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    Summer's coming, which means plenty of opportunities to drop your iPhone in a swimming pool or the sea - and that's if you haven't already dropped it in the bath or toilet. With an iPhone 5s costing upward of £549, and the iPhone 5c from £429, it's an expensive mistake. Here are several tricks that may help you to dry out an iPhone.

  • How-Tos: Set any song as a ringtone on an Android phone

    Setting a ringtone on your Android phone is easy: you simply open Settings, Sound, Ringtones and add one from the list. But what if you want to choose an MP3 stored on your device as the ringtone or, better still, edit that song so you get just the catchy bit or chorus, not the first 30 seconds, for your ringtone? Here we'll show you how to edit an MP3 in Ringtone Maker (free), then set it as your ringtone.

  • How-Tos: How to download apps on Samsung Galaxy

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    We explain how make app icons better in your Android smartphone or tablet.

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    Google has made it possible to access your Windows or Mac PC computer on your smartphone. Doing so requires two things: an Android smartphone and the Chrome browser.

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