How to restore your iPhone (or iPad) with an iCloud backupThanks to iCloud, backing up all the settings, photos, and messages on your iPhone or iPad is easier than ever. Sounds great—as long as it works as advertised. Find out what happened when I put iCloud Backup to the test.

Also this week: 10 tips for navigating the waters of Groupon, 8coupon, and other daily-deal sites; turing your iPhone, iPad Touch, or Android phone into a TV remote; and what you need to know about “Ice Cream Sandwich,” a.k.a. Android 4.0.

How to restore your iPhone (or iPad) with iCloud Backup
The most important new feature in iOS 5 and iCloud is also the one you’re most likely to forget—well, until you really need it, anyway. Read more…

10 money-saving tips for daily deal sites
Not using daily deal sites? Then you’re probably spending more money online than you should. Here are 10 daily deal tips that can save you cash, right now. Read more…

Review: Harmony Link TV remote for iPad, iPhone, and Android phonesReview: Harmony Link TV remote for iPad, iPhone, and Android phones
Ready to trade in your TV remote—or remotes, as the case may be—for a smartphone? The Harmony Link lets you do just that, although it takes getting used to. Read more…

Why can’t I put all my newspapers and magazines in iOS 5′s Newsstand? (reader mail)
The Newsstand feature in iOS 5 isn’t quite the one-stop shop for digital publications that we’d been promised—or not yet, anyway. Read more…

The “revolutionary” Lytro light-field camera: Your questions, answered
Shoot first, focus later: that’s the idea behind the Lytro, a new camera that promises to change the way we take—and view—pictures. Maybe. Read more…

How do I know if iCloud is backing anything up? (reader mail)
Having trouble getting iCloud to back up your iPhone or iPad—or just want to verify that it is backing up your iDevice? Help is here! Read more…

How to turn off your iPhone’s unread email badge (iOS 5 tip)
Thanks to the iOS 5 Notification Center, there’s finally a way to turn off the bright red badge that tells you how many messages you haven’t quite read yet. Read more…

The Morotola RAZR returnsThe Motorola RAZR returns—the Droid RAZR, that is
The once-ubiquitous Motorola RAZR is back, this time with Android on board. It’s also thin—very, very thin. Read more…

How do I recover my hacked Facebook account?
Yes, there is a way to get your stolen Facebook account back, even if crooks have changed your password and the email addresses associated with your account. Read more…

Crayola “Trace & Draw” kit lets your kids scribble away on the iPad 2′s screen
Made of “shatter-resistant” plastic, the Crayola “Trace & Draw” case promises to turn the iPad 2 into an tablet-sized easel. Read more…

10 things you should know about Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”
Android 4.0 packs in hundreds of new features, ranging from a new typeface for the home screen to a novel way of unlocking your handset: with your face. Read more…

3 new iPad gestures to try (iOS 5 tip)3 new iPad gestures to try (iOS 5 tip)
Got an iPad 2? Now you can reveal the multitasking bar, switch from one app to another, and zip back to the home screen using three new gestures in iOS 5. Read more…

Will the Verizon iPhone 4S let you surf and talk simultaneously, either now or later?
Hoping that the iPhone 4S might let you chat and browse at the same time on Verizon’s new 4G LTE network? Well, bad news. Read more…

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