If you've already got your hands on the Nexus 5 or just want to get a head start on the latest Android OS, you might want check out Google's quick-start guide for Android. You can download the free guide from Google's Nexus support site, or from Google Play Books. The guide is broken down into six chapters and gives you a … Read more
If you're new to Windows 8, there's finally a user guide available from Microsoft to help you learn the basics. The PDF document is named the Windows 8 End User Training Brochure. The 36-page user guide goes over basic Windows 8 topics like the Start Screen, touch-screen gestures, and navigating apps. It also touches on more advanced topics as well, like BitLocker, File History, and Windows To Go. Perhaps the most useful sections of the document, however, are the touch, mouse, and keyboard shortcut lists.
The document is short enough that you could print it for quick reference. … Read more
This episode we welcome our colleagues from CNET UK who produce the XCar video series. They approach cars in a way that is different yet complimentary to my car tech videos, and we'll be featuring one in each episode going forward. We kick it off by giving them top billing with their lovely video impression of the new Jaguar F-Type, which we have yet to get into the CNET garage in San Francisco. This XCar piece is a nice way … Read more
The envious like to snipe at Apple.
It's not just the quest for perfection that gets to them. It's the annoying habit of attaining it (or at least something close to it) that rankles.
So today, when details of Apple's genius training manual were revealed, the scoffing could be heard from Jackson Hole to Seoul.
Who do these people think they are to stop their employees from using the word "frozen?"
What sort of controlling freaks demand that their employees become something akin to those peculiar Scientology people on the street who tell you they'… Read more
I'm having flashbacks to high school typing class, caged in a room full of incessantly clacking keys. I was likely one of the last students to ever have to hunt and peck my way through "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy hen" on a typewriter.
If you stick around long enough, what's old becomes new again. Hammacher Schlemmer came up with a most-excellent press release headline: "Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The Classic Manual Typewriter." It's as if the classic manual typewriter had never existed before. What crazy alternate universe is this?… Read more
There's an Easter Egg in Hyundai's color codes, what's the point of all of this advanced engine tech anyway, and where do we go for our DIY car maintenance needs? We get to the bottom of these questions and more on on this week's episode of CNET Roadside Assistance.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 41 SHOW NOTES
We heard from the Voltisti, get an earful about carbon buildup, muse MPG and shifting, and find more answers in the question of the ages: why does a '96 Buick get such good mileage?Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 37 SHOW NOTES
When it comes to performing do-it-yourself fixes or upgrades on your Mac, one of the main resources to use is the online take-apart guides from iFixIt.
The company has detailed how to open and access internal components of many Mac models, and has gained a reputation for quickly tearing down newly released Apple hardware and outlining what's inside.
The manuals and high-quality detailed images offered by iFixIt can be invaluable, but if for some reason your Mac is not working and you need to use one of the manuals to replace a component, then you will need to access … Read more
United Airlines today announced its cockpits will go paperless by swapping out printed flight manuals in favor of Apple's iPad.
As part of the swap, the carrier is giving 11,000 iPads to all United and Continental pilots. The iPads are loaded with Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck, an app that contains navigational charts and local airport information.
United estimates that the change from paper will save it 326,000 gallons of jet fuel a year, based on the paper the iPads are replacing.
"Each iPad, which weighs less than 1.5 pounds, will replace approximately 38 pounds of paper operating manuals, navigation charts, reference handbooks, flight checklists, logbooks and weather information in a pilot's flight bag," the company said in a statement. "A conventional flight bag full of paper materials contains an average of 12,000 sheets of paper per pilot."
United says it began doling out iPads to pilots a few weeks ago and that all its pilots will have them by the end of the year.
Both Delta Airlines and Alaska Airlines began testing iPads for navigational purposes earlier this year as part of a trial program. Executive Jet Management, a unit of NetJets, announced in February that it had gained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use Jeppesen's app as well. … Read more