How to sync and play music on your Android Wear watch

< Android Wear can control media playback on your phone, of course, and this doesn’t require any setup—it just works. Syncing and playing music on the watch itself is less straightforward. All current Android Wear watches have 4GB of internal storage, and apps don’t take up much of it. You …

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How to find the right picture faster with Google Photos’ new labeling feature

< The new labeling system in Google Photos seems pretty straightforward: just assign a name to everyone in your camera roll and you won’t have any more problems finding a picture of Uncle John. Yet there’s a lot more you can do. With some legwork your entire collection can be …

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How to toggle app permissions in Android Marshmallow

< In Android Marshmallow, Google totally revamped how you manage app permissions: It’s a change that’s apparent every time you download an app from Google Play. You’ll get a new, more detailed permissions notice—but it goes much deeper than that. Don’t want Chrome to be able to see your location? …

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Get more out of Android Marshmallow with these tips and tricks

< Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here, and if you’re lucky enough to have it on your phone, you’ve probably already spent plenty of time poking around and exploring every nook and cranny of Google’s latest mobile OS. To help you out, though, we’ve complied this list of ten tips for …

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How to manage your Google Now card history

< Google Now dishes out a lot of helpful cards, giving you a quick way to find a map for the way home, read news updates, get reminders, and browse sports scores. Sometimes you might want to clean out your history if you’re getting a bunch of content you’d rather …

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How to customize Android Marshmallow’s Quick Settings tray

< Android’s Quick Settings tray isn’t new in Marshmallow, but tucked away in the bowels of Google’s new mobile OS is a hidden feature that lets you customize what appears there. It’s a useful tool if you don’t want certain items you’ll never use taking up space in the Quick …

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How to cut, copy, and paste the full URL in Chrome for Android

< Some time ago Chrome opted to hide the full URL when you’re on a domain’s subpage. It certainly looks prettier, but sometimes you want to see the full details or copy and paste the address elsewhere.  Here’s what you need to do: touch once in the Omnibox at the …

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How to turn off heads-up notifications in Android Marshmallow

< Android Lollipop introduced a new type of notification that Google calls “heads-up notifications.” Instead of showing a scrolling message in the status bar—as was the case with notifications in earlier versions of Android—Lollipop’s heads-up notifications slide down over the status bar and provide a larger, more visible notification message. …

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How to change your default browser and phone apps in Android Marshmallow

< The ability to set a different default app for various functions—such as browsing the Web or checking email—isn’t new in Android Marshmallow. But prior to Marshmallow, you had to dig through Settings > apps, clear your default app setting, then go back to the homescreen and re-select a new …

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Extend your Android Wear watch’s battery life with these quick tips

< Smartwatches can do so many neat, amazing, and thoroughly modern things, but they all lag behind traditional timepieces in one key regard: battery life. Even if you’re using your Android Wear watch for little more than telling the time and catching notifications, you’ll probably need to pop it on …

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