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The difference between archiving and deleting in Gmail

Know what to do with everything you receive in Gmail For most people, Gmail is one of the most important tools in their daily lives. The problem is that most get so many emails that it is hard to keep your inbox organized and not full of random, unnecessary emails. Gmail offers users multiple...
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Using content filtering in the Google Play Store

Having the ability to restrict what sort of apps are displayed to you in the Google Play Store is important. While Google does have guidelines on what is and isn't allowed into the store, it isn't the same as being able to keep stuff you just don't want to see out of sight and mind. Whether it'...
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How to link your bank account to Google Wallet

Google Wallet makes it easy to use your bank account to pay — here's how to set it up Google Wallet, as our very own Phil says, "was born from the idea that it should be easy to pay for things with your phone." Google Wallet does make that pretty easy, especially when you have your bank account...

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Google Play Store

Using content filtering in the Google Play Store

Having the ability to restrict what sort of apps are displayed to you in the Google Play Store is important. While Google does have guidelines on what is and isn't allowed into the store, it isn't the same as being able to keep stuff you just don't want to see out of sight and mind. Whether it'...
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Using tap-and-pay in Google Wallet

We've heard a lot this past week about tap-and-pay being introduced to the iPhone 6. But it's also been a longtime feature available to Android devices, and for many of us it's a quick and easy way to pay for all sorts of things. Of course, it's not available worldwide, and not every merchant...
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Setting your apps to auto-update: Whether you should and how to do it

Setting your apps to auto-update is easy, but should you? If you hate being bothered with app update notifications, the Google Play Store makes it frightfully easy to just have your apps auto-update without needing any interaction from you. But just because it's easy to do doesn't necessarily...
Gmail Archive and delete

The difference between archiving and deleting in Gmail

Know what to do with everything you receive in Gmail For most people, Gmail is one of the most important tools in their daily lives. The problem is that most get so many emails that it is hard to keep your inbox organized and not full of random, unnecessary emails. Gmail offers users multiple...
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The ultimate guide to Google Now cards

Google Now cards can offer a lot of information at a glance. This is how to make them work for you. Google Now is much more than a Siri- or Cortana-like virtual assistant. It has cards that can let you receive a lot of information and process it quickly. They show up when they're needed, and...
Google Play Store

The one Google Play Store setting you have to turn off

If you're new to Android completely or even if you just picked up a new device for the first time, there's one pretty annoying Google Play Store setting that you're probably going to want rid of as soon as possible. We're talking about the one that adds a shortcut to your homescreen for each...
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What's all this stuff on the Chrome new tab window?

The new tab window on Chrome for Android helps you get more from your web browsing experience If there's one thing I love about Chrome, Google's web browser, it's that it can provide pretty seamless transitions between my desktop and mobile web browsing experiences. If I have to leave my...
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What is Google Wallet and why should I care?

The basics behind Google's digital wallet Google Wallet has been around for a few years now, but most American users couldn't really use it before last November when Kit Kat landed and brought a new method for mobile payments and a method to try and prevent carriers from blocking the app. But...
You have lots of ways to secure your phone. Use some of them!

10 best ways to secure your smartphone

Lock your smartphone We've said a million times, and we'll say it till we're blue in the face. Lock your smartphone. Lock your smartphone! We were also slightly dismayed (though not exactly surprised) to hear in our recent poll that a good third of our readers do not lock their phones. And we...
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How to set 'Do not track' in Chrome

You can request for websites to not keep track of your activity when using Chrome When you browse the Internet, the sites you visit pick up bits of information about you and your online habits. Some information, like websites you've visited, may be shared with third parties. Those third parties...

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