MOBILE ARTICLES / ANDROID, IPHONE, IPAD, AND MORE

Starting with Android Marshmallow, there’s a curious error that sometimes shows its face, but can be hard to decipher what’s causing it. The “screen overlay detected” error won’t allow certain apps to launch, which makes it a real nuisance.

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iPhone 7 finally made its appearance, bundled with many new features and improvements. People’s requirements for large-capacity iPhones were answered with 128GB and 256GB sizes to choose from. Obviously, they gives us much more space to store files, so why not transfer some movies, music, eBooks and other media from PC to our iPhone for enjoyment anywhere at any time? All we need is some iPhone file transfer software.

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The images you send in iMessage can use up precious bandwidth and space on your phone. However, iOS 10 now provides a way to reduce the size of images sent, if you don’t need a full quality photo.

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The “Define” feature in iOS has been renamed to “Look Up” in iOS 10, and has been enhanced to provide more than just definitions. Look Up now presents you with results from the App Store, Apple Music, websites, and Wikipedia.

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Android has had native screenshots for ages now, and seeing as that’s a pretty important feature, all of the Google-made accessories also support this functionality. While the setting is in an easy place on Android Wear, it’s well-hidden on Android Auto. Here’s how to find it.

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With iOS 10, you can finally adjust the intensity of your flashlight so you don’t burn your eyes. It’s really easy to do–here’s how.

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If you’re a fan of organizing your contacts list–like, say ditching your duplicates or grouping contacts for a cleaner list–you’ll be happy to know that iOS 10 now lets you change the default action on those blue quick connect buttons on a contact’s page.

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The latest update to Niantic’s much-loved and oft-maligned mobile game, Pokémon Go, has arrived. Front and center is a new feature that promises to let you set a Poké buddy, so you can walk and earn candies.

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iOS 10 is one of the biggest upgrades Apple has made to their mobile operating system. If you’re overwhelmed by all the new and upgraded features in iOS 10 you’re certainly not alone–but have no fear, we’ve been playing with it for months, and we’re happy to highlight all the really great features you should be using right now.

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iMessage got a huge update in iOS 10, adding things like third-party app integration, rich links, and a number of fun graphical effects for messages. If you’re seeing messages that say something like “(sent with Invisible Ink)” instead of seeing the actual Invisible Ink effect, we’ve got a couple of fixes for you to try.

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Google Play’s web interface is a really convenient way to install apps on your Android phone. Unfortunately, it holds on to all of your Android devices—even ones you no longer have. Here’s how to hide them from that installation menu.

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iOS has had a visual voicemail menu since the beginning, allowing you to browse and listen to voicemails without calling a number. Now, iOS 10 enhances visual voicemail by transcribing them, so you can read your voicemails too.

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iOS 10 brings a freshly overhauled Control Center to your phone, which now features up to three different panels. Let’s take a look at how Apple has improved the Control Center.

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iOS 10 has ushered in a host of improvements, including one for the widget lovers: your favorite widgets are now accessible right from your device’s lock screen.

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By default, iMessage sends a read receipt back to the sender, so they can see when you’ve read their message. You can turn this feature off completely, but what if you want to send read receipts to some people but not others?

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iOS 10 has added the ability to clear all notifications at once. This is a feature that iPhone users have been wanting for a while now, and it has finally arrived.

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It’s no secret that Google likes to keep developer options hidden away in most of its products—there’s no reason to have casual users tinkering around there, after all. But if you like to tinker (or are, of course, a developer), then this hidden menu can be a lot of fun.

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If you have trouble regularly getting a full night’s sleep, the new Bedtime feature in iOS 10 might just help. Set a wake up time and how many hours of sleep you need, and iOS offers bedtime reminders, more gentle alarms, and basic sleep tracking through the Health app.

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In iOS 10, Apple made a small but fundamental change to the way touch ID users unlock their phone phone. If you’re tired of seeing “Press home to open” or “Press home to unlock” every time to you grab your phone, here’s how to switch it back to the way it was in iOS 9.

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If you’re annoyed by the screen real estate that the stock Apple apps take up on your iPhone or iPad, there’s something new in iOS 10 you’ll love: the ability to remove them.

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In iOS 10, Safari supports an unlimited number of tabs. However, if you find yourself with too many tabs open and want to start fresh, there’s a shortcut to close all your tabs at once.

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These days, more and more people turn to their phones for GPS and music in their car. And why wouldn’t they? Google Maps is way better than whatever lame system is built into your vehicle. Enter Android Auto: the best of what your phone offers, but built in to the head unit of your dash.

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Android games can be a fun way to kill time, but it gets annoying when they continually try to sucker you into micro-transactions. If you’re tired of needing in-app purchases to play a supposedly “free” game, Amazon is here to rescue you with their Amazon Underground program.

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If you have your Ring Doorbell all set up, and were looking forward to a live view of the Ring’s camera, you might be disappointed to find that it’s missing from the Ring app. There’s a very simply answer as to why that is.

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Starting with Marshmallow, Google included a new hidden settings menu with experimental features. This menu, called the System UI Tuner, is a great way to access tools that may not be quite ready to be called “stable,” but are an excellent way to get eyes on possible upcoming features.

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