Don't-Miss Phone Stories

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Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries

Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.

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Never forget anything ever again with these 11 phone tricks

Evernote? Reminders? Calendar? Those are fine, but there are other ways to use your phone to remember stuff.

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Master SMS with these 9 basic texting tips

From emoji to autocorrect, here's how to save time and communicate more effectively.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

Create your own iOS ringtone

With a copy of GarageBand on your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone running iOS 7, you can make your very own ringtone.

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Smartphone photo tips for the holidays

'Tis the season for photos of holiday feasts, opening presents, and lots and lots of lights. Here's how to snap great-looking holiday shots with a cell phone.

9 ways to stay below your data cap on Android and iOS

Limited data plan? No problem—we have some simple tricks that can help you cut back on data usage.

How to remotely install apps on your smartphone

You don't need to get up and get your phone to install that app. It's OK. Install it from the comfort of your laptop.

7 killer tips for editing photos in Android

It turns out that Android's forlorn, overlooked Gallery app is a pretty powerful editor.

Travel tips: what you can't leave behind

Planning on traveling during the holidays? Then you'll need to decide which of your tech gadgets you need to bring along. Here's how to figure that out.

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Smartphone buying guide 2013: Find the phone that's right for you

You're going to use it every day for the next few years. Choose wisely!

How to buy a smartphone

Here's what to look out for when shopping for a new handset.

In KitKat, Google gives its stock email app the attention it deserves

The stock email app in Android has played second-fiddle to the Gmail app, but no longer!

Getting started with Cloud Print in Android KitKat

Gone are the days of emailing documents to your computer just to print it. We hope.

Don't be that guy: How to use your tech in public

Congratulations. You have a smartphone and a tablet. Here's how to use them without making everybody mad.