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Backing up your text messages from your Android phone to your Gmail account is so simple, there’s no reason to not back them up and make them search-friendly in the process. Read on to see how you can turn your Gmail account into an SMS vault.

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Want something a little more ephemeral than iMessage’s “Invisible Ink” allows for? Confide helps you send self destructing messages that are viewed once and then gone forever.

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A new version of the Apple’s desktop operating system is here, and with it comes a whole slew of interesting new features. Here are some of the best to watch out for.

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Apple Pay, once the domain of iPhone and Watch users, has arrived on macOS Sierra. Here’s how to use it.

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In addition to facial recognition and some other nice features introduced in iOS 10, your Photos app also now lets you search for specific objects–from trees to animals to facial expressions–in your photos. Here’s how it works.

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iOS 10 made quite a few changes to notifications, and how you interact with them. Let’s take some time today to introduce and explore these changes.

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Public transit is intimidating. Working out the schedules, stops, and the rest can feel like a big job, especially if you’re new to a city or just visiting for a week. But catching a ride doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right apps, you can look up directions, work out connections, and know when the next bus is coming, all at a glance.

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If you’re tired of entering your password every time you open your laptop, macOS Sierra allows you to actually unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch.

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If you’re an Android newcomer, printing probably seems like a no brainer: click a menu, tap a command. But if you’re a longtime Android user, you probably remember how printing from your mobile got its start. The good news is it’s easier than ever to print from your Android device.

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The new iMessage for iOS 10 is jam packed with new features, including special effects for your messages. Let’s look at where to find the special effects and how to apply them.

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If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you had a magnifying glass with you, iOS 10 can now serve as an excellent replacement. The new Magnifier–not to be confused with the Text Size and Zoom features that makes your on-screen text bigger–uses your phone’s camera and flashlight to make sure you can always read that receipt or dig out that splinter.

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Getting a new phone is rough. You essentially lose everything you had on the old phone, which can be a little be a bit of a shock for the first several days. While some things—like pictures, for example—automatically come with you through your Google account, other creature comforts, like your text messages, don’t automatically sync.

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Sometimes, the emoji keyboard mysteriously disappears from your iPhone. But don’t fret–here’s why it goes away, and how easy it is to get it back.

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There has been much ado about Apple’s removal of the headphone jack in its latest version of the iPhone. That means you only have one port on the phone–so how do you charge and listen to music at the same time? We have some options for you.

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Many moons ago, Google included both a Gmail app and a stock email app (for non-Gmail accounts) in Android. While many third-party manufacturers still include standalone email applications, Gmail now works with any kind of third-party email account that supports IMAP, so you can handle all your emails in one place. It’s almost like having your cake and eating it too.

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Over time, you’ve subscribed to all kinds of mailing lists and now your inbox is overrun with emails you don’t want anymore. The Mail app in iOS 10 has added a really easy way to unsubscribe from mailing lists.

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With iOS 10, Apple finally lets you have an unlimited number of tabs open in Safari (the limit in iOS 9 was 36 tabs). With that many tabs, you need extra tricks like being able to close all tabs at once. And now, Safari also lets you search for specific tabs by title. Here’s how.

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Ever since the iOS 10 update, you’ll notice something new about your iPhone: The screen seems to turn itself on randomly. It isn’t random, though–in fact, it’s a new feature designed to turn the screen on when you’re handling it, or when notifications come through.

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Not only was iMessage the most heavily updated app in the iOS 10 release, but it got more than just a facelift. Now, tucked away in iMessage, is a whole app ecosystem just waiting for you to tap into it.

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If you’re fed up with your current carrier and want to switch to a better one, you might be wondering if you can take your current iPhone with you. This is a lot more straightforward than it used to be, but there are still some things to keep in mind.

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Have you ever downloaded or updated a lot of apps at once, then suddenly realized you need to use one of those apps? iOS 10 has a new little feature you’ll like: you can now prioritize a downloading app so that it jumps to the front of the line.

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Safari’s Split View is a new feature in iOS 10 that allows you to view two Safari windows side-by-side on your iPad. It’s similar to the Split View feature that was added to iOS 9, but specifically for Safari.

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Starting with Android Marshmallow, there’s a curious error that sometimes shows its face, but can be hard to decipher what’s causing it. The “screen overlay detected” error won’t allow certain apps to launch, which makes it a real nuisance.

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iPhone 7 finally made its appearance, bundled with many new features and improvements. People’s requirements for large-capacity iPhones were answered with 128GB and 256GB sizes to choose from. Obviously, they gives us much more space to store files, so why not transfer some movies, music, eBooks and other media from PC to our iPhone for enjoyment anywhere at any time? All we need is some iPhone file transfer software.

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The images you send in iMessage can use up precious bandwidth and space on your phone. However, iOS 10 now provides a way to reduce the size of images sent, if you don’t need a full quality photo.

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