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There’s a good chance you already use the VLC media player. But VLC isn’t just a media player — it’s a complete Swiss Army Knife for digital videos and music, filled with useful and fun features you haven’t found yet.

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Android is open source, so developers can take its code, add features, and build their own operating system images for Android phones and tablets. Many Android geeks install such custom ROMs — but why?

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Whether you are looking for a simple background or something with a view, ice and cold environment wallpapers can fit a multitude of moods. Make your iPad the ‘coolest’ one around with the first in our series of Ice-Cold Wallpaper collections.

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We should all set aside time to step back and away from our busy lives, go outside to enjoy looking at the sky, and take in the beauty of nature all around us. Enjoy gazing at the clouds on your Nexus 7’s screen with the first in our series of Cloudy Skies Wallpaper collections.

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Your phone comes with a default set of ringtones which, for some folks, is good enough. If you’re looking to mix it up a little bit, however, there are plenty of people willing to take your money. Do you really need to pay to get fresh ringtones, though?

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Many features that once required root have been added to Android over the years. However, many advanced tricks still require rooting your Android smartphone or tablet.

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Have you ever wanted to get more out of your Android convergence device? How about using it as a hassle free video recorder for your car trips? HTG explains how you can accomplish this with just “off the shelf” components.

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Notifications are a distraction, especially for email. Email is supposed to be asynchronous — most people don’t need their phone to ping them for every email that arrives. However, sometimes you want instant notifications for important new emails.

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There is nothing quite like an oceanside vacation filled with sunny days, tropical breezes, waves lapping at the edge of the beach, and relaxing sunsets to watch. Turn your iPhone’s screen into a tropical paradise with the first in our series of Oceanside Vacation Wallpaper collections.

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Android’s Daydream feature is an “interactive screensaver mode” that can activate automatically when your device is docked or charging, keeping your screen on and displaying information. Daydream mode can give your device an always-on information display.

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Google Voice has been out for years, but many people in the US still haven’t given it a try. Google Voice offers many features you can’t get elsewhere, and almost all of them are free.

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Some compromises had to be made for the Surface Pro and Surface RT’s keyboards. As is the case with many portable devices, space is at a premium, and certain non-essential keys had to be shifted to secondary function positions or dropped altogether.

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Tasker for Android allows you to automate almost anything you can think of on your phone. It’s even popular on Android in spite of only having a paid version, which shows just how powerful it is.

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People love to play games on their mobile phones, but on occasion there will be one that does more than just serve as a source of fun, it makes you think. While parts of the science in Plague Inc. are not accurate, there are parts that will give you an idea of how scientists might learn more about and deal with an emerging threat, and how a disease might manage to spread in our increasingly inter-connected world.

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Sure, your smartphone’s camera can be used for photos and video chats, but it can do much more than that. Your phone’s camera is a powerful tool you can use for everything from finding better prices to navigation and translation.

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Tethering is the act of sharing your phone’s mobile data connection with another device — such as your laptop or tablet — connecting it to the Internet through your phone’s data connection. There are several ways to tether on Android.

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Tablets are great devices to leave on a coffee table and share, but they’re intensely personal. They provide direct access to your email, signed-in apps, and even your Chrome browser history from your PC.

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VLC for iPhone has been released back onto the App store and has some nice new features, one of which is a small webserver you can use to send files directly to your iPhone through a web browser.

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Whether it is a reliable favorite or a shiny new Android device, you may be considering adding anti-virus software to help protect your phone and/or tablet. The question though, is which anti-virus software do you choose? AV-TEST.org’s latest batch of test results are now available for viewing and can help you make a better, more informed decision.

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Android allows you to create app shortcuts, but you can also create special shortcuts that link directly to screens within an app. For example, shortcuts could link to the Navigation screen in Maps or any screen in the Settings app.

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Curious about alternatives to the Google Play Store (formerly the Android Market) for reading app reviews and downloading content? Read on as we explore some of the alternatives.

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Batteries need to be cared for properly — they’re a critical part of our mobile devices and battery technology hasn’t advanced as fast as other technologies. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of incorrect information about batteries out there.

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Sandboxing is an important security technique that isolates programs, preventing malicious or malfunctioning programs from damaging or snooping on the rest of your computer. The software you use is already sandboxing much of the code you run every day.

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The “Collections” feature on the Kindle has so much potential, but Amazon has done a terrible job implementing it. Read on as we show you how to use third-party tools to properly manage your Kindle Collections and make them truly useful.

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Browser extensions extend your web browser with additional features, modify web pages, and integrate your browser with the other services you use. This guide will introduce you to the world of browser extensions and help you get started.

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