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How to create and deliver tweetstorms the easy way

Want to create a multi-paragraph rant on Twitter, but find the service's native apps too limiting? Try these web apps instead.


How to try Mozilla's mobile Firefox OS preview on your Android device, no deep-level tech tricks required

Mozilla is playing the part of Trojan horse to get people to try out Firefox OS.

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6 Google Docs tips for Android & iOS

If editing or even creating a Google Docs file on a five-inch touchscreen sounds nuts to you, listen up: it's totally doable, once you've mastered a few tricks.

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OneNote for iPad tips to make you more productive

Take advantage of handwriting, scanning, and OCR features to make your favorite tablet an indispensable office tool.

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How to merge SMS conversations in Google Hangouts

Hangouts can be your all-in-one messaging app, though the integration with texts, Google Voice, and Hangouts can be a little tricky.

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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 re-enable Chrome tabs in Android Lollipop

If you would rather keep tabs together instead of seeing them broken out as separate apps, then here's what you need to do.

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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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5 handy Office apps from the Office Store

Check out these well-reviewed apps, plus our tips for shopping smart in the Office App Store.

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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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5 Evernote apps that help you save, remember, and organize data more easily

Try these timesavers: Evernote Clearly, Penultimate, Eidetic, EasilyDo, and Sight.


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.