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Finding a video streaming solution that does transcoding is tough enough, but trying to find one solution that’ll work for both iOS and Android makes it even harder. Thankfully we have Plex, which does all of this and more.

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Every week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re taking a look at how to check your Android version, use the speaker and headphone port simultaneously, and load files on your iPad.

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Previously mentioned Tasker is an Android automation powerhouse. We’ll show you how to export and import profiles so you don’t have to create them from scratch. We also have some for you to download and tweak to your heart’s extent.

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Tasker is a powerful app for Android that lets you customize how your phone works and automate tasks. Unfortunately, it’s got a bit of a learning curve. We’re here to show you how to get started and turn your phone into a flashlight in the process.

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If there is one thing the iPad doesn’t lack for it’s games. Unfortunately if you’re in love with retro games from a bygone era, you’re largely out of luck. Today we take a look at how you can play SNES games on your iPad (and iPhone too!)

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At MakeUseOf they’ve shared a small tutorial on how to configure the free Android application PC Auto Waker. Essentially it’s just a lightweight wake-on-LAN (WOL) client that sends a packet to your computer.

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There are ample comparisons of iOS and Android, but few take into account jailbreak apps and power-users. Jailbroken iOS apps make up for a lot of shortcomings, but if you’re still interested in Android, here’s what you need to know.

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If your phone’s auto-rotate feature is a bit too sensitive, Smart Rotator allows for selective application-by-application rotation.

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Ever leave your Android phone around the house while doing some work only to find missed calls and text messages? With Android Notifier, your phone’s alerts will pop up on your computer. It’s free and it even supports Growl!

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We showed you a work around for the limited-release Netflix Android application last week. For those of you that don’t want to monkey inside the guts of your device, this hacked up does the dirty work for you–no modding necessary.

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Are you tired of looking at the same old wallpaper on your iPhone? Then replace it with something new and refreshing from the first in our series of Colorful Vistas Wallpaper collections.

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Migrating your saved Angry Birds Rio game from your iPhone to your iPad is a real pain. However, if you’re using jailbroken devices, this process just became simple thanks to DataDeposit. And, with Dropbox integration, it’s cloud-compatible.

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If you’ve got Google Chrome on your desktop and Google Android on your phone, you might be thinking… why can’t I use the same bookmarks in both places? Here’s how to sync your bookmarks between computers and also to your Android phone.

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Once a week we dip into the reader mailbag and share some helpful tips. Today we’re looking at Android TXT messaging from your desktop, indexing offline storage volumes, and adding iOS-style folders to your Android homescreen.

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If you’re bent on customizing every aspect of your Android phone, this helpful guide will show you how to swap out the stock boot animation for a new custom one.

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There was recently a lot of noise in the tech news world about the iPhone and iPad keeping a tracking log of your location, and while that’s now in the past, you might want to consider encrypting your backups anyway. Here’s how to do it.

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Is your Android in serious need of some new wallpaper? Then add a fresh look to your screen with the first in our series of Scenic Views Wallpaper collections.

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Today we’re going to show you how to use the Android App Inventor tool to create your own Android app, without having to write a lot of complicated code. It’s a really simple process that only requires some dragging and dropping.

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TechCrunch shares a technique for getting Netflix on your unsupported Android device. You’ll need a rooted device, a copy of the Netflix APK, and a willingness to monkey in the guts of your device and trick applications...

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Every week we take a moment to dip into the reader mailbag and pull out some tasty tips. This week we’re taking a look at Kindle shortcuts, snappy ways to search in Explorer folders, and easy Android ringtone organization.

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Rather than dig through various menus and try to figure out how to clean out each individual cache, History Eraser Pro puts everything in a neat dashboard for easy cache wiping. Fire it up, select what you want to dump (like ...

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The iPad has been toted as the ultimate comic book reader but that doesn’t mean your can’t give it a run for its money with your Kindle. Read on to learn how you can optimize your Manga and comic collection for your Kindle.

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When it comes to unique ways to browse and display your music it doesn’t get much more unique than Planetary–an iPad-based music browser that arranges your collection like galaxies and star systems.

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If you want to share a cool game on your iOS device but not let everyone read your email, Locktopus offers a simple app-by-app lockdown solution.

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If the recent uproar about Apple’s aggressive iOS tracking logs has you a bit paranoid about what your Android device might be storing, Location Cache makes it simple to view and wipe the location database on your phone.

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