The Amazon Kindle Fire is a great tablet, but it’s a little sparse when you first take the device out of the box and power it on. There are no books to read, no music and not very many apps. Prepare yourself before leaving the house with your new toy. Here are some things you’ll want to do the first time you fire up your Kindle Fire.
Around this time of year quite a few people are spending a bit of time waiting: waiting for flights to arrive, watching the time clock before the holiday, riding shotgun to Grandma’s house. This week we want to hear all about your favorite mobile games and how they help pass the time.
Every time you leave the house with your laptop or other mobile devices, there is the possibility that they could be stolen along with all of the personal data you have on them. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a new gu...
Even if you think you’ve maxed out the usefulness of your iPad there’s still opportunities to squeeze even more utility out of it. Read on as we show you how to use your iPad as a supplementary monitor for your PC or Mac.
In 1982 you’d shell out almost $4,000 for the privilege of using a mobile phone that weighed 2 pounds and couldn’t even fit in your pocket. Today you can pick up phone that weighs mere ounces, slips in your pocket...
Would you like the chance to try and win a new Windows Phone? Then this little contest being run by Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph over at Twitter may be of interest to you.
You’re a geek on the go and it’s important to keep tabs on your torrents when you’re away from home. Today we take a peak at how you can monitor, manage, and even start your torrent downloads when you’re away from your computer.
Once a week we round up some of the interesting questions we’ve answered from the Ask How-To Geek mailbox and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at Xbox 360 upgrades, Christmas light wiring, and stripping Kindle DRM.
Once a week we round up some of the tips from the HTG tips box and share them with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at shopping for Kindles with a flowchart, downgrading iOS, and rolling your own DIY soldering pen.
Industrious Android enthusiasts have begun the process of porting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Kindle Fire; check out this video to see it in action.
iOS: If you’re a big fan of new Night theme in iBooks 1.5 and wish the entire iOS had an easy-on-the-eyes night mode, it does–find out how to adjust the entire UI experience with a few taps.
What does it look like when you recreate popular iPhone video games in real life? A lot like this quirky music video from Hey Geronimo.
You can lend books from your Kindle library to other Kindle users but it’s not always easy to find people with books you want. Lendle is a social network for Kindle readers to share books with each other.
iPad: If Google is your search engine of choice and you do some serious searching from your iPad, you’ll want to grab a free copy of Google’s radically updated iPad search app.
This week we learned how to safely eject your USB devices from the desktop context menu, make the Kindle Fire Silk Browser *actually* fast, “disable Windows startup programs, use DNS names on your home network, & restore a vintage keyboard”, print or save a directory listing to a file, make your computer press a key every X seconds, and more.
Android: Evernote for Android now features enhanced sharing, tighter Skitch integration, and a brand new homescreen widget.
Not that long ago, we reviewed the Kindle Fire, and one of our biggest complaints was how lousy the browser is—but we’ve discovered the trick to making it actually fast. Here’s how to fix it.
Once a week we dump out our tips box and share some of the great reader submitted tips with you. This week we’re looking at reading comic strips on the iPad, quick access via the Android Power Bar, and limiting the spotlight search on the iPad.
We got our Kindle Fire a few days ago, and since then we’ve been poking, prodding, and generally trying to figure out how to break it. Before you go out and buy your own, check out our in-depth review.
The Kindle Fire, fresh into the hands of consumers across the country, has already been rooted and accessed with ADB.
If you’ve just opened your shiny new Kindle Fire and tried to connect it to Gmail using your own custom (not @gmail.com) email address, you might be in for a surprise: the email account wizard has no idea how to handle this scenario, even if you pick Gmail at the beginning. Here’s how to fix it.
A smart phone in your pocket is great for on the go news, web browsing, and—of course—mobile gaming. It’s also fantastic for comparison shopping. Today we take a look at four Android scanners and price comparison engines.
Android: If you’re rocking an Android tablet, such as a Kindle Fire or Nook, you’ll want to update your Netflix app today. The new version sports a host of improvements including a massively overhauled interface.
Ever feel like running an Android app on your Windows machine? Using BlueStacks, you can easily get apps from your Android device to your desktop or laptop without any complicated set up or fussing with the Android SDK.