8 tips and tricks for your new Android phoneStumped by your spiffy new Android smartphone? We’ve got a bevy of tips to get you started, from using voice commands and downloading podcasts to boosting your battery life and finding the best apps.

How to use voice commands on your Android phone

Siri, the voice-activated “intelligent assistant” for the iPhone 4S, may be getting all the buzz, but you can already give commands at your Android smartphone.

Quick Android tip: When in doubt, hit the "Menu" keyWhen in doubt, hit the “Menu” key

Ever get stumped while using your Android phone? Well, try this: just tap the Menu button.

10 free must-have apps for Android phones

Check out 10 free Android apps that’ll let you post status updates, watch videos, read e-books, protect your phone, find great places to eat, and more.

How to download and listen to podcasts on an Android phone

Google’s official podcast app for Android, called Listen, does a great job of managing and storing podcasts directly on your Android phone. Here’s how to set it up.

How to boost battery life on your Android phone

So, your new Android smartphone can’t make it through the day on a single charge. Now what? Read on for a few tips on squeezing more juice out of your handset’s battery.

How to set a hard data limit for your Android phone (“Ice Cream Sandwich” tip)

The new “Ice Cream Sandwich” version of Android boasts a data-usage monitor that warns you if you’re approaching your monthly data limit. Here’s how to do it.

How to upload and stream your tunes using Google Music

How to upload and stream your tunes with Google Music

Google Music will let you upload up to 20,000 songs to a digital “locker” and stream your tunes over the web or on an Android smartphone. Here’s how to get started.

How to unlock the Galaxy Nexus Android phone with your face

Can’t be bothered to tap in a PIN to unlock your phone? Here’s a novel solution: a camera that unlocks your handset the instant it recognizes your face


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