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  • How-Tos: How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod to iOS 7

    iOS 7 is here. Here's everything you need to know about updating your iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPad 2, iPad with Retina screen and fifth-generation iPod touch to the latest software. Updated: 18th September

  • 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: Rotate videos shot on smartphone

    How to rotate video clips that come out upside-down. And how to shoot video on your phone the right way around.

  • 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: Watch Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch

    Apple is expected to announced the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C tonight and here's how you can get live coverage.

  • 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.

  • Video: How to set any song as a ringtone on your iPhone

    How to set any song as a ringtone on your iPhone.

  • How-Tos: Restore 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 restore a Windows Phone 8 smartphone to factory settings.

  • 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: 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.


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