Ok so you’ve weathered the holidays and are now the proud owner of a cool new gadget. What now?
Music Gadgets – Bluetooth Wireless Speakers
Many mobile devices now have Bluetooth wireless technology, and there’s a growing variety of wireless speakers that can be used with them to play music without being tied down to power outlets and wires.
First step is to “pair” your Bluetooth speak with your mobile device. It’s a super simple process: charge up your speaker, press a button on it to activate the Bluetooth antenna (check the instructions if it’s not obvious), and then open your mobile device’s Settings app to detect and select your Bluetooth speaker. Once your devices are “talking” to each other, open your music app to start playing your favorite tunes! Check out this New York Times blog post
to get an overview.
Tablets and Smartphones
Tablets and smartphones are really hot this season, and there are tons of apps for playing games, tracking health and wellness goals, staying productive, learning new things, and much more. Check out this USA Today article
for a good list of “must have” apps, this TechCrunch.com article
on health tracking apps, or browse through some great lists
Need help navigating your new tablet or smartphone? Try the support websites for Apple
, Windows 8
and Google Android
E-readers are devices dedicated to reading e-books. Need some help getting started? Check out our E-books webpage
for tip sheets and an FAQ about using your e-reader with our e-book collection. Other help can be found at the support website for your specific e-reader, such as for Kindle
, and Sony Reader