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7 things I learned once I built my first PC

There's always a first time for building a PC, and the guides can only go so far when it gets to specific details for each part. Read on for seven things I wished I'd known before I started.

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Get all your iCloud contacts into Gmail, easily

Learn how to pack up and export your iCloud address book into a single file, which you can easily import to Gmail.

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6 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device

Zap cached app files in a single tap, clear the Downloads folder, delete unneeded offline maps, take charge of music downloads, and more.

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7 more Google Maps for Android features you gotta try

What a difference a year makes, particularly when it comes to Android and Google's ever-changing Maps app. New features include searching and navigating in 'offline' mode, as well as viewing (or hiding) your contacts on the map.

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5 quick ways to recover storage space on an overstuffed iPhone or iPad

You'd be surprised at how quickly your iPhone or iPad can chew through storage, particularly the tiny 16GB model. If you're feeling jammed, try these easy ways to find a few gigs of breathing room.

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7 ways to keep your dying Android phone or iPhone alive

So there you are, running from meeting to meeting on a particularly busy day when you suddenly notice your iPhone or Android phone’s battery gauge is deep in the red. These tips will help staunch the bleeding.

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9 ways to make the most of Google Calendar for Android and iOS

Google's slick, modern-looking Calendar app for Android and iOS practically reads your mind as you're creating an event, suggesting times, people and places that you can quickly add with a tap.

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10 tips for getting started with iMovie for iOS

Splice together your iPhone & iPad videos with slick-looking transitions, add titles, lay down custom soundtracks, and more.

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9 gotta-know Instagram tips for newbies

Set your account to private, block random followers, see all your "liked" photos, get alerts when your favorite Instagrammers post new photos, and more.

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6 ways to make the most of Wi-Fi on your Android device

The Wi-Fi settings on your Android device are worth tweaking. Find out how many hotspots your Android handset has saved, use less data on "metered" Wi-Fi networks, connect to faster Wi-FI frequency bands, and more.

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11 gotta-know iOS camera tricks for beginners

Take a tour of iOS's best camera features, from photo filters and burst mode to panoramic images and slow-motion video.

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12 Google Camera tips everyone can use

Google's two-year-old Camera app boasts a bevy of handy features, from a self-timer and exposure settings to the ability to create a Street View-like photo sphere.

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8 Android voice commands that are actually really useful

Everyday Android tasks like setting an alarm or getting Google Maps directions are often easier to do with voice commands than by swiping and tapping.

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6 tips for mastering navigation on an Android or iOS device

You'll have an easier time finding your way around Android and iOS once you're hip to the hamburger menu, the overflow button, the action button, and more.

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Switching from Mail to Airmail on iOS: 7 tips to get started

Learn how to customize Airmail's sidebar, choose your own swipe actions, "snooze" messages, and more.