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  • How-Tos: Change iPhone App Store to UK

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  • How-Tos: Type faster on your iPhone by using shortcuts

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  • How-Tos: How to improve smartphone battery life

    Fed up with those low battery warning on your smartphone? We offer some simple tips and tricks you can use to eek out extra hours of use, including dimming the screen plus some other nuggets you probably don't know about. UPDATED: 12th April 2013

  • How-Tos: How to use an iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot: configuring Personal Hotspot

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  • How-Tos: How to thoroughly wipe all data from your devices

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  • How-Tos: How to track lost Laptops and Smartphones with Prey

    Few situations are quite as terrifying as having to leave your laptop at a café table for a quick visit to the restroom – and with good reason. Theft is a nasty, but ubiquitous risk. Luckily, by installing Prey, you can track, control and find lost devices if should ever come to that. Here's how.

  • How-Tos: How to move from iPhone to Android

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  • How-Tos: How to play any video format on your iPhone or iPad

    Download an inexpensive - or even free - app and you can play any video format on your iPad or iPhone. Forget all that time-consuming transcoding from one format to another. We show you how to do it.

  • How-Tos: How to jailbreak iOS 6.1

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