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  • 6 ways to type faster in Android

    Smartphones are meant to make our lives easier--or at least more connected to people we want to communicate with--so why does typing on them sometimes seem on a par with performing root canal surgery?

  • 14 ways to supercharge your smartphone

    Are you using your smartphone to its fullest? Probably not--smartphone owners typically push their devices up to only about half their potential. Here are 14 smartphone apps to help your Android handset, BlackBerry, or iPhone become all that it can be.

  • How to install Android on your iPhone

    Maybe you want to liberate your iPhone from Apple's clutches. Maybe you just want to tinker with something new. Either way, you've seen Android running on the iPhone, and you want to try it for yourself.

  • Manage music with Android

    Google Android is a great platform for mobile communications, but it's also designed from the ground up to offer a rich multimedia experience. Your Android device is jam-packed with features that let you manage and play your digital music in a variety of ways.

  • Shoot, edit, and manage photos in Android

    Who needs to carry a camera if a smartphone is at hand? The Android operating system packs enough of photo functionality that it can often stand in for both a camera and a PC. Once you've learned how to harness your Android phone's photo power, capturing and sharing memorable moments will always be a snap.

  • Android 101: A guide to using your Android phone

    Android can do a lot for you--but you have to know where to begin.

  • Use your Android phone as a wireless modem

    You know you can surf the Net on your Android phone--but did you know that the same phone can also enable you to surf the Net from your PC?

  • Install and manage apps in Android Market

    Your Android phone is only as useful as the apps you put on it. Whether you're looking to play games, manage media, or find new ways to organize your life, apps are the tools that can make it happen.

  • Manage files and documents on your Android phone

    All play and no work makes your smartphone an expensive toy. But with the help of a wide selection of professional-grade mobile apps from the Android Market, your Android phone can get down to business. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to manage files on your phone, and I'll highlight some of the best tools and apps for viewing, creating, and editing business documents on the go.

  • Make the most of Android messaging

    A smartphone is designed to help you keep in touch, and Android devices are no exception. Google's mobile operating system gives you plenty of robust ways to stay connected. Here's a tour to get you started.

  • Create, share, and play video in Android

    Whether you're a videophile or a casual videographer looking to capture life's precious moments, your Android phone can help you grab plenty of footage and share it with the world. And, with the help of a few choice apps, you can even carry and play movies right on your phone.

  • Hack to get Android 2.1 on 4 Windows Mobile phones

    As a long-time Windows Mobile user who finally gave up on it and switched to an Android phone, I've been thrilled with the new operating system. Now, it looks like others who are fed up with WinMo might be able to switch a little more easily.

  • Master Google Android: 40 tips and tricks

    The first time you use an Android phone, one thing becomes immediately clear: You're not in Cupertino anymore.

  • Android keyboard shortcuts: All the hotkeys you need

    The Android mobile operating system has an impressive set of keyboard shortcuts to help you fly through your phone without digging through the menus. A couple of quick key presses are all you need for most common tasks.