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1. How to unlock your 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. Read more…

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Stumped by your Android phone? The “menu” key can help.

2. When in doubt, tap the “Menu” key

Feeling stumped by your Android phone? You can always try tapping the Menu button, although it can be a bit tricky to find. Read more…

3. 15 free must-have apps for Android phones

Check out 15 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. Read more…

4. Transfer contacts from an iPhone to a new Android phone

Having trouble moving your iPhone contacts to an Android phone? You’re not the only one. Get help making the move to Android right here. Read more…

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Don’t want to be rude? Your Android phone will let you send a quick, canned text message after declining a call.

5. How to decline a call with a text message

Don’t want to just send your caller to voicemail? On newer Android phones, you can send a pre-written text message while you’re declining a call. Read more…

6. How to set a hard data limit for your Android phone

A data-usage monitor installed on newer Android phones can save you from unwanted surprises on your monthly smartphone bill. Here’s how to use it. Read more…

7. Seven free, must-have Android apps for news junkies

You’ll always have the latest headlines and magazine-length features at your fingertips with these seven free, news-savvy apps installed on your Android phone. Read more…

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Even if you don’t have the latest version of Android on your phone, Swype will let you do the “swipe-to-type” trick on your handset.

8. How to type with a swipe

Not a fan of tapping on a touchscreen keypad? If you’re using an Android phone, there’s a clever and elegant alternative: swiping. Read more…

9. Five gotta-know Google Maps tricks

Find out how to send directions from your desktop to your phone, save a map to your phone’s memory for offline use, zoom using just one finger, and more. Read more…

10. How to create custom keyboard shortcuts

Tired of repeatedly tapping your street address, your job title, or common phrases on your iPhone or Android phone? Time to create your own keyboard shortcuts. Read more…

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