Monday, December 25, 2017

Beginner's Guide to Android Wear 2.0

Smartwatches have been around for decades.  Of course, they have evolved over time.  The first digital watch which came out in 1972 was Pulsar manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company (eventually Pulsar was acquired by Seiko).  In 1980’s, the first computer watch came out – Seiko Data 2000 watch.  Over the years, the watches evolved some more but we will skip those until we get to the modern smartwatches.  It was not until 2014, when both Apple & Google announced smartwatches.  Apple introduced the Apple Watch in 2015 while Google introduced Android Wear which would be a version of Android specifically designed for smartwatches and other wearables. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Photo Comparisons: Google Pixel vs Samsung Galaxy S7

Two current flagship phones battle it out for who has a better camera.  There are, of course, multiple articles online that talk about the differences and make comparisons.  I am not going to talk in detail about the differences.  My goal is to provide actual photo comparisons between the two phones under various scenes.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580C) Review

**UPDATE (09/18/16): Asus has finally released an update to Marshmallow (6.0). This is major news as no one expected Asus to release a Marshmallow update. Initially indications are that battery life has improved and performance seems to be the same or slightly better. The only thing that the update is not via OTA. You must download the file from Asus ( and install it to your main directory. When you restart, it should give you the option to go through the update/upgrade.

Asus has been in the tablet business for several years. In 2012, Google introduced its first Nexus tablet, Nexus 7, at its I/O Developer’s Conference.  Google chose Asus, a leading Taiwanese computer and electronics company, to manufacture its first Nexus tablet.  At that time, the Nexus 7, as our review stated, was “the best value Android tablet currently on the market.”  Asus then followed up with the second generation Nexus 7 which again proved to be an excellent low price Android tablet.  Asus has a line of different tablets from its Eee Pad Transformer series to its Memo Pad series in addition to its Vivo Tab series. Around August 2015, Asus released its latest series of Android tablets.  So is this device worth it?  Read on...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

TabletConnect's Favorite Android Apps

We created two videos to show our favorite Android apps of all time.  The videos were recorded on our smartphone but should work on your tablets.

Feel free to note your favorite apps in the comments section.  See below for the two videos:

Sunday, June 21, 2015

How to send & receive texts (SMS) from your Android tablet

As more individuals own both a smartphone and a tablet, you would want the devices to work together.  If you are like most people, you use your tablet (especially if its WiFi only) at home.  Instead of carrying around your phone and tablet, you can use your tablet primarily at home.  Or you have a situation where you are charging your phone but you do not want to miss your texts.  In the video below, I will show you how to setup your phone and tablet so that you can send and received text from your Android tablet using an excellent app called MightyText (available in the Google Play Store). 

However, MightyText does much more:
  • Allows you to also send and receive texts from your computer.  What is great is that all your devices are sync'd.
  • Sends you call notifications.
  • Send photos, videos & maps to your phone.
  • Schedule messages (Pro version)
  • Themes (Pro version)
  • Send bulk SMS (Pro version)
  • Templates (Pro version)
  • Much more

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nexus 9 vs. NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet - Spec Comparison

With Google releasing their highly anticipated Nexus 9 tablet a few weeks ago, the question is whether its a powerful tablet.  However, NVIDIA released its own powerful new tablet - SHIELD Tablet before the release of the Nexus 9.  Although NVIDIA promotes their tablet as a gaming tablet, one should not discount it because you are not a "gamer".  The SHIELD is very capable  for every day activities.  Plus you can rest assure that with the SHIELD Tablet, you do not need to worry about needing to replace it in a year or two because its hardware is outdated.  Although we have not reviewed either tablet, we did put together a spec comparison.  So how do they look?  Continue below.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Acase TipTop Case for the iPad Air Review

With many cases out for the iPad, it is sometimes difficult to decide which cases are good.  There are also many types of cases: sleeves; folio covers; clutch; built-in keyboards; etc.  Plus there are different price ranges too.

Today, we are reviewing the Acase TipTop which is a hard shell folio case for the new iPad Air (5th generation).  This case was designed specifically for the new iPad Air which is thinner than previous generation iPads.  Therefore one must look for a case that specifically fits the new iPad Air.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Upgrading to rooted Android 4.3 on Nexus 7 (original version)

     Android 4.3 is has been available for a little over a week (longer depending on when you read this article).  If you are currently rooted, you will lose root by taking the Over-The-Air (OTA) upgrade.  However if you want to keep root and not lose all your apps and data, there is a rooted Android 4.3 file that you may use and keep root plus your apps and data.  This is stock Android not a custom ROM.  If you want to install custom ROM, there are many threads that provide information on this.  This article only pertains to stock Android 4.3.  Continue reading...