Newbie Granny


Dec 3, 2012

I'm not new to technology. Heck I still remember DOS! I'm a retired businessowner with 7 grandkids and I love computers. Took a Cisco tech course last year and I can build a computer but...this android stuff is all new to me. Just got an Asus tf300 and I still haven't figured out what an ice cream sandwich is. Other than the kind you eat. So I expect to be on this forum a lot.

My main interests right now are: Best sites for free ebooks and programs to use for it; what about security on this thing and also on the cloud; Can Iuse thunderbird for my email.

I'll be checking in often and hope all you tech savvy guys will be patient with this semi-old school granny.



Staff member
Mar 24, 2011
Hello Heartfelt,

Welcome to the forum. Nice of you to become a member of Android Tablets.

To get started, I'd suggest you click this link to the Android Tablet Q&A section. Read the "Sticky:" threads at the beginning for some good general information about tablets and Android.

If/when you have a problem or a question, the Asus TF300 Forum section would be the place to go. Just click that link and you'll be there. and should get you started on the free books.

If you feel you need one, there are several free anti-malware apps available on the markets. I'm using Lookout on mine with no apparent performance issues. Another popular one is AVG Antivirus Free. Lookout Mobile Security: Appstore for Android

That should keep you busy for a while.:cool: Enjoy your new tablet and the forum.



Super Moderator
Staff member
Jan 6, 2011
Welcome Heartfelt. It looks like Spider has you all setup for introduction to Android.


Dec 4, 2012
Hello Heartfelt, I'm a granny, a newbie to androids, and a new group member too. I remember the Radio Shack Tandy dos computers and 5-1/2" floppies, and the tiny-screen Apples (guess I'm showing my age :) I teach tech and don't plan on retiring for another 8 years or so. These android tablets are so much fun. I just read an article that mobile devices are on the rise and as a retired business owner I imagine that you can see the benefit to this. In education they're still thinking about it but I'm making a push for them at our school. Mary