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How To : Listen to FM Radio on a Google Android Smartphone

Android smartphones have all sorts of connectivity chips built in, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, and mobile data. But what about AM or FM radio, two of the most common methods of wireless communication? The truth is, it really depends on your device. Some phones come ...more

How To : Hack a Smartphone Using SMS

How many of you have or know people who have a smartphone? There's a lot of you, right? Well, depending on how most of you use those smartphones, there could be all kind of sensitive information stored on it, and that doesn't just mean sensitive personal information, but it co ...more

Hack Like a Pro : How to Create a Smartphone Pentesting Lab

Welcome back, my novice hackers! More and more, the world is turning to and adopting the smartphone platform as the digital device of choice. People are not only using smartphones for voice communication, but also web services, email, SMS, chatting, social networking, photogr ...more

How To : Take a Screenshot on Any Smartphone or Tablet

Taking screen captures is a standard feature on iPhones and newer Android smartphones, but for some reason it's not very intuitive. Screenshots allow you to share your phone's screen with your friends, document technical problems for customer support, and even make how-to guid ...more

How To : Root Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Smartphone

While the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the world's best selling smartphone, there a few people that find the device just a bit too large. With a 4.8 inch display and 136.6 x 70.6mm dimensions, the phone can be slightly large for kids—and adults with small fingers. It can even be a has ...more

How To : Test for Dead Pixels on Your Smartphone

Every smartphone manufacturer is susceptible to defects, but after dropping a good chunk of change on a shiny new device, we as consumers have little tolerance for such issues. We want our gadgets to be perfect in every regard, so even the tiniest flaw is irksome. One of the ...more

How To : Spot a Fake Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone

If you watched the presidential debate last night, then you might recall Mitt Romney's remark on the fake Apple Store in China "selling counterfeit goods". That store actually sells real Apple products, only it isn't licensed to sell them, so it was a little misleading. Not to ...more

How To : Keep the Government Out of Your Smartphone

We use smartphones for just about everything, and while that may be beneficial to us in our day-to-day lives, it can also be used against us in the court of law. Law enforcement officials can seize smartphones and give warrants to Apple, Google, your cellular provider—whoever ...more

How To : Play Minecraft on an Android smartphone

The low system requirements of Minecraft make it ideal for playing on an Android smartphone. If you're looking to find out how to download, install, and play Minedroid, a version of Minecraft designed for your Android phone, take a look at this walkthrough and check out the do ...more

How To : Make a Smartphone Projector for Less Than $5

There's nothing better than gathering up all the cushions, pillows, and blankets in your home and having a good ol' fashion movie night. But if you're still rocking the old 19-inch TV your parents gave you in college, you may want to upgrade to something bigger. If you've got ...more

How To : Scan & Save Old Printed Photos to Your Smartphone

Believe it or not, there was a time when smartphones weren't the primary tool for taking photos. People actually walked around with bulky film-based cameras on their necks, and some even used cheap disposables. While photography wasn't introduced to the world when smartphones ...more

How To : Order an Uber Ride Without a Smartphone

Taxi drivers and cab companies across the globe are in an uproar over Uber, and for good reason, too—you just can't compete with the low fares and ease of use that Uber brings to the table. The only downside is that the groundbreaking ride share service usually requires a smar ...more

How To : Keep Your Smartphone Charged During a Power Outage

When the power goes out, having the ability to contact others becomes extremely important, and your cell phone can be one of the most important tools to have. But if the power is out for an extended period of time, battery life becomes a constant problem. Without the ability ...more

How To : Set up a Verizon LG Ally Google Android smartphone

Whether you're the proud owner of a Verizon LG Ally Google Android smartphone or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to activate and get started using the Ally. For details, an ...more

How To : Root a Samsung Epic 4G Google Android smartphone

In this clip, you'll learn how to gain root access on a Samsung Epic 4G mobile phone. Whether you're the proud owner of a Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Google Android smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more i ...more

How To : Create a 365-Day Photo Diary on Your Smartphone

A diary or personal blog is a great way to recapture the days behind you, but to a photographer, the best way to remember the glory days is with a picture—one single photograph that best describes the day and your mood at the time. Do it everyday for a year and you'll have 365 ...more

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