MOBILE ARTICLES / ANDROID, IPHONE, IPAD, AND MORE

As more and more travel agents are forced to hang fresh ‘For Lease’ signs in their windows, the Internet has taken up the mantle of helping aspirational aeronautic enthusiasts shop, compare, and purchase tickets for their next airborne adventure. But with so many different travel and hotel sites claiming to offer the best deals on airfare, how can you know which offers the best combination of discounts and ease of use?

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Rainfall is one of the most useful pieces of information to know about the weather. Rather than “it will rain sometime today,” get weather forecasts more like “heavy rain starting in five minutes, for the next 45 minutes.”

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Ask anyone who’s tried to make an extra buck or two on Wall Street on their own, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: investing is hard. But, thanks to a new collection of apps, now it doesn’t have to be so confusing that only the financial elite can really understand when the market is up, when it’s down, and what a couple of grizzly bears have to do with the whole thing.

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How often do you load a web page on your phone only to be confronted by awkward layouts, ads that get in the way, and heavy pages that stutter as you scroll them? “Reader mode” is a one-tap solution to reading web pages without the frustration.

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You might have noticed that your Amazon account has so many options that it’s somewhat difficult to know what does what, which is why we want to explain today how to manage your Kindles and their content.

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Photos is Apples universal answer to photo sharing across all its devices. Whether you’re using an iPhone or iPad, or you have your trusty Mac, if you have your photos stored on one device they should be available on the rest.

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Apple’s iCloud now allows you to undelete files you’ve deleted from iCloud Drive, restore recently deleted photos, and revert your contacts and calendars to a previous state. If you accidentally deleted something, you can get it back.

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Google Photos offers unlimited storage for your photos and videos, a slick website, and automatic-upload apps for Android, iPhone, Windows, and Mac. It’s a great option for storing your photos.

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Music streaming is the hot new thing, with many services offering access to millions of songs for a monthly fee. If you have your own music collection on your computer, you can put it online and stream it from anywhere — free.

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We’ve been talking about the camera on the iPhone lately and it’s widely agreed it is one of the best, if not the best camera on a mobile phone. Today, we want to explain how to lock the camera’s exposure and auto-focus.

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If there’s any drawback to using cloud-based services for all your productivity and organization needs, it’s that if you can’t get an Internet connection, you’re basically out of luck.

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Can’t sign into your iPhone or iPad anymore? If you’ve forgotten the PIN and haven’t set up Touch ID on a modern iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to reset your phone or tablet to regain access.

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Android normally secures your device by demanding a PIN, pattern, or full password. Your phone isn’t useless if you forget the unlock code — you can bypass it and get back in.

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The alarm app on the iPhone and iPad doesn’t allow much wiggle room when it comes to making it louder. There are some ways, however, that you can better assure you won’t sleep through your alarm.

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Google automatically added the Google Settings app to nearly all Android devices back in 2013. Since then, Google has added feature after feature to this app via Google Play Services updates.

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Have you ever been texting with someone on your iPhone, only to have their chat randomly switch to a whole new contact? There you are, happily typing away, when all of a sudden you have to jump into a new message box that says it’s from their email instead of the main contact.

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We’re sure you’ve tried to capture that perfect moment with your camera and you’re just a tad too late or too early and you miss it. If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can use burst mode and never miss that perfect shot again.

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With iOS 9 and the launch of the new iPhone 6 model just weeks away, now has never been a better time to make sure that all the data stored on your iPhone is backed up and secure. In preparation for the big launch, we’ve written a guide on how you can get any important contacts, notes, texts, or music copied from your mobile device to a local hard drive or linked iCloud account.

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All modern operating systems — from smartphones and tablets to desktops and laptops — automatically send your local searches over the Internet and provide web results. But you can disable this, which is especially useful for protecting private searches.

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Apple’s Touch ID is good. The ability to unlock your iPhone or iPad with your fingerprint is a a killer feature that doesn’t work as well on other devices. That said, it can always be better and improved very easily.

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With the NSA peering into everyone’s pockets without permission, and nosy siblings snooping through your message history while you’re away, there has never been a better time to start encrypting your text messages than there is today.

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Modern mobile operating systems — Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 — all provide a unique advertising identifier to apps you use. Apps use this identifier to track your interests and provide personalized ads.

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The camera on the iPhone is acknowledged as one of the best cameras you can get on a phone. In fact, it’s comparable to cameras on many higher-end point-and-shoots. It has several amazing features, including the ability to create time-lapse videos.

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What’s that song playing right now? At one point, your best bet was to hope your friend knew — or try to listen to the lyrics and search for them. Now, you can just have your phone, tablet, or PC listen to it. This is all built into modern operating systems.

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Android phones and tablets can fill up quickly as you download apps, fill them with media files, and cache data for use offline. Lower-end devices may only include a few gigabytes of storage.

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