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How to Connect a PC or Tablet Via 4G Wireless

Daniel P. Dern

...The same holds true for many other notebooks and tablets, and even for some eBook readers. For example, Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon notebook, several Panasonic Toughbooks, and the Asus Nexus 7 tablet all come in "cellular" models as well as WiFi-only ones. ...Like cellular phones, notebooks and tablets, mobile hotspots are carrier-specific. ... Read full article

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How to Remove Smartphone and Tablet App Clutter

Matt Elliott

...But this should include some digital cleaning, specifically organizing that cluttered mess you call a phone or tablet. ...Assuming you don’t take a lot of photos or videos with a tablet (and you shouldn’t, given how awkward it is), stick with the stock Google Photos and Gallery apps, the latter of which cannot be deleted on the Samsung tablet. ...Cloud storage Apple has baked iCloud into iOS and OS X as a way to back up and sync your data. ... Read full article

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How to Upgrade Your Notebook Graphics Card Using DIY ViDOCK

Kevin O'Brien

...Test System Specifications: Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1440 x 900 WXGA+ LED Backlit (Matte finish) Intel Core i5 520M 2.4GHz processor (3MB cache) Intel GMA HD Integrated Graphics 4GB DDR3 RAM (2GB x 2) 250GB Toshiba 1.8" Hard Drive External Graphics Card: MSI Radeon HD 4890 55nm RV790 GPU (850MHz) 1GB GDDR5 memory (975MHz) Connected to PE4H-EC2C DIY ViDock Setup The DIY ViDock is comprised of two sections plus a power supply. ...The next section is an external 16x PCI-Express slot used to interface with your graphics card. ...With our Lenovo ThinkPad T410s test rig, we plugged the ATI 4890 graphics card into the external adapter, connected the adapter to the laptop with the ExpressCard interface, and turned everything on. ... Read full article

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How To Buy A College Bound Teen A Laptop

Barney Morisette

...College students can snag four years of Office 365 for two PCs/tablets and two smartphones, which includes 1TB of cloud storage, for $79.99. ...[caption id="attachment_144351" align="alignright" width="300"] A business-focused laptop such as a Lenovo ThinkPad will survive college better than a cheap tablet....That being said, if the family coffers are flush and the parents are generous, getting both a desktop and a laptop can’t hurt.Ditch the Mobile Tablet[caption id="attachment_144346" align="alignright" width="300"] In college, a mobile tablet can't replace a notebook[/caption]Same logic as above, but in reverse. ... Read full article

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How To Pick a Laptop With a Good Keyboard

Charles P Jefferies

...If the F1-F12 functionality is secondary on the notebook you’re looking at, see if there’s a BIOS setting you can enable to make F1-F12 primary. Some Lenovo ThinkPads have a ‘FnLk’ feature which allows you to toggle between having F1-F12 primary or not.Half-sized keys: This is mostly a concern on 13.3-inch and smaller notebooks, but we’ve seen undersized keys on a few larger notebooks as well. ...[/caption]The keyboard isn't just something that separates laptops from tablets, it is the fundamental input device on a modern computer, predating the mouse or touchscreen. ... Read full article

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How to Buy a Smartphone: Understanding No-Contract Smartphone Plans

Vince Font

...You won’t be charged for laptops and tablets that connect over Wi-Fi, or smartwatches that tether to smartphones via Bluetooth.Data overages are billed at a rate of $20 for every 300MB on the 300MB plan, and $15 per 1GB on all other plans. ...Tablets must be Sprint compatible to add to your shared data plan. Here is the breakdown for how much you’ll pay Sprint to share your data with additional devices, by plan and device:1GB: $20/mo. per phone, $10/mo. per tablet. Smartwatch connectivity is free.3GB: $20/mo. per phone, $10/mo. per tablet. ... Read full article

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How to Watch Hulu on Android

Vince Font

...If you’re not familiar with what that is, a remote desktop application enables you to access and operate your home computer from another location, using a smartphone or tablet or another computer. ...You can also adjust resolution to match the computer’s native display or you can choose between 1024x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x800, 1366x768, or 1920x1080 resolutions.Once the session is started your smartphone screen will display your computer desktop. ... Read full article

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How To Make Web Browsing on an Android Device More Secure

Ed Hardy

...But take note, your choice of an Android phone or tablet is going to make this job more challenging that it otherwise might be. ...Along with other settings, this will reveal two text boxes: DNS 1 and DNS 2. ...Still, it's useful to prevent someone who has physical access to your tablet or phone from knowing what it's been used for. ... Read full article

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How to Choose a Laptop Bag

Charles P Jefferies

...1-5 The size of the bag you’re looking for will depend greatly upon the answer to this question. ...And then the miscellaneous items such as cell phone chargers, headphones, tablets, a digital camera, business cards and other accessories you’d typically take with you. ...TSA officers frequently demand that you take out your laptop so the agent can get a clear X-ray picture. ... Read full article

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How to Reduce Paper Waste

Vince Font

...The rise in use of tablets and other mobile devices in the office environment is also helping pave the way. According to statistics, paper use in office environments is dropping 1 to 2 percent per year, and in 2016 usage dropped to 10 points below the amount of office paper consumed in 2007.This is owed in large part to emerging technologies, coupled with conscious efforts to cut back. ...Companies should also foster a cooperative culture that encourages employees to use printers conservatively - frequently reminding employees to think twice before printing anything.Last but not least, adopting the use of apps that work with mobile devices and tablets and leveraging mobile cloud collaboration tools like Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365 can vastly decrease the need for paper.The reduction of paper waste requires a combination of commitment, awareness and adoption of effective methodologies. ... Read full article

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How to Buy a Smartphone: Recycling Old Cell Phones

Vince Font

...[caption id="attachment_146345" align="alignright" width="301"] The Honor 5X is a quality $200 phablet from Huawei....Here are just a few suggestions.Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit agency that’ll take your old mobile device (including flip phones, smartphones, tablets, even MP3 players) off your hands. ...The donation is $1 per transaction generated.Sell it OnlineNot everyone’s a technophile who demands next-gen technology the moment it’s available. ... Read full article

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How to Switch from Microsoft Office

Matt Elliott

...You may be ditching Microsoft Office along with Microsoft Windows in its entirety for Mac OS X or Linux. ...Paid plans start at $1.99 a month for 100 GB and $9.99 a month for 1 TB. Google Drive features a number of apps, including Docs (word processing app), Sheets (spreadsheet app), and Slides (presentation app). ...In the process of making iWork work for both OS X and iOS, some features were lost along the way. ... Read full article

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