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Getting Started with SkyDrive and Windows Phone 8

How to get the most from Microsoft's cloud storage service

How to migrate from Android to iPhone

Making the switch doesn't have to be hard. Here's how to move your contacts, media, and other data from one platform to the other.


Use a Google Voice phone number to keep your personal number private

Google's free service might just be the ultimate 'disposable' phone number for online activities.


The complete guide to Windows Phone 8 settings

We explain the ins and outs of your Windows Phone 8 handset.


How to improve your chances of recovering a lost Android phone

By adding some contact info to the lock screen, you might just help an Honest Joe return your lost precious.

10 tips to keep your mobile devices charged and happy

Your mobile devices contain batteries that are miracles of engineering, holding amounts of energy that their predecessors couldn’t come close to equaling. Properly using this potential can help your mobile batteries last longer on the road. Here are our tips for optimum battery performance.


Android 101: Messages, Voice, Hangouts, and Talk

Your complete guide to using Messages, Google Voice, Hangouts, and Google Talk on Android.

Keep your mobile device clean

Tired of all the grunge on your screen? Follow these steps to clean your mobile phone or tablet—and keep it that way.


Maximize gadget battery life when you travel

Holiday travel can be a major source of stress, and worrying about your phone's battery life shouldn't contribute to it. Here are a few things you can do to extend battery life and save power.


What you need to know about accessing the Internet on a smartphone

Robert Harris asked me to explain the technologies and concerns around smartphone Internet access.


tether guide

The ultimate Android tethering guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about tethering on your Android phone.

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III: 15 power user tips

Own this summer's hottest Android phone? Try these cool power tricks. Own another Android phone? Check our recommendations on apps that may give your phone the same boosts.


How to Sync Your iDevice When the Case Gets in the Way

Bulky case getting in the way of your iDevice dock or sync cable? Here's a workaround that'll save you from having to remove the case every time.