July 30, 2014 Leave a comment 5 essential tricks every tablet user needs to know By Komando Staff, Komando.com 29,32529.3k Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Did you know that a third of American adults own tablets? That's almost twice the number of folks who owned a tablet a year ago.The growing popularity of tablets doesn't surprise me. Tablets are simple, ultraportable and powerful enough to pull off many of the same computing tasks as your laptop or desktop. In fact, find out why you might not need a computer at all. If you're shopping for a tablet, be sure to consult my tablet buying guide, tablet comparison chart and mini-tablet comparison chart. They're all free and will give you the information you need to pick out the right tablet.I'm sure you already know that a tablet is a great gadget for streaming video and music, playing games, reading e-books and surfing the Web. But tablets can do some other tricks that might surprise you.Next page: Control your computer Continued on next page123Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Tips Kim's list of essential Apple apps Next Tips 3-D printing: What you need to know Related Articles How to prevent your smartphone from keeping you up at night New Google feature keeps you organized Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick Cellphone spying: Is someone seeing your photos, texts, calls and more?