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  • How-Tos: How to install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

    You can try out the latest preview version of Android Lollipop, as long as you have a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet. Here’s how to get the latest features now – and go back to KitKat if you don’t like it.

  • How-Tos: Buy OnePlus One phone with or without an invite

    We explain how to get a OnePlus One phone invite, and how to buy a OnePlus One phone without an invite.

  • How-Tos: How to use new Snapchat

    Snapchat has new features including filters, front facing flash, special text, replays and video chat. Here's how to make video calls in Snapchat and use the new Snapchat app.

  • How-Tos: 5 ways to take charge of your smartphone's home screen

    If the only change you've made to your iPhone or Android phone's home screen is to swap out the wallpaper and rearrange a few icons, you've barely scratched the surface of what's possible.

  • How-Tos: How to use a MicroUSB cable with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

    When Apple introduced the proprietary Lightning connection on iPhone, iPad and iPod, it made laying your hands on a compatible cable a total pain. Here we show you how to charge or connect to a computer your iPhone, iPad or iPod using a MicroUSB cable.

  • How-Tos: How to permanently delete unwanted apps

    It can sometimes be hard to get rid of apps once and for all, leaving you with a cluttered device full of icons you don't need. If you've got persistent apps that just keep coming back, here's how to permanently delete unnecessary apps.

  • How-Tos: How to use Street View on Android

    How to see your destination before you leave with Street View on Android.

  • How-Tos: How to prepare your smartphone or tablet for Android L

    Advice about how to prepare for the release of Android L, including installation tips and advice about whether you should upgrade or not. Plus: will your phone or tablet even be compatible with Android L?

  • How-Tos: How to take a screenshot on Android phones and tablets

    Here's where we show you how to take a screenshot on any Android phone, including the Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5, HTC One, Xperia Z/Z1/Z2 and many more. Keep reading to find out how to take a screenshot on an Android smartphone.

  • How-Tos: Install Flash on Android KitKat smartphones and tablets

    Adobe may have cut support for Flash in Android Jelly Bean, but the great many sites and services that continue to make heavy use of the standard suggest it's far from dead. For those of us relying on an Android phone or tablet as our main computer, and who still want to access Flash content such as catch-up TV, online games and video, it's a real problem. Here's how to get around the issue and add Flash to Android. Updated 6/5/2014 to include instructions for adding Flash to Android KitKat.

  • How-Tos: How to update an Android smartphone or tablet

    To get the best performance and features from your Android smartphone or tablet you should make sure you're always running the very latest software available for it, not just in terms of apps but also the Android operating system. Here's how to update Android on your smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: Two simple ways to get more out of Google Play

    For most owners of an Android device, finding good apps that work for them is an ongoing and often frustrating process. There are more than 1.3 million apps alone in the online Google Play store, and sorting through them all is impossible.

  • How-Tos: Call 0845, 0870 and 0800 numbers free from your mobile

    It's that annoying moment when you need to call a helpline or similar from your mobile but you'll be charged extortionate amounts for it. Here's how to call 0845, 0870 and 0800 numbers free from your mobile.

  • How-Tos: How to use OK Google from any screen on your phone in the UK

    You've probably seen the TV ads for OK Google, but what is OK Google and how do you use it? We explain everything you need to know about OK Google, including how to access the Google Now voice search from any screen on your phone, even if you live outside the US.

  • How-Tos: How to stop Facebook automatically playing videos

    One of the most commonly shared type of posts, video is huge on Facebook. Video also autoplays on Facebook's mobile apps, which is irritating. Here's how to stop Facebook automatically playing video.

  • How-Tos: How to connect Android to TV

    Connecting your Android phone or tablet to your TV is great for sharing photos or watching videos on a bigger screen with better sound. It's not straightforward though, with jargon such as MHL and Slimport, Miracast and more making it hard to know which cable or wireless adaptor to buy. Here we explain everything you need to know to connect Android to TV.

  • How-Tos: How to get Android KitKat on OPO

    We explain how to run pure Android KitKat on the OnePlus One phone.

  • Video: How to set up and use Android Wear smartwatches

    We show you how to setup and use Android Wear, Google's OS specifically for wearables like smartwatches.

  • How-Tos: How to install Ubuntu Touch

    Ubuntu Touch is a mobile operating system which is currently in beta. However, if you own a supported Android device, you can try it out right now. Here's how to install Ubuntu for devices.

  • How-Tos: Watch Glastonbury 2014 live coverage

    If you're not heading to Somerset for Glastonbury Festival 2014 but want to keep up with the music, here's how to watch live coverage from the comfort of your sofa online, digitally, on TV and via radio.

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