Got A New Tech Toy? Here Are The Tricks You Need To Know

at 10:32pm Dec 26, 2011

Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, Good Kwanzaa and a Fabulous Festivus. Whatever holiday you celebrate, odds are good you got some sort of gift over the past week or two. And, if you’re reading Lalawag, odds are also good that the gift in question was some sort of gadget.

Of course, like any good gadget connoisseur, you probably didn’t read the manual. Which means you’re likely due for a few fun new tricks to make that shiny new gadget live up to its full potential — and price tag. Fortunately, the web’s got you covered. Below is a selection of the best stories currently circling the web about how to get the most joy of your new toy.

iPhone & iPad:

Android:

Kindle:

Digital Camera:

About the Author: Mollie Vandor

Mollie Vandor is currently a Product Manager at Betterworks. Prior to that, she helped launch mobile and desktop websites for Food Network, Epicurious and various other clients as part of the Cooking.com Product Management team. She also helped launch user generated content startup Ranker.com in 2008, and served as the site's Product Manager from 2008 to 2011. In her spare time, she contributes to various tech, food and media blogs, including Mashable and Food Network Humor. Mollie is also a social media junkie, to the point where some sort of Twitter twelve step program may soon be in order. As an LA native and a veteran of the LA startup scene, she's also passionate about tech innovation and the LA tech scene in particular. And, she is particularly proud of the work she's done through Girls in Tech and various other organizations to bring more attention, awareness and opportunities to women in the industry. Likes: cooking, eating, reading, hiking, good movies, bad TV, killer Scrabble games, long walks on the beach (seriously). Dislikes: when Twitter goes down, raw onions, bad grammar, disorganization, getting stuck in traffic. You can reach Mollie @mollierosev.

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