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Use Your Timeline as a diary in Google Maps

5 ways Google Maps can make your next weekend trip better

Find a scenic route, pinpoint the perfect local restaurant, keep an automatic diary of your stay, and more.

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9 free ways to get the most out of Google's Play Music app

Even if you don't pony up $10 a month for Play Music, you can still upload your music collection, create and save "instant" mixes," tweak your equalizer levels, set a sleep timer, and more.

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8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks

Navigate around your Android device more easily by mastering a few handy touchscreen gestures. You can cycle through Chrome tabs, move the cursor with precision, go 3-D with Maps, launch the camera, and more.

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3 handy apps for iOS-to-Android switchers

Switching from iOS to Android can mean leaving some things behind. If you're worried about losing features like Find My Friends and iMessage's desktop abilities, these helpful Android apps can bridge the gap.

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6 things you'll miss if you switch from iOS to Android

From iCloud photo sharing to the cursor's tiny magnifying glass, some of iOS's smallest touches are easy to overlook until they're gone.

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6 smart settings to make your Android phone anticipate your needs

With the combined power of Nougat and Google Now, you can train your Android phone to know what you want without being asked.

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6 more ways to make the most of Mail for iOS 10

Customize the Mailboxes screen, tinker with iOS 10's mail filter, pick new message-swipe options, and more.

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8 great Android features that iOS needs to steal

From native gesture typing to the ability to clear your app windows in one tap, there's a slew of useful Android features that iOS is lacking.

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5 awesome Android widgets for a more useful home screen

Whether you're looking to speed-dial friends, quickly scan documents, or access directions without opening Maps, these widgets will help you get stuff done.

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3 ways Android Nougat is a must for multitaskers

Side-by-side view and 'quick switch' are a couple of the nifty ways Android Nougat supports multitasking.

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5 ways to make the most of Reddit for Android and iOS

The new official Reddit app for Android phones and iPhones makes for a better Reddit browsing experience than the full Reddit website, particularly once you know what you’re doing.

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Forget your Google password and sign in with your phone

Log in to your Google account with a few simple taps on your phone, no password required.

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6 easy ways to customize Safari on iPhone and iPad

Keep oft-visited sites to yourself, hide the Favorites and tabs bars, pick a new font and background for Reader mode, and more.

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3 handy ways to use Android's Do Not Disturb rules

Android has taken the Do Not Disturb ball and run with it, adding a series of nifty options—including "rules"—that the iPhone and iPad have yet to match.

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6 ways to make the most of iOS 9's Notification Center

If you find you aren't using the Notification Center in iOS 9, maybe you just don't have all the widgets set up the best way for you.