Archive | Autumn 2015

The browser on your tablet

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI/URL) and may be a web page, image, video or other piece of content. There are a number of popular […]

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Managing your displays

All your apps are “held” under the Apps icon.  On tapping it you will see a list of all the active apps.  There may be more that one screen of apps (indicated  by the grey/white blocks at the bottom of the screen).  At the top of your screen will be a second tab called widgets […]

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Widgets

What is a widget? The briefing widget Displays your upcoming events and top news stories from Yahoo! News so you can get your information and news stories at a glance from your Home screen.  It needs to be configured.  Select the settings option and configure the News, first setting the country.

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Flipboard

Flipboard is a social-network aggregation, magazine-format mobile app localized in more than 20 languages. The software collects content from social media and other websites, presents it in magazine format, and allows users to “flip” through their  feeds and feeds from websites.  Effectively it is you own personalised compendium of magazines and media.  Instead of having […]

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Week 3 topics

Opening the box Is your tablet clean? Check… Firstly, delete it from your device through  Settings, Application Manager: Downloaded Now go to the Play Store and choose Apps, My Apps:All Any App with a cross on the right hand side can be deleted permanantly! These are the Apps you should have on your device: ChatON Cloud Print […]

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Around the Screen

When you start the tablet you have an opening screen which you have to swipe to “get into” the tablet.  This presents you with a “desktop”, sometimes called a home screen.  It may actually have the option to “navigate” to other screens and there will be apps and widgets on them. Additionally there will be […]

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Autumn 2015 session topics

This list will be used as the guide for all the sessions.  We will try to work in sequence with the different sections although there may be a little “jumping” between topics. Back to basics – resetting the tablet Broadband, routers and wifi Finger control Gmail and the internet First time use – setting up […]

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Starting from the very begining

The Boot-IT club is trying to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn about computing, tablets and the internet.  The sessions run on Thursday mornings are designed for anyone to come along with no previous knowledge.  For some, the information may seem simple, for others it might act as a reminder and a […]

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What is a…

In the modern digital world there are many, many terms which are alien to people.  There are also terms which are sometimes mis-used or misunderstood. This project has a number of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10″ tablets for people to use during the sessions. It runs the Android operating system. You can find the full […]

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