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  • How-Tos: Reset a Windows Phone 8 smartphone to factory settings

    If you've got a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, perhaps a Nokia Lumia, HTC or Samsung, you might want to reset it. So here's how to factory reset a Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

  • 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: Getting fit with iOS: How your iPad and iPhone can help you shed pounds

    Fifty pounds. Lose 50 pounds, the doctor told me, and then we can start to talk about taking the kinds of steps that'll make you happy and healthy for the long term.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Resolving an iPhone camera dust-up

    A few weeks ago, a small irregularly-shaped object began appearing in all of the photos and videos taken with my iPhone 5. As the object was always in the same location on an image, I assumed this meant some sort of dust had gotten stuck on the exterior of the lens.

  • 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 use Find My iPhone

    Find my iPhone works with the iPad and iPod touch as well, and can be used to track down your missing iOS device. We show you step-by-step how to set up and use it.

  • How-Tos: Sync your iPhone and iPad using iTunes

    As more and more of our data moves to Apple's iCloud and other server-based services, it's hard to believe that just a few years ago we relied solely on iTunes to keep our devices up-to-date with our content libraries. Even though iTunes' role in managing iOS devices has diminished, Apple hasn't completely abandoned syncing. Here's a guide to doing it right.

  • 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 put photos on iPhone or iPad

    In this feature we explore several different ways of putting photos on to iPhones and iPads.

  • How-Tos: How to change text alert on iPhone

    We show you how to change the text alert tone on your iPhone, and how to set a specific tone for each contact.

  • How-Tos: Set up email on your iPhone

    Find out how to get all your email including Gmail, contacts and calendars on your iPhone and customise how much email is synched and how often.

  • How-Tos: Move contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone

    We show you how to transfer business contacts from a BlackBerry to an iPhone.

  • 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: Add bookmarks to home screen on iPhone, iPad

    Here's how to bookmark a website on iPhone and iPad. Put a website bookmark on your iOS homescreen.

  • How-Tos: How to turn off 3G and data on an iPhone

    Leaving 3G and mobile data enabled on your iPhone means you might go over your data limit. We explain how to turn off 3G and data, and disable data roaming as well.

  • 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.

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