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10 Google Apps and Services You Had No Idea You Needed

Google now has the unenviable task of redoing all iterations of its old logo. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Google now has the unenviable task of redoing all iterations of its old logo. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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    Secret Settings That Make Any Android Phone Feel Twice as Fast

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    4 Ways to Secure Your Google Account

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    While there are plenty of great tips out there detailing how to get the most out of your iPhone, there aren’t many primers on how... Read more

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    Simple Tips for Making Your Android Phone More Secure

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    Speed up Your Android Phone With This Free App

    Despite their octa-core processors and tons of RAM, even the best Android phones in the world still aren’t as fast as Apple’s dual-core iPhone 6s... Read more

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    How to Find Any App for Your iPhone Instantly

    The beauty of the industry leading third-party app ecosystem Apple has created surrounding its iOS platform is that there are hundreds of thousands of apps that... Read more

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    How to Get 2GB of Free Cloud Storage From Google Right Now

    In celebration of Safer Internet Day, which is something that you’d probably never heard of before today, Google is giving all of its users a chance... Read more

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    5 Hidden iPhone Features You Didn’t Know About

    We recently published an article titled “25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden” and it was one of our most popular iPhone posts... Read more

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    Simple Way to Improve Your iPhone’s Battery Performance by 15%

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    5 of the Best Office Apps for Android

    When it’s time for serious work on a mobile device, you’ll often need an office suite app to create and edit your files on the... Read more

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    6 Awesome Apps You Can Only Find on Android

    I switched to the iPhone as my primary phone last fall but there are still a lot of things that I really miss about Android... Read more

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    Top 5 Email Apps for Your iPhone

    There are a few cases where a pre-installed iPhone app made by Apple is the best tool for a particular job, but the Mail app... Read more

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    How to Stop Android Apps From Running in the Background

    Among the most solicited and most popular Android tools, the one that almost everyone has in their devices is one that will stop apps from... Read more

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    It’s something that happens all the time, and surely it has happened to you with your Android device: The volume button changes by itself or... Read more

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    6 Ways Android Beats iPhone 6S

    On Thursday, I published a piece titled 8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android, in which I discussed what I... Read more

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