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CNET editors share tips, tricks and handy apps to make the most of the tech in your life.


How to use Google Maps hands-free  

This is how to use Google Maps by talking to your Android phone.

Apps to help with disaster preparation  

With the recent impact of Hurricane Matthew, it's important to be prepared in the event of natural disasters. These apps can help you get ready.

Best Facebook Messenger bots  

Talk to these Facebook Messenger bots to get things done, whether that's ordering flowers or tracking your flight.

Basic password security tips  

In light of the recent Yahoo hack, you may be wondering if your personal details are safe online. Here are some changes you can make now to protect yourself.

Use a virtual credit card for safer online shopping  

Online shopping is a convenient way to make purchases, but can put your credit card details at risk. Virtual credit cards protect your financial transactions when making purchases.

How to back up an iPhone  

With the release of the new iPhone 7, many people will be upgrading their devices. Here are two ways to back up an iPhone through iTunes and iCloud.

How to remotely troubleshoot a Windows 10 PC  

Fixing a friend or family member's computer from afar can be tricky. Here is how to easily give remote tech support to another PC running the Windows 10 anniversary update.

How to control YouTube with 'OK, Google'  

Here's how to use your voice to control YouTube playback on Android devices.

Digitize your handwriting and drawing  

Turn your handwriting into text or your drawings into digital pictures with these devices and apps.

Subscription services with student discounts  

With back-to-school season here, keep bills under control with subscription services that offer student discounts.

Best tablets for students heading back to school  

With back to school season in full swing, these tablets will set school and college students up for success.

Encrypted messaging apps  

For anyone who wants to keep their correspondence private, these apps offer end-to-end encryption for text, voice and file sharing.

Ways to use Android Marshmallow's Now on Tap  

Now on Tap is a feature on Android Marshmallow devices that gives users information on what they are looking at on screen.

Find deals on summer tech buys  

If you're in the market for new tech toys this summer, these tools can help you can find the best deals on those gadgets.

Summer tech built for travel  

With summer in full swing, these three gadgets will make the most of any vacation or road trip.

Stop advertisers from tracking you around the web  

When you browse the internet, advertisers are tracking what you view to serve up targeted ads. Here are some ways to stop advertisers from following you around online.

Make 360-degree photos for Facebook  

You may already use Facebook to share regular photos, but now you can upload interactive 360-degree photos. Here is how to make these photos using your phone.

Best apps to send money to friends  

Use these apps to quickly send or request money from friends in the US.

Four iPhone call tips  

Answer calls using the speakerphone and set custom vibration ringtones for contacts with these quick iPhone call tips.

How to back up photos when traveling  

Whether you shoot on a phone or a traditional camera, these backup tips will help keep precious photos safe and sound when on vacation.

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