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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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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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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.