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  • How-Tos: How to change Google ID on an Android Smartphone or Tablet

    Here's where we show you how to change the Google ID on an Android smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to change your Facebook profile picture on Android

    Here's where we show you how to change your Facebook profile picture on your Android smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to root Android devices

    Here's our full guide to rooting an Android smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: Get free live coverage of The Ashes 2013-2014 cricket

    The Ashes 2013-2014 test cricket series heads to Australia as England try retain the title. Here's how to get live coverage of The Ashes on TV, radio and alternative methods.

  • How-Tos: Stop Android apps automatically updating

    Here's a step by step guide on how to stop Android smartphone and tablet apps from automatically updating.

  • How-Tos: How to get BBM on Android

    Here's a guide on getting BBM for your Android smartphone.

  • How-Tos: How to send group texts from Android and iPhone

    When you need to broadcast the same message quickly to lots of people, sending a group text message is often the best way. It's not difficult to do this – we show you how on Android and iPhone.

  • How-Tos: How to change your email signature on your smartphone

    Does the world really need to know that every email you write was "Sent from my HTC One™ X, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone"? Probably not. Aside from turning you into a free marketing tool, it will give your friends fodder to tease you over your choice of handset or carrier. Plus, it makes you look like a noob that doesn't have control over their email. These annoying signatures are easy to change, though, if you know where to look.

  • How-Tos: How to stop Whatsapp saving photos on Android

    Whatsapp automatically saves photos, videos and media to your Android smartphone's internal storage. Here's how to stop it.

  • How-Tos: How to unfreeze a frozen phone

    You may not think of your smartphone as a computer, but it's just as much of one as a laptop or desktop. With it come some very typical computer problems--crashes and freezes. A lot of the time, the fixes to these sorts of issues, while simple, aren't immediately obvious. The next time your iOS or Android phone crashes or freezes, try these tips.

  • How-Tos: Run Android apps on your PC or laptop

    We show you an easy way to run Android apps on your PC or laptop that is fast and supports accelerated graphics.

  • How-Tos: Easy ways to protect your Android phone

    Your Android phone not only enables you to do nearly everything online, but also allows you to carry your life in your pocket. Although having all that information in a single location and always on hand may be especially convenient, it makes for an appealing target to thieves and hackers. But you're not defenseless: You can take a number of steps and precautions to ensure that your stuff stays safe.

  • How-Tos: Twitter apps for TweetDeck users

    The TweetDeck app has been discontinued, so we explain which Twitter apps to get for Android and iPhone.

  • How-Tos: How to get photos off of your Android phone

    If you're anything like me, you probably have hundreds--if not thousands--of photos on your phone. Getting those photos off your phone isn't always entirely obvious, but you have a number of options at your disposal.

  • How-Tos: Hybrid hijinks: How to install Android on your PC

    Windows 8's bold grab for tablet relevance may snatch headlines, but it isn't the only operating system looking to extend its established supremacy over a whole new class of devices. As the PC market hemorrhages, more and more manufacturers are turning to Google's Android OS to power PCs that once carried Windows alone. From hybrids to all-in-ones to an Intel-promised flood of incredibly cheap "Droidbooks," Android cometh.

  • How-Tos: Move data from Android phone to SD card

    We explain how to move apps from Android phone to SD card, how to move files and photos from Android phone to SD card, andhow to save files to the SD card on your Android phone.

  • How-Tos: How to take screenshots on an Android phone

    You just made it to the top of the leaderboards in your favorite game and want to show off to your buddies. The problem is, most of them live far away and there's always the chance you'll be knocked off the board by some punk kid before you get a chance to brag about your exploits. The easiest way to flaunt your victory is to take a screenshot of your accomplishment and send it to your friends. There's just one problem: You have an Android phone and you don't know how to take a screenshot.

  • How-Tos: Parental control on Android

    Kids are increasingly tech-savvy these days, and even a toddler will manage to use your Android smartphone or tablet in ways you didn't know were possible. Apart from running up a heavy bill in app and game purchases, this means your children may also be at risk from online predators and adult content. Here we show you how to set up sensible parental controls, and explain the new restricted profiles feature added to Android Jelly Bean 4.3.

  • How-Tos: Get Android 4.3

    Last week Google promised an update to its Android Jelly Bean OS that would roll out immediately. Nevertheless, many Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablet, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphone owners are still waiting to download Android 4.3. Here's how to get Android 4.3 Jelly Bean today.

  • How-Tos: How to save Google Maps offline

    If you don't have internet access but need to find your way around town here's a great tip for downloading and using offline Google Maps on your iPhone, iPad or Android.


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