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How To Video: Google Nexus 7 tips and tricks

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How To Video: Google Nexus 7 tips and tricks

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Get the most out of your Google Nexus 7 tablet using these helpful hints from Donald Bell.

Starting to 499. Dollars and running the latest version of Android. The nexus seven is the hottest thing going tablets right now. -- how to and -- share some tips on making your own. First let's take a look at the home screen by default Google fills the screen with a mosaic of your most recently played media. I like it personally but it might be a little disorienting for long time Android users if you don't like it. The -- it is just the widget and it happens all the let you drag it into oblivion. You can fill the void your favorite apps and widgets by tapping the circle above the home button and choosing from your collection. Just tap hold and drag what you want on to the home screen. Atop a -- also pull outs in and -- the launcher down near the bottom. And -- get really pro drag one app onto another on the home screen to create a folder another quick customization you can make it could change the wallpaper. Find it empty spot I want -- your home screens and just hold your finger down to your wallpaper options. He can choose a photo from your gallery you can choose from the stock -- -- there's also selection of live wallpaper is here which are really cool anime in the background. To keep people from snooping around on -- -- when you're not there you should make unlocking -- a little more difficult. You can do this under the security settings which can quickly get to by swiping down from the top. Hitting a little control panel appear. A passcode is gonna be the most secure option for you but a fun on the check out is the face recognition -- -- use the front camera. Now when you wake -- -- tablet Hughes holed up in front -- -- and unlocks when it recognizes your face. Might be thinking can't someone full list -- is holding up a picture of me while Google thought about that may include an option here to require an eye -- to prove that you're alive. Now while you're tweaking the settings here are few things you may -- -- adjust or disable in order really squeeze the -- study of battery life. Under settings turn off all the location services to keep GPS from sucking down power. You can make a dramatic improvement about -- by taking the screen brightness level down under the display settings. Also know -- can hold on the power button for a few seconds on airplane mode for quickly shutting down a wireless features. One last customization that I recommend is to kick up the font size maybe I'm getting old but the default size here seems to small. Under the display setting to find a font size option that can fix that. Tobago hopefully actually a few extra things you can they would find a nexus seven -- more details be sure to check out -- -- full review. Cnet.com. I'm Donald. I.

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