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How to turn your old phone into a basic PC for cheap

Don't let that old smartphone waste away in your junk drawer! Turn it into an Android-powered PC for less than the cost of a couple pizzas.

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7 gotta-know iOS and Android text-messaging tricks

You can forward any text messages you receive, shush an annoying group thread, or swap in a whole new messaging app.

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9 ways to lock down your iPhone or Android device before it goes missing

You know that icy stab of panic when you suddenly realize your Android phone or iPhone isn't where it should be? Don't have that feeling. Read this instead.

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9 typing tips every Android and iOS user should know

Oh, the joys of typing on a little touchscreen keyboard! From how to turn on “caps lock” to a simple shortcut to the exclamation mark, these tips will make it easier.

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How to replace your Android or iOS keyboard

Tweak your settings, or buy a third-party keyboard app that's better at guessing your words or understanding your typing habits.

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How to change text message quick responses on Android Lollipop

Android's quick responses let you send a text message to a caller when you can't answer the phone. Customize them quickly and easily.

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The first things you should do with that new Android phone

Tap in to Google's services and some of the best Play Store options for getting the most out of that new device.

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Too much tapping? Create your own Android and iOS keyboard shortcuts

Speed up your touchscreen typing by setting up oft-repeated words and phrases in your phone's settings.

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How to type special characters and Emoji on your Android phone

You can type ü, ñ, ç, and other special characters with ease on your Android phone. Seriously.

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18 essential tips and tricks for getting started with your Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Your new phablet device comes chock full of neat features. Here's some of our favorites.

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4 fast note-taking tips for Android and iPhone

Hold that thought! Learn how to take voice and text memos without even unlocking your phone.

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12 tips and tricks to help you get started with your new Moto X

It's Motorola's best Android phone yet, and it's chock full of neat features you'll want to set up ASAP.

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How to keep your Android phone's screen on longer

This simple tip will allow you to set your Android phone or tablet's screen timeout, and even prevent it from sleeping while it's charging.

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