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    "OK Google" is a pretty neat tool. It lets you search for virtually anything -- as long as you're on your homescreen. A recent update to Google Search unlocked that limitation and allowed users to enable OK Google everywhere, even on the lock screen! The update requires Android 4.3+ (or 4.4+, depending on who you ask), it also needs the latest version of the Google Search app and the latest update to Play Services. Head out to the Play Store and make sure you've got all the latest updates installed before you continue. Next, from your homescreen, simply say "OK Google" to bring up the ...

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    A few of our readers out there have asked me how I got the WiFi to turn on when arriving at certain locations in the new Windows Phone 8.1. We heard a while back that Windows Phone 8.1 would have the ability to turn WiFi on automatically after a certain amount of time, but the geolocation-based WiFi power-on option is a pleasant surprise. You probably already know that Android has had numerous apps available that can do this type of thing; turning WiFi on and off based on your location. It's really useful if you don't want the WiFi radio on all the time using up your battery life, but you ...

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    I love how Android integrates various ways to contact friends, family, and co-workers using a simple "contact card" metaphor. Today we have so many different ways to be contacted it's almost comical. Work phone, home phone, work cell, home cell, home email, work email, Twitter, Facebook, Google Chat, Skype, and more! Most Contacts apps that come built-in to the major mobile operating systems today include ways to handle all these methods through which we can connect with one another. Still, firing up your contacts app, searching for the person you want to connect with, then picking which ...

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    Adobe's Flash Player isn't available to download through the Play Store anymore, but if you have a browser that's compatible and you can sideload an app, you can still get Flash content on your Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Before we go into the details on just how you can do that, let's dispel some myths and clear up some confusion. Myth: Android isn't compatible with Flash Yes it is. Flash runs just fine on Android. Myth: Android doesn't support Flash Yes and no. Adobe withdrew support for Android not too long ago -- and they never really supported iOS at all. It's not so much ...

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    Technology is one of the most fun industries to be involved with. If you don't like something, wait five minutes and it will change! Okay, perhaps that's a bit of a stretch, but the point I'm trying to drive home is that in tech things change -- and they change very, very fast. That being the case, how can you possibly know when to buy any particular phone, tablet, or other piece of technology? Lies, Damned Lies, and Marketing The first thing you need to know is the kind of person that you are. Do you like long walks on the beach and romantic comedies? Wait, different website, sorry. ...

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