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How to turn on data compression in Chrome on your phone or tablet

By flipping this feature on you can browse faster and save on your wireless data plan.

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How to set up tap and pay on your Android phone

Paying with your phone with apps like Google Wallet is becoming more commonplace, so make sure your device has the right switches flipped on.

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How to add a number row to the Google keyboard

If you're doing data entry or some other type of work with numbers, this tip will help you zip through your tasks.

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9 recipes for getting started with IFTTT's Do apps for Android

Whether you use Do Button, Do Camera, Do Note, or all three, here are three recipes for each to help you simplify even the most mundane of tasks.

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How to select multiple languages for Google voice search

If you're bilingual, or visiting a foreign country, this can be really useful.

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Tip: Long-press notifications to quickly access settings

You can customize how frequently an app bugs you and adjust other settings by revealing

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How to manage saved places in Google Maps

If you learn the art of using stars, you can find your favorite spots anywhere you use Google Maps.

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How to get started with Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Want to strap your smartphone to your face? It's cheap and relatively easy.

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4 tricks for Messages in iOS 8

You can forward any text messages you receive, shush an annoying group thread, and sync messages between devices.

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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.