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How to change the default search engine in Android

If you want to get adventurous, you can put DuckDuckGo, Bing, or another browser one swipe away on your Android home screen.

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How to upload PDF and EPUB files into Google Play Books

Upload digital books you've purchased elsewhere to have 'em available wherever you go.

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Why you should take another look at Google Keep, the best free organizational tool on Android

It does way more than just note taking, if you learn some of the hidden features and tricks on Android and Chrome.

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Clear your app caches to clear up Android phone issues

Is an app on the fritz? Fixing the problem may be only a few taps away.

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How to make Google Now your TV companion

If you don't mind giving even more data to Google, it can help you find what to watch on broadcast TV and via streaming services.

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How to keep your personal stuff private when lending your phone to a friend

Just because they're your friends doesn't mean they won't totally troll your Facebook if given the chance.

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How to control your music with Android Wear

Tuck your phone away and use your cool new watch to shuffle through a playlist.

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How to customize the Google Now swipe-up gesture

Dragging your finger up from the bottom of the screen can do more than launch Google Now, if you find the right apps

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Run any Android app on your Chromebook with this hack

Google's letting you run four official Android apps on your Chromebook. This hack lets you run ANY Android app on your Chromebook.

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Five tips to soup up Chrome for Android

Become a Chrome power user by speeding up and customizing Google's browser.

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How to manage your Google location history

Learn how to use, or get rid of, where your Android phone has tracked you.

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How to export PDFs with Word for iPad and send them to Google Drive

Office for iPad's PDF export feature has a big problem. Here's how fix it with IFTTT

The latest Office for iPad update gives you PDF export—but only as an email attachment. Get around this frustrating limitation by using IFTTT to store those PDFs to the cloud with just a few taps.

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Swap files between Windows and Android in 2 clicks with Pushbullet

Pushbullet is great for quick and dirty file swapping between your Windows PC and Android, even if it doesn't give you full access to the file system like AirDroid does. You can even get notifications from your Android device in Windows, too.