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Make an Android tablet elder-friendly for my grandma

Family members have gotten an Android tablet for my 97-year-old grandmother. Please suggest some ways to make the tablet as friendly and easy to use as possible for someone who has computer experience, but who can be pessimistic about learning new things and can get frustrated with people trying to teach her. We're particularly interested in tablet settings and also methods for instructing her in its use, but also open to hearing about tutorials or apps that might make her experience smoother. I'm overseas, so I'll be passing along ideas to my dad. [more inside]
posted by theory on Oct 16, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I justify buying a Hudl 2?

I have an iPad 3 (Retina) which is excellent and works well. I am potentially able to buy a new Hudl 2 tablet with Clubcard vouchers costing me £65. What can I do with it that I can't do with my iPad? [more inside]
posted by Stark on Oct 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Teaching on the sly

Music teaching n00b filter. I now have a tablet with ear training software I use in lessons and discovered the kids quite automatically pick up terms like "minor second" which I hadn't dreamt about teaching them yet. Just as they're in the app. Then when they're stuck on a melody on their instrument I say "go up a minor second here" and it works. Holy interval, batman! What are similar ways you use to teach musical concepts without being all obvious about it? Would it be correct to classify this as active/experiental learning and what are your favourite resources? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Sep 11, 2014 - 2 answers

Because we all need another gadget.

I'm looking for an awesome bluetooth headset/handset/gadget. It should play well with an up to date android tablet. Do you know of a bluetooth device cooler than the Sony SBH-52? [more inside]
posted by nobeagle on Sep 8, 2014 - 3 answers

What do you get when you get a more expensive Android tablet?

I need to buy an Android tablet for academic use. I went to BestBuy to check them out and they range in price from $100 to close to $600 with no obvious rhyme or reason to the variation. What do you get when you pay more for a tablet and is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Aug 13, 2014 - 18 answers

Let me share my bad handwriting with the world real-time.

I have a 12" Galaxy Note Pro and it's beautiful and the pen part is great, but I have a few friends who I'm looking at possibly playing D&D online with, and one of the things I'd really like to be able to do is scribble things on the tablet and have them appear at full resolution in something close to real time on the screens of my friends on their computers. But I have no idea if this is possible or what it'd be called if it is. [more inside]
posted by Sequence on Jul 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Android tablet with best battery life?

My cheapo Android tablet finally gave up the ghost. I'm in the market for a new, nicer one and thought about getting the Nexus 7*. But searching around, it seems to have a lot of problems with battery life, even when on stand-by. I don't play games or watch videos or even listen to music much on a tablet. My main use case is reading and annotating pdf articles and books, especially when traveling (long flights) when battery life is kinda important. Are these battery life concerns for the Nexus 7 founded? Is there another Android** tablet that does better? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jun 14, 2014 - 15 answers

Looking for a good, cheap, 10in Android tablet

Anyone know of a 10in or so Android tablet that's both good and cheap? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Feb 24, 2014 - 7 answers

What Android/Windows tablet should I buy for academic use?

What Android or Windows 8 pen-equipped tablet should I buy for reading scientific papers, writing scientific papers, and taking notes? (Or is the app selection for the iPad sufficiently amazing that I should let it override my distaste for Apple's walled garden and the iPad's lack of an active digitizer stylus?) [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jan 20, 2014 - 21 answers

I just want to playyyyyy!

Requesting suggestions for very cheap, decent quality Android small tablet for a 7 year old boy. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Dec 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Which mini tablet should I get?

I will soon be gifted a tablet of my choosing for my birthday, and I have no idea which one I want. [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved on Oct 29, 2013 - 22 answers

It's App-ademic

I recently bought a Nexus 7 (I love it!) as a companion to academic work. I've primarily been using Google apps for communication and collaboration over Drive and Gmail, in addition to traditional tablet tasks like web browsing and social media. However I'm less than impressed with the bundled PDF reader, and would really like suggestions (first) about good .pdf reading software that allows for rich annotations in documents. Secondly, I'm interest in any productivity apps for Android tablets that others have used for academic / writing / office style work. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Please help me get the best out of my Android tablet when offline

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet running Android version 4.1.1. It's a great device to use -- when I'm connected to wi-fi. When I'm out of wireless range, it's currently mostly useless. I'd like to get more use out of it when it's offline. [more inside]
posted by stennieville on Sep 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Android tablet apps for my grandfather?

My 80-year-old grandfather has a Nexus tablet, and he wants me to find apps for him. I have no idea what to get him, and I don't think he does, either: he just wants neat things to do with it, though he's not at all tech-savvy. What might I download for him? This may be a tall order: I'm looking for apps that are preferably free, intuitive to use, and that aren't too complex or intricate. Most games are probably right out (though he likes card games, and may like similarly simple ones). Even the act of entering a search in YouTube is tricky for him. Any ideas of what I could find for him to download?
posted by Rory Marinich on Jun 19, 2013 - 18 answers

Android Tablet circa 2013

Best Android tablet out there circa 2013? "Best" is subjective, so take a look [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jun 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me find a decent, cheap Android tablet for my kids.

I can never use my tablet because the kids are always on it. Where can I buy a budget Android tablet that my kids can use for games and videos. [more inside]
posted by Crotalus on May 20, 2013 - 13 answers

Having a tedious time with the current generation of mobile devices.

I've been a late adopter of mobile computing stuff, but since February I've been giving a tablet (Nexus 10, Android 4.2.2) and a smartphone (a Nexus 4) a chance. I can't stand them. Why isn't the experience "clicking" for me? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on May 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Is this a real game? Or is it just fantasy?

While shopping for a case for my new Android tablet I came across this photo. I like the cutesy look of the game on screen - can anyone identify it (if it's not just a mockup for marketing purposes)? Thanks!
posted by Skybly on May 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Digital Magazines in the Great White North

Am I (a Canadian in Canada) able to access the digital editions of magazines to which I subscribe? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Apr 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Android apps for a six-year-old?

I bought my son a low-end Android tablet and now I want to load it up with quality applications. I'm looking for equal parts entertainment, education, and beautiful UI. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Something light and cheap that works like a laptop

I'm sick of carrying around a heavy full-size laptop. I could replace it with a new shiny ultrabook or something, but I don't want to spend that much. Is a Nexus 7 + a bluetooth keyboard a bad solution? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Mar 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Make Me A God Of Fire!

Can you help me make more of my Kindle Fire? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Feb 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Swap two Nexuses for a Note II? Pros and Cons?

I love my Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. I hate carrying two devices around and have been considering switching to a Note II. What are the pros and cons? What would I be gaining or losing? My major uses inside. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Feb 9, 2013 - 11 answers

Is it the stylus or the screen?

I got myself a Lenovo tablet on super sale for Christmas. I'm interested in using it to read and annotate pdf files (mainly journal articles). The pdf reader app I'm using has the ability for freehand writing, and I'd like to try that out for margin notes (some of the papers are technical with lots of symbols, so writing is easier than typing). I bought a stylus that had pretty good reviews on Amazon, but I have to push down to make it work which is ok for highlighting, but tiring for writing. Is this a limitation of this tablet's screen? Or is there a stylus that is easier to use? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jan 9, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I safely uninstall MobileIron encryption on my Nexus 7?

How do I safely uninstall MobileIron encryption on my Nexus 7? [more inside]
posted by arcticseal on Jan 5, 2013 - 3 answers

Nexus 7 Apps

What are your must have free or low cost apps for the Nexus 7?
posted by thatwhichfalls on Dec 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Nexus 7 vs iPad mini for Android user

Android phone user considering a tablet purchase. Considering iPad mini or Nexus 7 and trying to determine pros and cons of staying with android or having access to the Apple realm. [more inside]
posted by sinical on Dec 19, 2012 - 34 answers

How can I buy or rent "Ratatouille" to watch on an Android device?

I have an Android tablet, and live in the UK. Is there a legal way to download Ratatouille -- or virtually any other Pixar film -- onto it? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Dec 13, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I install the "Contacts" app on an Android tablet that did not include it?

Is there a way to add the "standard" contacts app to an Android tablet that did not come with it installed? [more inside]
posted by Brooklyn_Jake on Nov 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Malware on Android tablet?

I was browsing reddit on my Android tablet and had opened a number of tabs in the background in Chrome; I noticed that one of them had downloaded an .apk file (333s111.apk, the only other reference to which is here). I didn't run the .apk and deleted it straight away via the File Manager. I didn't see any evidence that it installed itself, or did anything malicious, and I don't have that option that allows non-Market apps to install themselves turned on. [more inside]
posted by alby on Nov 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Not so much to ask, really

So, I got myself an Android tablet, specifically for DnD nerdery. Now I've got some specific desires for pdf and spreadsheet programs - but am having a hell of a time tracking down apps that can what I want. Are these things really that hard to do in Jelly Bean? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Nov 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Tablets for tots

I'd like to repurpose an old Nook Color tablet for some preschoolers. What are my best options? Rooting and installing educational apps? Which apps would you recommend? Staying w/ the stock OS and loading it up w/ kids books? Other options I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Oct 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Is this a terrible idea?

What can and can't you do with Android? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Sep 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Which tablet is the best (little) bang for the buck?

My beloved netbook is dying and I want to replace it with a tablet. But which one? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Sep 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Texting on a tablet

Can I send and receive text messages with my tablet using the number associated with a feature (i.e. not smart) phone? [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Sep 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Nexus 7 wifi connectivity problem

I got them ol' wifi blues: I took the plunge and bought a Nexus 7, primarily to use for reading textbooks. While it works great on my home wifi, at school, it is unable to connect (apparently Jelly Bean and enterprise wifi don't play nice). Can you help me identify what's causing the problem and fix it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Reading textbooks on an Android tablet

If I get a Google Nexus 7, will I be able to use it to reliably read textbooks? My college primarily uses Pearson textbooks for the courses I'm taking. Does anyone have experience with those textbooks on an Android tablet? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Can I really have the house of the future?

If I were to purchase a Nexus 7 to use as a kind of hub for my apartment, communicating between roommates and keeping track of bills and things electronically, what all would I actually be able to do with it? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Jul 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Regarding the Android Market, what apps do people think are missing?

Regarding the Android Market, what apps do people think are missing? I'm teaching myself a little Android programming. I'll try upload eventually a free app or two hopefully that the Marketplace doesn't already have a bunch of.
posted by KHinds10 on Jul 23, 2012 - 18 answers

Best PDF annotation app for Android

Best PDF reader and annotating application for Android? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me make the most out of my Android Tablet

Help me make the most out of my Android Tablet [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

How to create a tablet magazine

Converting a paper magazine to a tablet magazine: What do you have to keep in mind, and what are easy ways to do this? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Apr 16, 2012 - 5 answers

iPad 3: Is it worth it?

I currently use an HP Touchpad running Android ICS. I've come to love having a tablet and the HP does most of what I need. But I've been thinking of upgrading to the iPad 3. Worth it? Pros/Cons? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Apr 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Card games for Android tablet

Please help me get card games for an Android tablet [more inside]
posted by klpage on Feb 15, 2012 - 5 answers

is a refurb Asus Transformer tablet worth buying?

Android tablet question. Is a refurbished Asus Transformer worth buying? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Feb 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me pick a wi-fi mobile device

What mobile wi-fi device can I get for $300 or less that will rock? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Jan 26, 2012 - 20 answers

So I ordered it, paid for it, it's been shipped, but now I realize that it's not exactly what I wanted. What next?

I just bought a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite the fact that I was trying to buy a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 3G. What now? Return it and get what I wanted, or root my phone, save some cash, and move on? [more inside]
posted by Blue_Villain on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I get my Android tablet to stop popping up the soft keyboard when using a Bluetooth keyboard?

I've got a Galaxy Tab Android tablet and an Apple bluetooth keyboard. Whenever I'm using the keyboard, the onscreen soft keyboard still keeps popping up and it's sodding annoying. Is there any way to make the soft keyboard get gone and stay gone while the bluetooth keyboard is active? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Jan 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for large Android tablet

A4 or letter size Android tablet - does it exist? [more inside]
posted by aeschenkarnos on Jan 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Android Spellcheck

Android tablet: I have ASUS Transformer with keyboard. However, the keyboard is of limited utility to me because there isn't a word processing app that actually does spell check. I find that unbelievable. Help! What do you do? How does that work for you?
posted by driley on Dec 26, 2011 - 4 answers

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