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  • How-Tos: How to monitor and manage your PC from any smartphone or tablet

    It's 2013, and computing has entered a new age of mobility. If you're still wasting time trudging over to your PCs to perform routine maintenance, check for software updates, and power down every night, you haven't gotten with the program.

  • How-Tos: How to use London tube Wi-Fi

    Here's everything you need to know about using the Wi-Fi internet at London Underground tube stations.

  • How-Tos: How to run Android apps in Windows

    Our Helproom Editor explains how to run Android apps on your Windows PC and laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to download YouTube videos to Android

    If one of the things for which you enjoy using your Android tablet is to watch YouTube videos, the need to be in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot can be a pain. And if you have a mobile data connection, watching those old favourites time and again can quickly put you over your monthly allowance. The solution is to download YouTube videos to your device for offline viewing. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to turn your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 into a digital photo frame

    Daydream is a new feature in Android Jelly Bean 4.2 that in essence turns your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 into a digital photo frame, displaying a slideshow of images when idle. It can also display a clock, Google Currents articles or colours. Here's how to set up Daydream on Google's latest Android tablets.

  • How-Tos: How to turn your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 into a family PC

    Jelly Bean 4.2 is an incremental upgrade over 4.1, but it includes some useful new features - notably, the ability to set up multiple user accounts. This enables the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 to become true family PCs, offering unique working environments for every member of the household. Here's how to set up user accounts on the Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 tablets.

  • How-Tos: How to use Sky Go for Android

    Sky Go makes Sky TV available live and on demand to Android phones and Android tablets. Here's our guide to using Sky Go on Android.

  • How-Tos: How to transfer music and files to Android smartphones and tablets

    Our step by step guide on how to transfer music and files to an Android smartphone or tablet from Windows or Mac.

  • How-Tos: How to set up email on Android phone or tablet

    Learning how to set up email on an Android phone or tablet is pretty simle. Here we break it down into steps that are so easy to follow, you can't possibly go wrong.

  • How-Tos: Large file problem with Android MicroSD card

    If you are having problems copying a large file on to an Android phone, our Helproom Editor can help.

  • How-Tos: How to download and install Amazon Appstore

    Here's our guide to getting the Amazon Appstore for your Android smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to Use Your Android Tablet as a Secondary Display

    If you own an Android tablet, you probably get most of your real work done on a desktop or laptop PC, and use your tablet primarily for casual Web browsing and content consumption. But you can use your tablet to improve your productivity, too. Since a tablet is essentially a portable touchscreen, why not repurpose it during work hours as a secondary display?

  • How-Tos: Connect Android phone to Ad Hoc network

    Android phones and Android tablets cannot connect to Ad Hoc networks, by default. Our Helproom Editor explains how to use third-party Ad Hoc enablers, as well as how to how to set up your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot and connect your laptop to it.

  • How-Tos: Tablet Encryption 101

    Today’s workplace is becoming increasingly agreeable to the BYOD (bring your own device) concept: Employers are finally giving the green light for staffers to use their own equipment for work while they're at the office. For businesses, it's cheaper to let employees bring in their own laptops, smartphones, or tablets, since that cuts down on the need to purchase hardware (though not on the need to support it). Regardless, businesses seem to have little choice in the matter, since many employees are bringing their devices in whether they have permission or not--and some people are knowingly breaking the company’s security policy in doing so.

  • How-Tos: How to set up email on an Android smartphone

    Learn how to setup multiple email accounts on your Android smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich on Your Kindle Fire

    With a vibrant 7-inch IPS display and a 1GHz dual-core processor, the $199 Kindle Fire can make for one lovely tablet. With a bit of work--but no hardware modifications--you can set up Android 4.0 on your Kindle Fire and thenceforth use the device as a powerful general-purpose tablet despite its incredibly low price. Email, games, Web browsing (with Chrome for Android or any other browser)--the Kindle Fire can do it all.

  • How-Tos: How to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games online

    The London 2012 Olympic Games is under way, running until 12 August. As the home broadcaster of the sporting action in the UK, the BBC has pledged to broadcast a staggering 5,000 hours of coverage, utilising all its digital channels. With all that content on offer, you won't want to miss out. Here's how to catch up on-demand or watch live online the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • How-Tos: How to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

    Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at its I/O conference Wednesday, promising improved performance, expandable notifications, resizable widgets, higher-resolution contact photos, offline dictation, some improvements to the camera app and keyboard, voice and predictive search, and more. You want it, right? So how do you get it?

  • Video: Video: 5 reasons to choose Android (and one reason not to)

    We offer five reasons why increasing numbers of tech users are choosing Android smartphones and tablets, and explain why Google's Android may become the dominant player for some time to come.

  • How-Tos: How to import Euro 2012 fixtures to an Android phone, tablet

    Get ready for Euro 2012 by importing and syncing all of the tournament's fixtures to Gmail and your Android device.


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