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While you can easily back up your text messages to your computer so that you don’t lose them, sometimes a text message conversation is so important that you also might need a paper copy to keep in a safe place. Here’s how to print out text message conversations so that you’ll always have a physical copy available in case of emergency.

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They say that blue spectrums of light are bad for your eyes, especially at night when you’re more likely to be looking at your phone in a dark environment. This also supposedly leads to poor sleep, which leads to poor health. Here’s how to combat that on your Android phone.

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Want to put your computer’s screen on your TV? You could hook it up with an HDMI cable, but then your computer’s placement depends upon the length of the cable. With Google’s Chromecast, however, you can mirror any browser tab or your entire desktop–wirelessly–in just a few clicks.

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With iOS 10’s new “Recognized Faces” feature, you never have to spend time looking for photos of friends and loved ones–all your photos are automatically cataloged and right at your fingertips.

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The Amazon Fire Tablet is a great little device for $50, but even though it runs Android, it doesn’t feel like a true Android device. Here’s how to get a more traditional Android home screen on your Fire Tablet–without rooting it.

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Windows 10 is controversial partly because it “phones home” so much. That’s true, but so does every other operating system–and practically every single program you use. Saying a program “phones home” doesn’t have meaning anymore. It’s why a program phones home that’s important.

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If you’re having Wi-Fi or cellular issues that you just haven’t been able to resolve using other methods, iOS gives you the option to reset all your network settings. This sets just about everything back to the factory default, giving you a chance to start from scratch.

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In all generations of Android devices—up to an including Marshmallow—operating system updates have essentially worked the same way: the update is downloaded, the phone reboots, and the update is applied. During this time, the phone is rendered useless, at least until the update has been fully installed. With Nougat’s new “Seamless Updates,” this model is a thing of the past.

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If you’ve ever missed an alarm because your phone unexpectedly rebooted in the middle of the night and wouldn’t start up until the correct PIN, pattern, or password was entered, Andorid Nougat’s new Direct Boot is the answer.

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Over at YouTube, they love it when you watch more YouTube. If you’re sick of YouTube automatically queuing up more videos for you, however, it’s easy enough to turn the autoplay feature off and go back to watching your videos at your own pace.

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In order to set up an Android device, you have to sign in with a Google account. But you can also add more than one Google account, like a work or second personal account.

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Every year, Apple comes out with new iPhones and iPads and a new version of iOS. While it’s a good idea to stay current on software, few can afford to buy new hardware every year, or even every few years. If your iPhone or iPad is showing its age, try these tricks to squeeze out a bit more performance.

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One of the more fun parts of getting a new version of Android is discovering the hidden Easter Egg that’s tucked way within the “About” menu. Over the years, we’ve seen them get more and more whimsical, with Nougat’s Easter Egg possibly being the most bizarre (and interesting!) one yet: collecting cats.

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Chances are, you have some old gadgets lying around your house you no longer use. Why not get some money for them? Craigslist is one of the best places to sell your unused junk, and you can pretty much list anything you want on there. When it comes to selling your gadgets for the best price possible, though, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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If you like to use your iPhone’s camera for than mere selfies and portraits, then you probably want to make sure you frame everything as straight as possible. This is much easier if you enable iOS’ camera grid.

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Android has long allowed you to change the text size, but for some users, it’s just not enough. With Android Nougat, Google incorporated a new feature: the ability to not only change font size, but also other display elements.

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Android 7.0 Nougat made some pretty big improvements to notifications, but there’s one feature that’s gone unsung. Now, you can easily manipulate an app’s ability to generate notifications directly from the notification shade.

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Private browsing has been around in one form or another since 2005, but it took some time for every browser to get behind it. Now, no matter what browser you use, you can surf the internet without leaving behind a local trail of history, passwords, cookies, and other assorted bits of information.

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There comes a time in every smartphone user’s life when they just love two different wallpapers. It’s a tough bridge to cross—which one takes precedence? How can you decide? It’s rough, man. There’s a clear answer here: put one on the lock screen and one on the home screen.

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They say you can never have too many tools, but everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re just getting into the DIY scene, are are some basic tools that everyone should have in their toolbox.

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Have you ever been composing a new message in iOS Mail when you needed to refer back to an earlier email? Instead of saving the new message as a draft, just swipe it out of the way.

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Android 7.0 Nougat brings a lot of new features and refinements to the table, like the ability to customize Android’s Quick Settings panel with custom tile containing unique toggles and even app or web shortcuts.

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Phones have gotten faster and faster, but their battery life hasn’t improved much. Modern iPhones still struggle to make it through a single day if you’re using them heavily, but there are ways to extend that battery life and keep your iPhone going.

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It’s no fun to end your trip wandering around looking for your car. Now, thanks to a new iOS feature, you don’t have to–let’s take a look at how to take advantage of the “Parked Car” reminder in iOS 10.

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If you don’t want to leave your spouse or roommate in the dust with your smart new doorbell, here’s how to share Ring Doorbell access with the people in your home.

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