, you will find that most Android devices operate in a very similar [...]

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March 8, 2015

How to use FaceTime on iPad

The mobile devices we use today all started out with a humble beginning, the mobile phone. The purpose of those old mobile phones was for one thing, communication. This purpose remains true today, but perhaps in different forms, including the addition of chat and email messaging over top of SMS, and video calls in place of audio only conversation. The aptly named FaceTime does just this, providing video calls on your Apple devices.

Here is how to use FaceTime on iPad

While the instructions to use similar services like Skype or Hangouts would vary somewhat from platform to platform, FaceTime benefits from only operating on Apple devices in that regard. And the steps to [...]

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March 5, 2015

How to turn off the keyboard noise on your iPad

It is a very distinctive and familiar sound to many at this point, the electronic clickity-clack of the keyboard on Apple’s iOS powered mobile devices, like your iPad. But what if you just don’t want to hear this noise anymore, how do you turn it off?

Continuing to walk through some of the basics of using your iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini or similar Apple devices, this, folks, is how you turn off the keyboard noise on your iOS tablet:

Head on into Settings on your device. Just look for the grey gear type icon in your app list.

Once inside Settings, scroll until you find Sounds in the left hand menu.

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February 19, 2015

6 common problems with the Nexus 7 (2013) and how to fix them

The Nexus 7 (2013) is still one of the best budget-friendly tablets currently available, despite its age. Apart from its unbeatable price tag, the promise of timely updates to the latest iterations of the Android OS is a big part of its allure. That said, as is the case with any smartphone or tablet, the Nexus 7 (2013) is not without its issues, and while quite of few have been fixed with software updates along the way, some still creep up from time to time. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the common problems faced by Nexus 7 (2013) users, and offer potential solutions on how to fix them.

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February 3, 2015

Nexus 9 Tips and Tricks!

We round up some of our top tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Nexus 9!
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January 29, 2015

Android customization – Send SMS through your PC or WiFi tablet, app shootout

This post originally appeared on our sister site Android Authority.

Last week in our Android customization series we took a look at how to push Android notifications to your computer screen using one of our favorite productivity apps, Pushbullet. As an extra, we tossed in that Pushbullet will let you handle your SMS right from your PC, so we wanted to take a look at a few other apps that can do the same for you.

In this mini app shootout, we will look at how to use Airdroid, DeskSMS, MightyText, MySMS and PushBullet to send and receive SMS through your computer and even from your WiFi only Tablet.

Before we get started

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