MOBILE ARTICLES / ANDROID, IPHONE, IPAD, AND MORE

Most of us are familiar with Siri as an American female voice. What you may not realize is that you can actually change Siri to have a different accent, gender, and language.

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If you aren’t using Android’s “Wi-Fi Assistant”, you should. It automatically secures unsafe public wireless networks by using a Google VPN, so attackers can’t access your data.

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By default, your Apple Watch will remind you to stand, notify you of your goal completions and achievements, and give you a weekly summary of your activity. Tired of seeing all these notifications? No worries. They’re easy to disable.

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Apple Maps has gotten decidedly better since its infamous unveiling a few years ago. Here’s a feature you may not have noticed: you can view a map with public transit routes or with satellite images.

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You can use your Android phone to listen to tunes, watch videos, and take photos, but in order to get those files on–or off–your device, sometimes you have to plug it into your desktop PC. When things work right, it’s great, but it can be frustrating if your device isn’t detected.

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If you’ve never used pie controls on your Android device before, you’re missing out. Pie controls are a unique way of quickly accessing your navigation keys and other shortcuts that don’t take up any space on your screen — you simply swipe in from the side to bring them up.

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Increasingly sophisticated phones and data-hungry applications make it easier than ever to blow through your cellphone plan’s data cap…and incur nasty overage charges. Read on as we show you how to manage your data use.

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Website addresses that end in “.onion” aren’t like normal domain names, and you can’t access them with a normal web browser. Addresses that end with “.onion” point to Tor hidden services on the “deep web”.

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If you ever wanted to make your web traffic seem like it was coming from a different browser–say, to trick a site that claims it’s incompatible with yours–you can. All popular browsers offer built-in user agent switchers, so you can change your user agent without installing any extensions.

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Facebook has finally gotten with the times and rolled out device-to-device encrypted communication to all of the billion Facebook Messenger users. Here’s how to turn it on, which shortcomings to be aware of, and why you should start using it now.

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Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet may be one of the best deals in tech—especially when it occasionally goes on sale for $35. It may feel limited, but with a few tweaks—no rooting necessary—you can turn it into an almost-stock Android tablet perfect for reading, watching, and even light gaming.

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Sometimes you just don’t want to be bothered when you’re at home, so here’s how to temporarily mute your SkyBell HD, so it won’t chime if someone rings your doorbell.

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Are websites telling you to install Flash in Safari, even though you’ve already installed it? Here’s what’s going on, and how to get those sites working again.

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Playing around with new application launchers on Android is pretty fun, but it isn’t exactly clear how to switch back to the default Google launcher. Read on as we show you.

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You’ve heard it in commercials, seen it plastered across billboards, and maybe even read about it in your cellphone plan. But what is 4G LTE, and how do its speeds and coverage compare to other 3G and 4G networks?

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The latest accessory to join the Philips Hue line is a motion sensor that can not only turn on your lights when you walk into a room, but can also activate certain scenes depending on the time of day. Here’s how to set it up and have motion-activated lights ready to go in just a few minutes.

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When you send a handwritten message in the Messages app on your iPhone, it’s added to the recent list of messages so you can use it again. However, if you don’t want certain messages stored in the list, or don’t want to see them at all, there is a way to delete them.

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What’s the point of having a house of the future if your family members, roommates, or guests can’t take advantage of all its features? Share the future-is-now vibe by allowing their iCloud account to control your smart lights, thermostat, and more.

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You plug your iPhone into your computer, ready to sync and…nothing. The little icon doesn’t show up in iTunes’ toolbar, and you’re flummoxed. Here are a few possible solutions.

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Android phones and tablets can fill up quickly as you download apps, add media files like music and movies, and cache data for use offline. Many lower-end devices may only include a few gigabytes of storage, making this even more of a problem.

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I love my MacBook Pro. I hate iTunes. I don’t think I’m alone. Yet every time I hit the “Play” button on my keyboard, or connect a Bluetooth speaker, iTunes shows up, mocking me.

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Say you’re out for a jog. You’re in the zone, you’ve got your earbuds in, you’re listening to your tunes, your iPhone is strapped to your arm for safe keeping, and then someone calls you. Who is it, and more importantly, should you even answer?

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Thanks to a new iOS 10 feature, you can now install extensions for Apple Maps that let do things like reserve a table or get a ride without ever leaving the map. Here’s how it works.

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We live in a very high-tech world. We walk around with our heads bowed down to our phones tapping away on the screens. But have we lost the art of handwriting? Not completely. iOS 10 has taken one more step towards incorporating handwriting into our daily communications.

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Android’s user-visible file system is one of its advantages over iOS. It allows you to more easily work with files, opening them in any app of your choice…as long as you know how.

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