Sharing an Android Tablet
Q. Is it possible for two people to use one Android tablet and keep their apps and settings separate?
A. Tablets running Android 4.2 (and later) have a fairly easy way to set up multiple user accounts. Like multiple accounts on a desktop computer, each user account on the tablet has its own Home screen, settings and collection of apps. Android currently allows up to eight user accounts per tablet.
To add a new user to your tablet in Android 4.4, open the Settings screen. (The exact steps and screens may vary based on the Android version and device you are using.) In the Device area, tap Users. On the Users & Profiles screen, tap “Add user or profile.”
You are then presented with the choice of adding a User (a separate area of the tablet for the person to have their own apps, settings and files), or a Restricted Profile (a controlled version of your own account that can limit access to certain apps and files). Tap the User option.
The person with whom you are sharing the tablet will need to go through the standard setup screens for adding an email account, configuring apps and customizing the account. Once the new account is set up, each user’s name and account picture appears on the tablet’s lock screen. Google’s site has more information on adding, modifying or deleting users on the same Android device.
Adding Photos to an iPhone Mail Message
Q. Is there a way to add a photo to an email on the iPhone after you’ve already written the message?
A. If the iPhone is running iOS 6 or iOS 7, you can attach a picture from the Photos app without leaving the Mail program. When you have the message open, press your finger on the iPhone’s screen until you see a small pop-up menu appear.
On that menu, tap the “Insert Photo or Video” option; if you are still running iOS 6, tap the white arrow to get over to it. When the Photos screen opens, navigate to the image you want to send. Select it to attach to the open message. After you tap the Send button on the message, you get an option to select a file size for the image attachment.
In older versions of iOS, you can still attach a photo after a message has been started, but it takes more effort. From the open Mail message on the screen, double-click the iPhone’s Home button to switch over to the Photos app. On the screen of photo thumbnails, press and hold the image you want to use until a Copy button appears. Tap Copy, then switch back to the Mail app. Go to the area of the message where you want to insert the image, then press down on the screen until a Paste option pops up. Tap Paste to attach the photo to the message.
You can also start a message from the Photos app by selecting a photo (or group of photos) and tapping the Share icon in the corner. This pops open a new blank message with the pictures already attached. You just need to compose the text and address the message before sending it all off.