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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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How to take a screenshot on your Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones.

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How to stop your Android phone's screen from rotating

Keep your screen contents from automatically rotating at the most inopportune time. It's easy.

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Find downloaded files faster with these two quick tips

It can be a real pain to figure out where that file is you just downloaded. Here are two quick tips to help.

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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

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12 sites that can replace your desktop software: Read about that and more in PCWorld's October Digital Edition

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android, iOS, and Kindle, or in a PDF-like Replica Edition.

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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 change settings for emergency alerts on your Android phone

Android gives you lots of flexibility for controlling the emergency alerts you receive, though the settings are tucked away.