Saturday, August 27, 2011

Android honeycomb media player - Hive Player

Hive Player is a Android music player optimized for Xoom tablet. With Hive Player, you can scrollable widget with music collection navigation, multi-Select playlist additions, filter duplicates, Search with playlist additions, notification controls with album artwork and etc.

The app is much better than the stock music player. The powerful home screen widget is the coolest feature. The widget works but only allows browsing to albums and artists on Xoom, but it doesn't support Google music.

Download Hive Player ($1.99) from Market.

How to make phone calls on Xoom

Some people buy a Motorola Xoom and think about using it as an actual phone. If the Xoom has the option, they would love it to simply replace the phone. But can the Xoom tablet make a Phone call?

You can use Skype, Google talk app to place Voice calls via the Internet, but the Xoom isn't designed to be an actual phone yet. In fact, in Europe the Galaxy Tab had the ability to make calls on Xoom, but the US Carrier restrictions prevent it here.

Download photos from camera to Xoom

I have the Xoom Wi-Fi only version and I have snapped some photos by using Canon camera. I want to download the photos from camera to my Xoom tablet for sharing them with my friends. How can I do that?

You can use the official camera adapter kit for Motorola Xoom. The kit consists of a proprietary cable that has a micro USB connector. You can conveniently transfer pictures from your compatible cameras right to the Motorola Xoom, even the large amounts of photos.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Xoom not turning on & stuck at Black Screen

Today when I wake up, my Motorola Xoom won't turn on and stucks at a black screen. It was plugged in night. The notification LED was also flashing. Why does the tablet not respond? How to fix the issue? Can any body help me?

Just pressing the volume button all the way up and the on button at the same time. That worked. Your Xoom will turn back on.

Business Calendar

Business Calendar is a android calendar app that is synchronising with your Google calendars, support smooth scroll- and zoomable multi-day view. It's best Calendar app to date.

I have used Business Calendar over the stock calendar on my Xoom. It does tie all of my sync'd accounts, including two Gmail and one Exchange. Adding an event is much quicker than the default calendar app.

Download Business Calendar ($5.73) from Market.

Xoom calendar widget not updating

My calendar widget does not update automatically on my Xoom after 3.1 update. There are a standard widget and a resized widget both on my home screen. They are always stuck on yesterday's date and events at the top. I try doing hard reset, still not working. How can I fix the issues?

When I delete the resized widget on heom screen, the standard sized widget changes to today's date. The problem seems to be with resized calendar widget.

Activate 3G on WiFi Only Xoom

I have got the WiFi-Only Motorola Xoom tablet and bought a Verizon 3G SIM card. I find a guide for getting 3G Xoom to work on another carrier, so can I activate 3G on my WiFi-Only Xoom? How to add the Verizon 3G SIM card to activate?

You can't activate 3G mobile data on the WiFi Only Xoom. It's impossible. The hardware are different between the 3G version and the WiFi version. The WiFi only version Xoom doesn't have the hardware required to connect to any carrier networks.

Create folders & widgets on Xoom with Folder Organizer

Folder Organizer is a android app that help you organize apps, bookmarks, contacts and shortcuts on your Motorola Xoom tablet. With the app, you are able to group items by labels, and create fully customizable folders and widgets.

Folder Organizer has many features, such as change folder icon, sort folder items and put items in notification bar. It works great on Xoom, and makes everything organized, so I can find what I am looking for quickly.

Download Folder Organizer ($1.42) from Market.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How to view available and used RAM on Xoom

If you want To view available and used RAM on your Xoom tablet(Note: The Xoom also uses RAM to run the Honeycomb OS.), try the following step by step:

1. On the Home Screen, tap Apps > Settings.
2. Scroll down the screen and tap Manage Applications > Running.
3. Under RAM option, you can find the available and used RAM.

Videos not loading on the Xoom stock browser

When I use the stock browser to watch flash videos on websites, the video isn't loading on the webpage. I don't know how to get these to work. My Xoom tablet has installed the Flash.

To fix the browser issue, uninstall Flash and try installing the latest Flash version from the Market. If that's still not working, you need to switch the flash pages from mobile mode to desktop mode for playing the flash videos.

How to set default browser on Motorola Xoom

I had used Opera on my Xoom tablet for 6 days. The Opera app is more faster and safer than the stock browser. I really like it and want to set it as my default browser.

To reset Opera as defaullt browser on Xoom, tap Settings > Manage All Apps > select browser > Clear defaults. Then open Opera app and click set as default. It will bring a popup window to let you choose the browser you want to use, choose Opera.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

How to Delete Xoom Widget

I have accidently created a widget on my Xoom tablet. Now I want to delete the widget without deleting the app. How can I do that?

It is easy to do. just pressing on the widget for 6 seconds, then drag it to the upper right corner where it is saying remove.

Friday, August 19, 2011

TouchDown HD for Tablets -Xoom app

TouchDown HD for Tablets is an android app that syncs emails, contacts, calendar and tasks from your corporate Exchange server on your Xoom tablet. The app gives you a single tabbed view.

Although the Xoom tablet has built-in email and gmail clients, TouchDown HD is what I use for my corporate mail. The app proxies Exchange PIN and remote wipe enforcement to it. A stock Honeycomb app works very well.

Download TouchDown HD for Tablets (Free) from Market.

Bookmark widget not working on Xoom

After my Xoom us model had updated from 3.1 to 3.2, the bookmark widget always be not working and unresponsive. When I touch a page, the screen will dim. I have to restart the tablet and every once the issue will happen.

That is a common bug on Xoom 3.2. If the screen goes dim, just change the orientation for fixing it. The Bookmark widget will be responsive.

Accessing network drive from Xoom

I am looking for an app that enable me to access network drive from Xoom tablet over WiFi. Is that possible to access my network drive with Xoom?

You can use ES File Explorer or File Manager HD that both have LAN access. The apps are able to access file & folders on my WHS computer without issue. And I use File Manager HD to view my Mac's shared folders using SMB and worked great.

Xoom stock browser download unsuccessful

Every time I try to download a file, the Xoom stock Browser gets the full 100% and then display "Download unsuccessful." error. I have to retry 3 times and it complete successfully. How to fix the Browser downloads fail issue?

The stock browser has issues about downloading files. You can wipe cache in browser settings. Or switch to dolphin app that works great.

How to use android phone as keyboard for Xoom

Is there an android application that you can use an android phone as keyboard for the Xoom tablet?

Berserker's BlueputDroid allow you to use your device as a remote mouse and keyboard. I have used the app to use my droid 1 as a keyboard for my xoom. It does work.

Turn off Xoom systen updates 3.2

When I turn the Xoom wifi only running 3.1, the system update 3.2 will be available. I don't want to accept the update and that's annoying. How to disable system update notification on Xoom permanently?

You can't do this unless you are rooted. Under cache, deleted zip off of the end of the updates. Then reboot and it will be gone.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Xoom notification bar missing

Today I notes that the notification bar is missing at the bottom right of my screen and has disappeared. This status bar shows battery life and wifi signal strength. Where would the bar go?

You can reboot the Xoom tablet and the notification bar will come back again . Rebooting will fix the issues. Worked for me.

Xoom SD card got stuck

When I inserted SD card into my Xoom tablet, there is flastic card already inserted in it. Then plastic card came up. The SD card got stuck in the space between the screen and the sd slot.

The large Xoom tablets just have micro SD slots, so users always makes mistakes about that. You can carefully take it out with tweezers.

No sound when connect Xoom to TV using hdmi

I connects my Xoom tablet to my HD TV using a Micro HDMI. After I plug Xoom in the TV, I have no sound coming out of the tablet, such as a movie app, stock music player. The images are fine do. The sound comes back if I unplug the cable.

You can try this temp fix. Taking a 3.5mm audio cable and plug it into the head phone jack of the Xoom and the other end into the headphone jack of the TV. Works for me.

Yahoo videos wont play on Xoom

My Xoom tablet has been installed the new flash version. When I try to play Yahoo news videos on Xoom, it shows the picture of the news story and a vertical line with "?" in the middle of the video. The yahoo videos won't play.

The Yahoo videos uses microsoft silverlight that honeycomb doesn't support, so you aren't able to view them.

How to fix Xoom random keystrokes

My Verizon Xoom's erratic touchscreen is erratic. When I click off the screen and click it on again but then Xoom just starts randomly pressing buttons by itself and opening apps. After restarted it or done a factory reset, that worked fine. The issues come back at some point and happened to me 5 times in 1 month. Do you have a solution?

I think it is a faulty hardware with Honeycomb itself. You'd better to return Xoom to Verizon and have a replacement.

Change notification bar button colours on Xoom

I want to change the notification bar button colours on my Xoom without rooting, including switch open applications, back, clock. How can I do that?

Rooting the Xoom is the only way. You should be able to overwrite SystemUI.apk in /system/app or write an app to do it. I don't find a app can do it since now.

Volume Widget for Xoom tablet

Volume Widget is a android widget that can adjust any volume type from your home screen quickly. It is clean, simple and works great on Xoom. Xoom volume buttons are little are small and sometimes hard to get to, so this widget is very handy.

The Volume Widget has the following features:
1. Quick up/down volume adjust buttons.
2. 1x1, 2x1 and 4x1 widget sizes.
3. Controls all volume types.

Download Volume Widget (Free) from Market.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wifi file transfer from NAS to Xoom

I need to transfer files from a NAS to the Xoom over WiFi without connecting USB to PC. Is there any Wifi file transfer app that can help me?

You can try using the following Xoom apps:
1. WebSharing app creates an internal http link for you to access your Xoom.
2. ES file explorer with the LAN tab automatically detect your NAS.
3. File Manager HD can access shared folders that use SMB on your subnet.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Facebook video calling on Xoom

Facebook Launches Skype-Powered Video Calling on their social network. Is there a Xoom browser supporting Facebook Video Calling?

I think you couldn't do that, because it requires that you install a plugin to get started and the plugin doesn't work on Xoom.

Xoom bluetooth headphones for music

I am lookingg for the Xoom bluetooth headphones for music or audio. Here are some Xoom accessories for streaming music over bluetooth and they work great. Make sure the specs of yours supoprts A2DP.

Motorola HT820 bluetooth headsets
Motorola S9-HD Bluetooth MOTOROKR/MOTOACTIV Stereo Headset
Plantronics BackBeat903 BT headphones
BT Rocketfish head phones
Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 Bluetooth Stereo Headset with Dual-Mic Technology
Freedom Bluetooth Headphones

Connect external hdd to Xoom USb port

How can I connect the device, such as usb sticks, external hdd or standard sized sd cards, to the usb port on my Xoom tablet?

You are able connect my Canon 40D using the Motorola camera usb cable without rooting. That works flawlessly. You can also use the Motorola Camera kit plus by rooted.

Xoom system crash after rooting

After rooted xoom 3.2, the system seems to crash. When opening The gallery app, it is often crashing and then power cycle. I have got this issue before rooting.

Tap menu > settings > applications >manage applications > all> gallery, clear the cache and date and then reboot. If not working, you can try the Quick Pic app. That working great for me.

TubeMate - Download youtube videos on Xoom

I am using a WiFi Xoom. How can I download youtube videos on Xoom and then watch later without streaming?

TubeMate! YouTube Downloader app is the fastest and most famous YouTube downloader for android. It can extracts YouTube videos into stand alone files and save them to your Xoom device. Multiple download resolution options, resume downloading and even also convert to mp3 format.

Download TubeMate! YouTube Downloader from Market.

Youtube hd videos on Xoom

I can't playing Youtube HD smoothly on my Xoom installed the flash 10.2. When I open the main pc version youtube site, I couldn't select quality (240,480,720,1080).

If you have a youtube account, you can set the default from 240p to to the 1080p on your computer. Then you can watch 1080p video in the youtube app on your Xoom.

How to disable Pop Up blocker on Motorola Xoom

I want to change the settings on the Pop Up blocker on my Xoom, but couldn't find it. How can I disable Pop Up blocker? I am not rooted.

Open stock browser, tap settings in the top right corner and tap advance, then scroll down and uncheck the Pop Up blocker box.

Cannot empty email trash folder on Xoom

In the stock email app, you have to select the emails individually and then hitting delete for deleting them. There are about 500 emails within the trash folder on Xoom and I need to delete them. Is that a way to empty trash folder in email?

The email app doesn't have the option to "empty trash", so you can't clear trash folder or spam folder on Xoom email app.

How to Specify Xoom download folder

When I download pictures, movies on my Xoom tablet, How can I choose a specific folder for that to go to?

All downloads go to the "Downloads" directory. It seems that you can't specify download folder for saving a picture/movie when browsing, but you can use Astro to move it to another directory.

Bluetooth to answer call on Xoom

Is there a app that help me bluetooth pair my Xoom to my phone, and answer a call, Talk and Hear through the Xoom? I just wan to transformer phone calls bluetooth, so I don't have to look for my phone. How can I do that?

I am not sure if you can answer call on Xoom. But with the SyncSMS app in the market, you are able to get your phones text messages on your Xoom tablet. That works great.

Xoom apps won't install

My Xoom tablet has over 1GB of free memory left, but when I tried to install apps or updates, such as File Manager HD or Google maps update,it won't install. After rebooting the tablet, i have the same issue again.

The required minimum available internal storage space on Xoom is around 3GB. I find that a couple of movies is 3G of space. After I free up them, every thing is working now.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to connect Xoom to ethernet

I am working at a location that has wired internet access without WiFi. How to connect my Xoom WiFi to the ethernet? A Apple Airport Express is over there.

You can connect your Motorola Xoom to the airport express via WiFi, and then connect the airport to the wired router using an ethernet cable.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Record and watch video at same time on Xoom

I want to record video with camera while watching my YouTube videos stored on your Xoom at the same time. Should I need record video app and others? How can I do that?

I think that's not working on the Xoom. When you run app and hava the camera recording at same time, the app will close or the camera stops working.

Webcam problems with motorola Xoom

My Xoom WiFi only has got a video chat problem. When having video chatting from the front facing camera or rear shows up to other people, the video is moving off screen by turning and wobbling.

How to fix the camera issue
There is a little scalier on top of your video box that's on the bottom right. And it has a "Hand" on the left and a "shaky Hand" on the right. You need to set the video feed to Hand.

How to move apps to sd card on Xoom

I am using an Xoom tablet running Honeycomb 3.2 and have install lots of apps installed from the market. Can I move apps installed in the tablet to sd card on Xoom?

The micro SD card slot is just for additional storage, so you aren't ablt to transfer the apps to the micro SD card.

Google 3d Maps on Xoom

Is there a 3D verison of google maps on the Xoom tablet?

Yes. Open Google Maps in map view, go to a city and zoom in till you see the 3D buildings. But it's only in major citites, such as San Francisco. I think Google will eventually make it for all cities.

Xoom microphone location

I just got a Xoom and was wondering this question. Where the microphone is located on Xoom tablet?

The microphone is on the bottom to the right of the bottom ports.

Disable in app purchases android Xoom

I have got a android Xoom tablet to my 10 year old son for playing games. I just want to disable app purchases in games. How to disable this feature?

In your account settings, go to Checkout > Payment options. And get a visa gift cards and put it on there as the payment option. Then make it your default payment option.

How to play movies on Xoom from sd card

After updating Xoom from 3.1 to 3.2, I transferred some video's to the SD card, but the Gallery and MoboPlayer won't play the movies. video won't play off sd card in \sdcard.

Using Gallery, browse to /mnt/external1 and then tap on the movie to play it. If doesn't work, try turning the Xoom to portrait, then back to landscape.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cannot delete files from Xoom gallery app

I have transfered pictures from my PC into the Xoom Gallery app via USB cable. When I choose a photo and delete it, the picture immediately dissapears from the gallery list. After rebooted the Xoom, the deleted photo appears again.

If you have that hooked to your gmail account, or set up Dropbox or Picasa on your account, those pictures will be synced and re-shown on your device. You can try the QuickPic app for deleting photos without this issue.

Moboplayer too dark on Xoom

There are some mp4 files on my Xoom tablet. When I actually play the video using Moboplayer, the screen just goes dark. It's too dark to watch.

If you have the same isssue, go to the setting and adjust your brightness. Then you are able to watch the video with normal brightness levels.

All downloads Fail after Xoom 3.2 update

My Xoom had updated to 3.2 yesterday. When I try to download apps in the Android market, all downloads get to 2/3s and then fail.

My friend has a xoom tablet runing 3.1 with no issue. The 3.2 version is really pain. I think I should downgrade Xoom from 3.2 to 3.1 or 3.01.

How to mount camera to Xoom

I havea Cannon Digital Rebel XTi SLR that supports PTP transfers. I want to transfer store pictures from my digital camera to my android tablet. How can I mount my camera to Xoom?

How to mount camera to Xoom
Just plug in OTG cable to Xoom, and connect camera's cable to OTG cable. Then open Gallery or Quickpic, and it will ask whether you want to transfer files.

Non APN settings on rooted Xoom 3G

I have a verizon Xoom tablet 3g version. After rooting it, I can't find the APN settings for entering my network name (APN).

In the Mobile network settings, there are just data enabled, data roaming, system select, and activate device, not APN tab. How to fix the issue. Any suggestions?

Unrooted Xoom on 3.2 not connect to iPhone via bluetooth

My jailbroken iPhone 3gs runs iOS 4.3.3 and I have downloaded miwi and tethered my Wifi Xoom through bluetooth. That works fine.

After install the 3.2 update, tethering works flawlessly at first time, but upon disconnection. The iPhone just says "not connected" and the Xoom try to connect and then unconnect. Try having upaired both devices, still not working.

My friend also have this exact same issue. Now I have to reboot my Xoom every time to re-tether.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Android market download folder on Xoom

I have downloaded appsfrom the Android market. Where does the .apk fiel save to in the Xoom folder?

The .apk should be in a system folder, such as /system/app or /data/app or /sdcard/.

Dropbox not working on Xoom 3.2

After my Xoom wifi only version have installed the 3.2 update, Dropbox is not working now. When I open the Dropbox app and download my files, the screen goes dims and it stops working.

You should install a small update released by Dropbox. Try changing the orientation of your Xoom when the screen darker. That can fix the issue.

Xoom notification area disappears

The notification area on Xoom often disappears, so I can't find thekeyboard icon along with other notifications over there. But when I receive an email, this area will appear again. I have tried switching notification area on and off in the setting, but still can't fix it.

This is not a Xoom issue. It disappears when some apps launch, even you are on Home Screen.

Verizon Signal Getting Worse on Xoom

I had manually updated my Xoom, but the Verizon signal on my Xoom is getting worse. My Android phone does get strong signal. How can I update my roaming capabilities on the Xoom?

You need to use the "Activate" feature to update your roaming capabilities. Tap Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks, and select "Activate". Done that at least every 2 months.

Portable Backup Battery Charger for Xoom

I have been searching a portable battery backup power source for my Motorola Xoom tablet, and find some battery packs with multiple pins for different devices. But I'm not sure if they are suitable for the Xoom. Can any body give some suggestions?

You can purchase the tip NB11 for Xoom. The tip is designed for the XP8000 model and for 12V devices. It looks exactly the same as the 8000.