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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.

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8 ways to tame your data-hogging Android phone

Keep wireless overage charges at bay by mastering Android's robust cellular data tools and tweaking data-hogging streaming apps.

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7 Android shortcuts for doing things faster

Android boasts a series of handy shortcuts for everything from taking a screenshot to silencing notifications.

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4 ways to take charge of iOS's Background App Refresh feature

Too many apps refreshing themselves in the background can put a dent in your iPhone or iPad battery life. Keep an eye on which apps are doing the refreshing, and when.

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5 Chrome for Android features you want to know about

Add Chrome tabs to the "overview" screen, search the web for images, instantly share snippets of text, search Google without leaving the current page, and more.

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5 essential tips for gesture typing in Android or iOS

Once you get good at it, typing with a swipe can feel much easier and faster than tapping. We've got a few pointers to help you scale the learning curve.

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5 ways to block frenemies from your Android phone

Luckily, your Android phone offers plenty of ways to block unwanted calls, text messages and email, as well as mute endless email threads.

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4 smarter ways to search on your iPhone or iPad

If you're hunting for a specific mail message or looking for a name in a lengthy web page, skip Spotlight and try a specialized iOS search tool instead.

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How to share your Android or iOS contact card via MMS

There's an easy way to zap your contact info to just about any Android or iOS user, and you don't need any exotic apps or wireless technology to do it.

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6 Google Docs tips for Android & iOS

If editing or even creating a Google Docs file on a five-inch touchscreen sounds nuts to you, listen up: it's totally doable, once you've mastered a few tricks.

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Where you at? 5 location tricks for iPhone and iPad

Share your location to a friend, let loved ones know when you're on the move, get a reminder when you arrive at a specific place, geotag Calendar events, and more.

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8 nifty Chromecast tricks for Android and iOS users

Controlling your new Chromecast also goes beyond the Chromecast app itself. There are dozens of Android and iOS apps that'll work hand-in-hand with Chromecast. All you need to know is which button to tap. Learn how to find videos with your voice, "cast" your screen to your TV, share your Chromecast with guests, and more.