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  • How-Tos: Tech Jargon Buster - August 2014

    We explain in plain English technology terminology. Tech terms explained in our Tech Jargon Buster.

  • 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: Have I been blocked in iOS 7?

    Have I been blocked in iOS 7? Who blocked me? Here's how to tell if someone has blocked your number on their iOS 7 iPhone.

  • 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 back up an iPhone

    No more lost data - we show you how to use iTunes or iCloud to make an iPhone backup.

  • How-Tos: How to use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

    Connect your tablet (or laptop) to your smartphone and get internet access on the move. In this guide we explain how to use your phone as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, or how to use internet tethering.

  • 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: Turn a song on your iPhone into a ringtone

    Bored of the standard iPhone ringtones and text message alerts? We explain how to turn any song you own into a tone on your iPhone. Follow our easy step-by-step guide using iTunes.

  • 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 get iOS 8 beta 4 now on iPhone and iPad

    It's possible, and in fact relatively straightforward, to install iOS 8 beta 4 on any recent iPhone or iPad. Here's how to get iOS 8 now on iPhone or iPad.

  • How-Tos: How to make and receive HD phone calls

    With many modern smartphones supporting wideband audio (or HD Voice), high quality phone calls are now possible. Here's how to make and receive HD Voice calls

  • 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: Taking iPhone or Android abroad? Avoid data roaming charges

    It's time to pack your suitcase and go on vacation, or away on business. Don't forget your iPhone or Android phone - but do read our Top 10 tips for saving money on smartphone data-roaming charges.

  • How-Tos: How to get Amazon Fire Phone in the UK

    How to buy the Amazon Fire Phone in the UK, why you can't buy the Fire Phone in the UK (and why you really shouldn't bother).

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