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How To Show and Hide Recent Contacts from The App Switcher on iOS 8

iOS 8 first became available yesterday, September 17th, as a free update for everyone with iPhone 4s and newer and iPad 2 and newer. It’ll also come included out of the box on all new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, which launch in-stores tomorrow. One of the new features getting a lot of [...]

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How To Easily Transfer Your Content From Android To iOS

The iPhone 6 comes out this week. For many, this is the phone that is causing them to switch from Android. We’ve all heard the many reasons for not wanting to switch. Transferring calendar, contacts, pictures, apps…it’s quite a process. Or so you think. If you’ve never switched, you might be surprised at how easy [...]

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How To Save Articles You Want to Read with a Screenshot

We all read on our iPhones, but no one ever said it was the easiest thing in the world. Many times, I come across great content on Facebook, Twitter, or online that I don’t have time to read right this second. I try to save pages in the Safari browser to read later, but it [...]

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Let Google Now Calculate The Tip and Divide The Bill For You

Raise your hand if you’ve pulled out your phone and used your calculator to figure out the tip at the restaurant. (Remember when our math teachers told us not to rely on calculators because, “you won’t be walking around with a calculator in your pocket!”) Here’s a quick tip. Let Google Now take care of [...]

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How to: Download and Export All Your Google+ Photos From the Cloud

This guide is for those of you with Google+ accounts and auto-backup of your photos enabled on either Android or iPhone smartphones. Background I switch back and forth between iPhone and Android devices often, and the one thing I never want to lose is the photos I’ve taken. As such, one of the first things [...]

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Two Ways to Read Your Facebook Messages Without Downloading ‘Messenger’ App

Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a new change to its mobile apps that requires you to download the Facebook Messenger app in order to read and respond to messages sent on its network. That move caused concern for a lot of folks, considering the exhaustive list of permissions the Messenger app requires. Many have [...]

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How To Train Your Brain With Games

Playing was encouraged when we were kids. It helped us learn things about the world—play helped us think and grow. So what happened? I’ll tell you: work. But you still need to challenge your brain to be your best. Bring back play and improve your gray matter with these three brain-building apps: Elevate: Your Personal [...]

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How to: Stop Videos from Automatically Playing in the Facebook App for Android

Facebook users with the official iOS or Android app: this one’s for you. Well, more specifically, this post is for Android users. iPhone peeps: we’ll have part 2 coming soon for you. [Link will be here] If you’re tired of scrolling down through your News Feed and having videos automatically start playing, the good news [...]

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The Modern Version Of The Mix Tape

Remember the good old days of compiling the most perfect songs on a mix tape or cd then giving it to a loved one? Me too, but only vaguely. A friend of mine said recently that “the mix tape/cd is a lost art form.” Is it? Or has it just changed? Of course we still [...]

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Google Tracks Users Wherever They Go: See Your Own Map

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Google tracks movements of users of its mobile devices or mobile apps. The visualization of that tracking, however, can be pretty startling, and now it is easy to see a history of how Google has tracked where you’ve been. This week, Steven Tweedie at Business Insider published [...]

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