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How to ​pass on your phone and data when you power off for good

Make sure your ​Android ​device and Google account ​can be accessed by a loved one​​ without any compromises to your security.


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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 use Google to sync all your passwords

Securely store your passwords with Google and forget about the need to pay for a password manager.

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How to install Windows apps on an SD card or USB drive

Windows 8 won't let you install the apps found in the Windows Store to external storage--but you can force the matter.


How to turn your smartphone into a remote control for YouTube on your PC

If you like watching YouTube on your PC, but wish you had a more TV-like experience this tip is for you.

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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.


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.


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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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.