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2 easy ways to child-proof your Android or iOS device

Android and iOS devices both have parental controls, but here are ways you can quickly and temporarily lock down your handset, without having to take a deep dive into the Settings menu.

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Rise and shine: 8 eye-opening alarm clock tips for iOS and Android

Your Android or iOS clock app can do plenty, from putting your alarms on a schedule to picking the perfect song to awaken you.

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8 great Google Maps tips for Android and iOS

The redesigned app offers new ways to swipe, tap, or say commands. Also, how to find your old favorite features and the coolest news ones.

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All about Action buttons, your handy helpers in iOS

Action buttons are ready when you want to share, print, save, or otherwise interact with something in iOS.

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4 ways your Android device is tracking you (and how to stop it)

Android keeps everything you do on your device--even voice commands. But you do have some control over the data.

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9 time-saving search tips for Google on Android and iOS Spotlight

The handiest tool on your Android or iOS device lets you search, launch apps, check for news and much, much more.

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8 Gmail mobile app tricks for iOS and Android

There's more to the recently revamped Gmail app than just checking your Gmail inbox. Manage threads, sync subfolders, get notifications and more.

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5 ways to take charge of Android and iOS notifications

Don't let your phone boss you around. Control which people, apps, and activities can bug you, and when.

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Six ways to make your iOS or Android phone easier on the eyes

These settings will make your screen a bit easier to read, from boosting the size of text to zooming your display with your fingertips.

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6 time-saving Safari gestures for iPhone and iPad

Simple swipes and tap-and-hold gestures can speed up your Safari browsing, especially if you're trying to use your iPhone one-handed.

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4 tricks for Messages in iOS 8

You can forward any text messages you receive, shush an annoying group thread, and sync messages between devices.

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7 gotta-know iOS and Android text-messaging tricks

You can forward any text messages you receive, shush an annoying group thread, or swap in a whole new messaging app.

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9 ways to lock down your iPhone or Android device before it goes missing

You know that icy stab of panic when you suddenly realize your Android phone or iPhone isn't where it should be? Don't have that feeling. Read this instead.

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9 typing tips every iPhone and iPad user should know

Oh, the joys of typing on a little touchscreen keyboard! From how to turn on “caps lock” to a simple shortcut to the exclamation mark, these tips will make it easier.

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9 typing tips every Android and iOS user should know

Oh, the joys of typing on a little touchscreen keyboard! From how to turn on “caps lock” to a simple shortcut to the exclamation mark, these tips will make it easier.