After the introduction of the iPhone, the way people viewed computing was forever changed. Instead of viewing computing as dealing with desktops and laptops, people now viewed computing as a truly mobile experience. The smart phone paradigm differs considerably from the desktop and laptop paradigms, and the interfaces these devices use are quite different from the keyboard and mouse combination that most people are accustomed to. Smart phones, however, were only the beginning; tablets have now become top sellers, and many people rely on them for work and entertainment. Here are some tips on getting the most out of a tablet device.
Think of the task and find an appropriate app
While smart phones have been around for years, it was the large application stores that made them as useful as they are today. Instead of having to download programs online and install them manually, users could rely on centralized application stores to find what they were looking for. As a result, it is now possible to decide on a certain task one wishes to perform with their tablet and then look for an appropriate app. It may also be wise to look at the most popular apps and find one that looks interesting. Tablets are still relatively new, and developers are constantly finding new ways to take advantage of these devices.
Customize the interface
The default settings on tablets are generally sufficient for most people. Some, however, might be able to use them more efficiently if certain settings are tweaked. By trying a different keyboard, for example, users might be able to type more quickly. In addition, simply changing the colors may be enough to read the screen more easily. Some people struggle with poor eyesight, and making the tablet use a larger font may be enough to read e-books and websites that would otherwise be too difficult to read. Users should look online for tips about customizing their tablets.
Integrate as much is possible
One of the most useful features of tablets is their portability. Instead of having to walk to one’s computer when a new email arrives, it is possible to configure the tablet to load new emails. Many people, however, fail to take advantage of this, and many do not know that their tablets are even capable of reading emails. By using built-in apps or downloading apps developed by the email provider, is possible to catch up on one’s emails while remaining on the couch. Social media platforms also offer apps to allow one to interact with social media sites from the tablet. Integrating these features can help users avoid having to jog to the computer whenever it dings.
Many people are shocked to find how much their tablets are truly capable of. While all tablets come with a user’s guide, these guides cannot fully explain what tablets are able to do. By using the Internet and finding resources about one’s tablet, it is possible to maximize its usefulness. Tablets were initially derided as unnecessary, but those who use them find them to be indispensable tools.
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