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Unlocking your Android phone’s bootloader is the first step to rooting and flashing custom ROMs. And, contrary to popular belief, it’s actually fully supported on many phones. Here’s how to unlock your bootloader the official way.

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iCloud will sync all the bookmarks you create in Safari on your Mac to your iPad or iPhone, and vice-versa. But bookmarks aren’t quite as simple and obvious on the iPhone as they are on the Mac. Here’s how to create and manage them on iOS.

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Google Photos may seem like a simple image hosting service, but it’s actually quite powerful. Google Photos bridges the gap between cloud storage, image hosting, and image sharing services, giving stiff competition to Flickr, iCloud, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

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Chances are you lead a very busy life, and things are very time intensive. If you’re one of those people who likes to set your clocks forward so you can run ahead of schedule, then the Apple Watch will let you do that.

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The Calendar app included with Windows 10 is a modern, universal app that integrates wonderfully with Mail and other Windows 10 apps. If you’re looking for a place in Windows 10 to manage your days, weeks, and months, here’s how to set up a Calendar in Windows 10’s Calendar app.

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If you use Mail on your iPhone or iPad, then you’ve probably noticed it’s considerably difficult to delete messages — by default, there’s only an Archive button. There is a way, however, to move messages to the trash. It just isn’t very intuitive.

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Parents worried about their kids and inappropriate YouTube content now have a handy parenting companion. The YouTube Kids app makes it easy to set up a walled-garden of kid-safe videos on any Android or iOS device.

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Of all the myriad functions the Apple Watch can perform, an oft-overlooked but very useful option is the stopwatch function. The Apple Watch’s stopwatch does more than just start, stop, and lap.

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The Notes app in iOS 9 contains many improvements, like drawing sketches and adding photos, but arguably one of the more useful features is the undersung checklist. Here’s how to quickly turn text into a grocery list, to-do list, or wish list in the Notes app on iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and iCloud.

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Microsoft is technically selling  two phones with Windows 10 built-in, but it hasn’t released the update for older phones just yet. If you have a Windows phone, though, there’s a good chance you can upgrade it to Windows 10 now, even if your cellular carrier is planning to delay or block the update.

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There are a staggering number of articles on the Internet trumpeting the dangers of “Wi-Fi radiation” and how risky it is to your health. Don’t worry: it’s a bunch of nonsense.

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If you use a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you might have wondered what iCloud is using all that space for. Today, we’ll take you through the entire range of iCloud syncing and show you how to turn it off, if you so desire.

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Amazon advertises that their ebook readers only need to be charged once a month, but heavy readers will probably find that they need charge more often. Not anymore: read on as we show you how to blaze through your book collection without constant recharging.

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Typing on a phone is rarely fun. Thankfully, iOS makes it a little easier with options to copy and paste, share text, look up words, and perform a variety of other formatting options. Here’s how to work with text on your iPhone or iPad like a champ.

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You don’t need a smartwatch, fitness band, or pedometer to track your steps. Your phone can track how many steps you take and how far you walk all by itself, assuming you just carry it with you in your pocket.

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When you first set up your Apple Watch, you may or may not have a few world clocks on it. You can change the world clocks on your Apple Watch, but you’ll need to use your iPhone to do it.

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The Amazon Echo can do a lot more than play music and check the weather. As futuristically as you’d expect, it can actually control a wide range of smarthome products so that all your home comforts are just a voice command away. Read on as we show you how.

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Have you ever wanted to use your iPhone as a simple voice recorder to take simple notes? Or to record speeches, lectures, or presentations? The iPhone includes a simple app that will allow you to do just that.

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If you type a lot of complex names, acronyms, or made-up words on your Android device, you know how utterly annoying it is for Android to “correct” them to something else. Next time, add your custom words and phrases to the dictionary so they don’t get changed.

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Why dig around for your phone or remote control when you could just control your TV from your wrist? Here’s how to set up your Apple Watch as a remote for your Apple TV.

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Have you ever wanted to create a time-lapse video of a drive through a scenic area, or a jaunt down a speedy highway at night? It’s actually pretty easy. With a smartphone and about $25, you can create your own time-lapse driving videos.

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For a company that just announced a year-on-year increase of 8 million new customers, “cool uncle T-Mobile” is starting to look a little less perfect. After lots of controversy and confusion, T-Mobile has finally confirmed that they are throttling bandwidth for video streaming services for users of their Binge On program.

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As consumers continue to shift their lives away from the desktop and onto their mobile devices, having an external hard drive that can you connect to without any cables is a convenient way to stash away photos, videos, and music you want to take with you on the road. But how do they work, and are they worth the increased cost over the more traditional external media solutions we’ve used until now?

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You can personalize your Apple Watch with different watch faces and “complications”, but if you really want to add a personal touch, the “Color” watch face has a cool Monogram complication, which allows you to display up to four characters on the watch face. The Monogram complication is more customizable than people realize, though.

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iOS allows you to shake your phone to undo typing you just did in apps such as Messages, Mail, Calendar, Notes, or Contacts. It’s a handy feature, but it can also be annoying. If you tend to accidentally activate the “Shake to Undo” feature during your daily activities, you can now easily disable this feature in iOS 9.

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