Thursday, June 23, 2011

Xoom printing app - Cloud Print BETA

With the Cloud Print Beta app, you are able to print files from your Xoom tablet to your printer. The app support for file types: pdf,jpg,jpeg,docx,ods,xls,xlsx,ppt,odp,txt,doc,xps

To get started printing, first connect to the internet through a laptop or PC . If you have a HP E-Print enabled printer, you don't need a computer. I tried Cloud Print BETA a few weeks ago and it worked quite well.

Download Cloud Print BETA (Free) from Android Market.

Xoom cannot obtain ip address

I could connect the Motorola Xoom tablet to my Belkin router and wifi works fine. Then around the time Froyo came out, Xoom cannot obtain ip address from my Belkin route.

I have changed all the security settings in my router and rooted all devices, but Xoom just says "scanning" then "Obtaining IP address of my router" and then disconnects.

Try the following steps for fixing the issue
1. Make sure you have no settings from prior to Froyo.
2. Restore your router to default and try again
3. Clear cache on the tablet.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Run Android Apps in Full Screen on Xoom

Most of the Android Apps available in the market were written to be used on the small screens of the Phone, but them may not fit the Xoom's larger screen.

Spare Parts is a Android app that allows you to enable some hidden settings on the Xoom. To resize apps in fullscreen mode on the Xoom, open the application, scroll down, disable Compatibility and then reboot the tablet.

Xoom transfer files to Ubuntu

Yesterday I got my WiFi Xoom tablet. I want to transfer files, but just have a computer running LInux, without Windows.

I get wifi file explorer and run it. The app gives me the IP and port I need to connect in the browser, however the browser isn't working.

Now I can't find a way to get Xoom to mount in Ubuntu. Is that an ftp client app for Xoom so I can transfer files directly from it?

Movies available in Android Market

After the 3.1 update, the movies are now available in the Android Market. You are able to purchase movie rental via your Xoom tablet running Android 3.1,.

You have 30 days to watch the movie. But once you press play, you have 24 hours to complete watching. And I find that there are lots of new and different tittles available in HD.

Xoom browser slow loading

My Motorola Xoom browser is slow loading, but Tapatalk and pulse apps using the network are working quickly.

If your Xoom browser has got the issues, go to settings > apps > manage apps > all and wipe the cache. Then try a reboot.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ad-hoc on Xoom without rooting

Is it possible to get Ad-hoc WiFi woking on Xoom without rooting.

It is impossible without root. If you want the ad-Hoc connection, you still need root to push to system.

Wyse PocketCloud RDP/VNC for Xoom

PocketCloud is a android app that enables remote access from Xoom to Windows or Mac desktops over WiFi and 3G/4G networks.

PocketCloud usethe RDP or VNC protocols and you can remotely
access any file and run any application on your computers. It works fine on my Xoom tablet, but it can't get any file from computer as FTP.

Download Wyse PocketCloud RDP/VNC from Android Market.

ActiveX for motorola xoom on remote web workplace

When I tried to log into my computer remotely with my motorola Xoom tablet using IE, Internet explorer said I needed activex controls? How can I getthe Xoom to run ActiveX?

ActiveX controls are purpose-built programs designed to run natively within a container, like Internet Explorer, on Windows computers. VPN & RDP rather better than activeX. The xoom has a built-in VPN and RDP is available to you.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Starting Fastboot Protocol Support on WiFi Xoom

I just rooted my Xoom tablet yesterday . I downloaded the one-click root files and had the Xoom in USB debugging mode. After a very tense few minutes, WiFi Xoom is stuck in the Dual Core screen with "Starting Fastboot protocol support".

When I finally looked at my PC screen, I saw that I needed to click "next." It's a pretty foolproof process.

Xoom Camera error Cannot connect to camera

I have a Xoom tablet, not rooted. The front-facing camera is working fine. But when I switch the Camera, Xoom display error message "Camera error Cannot connect to camera."

To fix the Camera issue, just doing a soft reset by pressing the power and volume up buttons at the same time for about 6 seconds. The Camera will work fine again.

Zinio magazine reader for Xoom

Zinio E-Magazine Reader is an Android app that transforms your favorite print magazines into digital format. You need to install all 3 APK and no Root required.

I got it to work on my Xoom and use the reader hub app to launch zinio. Now the zinio preview shows the entire page, and allows work in landscape, but crashes often in landscape.

Downlaod Zinio E-Magazine Reader here.

How to turn off Xoom notification light

Whenever I get an email, the light is extremely bright on my Xoom tablet. How to disable Xoom notification light?

It seems that you can't. But you can turn the notification sounds off and the light will still flash. Just select the clock on bottom right and tap Notifications box.

Xoom apps won't update and install

I have a Xoom 3G unlocked. Today when I download a app, the installtion is always "unsuccessful." And the xoom apps won't update. I have try rebooting, clearing data and caches related to the Android market, I still get the issues.

1. Make sure your Xoom has enough free space.
2. If the Android Market is flaky at best right now, you have to hold tight for a while.

Google voice search without internet access on Xoom

When my Xoom tablet has no internet connection, the google voice search keeps saying " connection problem" and won't woking. How can I use the voice search if the Internet is off?

The Google voice only works with the internet on Xoom, because the feature is not locally stored.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

How to hide pictures/videos on Xoom

I can hide photos and videos from the gallery on my Droid Incredible by taking them in a folder like ".foldername". How can I hide photos and videos on my Xoom tablet?

To hide pictures/videos file on Xoom, you can creat a file called .nomedia and placed it in the folder you would like hidden from the "gallery.". You can also use "file expert" app. It offers the "Hide pics for media detection" options for creating the ".nomedia" file on Xoom.