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If you like to sketch out your circuit designs rapidly, cleanly, and on the web or your iPad, CircuitLab makes it dead simple.

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Every week we round up some tips from our inbox and share them with everyone; this week we’re looking at more  kindle books, running Windows 3.1 on the iPad, and some DIY antenna builds.

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People often “tether” their computers to their smartphones, sending their computer’s network traffic over the device’s cellular data connection. “Reverse tethering” is the opposite – tethering your Android smartphone or tablet to your PC to use your PC’s Internet connection.

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Some Android apps on Google Play claim to be incompatible with various devices. There’s a good chance that these apps will run fine on many of these devices – you can bypass this check with root access.

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The font options included with the Kindle are certainly serviceable, but why limit yourself? Today we’ll show you how to easily swap out the font files on your Kindle for a completely customized reading experience.

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Once a week we round up some of the great reader tips that come pouring in and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at Bing’s absorbtion of Babelfish, hidden features in iOS apps, and how to find a clean beach with your smartphone.

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Android forces you to agree to every permission an app wants, assuming you want to use the app. After rooting your device, you can manage permissions on a per-app basis.

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Manufacturers and carriers often load Android phones with their own apps. If you don’t use them, they just clutter your system and sometimes in the background, draining resources. Take control of your device and stop the bloatware.

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This week we’re taking a look at how to make your own stylus, turning your old CDs or DVDs into a game, and digging up Kindle screensavers on Flickr.

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You’ve probably heard of people “rooting” their Android phones. If you’ve ever wondered how to do that yourself – or wondered why people would bother – you’re in luck. You can root your Android in just a few minutes.

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Android: if you’re looking for a dead simple reminder tool, Toastr pops up a reminder when you unlock your lock screen.

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Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at a database of video game play times, repairing your computer mouse, and a visually pleasing Android timer.

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Android apps install to the internal storage by default, but you can also set the SD card as your default install location. This trick allows you to move almost any app to the SD card – no root access required.

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Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at a cheap DIY setup for “scanning” film negatives and slides, animating GIFs with Android, and pushing RSS feeds to your Kindle.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader emails we’ve answered and share the solutions with everyone; this week we’re looking at how to format and install onto a disk the Windows installer doesn’t see, changing the default for an Android app, and some getting-started tips for the Kindle Fire.

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The problem with many home automation hacks is that they are extremely complex and often (for fun) include extra features. This garage door hack keeps it simple: press button, open door.

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If you’re looking for a free and quick way to check out which best selling Kindle books are currently available as free downloads, Zero Dollars Books presents them with a clean and uncluttered layout.

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Once a week we round up some of the responses we’ve fired off to How-To Geek readers and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at how to move the default location for documents in Windows 7, backing up Android, and multi-monitor taskbars in Windows 7.

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Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone. This week we’re looking at syncing folders from Android to Dropbox, GPS tagging your photos, and using your Android or iOS device as a clinometer.

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Backing up your text messages from your Android phone to your Gmail account is so simple there’s no reason to not back them up and make them search-friendly in the process. Read on to see how you can turn your Gmail account into an SMS vault.

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Phones and tablets only have so much internal memory. If you’re running out of space for apps or data, there are a few quick tricks you can use to free up space and get back to using your Android device.

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Once a week we round up some great reader tips and share them with everyone; this week we’re looking at DIY Wi-Fi boosters, indefinitely extending your Kindle library loans, and easy keyword-based wallpaper updates.

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Why guess at the performance of your device when you can run some tests and get detailed statistics? These apps test your device’s CPU, GPU, and other hardware components – in addition to your browser.

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