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  • How-Tos: How to send group texts from Android and iPhone

    When you need to broadcast the same message quickly to lots of people, sending a group text message is often the best way. It's not difficult to do this – we show you how on Android and iPhone.

  • How-Tos: What is NFC? How NFC works and what it does

    Your phone may or may not have a feature called 'NFC'. But what is NFC, and for what is it used? We explain all in our bluffer's guide to NFC.

  • How-Tos: How to change your email signature on your smartphone

    Does the world really need to know that every email you write was "Sent from my HTC One™ X, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone"? Probably not. Aside from turning you into a free marketing tool, it will give your friends fodder to tease you over your choice of handset or carrier. Plus, it makes you look like a noob that doesn't have control over their email. These annoying signatures are easy to change, though, if you know where to look.

  • How-Tos: How to fix iMessage in iOS 7

    How to fix iMessage if it's not working for you any more in iOS 7.

  • How-Tos: How to unfreeze a frozen phone

    You may not think of your smartphone as a computer, but it's just as much of one as a laptop or desktop. With it come some very typical computer problems--crashes and freezes. A lot of the time, the fixes to these sorts of issues, while simple, aren't immediately obvious. The next time your iOS or Android phone crashes or freezes, try these tips.

  • How-Tos: How to block a number on an iPhone

    We would all like the ability not to be contacted from certain numbers. Perhaps you are receiving nuisance calls from PPI firms, or an ex just won't leave you alone. You can block each call as it comes in, of course, but how can you block that number forever? Here's how to block a number on an iPhone in iOS 7 or iOS 6.

  • How-Tos: How to close apps in iOS 7

    iOS 7 isn’t simply a bunch of new icon designs. Apple changed the way quite a few features work, including multitasking. Here’s how to close apps on and iPhone or iPad in iOS 7.

  • How-Tos: Beyond Siri: Dictation tricks for the iPhone and iPad

    You're probably familiar with using Siri to make calls on your iPhone, as well as to open apps on your iOS device, get information, and set up appointments. But you may be less familiar with iOS's other dictation feature, the one that lets you talk to your iOS device while it converts your words into text.

  • How-Tos: Easy ways to protect your Android phone

    Your Android phone not only enables you to do nearly everything online, but also allows you to carry your life in your pocket. Although having all that information in a single location and always on hand may be especially convenient, it makes for an appealing target to thieves and hackers. But you're not defenseless: You can take a number of steps and precautions to ensure that your stuff stays safe.

  • 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: 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.


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