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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A. View Post
    What tablet are you using, the Samsung Tab 4 7.0 you've mentioned in the past? That model was released almost 4 years ago and doesn't work well with a lot of modern websites and apps. I finally added an Android 7.0 tablet to my "stable"... an ASUS ZenPad S8 Z380M which was first released in 2015 but the OS has been regularly updated by ASUS unlike Samsung which would rather you buy a new device.

    You might check around for recommendations for a tablet that works great for GPSs and maps...

    Steve A.
    Yes, that one. I guess I've had it four years! Still seems new to me I hate obsolescence.
    Experience is something you get, just after you really needed it.

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    Ode to my Samsung Tab 4 7.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A. View Post
    What tablet are you using, the Samsung Tab 4 7.0 you've mentioned in the past? That model was released almost 4 years ago and doesn't work well with a lot of modern websites and apps. I finally added an Android 7.0 tablet to my "stable"... an ASUS ZenPad S8 Z380M which was first released in 2015 but the OS has been regularly updated by ASUS unlike Samsung which would rather you buy a new device.

    You might check around for recommendations for a tablet that works great for GPSs and maps...

    Steve A.
    Yes, that one. I guess I've had it four years! Still seems new to me I hate obsolescence.
    I really love my Samsung Tab 4 7.0 they'll have to tear it from my cold bony fingers after I die because I'm not giving it up before then! It fits in my left hand perfectly as I punch away at the on-screen keyboard with my right index finger.

    Having been limited to single clipboard entries on all of my Windows PCs I've gotten spoiled by the expanded clipboard with 20 clips. I can bounce back and forth between sites copying text and URLs and then go put them all together in an Evernote document. Other tablets have similar features but none of them integrated as smoothly as on the Tab 4 7.0.

    I'm on my 3rd Tab 4 7.0 having left my first one in a shopping cart in the Fry's parking lot a year and a half ago.***

    What a hassle! Since I never had the screen locked with a password I had to change ALL of my passwords. About 2 months later someone back East tried to log on to my Google account. (I found out later that it had a Samsung app I never activated that would have allowed me to lock or reset it remotely. D'oh!)

    I need to have two of them so that I can swap when the battery on one runs down. I also split the resource-intensive apps between the two of them because they only have 1.5GB RAM and 8GB internal SD space.


    Steve A.

    *** That was actually the third time I left it behind at Fry's only the first two times it was after they closed at 10 and it was still in the shopping cart when I drove right back.

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    The Google Nexus 10 P8110 (made by Samsung in 2012)

    The Google Nexus 10 P8110 has been great for watching videos with its 10.1" 2560x1600 pixel display. There is no SD card slot so I've been using an OTG (On The Go) USB thumb drive adaptor to copy video files to its 16GB internal memory. I tried connecting it to my PC with a USB cable but the interface allowed me to copy just one file at a time. Ugh!



    https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_goo...p8110-5084.php

    I had bought a special app from the Play Store to access the OTG drive but I found that my preferred file manager — ES File Explorer (ver. 3.2.5.5) — works even better. By all means avoid ALL versions of that app starting with 4.0 — they began to add a lot of unneeded crap and it just kept getting worse.***

    I just discovered a new use for the Nexus 10... with its high resolution 10.1" display it is the perfect comic book reader for CBR and CBZ files. I'm using the Astonishing Comic Reader app but there is a wide choice of apps out there. I had tried reading comics on smaller tablets but with the lower resolution it did not work very well. Only downside to the Nexus 10 is that it is pretty damn heavy. But at $89.99 for a manufacturer refurbished unit (current price from BlueTek in NY w/ free shipping) I'll build up my muscles. You will want to get a fake leather folio case for it because it is hard to hold... I got a Roocase Google Nexus 10 Ultra-slim Black Leather Folio Case for $4 last summer on eBay.

    Steve A.

    *** Review of ES File Explorer version 4.1.7.1.24 by dennisk 4 months ago...
    Installs horrible annoying pop up that occurs anytime.
    I like nearly everything about this program and have used it for about 5 years. Unfortunately they have decided to Overlay any program that runs with an app that displays advertisements and annoyances that interferes with the app I really want to run. I have uninstalled ES File Explorer and until I find that they have removed this horrible annoying piece of advertising malware I will not be using it. Sorry ES File Explorer this is too much.
    Sorry to hear that, Dennis K., but you need to turn off automatic upgrades in the Play Store. Version 3.2.5.5 is still working great for me. (One reason I switched from iOS to Android in 2009: you can sideload whatever version of an app you want... I call that Freedom! )

    Here is a link to version 3.2.5.5:

    https://es-file-explorer.en.uptodown...ownload/262379


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    Last edited by Steve A.; 03-31-2018 at 07:13 AM. Reason: Added more stuff on ES File Explorer...

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    Samsung TAB 4 7.0 Email Display Problem

    Samsung TAB 4 7.0 Email Display Problem...

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    What I mean is you have the folder pane on the left and the email list pane on the right. Then anytime you touch the screen the left older list pane widens until you can no longer see the email pane at all.

    The only workaround is to use it in portrait mode.
    The display in the Email app in my Samsung tablet stopped working right today... I could no longer view the email list in the left pane and the selected email on the right. When I clicked the button for 3 panes I only saw 2, and when I clicked for 2 panes I only saw 1. Rebooting did not help.

    So I went into tablet Settings | General | Application Manager | All and scrolled down to Email where I clicked on Clear data and Clear cache... everything returned to normal. Hooray!

    Steve A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A. View Post
    Samsung TAB 4 7.0 Email Display Problem...



    The display in the Email app in my Samsung tablet stopped working right today... I could no longer view the email list in the left pane and the selected email on the right. When I clicked the button for 3 panes I only saw 2, and when I clicked for 2 panes I only saw 1. Rebooting did not help.

    So I went into tablet Settings | General | Application Manager | All and scrolled down to Email where I clicked on Clear data and Clear cache... everything returned to normal. Hooray!

    Steve A.
    Steve - you're a star! I deleted the cache and ta da. I didn't do the data as that would have deleted by accounts and as it turns out I didn't need to.
    Experience is something you get, just after you really needed it.

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