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The best free reading apps for kids for 2022

Kids love to learn on smartphones and tablets. Here are some of the most highly-regarded free reading apps for kids spanning iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.
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How to delete your Kik account

If you're over Kik -- the free, anonymous messaging app -- and intent on parting ways, wave goodbye to the app with our guide on how to delete your account.
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The best iPhone 6S battery cases

If you're still hanging on to your iPhone 6S, the battery may need some help. These battery pack cases for your 6S boost battery life and offer protection.

The best Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge cases

You shouldn’t take any risks with your Galaxy S7 Edge. Here are the best Galaxy S7 Edge cases for Samsung's smartphone, whether you prefer TPU or natural wood.

How to delete and recover photos in Android

Take control of your Android phone photo collection. We show you have to delete photos from your Android phone and to recover them if you change your mind.

How to use Waze: A simple guide

Waze is a free, ad-supported interactive navigation app that calculates travel routes in real time using crowdsourcing to alert you to traffic conditions.
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The best smartphones under $100

Smartphones are among the most expensive of consumer devices. But if you're seeking a budget handset, there are still a few that will set you back $100 or less.
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The best ring tone apps for Android

Android phones come with built-in sounds to signal phone calls, but you can customize them with original ring tones. Here are the best apps to help you along.
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The best work-from-home apps for Android and iOS

If you are spending more time working at home than ever, we rounded up a slate of mobile tools to help you get more done faster, and to boost your productivity.

The best video-editing apps for iOS and Android

Many smartphones can shoot video up to 4K resolution, but most mobile videos are forgotten. These video editing apps make your footage compelling and memorable.
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The best small business cell phone plans

There's no single cell phone plan that suits every small company, but there are many out there. We outline some of the best small business plans available.
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How to change your Apple Watch band

The Apple Watch is a great way to push texts and notifications, but it's all about style too. Here's how to change your Apple Watch band to spruce up its look.
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Google Photos: The best tips and tricks

Google Photos is among the most popular cloud-based photo backup and storage apps for iOS or Android. Here are some tips on how to get the most from it.
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How to fix a broken iPad screen

We weigh the pros, cons, and costs of Apple extended warranties, third-party vendors, and even do-it-yourself methods to guide you through repairing your iPad.

How to edit videos on your iPhone or iPad

Apple's iOS and iPadOS offer tools to crop, rotate, apply filters, and edit video. We show you how to edit videos on your iPhone or iPad using iOS 13 or iOS 14.
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How to disable 3D and Haptic Touch in iOS

3D Touch and Haptic Touch allow you to control your iPhone using longer and firmer taps. Regardless of which feature you have, here's how to deactivate them.
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How to protect your hearing in iOS 14

The Reduce Loud Sounds feature in iOS 14 helps protect your hearing while listening to music or video at high volumes. We show you how to use it.
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The best OnePlus 7T screen protectors

The OnePlus 7T may be less expensive than other smartphones, but you'll still want to shield its face. We've identified the best OnePlus 7T screen protectors.
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How to take control of the Control Center in iOS and iPadOS

Your iPhone or iPad Control Center is a feature you may be taking for granted. We show you how to take control of the Control Center and make it your own.
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How to delete and recover photos from your iPhone

As the volume of images shot on your iPhone grows, managing them is critical to the proper function of your phone. We show you how to delete and recover photos.

How to make a GIF on your iPhone

In the past, you needed a desktop graphics program to save a series of static images as a GIF animation. Today, all you need is a smartphone. We show you how.

The best astronomy apps for iOS and Android

Astronomy apps let you stargaze at home without a telescope or expensive equipment. Here's a roundup of the best astronomy apps for iOS and Android.
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The best CarPlay apps

Stay connected during your commute or your next road trip by adding apps to Apple CarPlay. Here are the best options, from sports to music and audio books.
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How to save battery life on your iPhone

From turning down brightness to changing your screen saver, our battery-saving tips ensure your iPhone stays functional for as long as you need it.

The best iPhone 7 Plus cases and covers

The iPhone 7 Plus is gorgeous, but you need to wrap it up if you want to protect it. We've rounded up the best cases to keep your iPhone 7 Plus safe and secure.
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The best drawing apps for the iPhone

If the iPhone is the camera you always have in your pocket, it's also your always-available sketchpad. Here are the best drawing apps available for iPhone.
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The best drawing tablets for 2022

Whether you're an aspiring artist or a pro, a drawing tablet is part of your toolkit. Here is a sampling of some of the best drawing tablets available today.
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The best Motorola Edge Plus cases and covers

Motorola's Edge Plus is a beautiful phone, and if you buy one, you'll want to make sure it's outfitted with a proper case. We discovered a few of the best ones.
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The best Apple Watch apps

The best Apple Watch apps let you engage in various tasks, from mindfulness to relaxation, music, and productivity. Here are our favorite Apple Watch apps.

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which one is best for you?

Apple Maps and Google Maps look similar, but there are key differences between them. Our updated Maps smackdown helps you decide which is a better fit for you.
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The best weight loss apps for iOS and Android

Smartphone apps are helpful in moderating eating habits to help you lose weight. We identified some of the best weight loss apps to help you meet your goals.
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The best 5G phones for AT&T

AT&T's new 5G mobile network is widely available now, especially in big cities. Here are the best smartphones you can use to take advantage of the fast network.
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Best 5G carrier for 2022

When you pick a carrier, you're going to get 5G no matter what. Let us help you choose a carrier based on coverage, plans, and overall experience.
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How to delete apps from an iPhone

Are you plagued by too many unwanted apps and games on your iPhone? We show you how to delete unwanted apps from your phone and free up precious storage space.