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Archive for the ‘Android’ Category



Cheri wants to know how she can use her .exe PC programs on an Android tablet. This article explains why that won’t work and what her options are. Continue reading

Can A Kindle Fire Read Nook eBooks?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Shirley asks: Can a Kindle Fire read Nook ebooks? I haven’t found an answer. Well, you can Shirley – but Amazon won’t make it easy for you. I’ll break down the steps to make it happen… Continue reading

Android How-To: Settings Screen

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Need a little help with your Android tablet? From setting up Wi-Fi to wallpaper options to security, this article covers the most popular features found in the Settings menu. Continue reading

Do Tablets Have A Monthly Fee?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Question: I’m interested in buying an Android tablet, but not sure how it works. Do you have to pay a monthly fee? I have a wireless laptop and a desktop and get my Internet service through the phone company. Nobody ever addresses these issues. Thanks for any help this old gal can get. Continue reading

Galaxy S3 Multi-Window

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Those sporting a Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon’s network might want to check for updates (Settings icon>About phone>Software update). The data giant recently rolled out a whopping 129mb (make sure you’re on a wireless network, huh?) download that issues several big fixes, tweaks, and an exciting Multi window feature, which allows users to keep two active apps open on the same screen. Continue reading

Android How-To: The Home Screen

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

The home screen is the screen you first see when you unlock your Android device and to a new user can look very confusing. This article will go over what each of these icons on the screen does… Continue reading

Vine App Now Available For Android

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Vine, an app that allows users to shoot, edit and then share six-second videos is now available for Android. The app has proven to be very popular among iPhone users. It was purchased by Twitter last year and the company says it has 13 million users. Continue reading

Janelle from Texas asks: I just got a new Android tablet. This is my first device of this kind and am learning my way slowly around it. How do I go about getting my e-mail. I use Yahoo. Answer: Congrats on the new tablet, Janelle. I think you’ll enjoy it. The answer for getting e-mail is the most common answer for any question about how to find something that performs a task on an Android tablet… Continue reading

Android – What’s that Icon?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Android notification icons got you stumped? Here’s at least one mystery solved! Continue reading

A new app will let you tease your pets with a laser pointer no matter where you are. It’s called Petcube and it comes with a device that will shoot out a low-intensity laser point for playtime with your animals. Continue reading

Google Redesigns Google +

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Google has introduced a series of enhancements to Google + in hopes of drawing more users to the service which has 190 million monthly users compared to Facebook’s 1 billion monthly users. Continue reading

Google is now offering its own streaming music service called All Access. The service is available for Android phones and tablets and for the web. Continue reading

Martha writes: “I have a Samsung 8.9in. Galaxy tablet. It works great except I can’t watch movies (Netflix) or TV (MLB.com). We wanted it so that my husband could watch his sports when we travel. Was told we could get all this from the store employee at a major electronics store.” Answer: Martha, here’s what you’ll need to do to see movies and baseball on your tablet… Continue reading

How Do I Get News On My Android Tablet?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

I just got a new Android tablet as a Mother’s Day gift. My kids said it would be a great way to keep up with the news (They call me a news junkie) without having to turn my computer or TV on all the time, Where are the best places to find news that I don’t have to pay for? Continue reading

The new HTC Facebook phone just landed a spot on the value menu. If you’ve got 99 cents, you could get a small order of fries or one of these heavily hyped phones. Continue reading

“By adding Google Play to NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, we are offering our customers even more great entertainment on our award-winning tablets,” said William Lynch, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble. “Now with access to more than 700,000 apps and the best reading experience available, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are must-see products for entertainment lovers looking for high-quality tablets at incredibly low prices.” Continue reading

John from Canada writes: I am looking at the Nexus 10 but would like to be able to play Facebook games Cafe World and Fairyland can this be done with a Nexus 10? Continue reading

Remember standing at the magazine rack reading comic books while your mom did the shopping? Well, I sure do, all all these years later I am still a huge comic book fan. Comixology is a free app (though most of the content costs) that brings your favorite comics and graphic novels right to your phone or tablet. Continue reading

The Overdrive Media Console allows you to download E-books and audiobooks from your local library to read or listen to on your computer or your personal devices. It is free to download and easy to use. Continue reading

Find out about a free smartphone application called Viber, which you can download to text and call your friends all over the world with no additional fees or charges — the app works by using your data plan! Learn how to use the program and its features. Continue reading

Why is there an upgrade fee on my bill? What did i get for that fee? Can it be refunded? I try to answer all of these questions and more. Continue reading

In The News – 4-5-2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Your weekly update in the world of technology. – Facebook finally announced a Facebook phone….sorta. The company unveiled the new Facebook Home Android app. Continue reading

In this day and age we are all hyper-aware of big corporations trying to rip us off. So is cell phone insurance a rip-off, or a necessary investment? This article will answer those questions. Continue reading

Pulse bills itself as “Your news. Anywhere.” That’s a pretty good description of this nifty free app (and website, for those without a tablet or smartphone) that lets you set up a customized news feed of the information that interests you. Continue reading

WS App Review: Munchin Apples

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Munchin Apples is an Android app designed specifically for toddlers between 1 and 2 1/2 years old. It has a narrow focus of teaching little ones to identify apples, but is it worth the time? Continue reading

MyFitnessPal, a great little tool for counting calories and monitoring your activity just got a little bit better. You’ll now be able to sync it with fitness equipment at the gym to better monitor your exercise. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning For Your Smartphone

Monday, March 18th, 2013

As I write this, the first day of spring is only a day away. Seems like a good time to take up that good old tradition of spring cleaning – on your smartphone or tablet. Is your phone the equivalent of a spare room crammed full of stuff you thought you might use someday? Here’s how to straighten things up. Continue reading

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