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A tablet computer is a mobile computer with a touchscreen display, circuitry, and battery in a single device. Tablets come equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone, and an accelerometer, and the touchscreen display uses the recognition of finger or stylus gestures replacing the usage of the mouse and keyboard. They usually feature on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboards for typing. Tablets may include physical buttons for basic features such as speaker volume and power, and ports for network communications and battery charging. Tablets are typically larger than smartphones or personal digital assistants.

Hi, we want to lock down some Android tablets so they only view a few whitelisted websites, is there a easy solution for this?
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Hi USB Experts,

I'd like to know how to work out whether a device will work with a USB OTG cable, or a standard USB cable, or either.

Examples:
a) To access a USB flash drive from my Samsung J7 (2016) cell phone, I use a USB OTG cable.  It has USB micro at the phone end, and USB-A female at the flash drive end.
b) On the other hand, to access a USB flash drive from my laptop or desktop PC, I use a non-OTG USB cable.  It has USB-A male at the PC end, and USB-A female at the flash drive end.

Now I have a Microsoft Surface Go, which runs Windows 10, and I think is a cross between a laptop and a tablet.  If you remove the keyboard it's more like a tablet.  It has a USB-C connector.

Questions:
Q1. Can I access USB devices like flash drives from the Surface Go via a OTG cable, non-OTG cable, or either?
Q2. How do you know?
Q3. What's the principle which allows us to decide?
Q4. Would the answers be the same for USB hubs?

Please answer Q1 - Q4 separately for clarity.  I don't just want an answer to Q1.

I've had a quick look at this Wikipedia page about USB On-The-Go, but I haven't yet found anything that answers my question.  I understand that a USB OTG cable turns a device like a phone or tablet into a host, but I don't see how that's answering my question for the Surface Go, for example.  Is it already a host?  How can I know?

I've seen some USB cables and hubs …
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I'm looking for free Android apps (that's without ads) for

a) locking (ie block) users from installing/running apps that
    we don't endorse.  Smart App Lock free version comes
    with ads

b) that our Helpdesk can just tap/launch & it'll verify if the
    Android tablet is rooted/jail-broken

Ideally the apps recommended will work when the Android
is updated, easy to use & have good user ratings.  We are
looking at a Samsung tablet.
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I have a service client moving to cloud based dispatch.
What would you recommend for field techs - Chromebook, iPad, or WIndows tablet.
What service(s) to connect?  LTE for coverage or Wireless with access point?
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Our corporate have a batch of Samsung tablets designated
for specific use only.

It's going to take a while to identify a free MDM to control
these tablets so for time being, I'll need a checklist in terms
of cybersecurity & usage control (ie restrict to that app only).

The checklist will be used by our IT support when the
tablets are brought to them for installation/support &
the IT Support maydo quarterly checks manually by
referencing this checklist:

Offhand I can only think of the following, pls add on :

1. updates/patches are up-to-date
2. PlayStore app is not present (ie disabled/deinstalled)
     so that users can't install unnecessary apps
3. Only designated browser ie Chrome & one other
    & the app that we required for that designated use
    is present
4.   ...   ?


Also help recommend any free MDM that could
enforce the above checklist of items.
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Hi
Probably an obvious question, but considering the differences between phones and tablets for javascript games..

... Is the proper way to do browser + device games' object locations in fractions of device height and width? And size game objects as ratios also? What must I do concerning strategies for phone/tablet+browser? AND device rotation accommodations?
How does Javascript detect phone / tablet/ browser?

I don't have a tablet. Which is the best to get for game dev? many ... iPad, Surface . . . not necessary, any?
Let's consider a word game like Wordscapes. The main interface is the circular  object to select letters for a word-answer. Is that just 1/4 of width distance from border and x% width for the circle diameter?
How different is it, really, on phone/tablet? What is the proper solution for all this?

Thanks
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Hi

I have brought a Microsoft surface pro for one of the staff and the staff visits many organisation  and they don’t have Wi-Fi access.

I would like to setting up the mobile data for the Surface pro and what is the best way of having a mobile data for the surface pro.I also  noticed that it doesn't have  a SIM slot.

GifGaff gives good data deals and if i buy a portable Huawei router and using the GiffGaff SIMS on the router,  will this be work?
https://www.giffgaff.com/sim-only-plans

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-5055321409617-E5330-Router-White/dp/B01KIUF240/ref=asc_df_B01KIUF240/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310776295886&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14213981439297648216&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006567&hvtargid=pla-550548074792&th=1

Any help much appreciated.
Thanks.
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Is there a Powershell command to disable ALL users from 365 Active Sync. We are using Microsoft Azure and 365. Users are assigned devises such as phones and tablets and  for those using  their own devises, we want more control over who is permitted to connect. To accomplish this, we want to first turn off Active Sync, then allow only after the user (500 plus), signs our access request forms. Looking for a quick way to disable all users from Active Sync and then manually or batch allow users after they have completed the form. Thanks
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OK I have two pieces of hardware:-

Fusion5 10.1" 2in1 Google Certified Android Laptop Tablet PC - (Octa core Processor, Android 8.1 Oreo, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage, Dual Cameras, HD IPS, Bluetooth Tablet PC with Docking Keyboard)

... and:-

HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile Printer

I want to run a mobile project where I print Haiku's as I create them onto A6 card. I have checked the connectivity and all is well.

So I would like to load an Android word-processing App that is quick to set up and use ideally with a template sized for A6 card and the font set up ready to roll.

The icing on the cake would be to have templates with a choice of coloured/patterned borders too to save preprinting selections to print on.

Can anyone suggest a suitable App, it doesn't necessarily have to be free?
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Some how IPads got upgraded to 13.x.x and things have stopped working.  I need to put it back to 12.4.1.  I don't have a backup of this.  Is there anyway to do this?
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Hi all,

I have a lot of tablets which used to sign in automatically by registry edits managed by GPO:
reg_login.png
Because of security policy's i now need to cancel the auto sign in but i still want to autofill domainname and username. So the user should only enter his password. Like this for example:LoginSc.png
Deleting the default password did not work. Any idea's?

Thanks in advance.
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I set up in task scheduler a trigger that if a USB connection to the computer is detected it should do a action, I use for the trigger  
Log: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Device Configuration, Source: Kernel-PnP, Event ID:410

I want to add few more triggers
Switch to battery
power on
login
setting change
Run a exe
Save a file to the system

What trigers would I use
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Dear Experts,

My company has 9 Samsung Tablet A, 8.0".  The Android version is 8.1.0.  One of the users deleted a picture from the gallery on one of the tablets.  He called me to see if I could retrieve it.  I understand that the Samsung tablets do not have a trash can; therefore, the picture is permanently deleted; however, I understand that there is some Android recovery software on the market that will recovery deleted files from tablets; therefore, I checked into some Android recovery software.  Even though most of the recovery software says it will recover from your phone, it also appears to work on your tablet as well.  I tried one piece of software, Coolmuster's Lab.Fone for Android; however, it appeared to not even look at the files deleted from the gallery.

So, my question for help is:  In your experience, what is the best software (it doesn't have to be free) to recover deleted files from a Samsung tablet's gallery?


Thank you,
sla0610
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I am looking for a PowerShell script that should snap a picture from the computers camera and send me an email alert, can anyone help?

I have no knowledge with powershell scripting (I should but did not get there)
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We have a kiosk tablet [Microsoft surface] when the application is running there is no way out of the application without a password so access is restricted to the OS, but there is a loophole if you attach a keyboard and press the Windows key. Is there a way to set up that if the tablet detects a UBS being connected it should email me a picture?
I created a task schedule as following
Tasktrigger:  on event, Log: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Device Configuration, Source: Kernel-PnP, Event ID:410

But when I set @ action send email I get the following error
The task definition uses a deprecated feature, based on what I see on the internet this will not work and the workaround is to run a script I tried 3 different scripts but none worked see attached.

Also this will only send me a notification but not snap a photo, I need to know who it was that violated the company policy.
script.ps1
Sendemail.ps1
tssendemail.ps1
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We have a kiosk tablet [Microsoft surface] when the application is running there is no way out of the application without a password so access is restricted to the OS, but there is a loophole if you attach a keyboard and press the Windows key. Is there a way to set up that if the tablet detects a UBS being connected it should email me a picture?
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The guide I have for setting up a tablet was written for one running Windows 8.1 & mine is running Win 10, there are some settings I cannot find to make the required changes & they are listed below, if anyone can tell mje the equivalent or if these are longer in use with Windows 10
Thanks!

In the Windows 8 start menu, turn off live tiles and remove all shortcuts

Disable all Win 8 Charms, Flicks, and Corner Navigation

Turn App switching off

Turn off Auto Brightness

Enable “When I sign in or close all apps, go to the Desktop instead”.

Disable Panel Self-Refresh.
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I'm setting up a tablet, right out of the box, that will be used with a restaurant point of sale system & I don't want to sign in with Microsoft or join a domain - how do I get past this? If I recall, in the past there was a 'skip this step' option, but I'm not seeing that here...
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What device can cause display issues, on a Microsoft Surface table, either version 3 or 4 when it is overheated?

In other words, what can make the Microsoft Surface table display unread/viewable when it reaches its threshold?
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Hi

We have some Marketers in our company they are all equipped with the  sum-sung tablets with android , I'm told to see if the ms access can be installed on them. If this is possible how is done? We are asked to find out whether also the accde file can run on such phone ? And how to copy them files there?

Regards

Chris
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Can the docking station built for a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, work on Surface Pro (Surface Pro 5)?

When the Surface Pro is connected to a Surface Pro 3 docking station, all the peripheral work expect the external LCD which is connected via a VGA to USB, adapter.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 blurry screen
Research: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/all/surface-pro-4-display-520-graphics-flicker-blurry/4cd65b6b-6fc3-4506-87f6-102b21491f27 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3025083/windows-scaling-issues-for-high-dpi-devices
Recommendation: Execute Microsoft Surface diagnostic tool to see if that correct the problem

The Microsoft Store representative said to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 but that did not work.

The problem appear to happen when the Surface is hot.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/1/16958954/microsoft-surface-pro-4-screen-flickering-issues-flickergate show what the problem looks like.
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Hi, I have and application written on WPF (C#) which runs on tablets. In some places user have to input text or value but the application takes the entire screen (Maximised)
Is it any possibility to raise the OnScreenKeyboard from code?
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I am attempting to make the migration from traditional cable TV to the internet only.

Netflix gives me lots of choices for TV and movies, which I was not aware of when I started doing research on this topic, so that solves the unified search problem for me.

The only content that I really miss now that I have Netflix for TV shows, is the local nightly news.

Is there any way for me to get this single localized content airing over the internet on any of the network channels (ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX)?

Assistance is still greatly appreciated.
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We have 5 ipads used by some of our employees. I set them up with an apple id and logged them into the ipad. The problem is if I need to wipe the ipads there is an activation lock and I need their apple id to unlock. So my concern is that is they leave employment and I cannot get their apple ID password, the ipad is bricked?

I have tried to reset the password, but the phone number on their account is their cell phone, which I don't have access to.

1. Is there a way to wipe the ipad and remove the activation lock without their apple id? Will apple help since it's a corporate owned device? Do I need some type of MDM?

2. Should I be setting these up differently to prevent this issue?

Thank you.
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Tablets

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A tablet computer is a mobile computer with a touchscreen display, circuitry, and battery in a single device. Tablets come equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone, and an accelerometer, and the touchscreen display uses the recognition of finger or stylus gestures replacing the usage of the mouse and keyboard. They usually feature on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboards for typing. Tablets may include physical buttons for basic features such as speaker volume and power, and ports for network communications and battery charging. Tablets are typically larger than smartphones or personal digital assistants.

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