I have a Acer Iconia A500 and I am using an iMac. I cannot charge or share my device as mass storage with my computer over USB, though I am able to use bluetooth for transferring data.

Are there any special drivers needed? How can I get it connected with my machine?

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    I'm not familiar with the mass storage issue, but I don't believe it's designed to charge via USB. A lot of tablets aren't. – eldarerathis Jun 17 '11 at 13:14
  • But my friend owned the same A500, he said his tab is getting charged via USB in his windows machine. – Raj A.N.T. Gounder Jun 17 '11 at 21:58

As eldarerathis mentioned, you need to charge the tablet using the charging adapter rather than USB.

The A500 has 2 USB ports. A regular one, like you'd find on a laptop, for connecting USB devices to the tablet (memory sticks, for example), and a Micro USB port for connecting the tablet to a computer. Make sure you're using the Micro USB port.

(Your mileage may still vary - the support site isn't very forthcoming on using the tablet with a Mac)

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    Motorola Xoom also does not charge via USB. It charges via power adapter that came with the device. – Bryan Denny Jun 17 '11 at 15:28

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