How to set up your tablet

Just got a tablet? Here are a few tips for dressing up and getting the most out of your new purchase.

A few weeks ago at CNET Gotham, I gave a quick live presentation called Tech Boot Camp: Tablet setup.

It consisted of a look at some of my favorite bits of advice for new tablet owners.

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My focus was mainly on the iPad, but much of what I discussed could apply to Android owners, too.

So, here's a video we shot at CNET that recaps what I said then. Topics covered:

  • Picking a case that makes sense
  • Understanding the cloud, and using it
  • Get your "free" content! (Or, how to find things you've already paid for and get them on your tablet.)

Good luck, and happy holiday tableting!

About the author

Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired, Esquire.com, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.

 

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