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Take a look at your smartphone—it’s hard to imagine the possibilities of such a small, powerful device in your pocket. If you’re a social media guru, work-from-home grinder, or someone who really only ever makes calls—we’ll teach you how to make the most of your smartphones with hacks, tips, and tricks to blow you away.

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29 Cell Phone Hacks You’ll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without

Today's smartphones can transform into essential tools for everything from home improvement projects to home offices.


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How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Android Phones

If you act quickly, you may be able to save that important message you tossed in the virtual trash.


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Here’s How to Charge Your Phone Faster

You're ready to start your day and oh no! Dead cell battery. Fortunately, there's help. Here's how to charge your...


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Here’s How Filthy Your Cell Phone Really Is

It’s time you start washing your phone as often as you wash your hands.


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15 Cell Phone Accessories You’ll End Up Using Every Day

Given our dependence on smartphones, the idea of making them even more useful is not just enticing—it's exciting. See what...


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How to Restart a Frozen iPhone

Here's what you can do to restart your phone now, plus tips to prevent another crash in the future.

 


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16 Hidden Android Features You Never Knew About

You may love your Android now, but just wait until you learn how much more it can do…


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How to Stop Spam Texts on an iPhone or Android

Watch out! An unexpected text can go from simply annoying to malicious, which is why you'll want to know how...

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15 Things You’re Doing to Your iPhone That Apple Experts Wouldn’t

These very common mistakes can cause some very big problems. Avoid them to keep your iPhone running smoothly for as...


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How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Mobile Hotspot

The days of searching for public Wi-Fi are over. Here's everything you need to know to turn your smartphone into...


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The Best Way to Charge Your Device Will Make Its Battery Last Way Longer

Let's hope you'll never be stuck with a dead smartphone or laptop again.


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Why You Should Be Worried About Smartphone Apps Stealing Your Data

The popular FaceApp has brought to light a big privacy problem in our increasingly digital lives. Here's what you need...


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Why Your Phone May Be Overheating—and How to Cool It Down

Should you be worried when your cellphone starts to burn up? Here’s what it means and what you can do...


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This Is the Best-Selling Phone of All Time (It’s Not iPhone)

You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't own or have access to a cell phone. Phones have...


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What?! The iPhone Keyboard Has Had a Mouse This Whole Time

Good news, iPhone users! Your phone has had a hidden mouse all along.


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10 Cell Phone Etiquette Rules You Should Be Following—But Aren’t

Don't be caught committing cellular sins! Follow our expert phone etiquette rules to avoid being rude and annoying on your...

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13 Hidden Android Hacks You Never Knew About

These little-known customizations and shortcuts will change the way you use your phone.


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13 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Cell Phone

Is your cell phone dragging? Here are some quick and easy things you can do to give it a much-needed...


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7 Tricks to Use Less Cell Phone Data—and Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

Avoid paying overage charges for your cellular data by trying these easy tricks.


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6 Ways to Get Rid of Those Annoying iPhone Notifications

Having a ton of apps on your phone is convenient, but a cluttered lock screen is stressful and unnecessary. Try...


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Significant Locations: How Your iPhone Knows Where You’ve Been

This feature has existed on the iPhone for years, but hardly anyone knows about it. Here’s how you can see...

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8 Simple Tricks That Can Save a Wet Cell Phone

Accidents happen. Here's how to keep a moment of klutziness from destroying your phone.


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Say These 8 Words to Siri, and She Will Break Out Into Song

The iPhone digital assistant can set alarms, set up reservations, look up words, and apparently sing to you in a...


How to Use Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone

Our phones are major distractions. Thankfully, the iPhone's Do Not Disturb feature lets you maximize productivity, sleep and social time.


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7 Brilliantly Easy Ways to Protect Your Smartphone at the Beach

A beach day = countless photo ops for Instagram. But the same trip can also mean an untimely end for...


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Should You Be Worried About Your Cell Phone Catching a Virus? (Spoiler Alert: Yes!)

You might want to think twice about before storing your credit card numbers in your phone.


Thinking of Ditching Your Landline? Read This First

Once upon a time, it went without saying that a home would have a phone and a cell phone was...