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  • 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.

  • How-Tos: How to sideload apps onto your Android phone

    Not all Android apps come from the Google Play Store. In fact, there are a number of places on the Web where you can find safe and sometimes free apps for your Android phone. In order to install these apps, however, you're going to need to sideload them onto your device. Sideloading refers to the process that allows you to run apps on your Android phone that don't come from an official source like the Google Play Store: Most Android phones have this option disabled by default, but turning it on takes less time than ordering a hamburger at McDonald's.

  • How-Tos: How to delete trash in Gmail on Android

    Deleting your Gmail trash on an Android smartphone or tablet couldn’t be easier. Here’s where we show you how it’s done.

  • How-Tos: How to use Google Keep

    We explain how to use Keep, Google’s new note-taking app which allows Android users to quickly make text, photo, or voice notes and synch them to their Google Drive account.

  • How-Tos: Connect Bluetooth keyboard to Android

    It's a question we've been asked several times: can you use a PC Bluetooth keyboard on an Android smartphone or tablet? Here we show you how to use a Bluetooth keyboard with Android.

  • How-Tos: Take a screen shot on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

    How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 after it as been upgraded to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

  • How-Tos: View Skype vertically on Android tab

    How to view Skype in portrait mode on an Android tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to sync an Android phone to your Mac

    Thanks to iCloud, syncing an iPhone with a Mac is a piece of cake. But Mac users who don't buy into the whole "one vendor to rule them all" thing will find that syncing an Android phone with OS X isn't quite as easy. That said, it isn't terribly difficult, either, thanks to Google's own cloud services.

  • How-Tos: Add bookmarks to home screen in Android

    Here's how you can put a website bookmark on your Android’s home screen.

  • How-Tos: How to play YouTube videos in the background on Android

    Here’s where we show you how to play YouTube videos in the background on Android.

  • How-Tos: How to get free Kindle books on Android

    If you have an Android device you can download the Kindle app and access thousands of books for free. Here’s how to get free kindle books on Android.

  • How-Tos: How to enable Google apps location access

    If you've ever seen the error message 'Please enable Google apps location access' on your Android smartphone or tablet, here's how you fix the problem. Continue reading to find out how to turn enable Google apps location access.

  • How-Tos: How to copy and paste on Android

    Here’s where we show you how to copy and paste text on an Android smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to share files on Android over a network

    Send and receive files over a network between your Android smartphone or tablet and PC.

  • How-Tos: How to set up mobile internet on Android

    Here's our step by step guide on how to set up mobile internet data on an Android smartphone or tablet.

  • How-Tos: How to set a data usage limit on Android phone or tablet

    Here's how to set a limit to the amount of data your Android phone or tablet can use each month. This could save you money!

  • How-Tos: How to manage and repair your Android apps

    Tablets, smartphones, and PCs look different on the outside, but on the inside they rely on the same components: a processor, a GPU, memory, and a storage volume that holds an operating system, device drivers, and applications. Your phone and tablet have smaller screens and fewer peripherals than a typical PC has, but you still end up tapping and clicking your way through your data before pulling out a keyboard--albeit a virtual one--to get real work done.

  • 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 tether a Google Android phone

    Connect to the internet when you're on the go by using your Android smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Learn how in our step-by-step guide. UPDATED: 11th April 2013

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