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Old 09-17-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I use to have a Kindle Keyboard and i read on it, did basic internet on it, played games.

My 8yr old has a kids tablet and she can play games, get online (with supervision), read, everything a basic laptop could do.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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A friend of mine just gave me a tablet that he purchased less than a year ago that he wasn't using (since he has an ipad and is also planning on getting the Nexus 6 phablet). So far I have watched TV programs that I have missed as it has excellent resolution and I am planning on using it to read ebooks from library. I have also used it to read email but I prefer to type my answers on a computer with a real keyboard!
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Then get a keyboard for it, Chava61.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:29 PM
 
Location: USA
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A friend of mine just gave me a tablet that he purchased less than a year ago that he wasn't using (since he has an ipad and is also planning on getting the Nexus 6 phablet). So far I have watched TV programs that I have missed as it has excellent resolution and I am planning on using it to read ebooks from library. I have also used it to read email but I prefer to type my answers on a computer with a real keyboard!
There are some really nice Bluetooth keyboards you could get for it that are available in the smaller sizes all they way up to a traditional sized keyboard. This way it's similar to using a laptop. I still prefer my laptop though.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:37 PM
 
Location: SC
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I use my tablet.
  • As a reading device for my phone. I'd rather operate the phone from the table because it is a larger format.
  • As a way for the passengers to access my cell phone while I am driving. They can look up restaurants and motels while I keep driving. If we agree on a spot, they can press the button to call out through my phone to make reservations - again, while I keep driving.
  • In my bedroom when watching TV away from either my desktop or notebook computers to access the internet.
  • When using the "bathroom" or tub to watch streaming media or again, the internet.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:08 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I mainly use my tablet for playing games, and for watching videos or browsing the internet from while I"m not in my room or when I don't feel like using my computer.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: the sticks
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just gotta insignia 8" (1st one) and i'm a bumbling idiot, cant make my big fat finger work, cant make stuff bigger so i can hit it, it'll get better, i s'pose. this response was a tester and training aid. dayam ...

also using windows8 and i will have to figure it out too. i miss my right click bad. where is refresh ? copy etc
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I still use my mine (iPad 2) for presentations at work.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Unless I'm traveling, my iPad stays in my bed. I use it for reading, news, video and email before I go to sleep.
Whew! Nice to know I'm not the only one who uses their iPad in this way.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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just gotta insignia 8" (1st one) and i'm a bumbling idiot, cant make my big fat finger work, cant make stuff bigger so i can hit it, it'll get better, i s'pose. this response was a tester and training aid. dayam ...
You can install a different laucnher that will, indeed, allow you to resize icons.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oilsw.launcher

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also using windows8 and i will have to figure it out too. i miss my right click bad. where is refresh ? copy etc
It's all still there in "Desktop mode".
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