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    HBO Go instructions. Thanks!
    First time Android user coming from iOS. Owner of a Nexus 7
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    Hey thanks for making my thread a sticky

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    First time Android user coming from iOS. Owner of a Nexus 7
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    New tip for anyone trying to trick there Nexus into thinking its in another country using DNS change.

    For instance I use this to watch Netflix USA content in Canada.

    When you are connected to a Wifi connection go to the list of connections.

    tap and hold onto the network you are connected to. It will bring up a menu to "modify network"

    This allows you to change more then just the IP address, but also the DNS so you can make these changes. Works great for me. I can switch between Canadian and American content fine. Like usual Netflix just thinks you are travelling.
    First time Android user coming from iOS. Owner of a Nexus 7
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    Android 4g and 3g users can use FoxFi to turn their phone into a free wifi hotspot.
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    What a great thread! Glad it got a "sticky"!

    I particularly appreciate the hints about getting Dice Player and Ultimate Rotation. As much as I've always liked MX Player Pro, there's no comparison to how well Dice Player works on the Nexus 7, as well as on my Galaxy Nexus HSPA+.

    As for Ultimate Rotation, it's flat out the best (you don't have to "root" it to do this) app that adds essential functionality to both my devices. Simple, painless, and cheap.

    Whatever you do with these though, GET the paid apps, or in the case of Dice Player, definitely donate (as of August 1st). These folks have worked hard providing these apps to us, and the least we can do is support them a bit financially. That keeps the ball rolling, and encourages more of these great developers to continue to make our lives easier.

    So give 'em five or ten bucks (or more if you can), you can't eat a cheap meal at Arby's for that, and these will be a lot better for you!
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    Another thing I found.

    If you start the clock app it will bring up a big digital clock on the screen.

    But if you tap it once it will dim the screen wasting less battery, but still visable in a dark room. Tap again and it lights back up.
    First time Android user coming from iOS. Owner of a Nexus 7
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    Go into settings-about tablet-android version.......tap android version four or five times and then long press the big jelly bean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dparrothead1 View Post
    Go into settings-about tablet-android version.......tap android version four or five times and then long press the big jelly bean.
    That's a cool Easter egg.

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    One problem I had was in interfacing Nexus 7 with USB cable on my MAC. SOlution is to download Android File Transfer then works perfectly.
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    How to clear the history in Chrome via:


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    I found out how to clear the history. The clear button doesn't work. The fix, though not real quick can be found here:

    How to view and clear browsing history on Chrome for mobile | How To - CNET
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    Quote Originally Posted by dparrothead1 View Post
    Go into settings-about tablet-android version.......tap android version four or five times and then long press the big jelly bean.
    That works on all versions of android....at least the multiple tapping portion.

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    On my Nexus 7, I don't have a Settings > Applications...
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    Quote Originally Posted by guyinwonder View Post
    On my Nexus 7, I don't have a Settings > Applications...
    try "settings -> apps"
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    My first Android device. Thanks to all from a senior citizen for the tips and tricks.
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    Ever want to print from your Nexus 7? If you have a network enabled or WiFi printer, then you may be able to print. You just have to get the free Cloud Print app and configure your printer through the GOOGLE Cloud Print page. To print, you just hit the 3 dot configure button and choose Share. Then choose Cloud Print. I only tried it on a web page so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamfrayne182 View Post
    Another thing I found.

    If you start the clock app it will bring up a big digital clock on the screen.

    But if you tap it once it will dim the screen wasting less battery, but still visable in a dark room. Tap again and it lights back up.
    Try long pressing on the clock...
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    Here is a fun thing open up Google now as say "do a barrel roll"
    cool little effect
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnicornRancher View Post
    Meh.

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    The rotation lock is hidden at the top in the notification bar.
    For example, you can unlock, rotate to landscape, then relock. That keeps it in landscape, except for home screen.
    Thanks for that. I called support to ask about rotation and was told that the 7 didn't rotate.
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    I've just discovered one. In Google Now, clicking on the weather card brings you to a Google search in Chrome, with a large weather card at the top. The trick/tip is, you can drag your finger along the time interval to see the expected temperature, humidity, wind, and precipitation. Pretty handy if you wanna plan some outside events (especially here in New York where we get 90* weather with 100% humidity!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chex313 View Post
    Amazon Prime can be watched using the dolphin browser, one less reason to get a kindle. This is per Eileen on All about android. I don't have a membership myself.
    Nope. Needs Flash, which isn't available through the Play store. Amazon just launched an Instant Video app for the iPad, but it's widely suspected that they won't do an Android version in order to get people to come to the Fire instead.
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    All the google now commands. I did not come up with this list I found it on some website and I can't remember its name.

    Convenience
    Remind me to ______ in (time). // Note to self _______.
    Call the (place) in (location)
    Send SMS/text to (contact). Message, _______.
    Send email to ______, subject ____, message _______.
    Set alarm for (time a.m. / p.m.), label ______.
    Listen to/Play/Show me (song)
    Weather + day + place
    (Business) in (Location)
    Navigate/directions to ______. (by.... foot/car/etc)
    Where is (place/business) in (location)
    Map of ________.
    Go to (URL).

    Sports
    When is the next (team) game?
    How are the (team) doing?
    Who do the (team) play next?
    Did the (team) win their last game?

    Time
    What time is it in (location)?
    When is sunrise/sunset in (location)?
    What timezone is (location) in?
    When was (holiday)?
    When is (holiday) in (year)?

    Calculations/Conversions
    What's ____ in _____?
    Percent of (number)?
    .... And pretty much any other mathematical simple calculation.

    Flights
    (flight) (number)

    Stocks
    (stock)

    Knowledge/Facts
    What's the cast of (movie/show)?
    Who produced (movie/show)?
    Who founded ________?
    Where did (person) go to college? (try natalie portman)
    Define/What is (word)?
    How much is ____ worth? (try Angelina Jolie)
    Who wrote ______?
    Area/zip code (number).
    What movies did (person) play in?
    (animal) species in (location).
    How long is _________? (movie,bridges,etc)
    How old is (person)?
    What is the height requirement for (amusement park ride)? (try space mountain if none work)
    What is the capital of _______?

    Language
    Translate to (language), __________.

    Image Search
    Pictures of _______.

    Fun
    Do a barrel roll.
    What's the Meaning of Life, the universe, and everything?
    I'm hungry.
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    Two apps to compensate the lack of MHL on the Nexus 7:

    BubbleUPnp and semperVidLinks
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    Quote Originally Posted by armeddroid View Post
    Google Now >
    "I need shirts"
    Google: "Sending note to self - I need shirts"
    (sends to gmail with subject line: Note to Self")

    "I have a doctors appt tomorrow at 6pm"
    Google: "Setting alarm for tomorrow at 6pm"

    I am still messing with the voice to tasks, schedules, alarms and calendars.
    Please post up if you have any more commands that work well.

    Thanks.
    Will I need an umbrella in ....today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
    Nope. Needs Flash, which isn't available through the Play store. Amazon just launched an Instant Video app for the iPad, but it's widely suspected that they won't do an Android version in order to get people to come to the Fire instead.
    No flash on jelly bean is a pain as in UK and BBC iplayer wont work on Nexus.I use my icecream sandwich Galaxy Note but did access my PC using Splashtop Whiteboard app and used the PC to get the iplayer and then watched it on my Nexus.This would work for other sreaming. Whiteboard version is what it says and makes your tablet a mini whiteboard which you can use easier than laptop to do projected presentations etc. You need the pc and obviously a projector
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    I used "remind me to __do_something__ tomorrow at 8" and it worked nicely.
    Also for weather you can literally just say "weather" and it will work.
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