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CNET's 15 most popular How Tos of 2014

Our most popular How Tos published in 2014.

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1 of 15 Josh Miller/CNET

30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know

We start with our most popular piece. If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you'll want to see this gallery.

30 tips are a lot to sift through, but these are totally worth it.

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2 of 15 Sharon Profis/CNET

20 iPhone tips you'll wish you knew all along

No matter how long you've owned an iPhone, I'm willing to bet you'll find at least one feature here you had no idea even existed.

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3 of 15 Sharon Profis/CNET

20 Google Now tips every Android user should know

If you're an Android user -- or maybe a future Android user  -- you'll want to look at every one of these slides.

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4 of 15 Eric Franklin/CNET

How to easily root an Android device

You don't have to root your Android device, but there are plenty of benefits to doing so. Here's how.

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5 of 15 CNET

Five tips for cleaning and speeding up your Mac

Sure, you love your Mac, but wouldn't you like that love to grow even stronger? Follow these steps and it mostly likely will.

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6 of 15 Sarah Tew/CNET

9 tips every Windows user should know

I cannot stress just how essential this one is for Windows users. Even if you're a Windows veteran, check this list to make sure you're not missing anything.

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7 of 15 Sarah Tew/CNET

Seven common iOS problems and how to fix them

Yeah, iOS is great and all -- unless you prefer Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry or well, you get what I mean -- but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its problems. Of course it does. Thankfully we're here to show you how to fix the most common ones.

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How to use iOS 8, the complete guide

If you haven't upgraded to iOS 8 yet, what are you waiting for? Once you do come check our complete guide to see what you were missing. Not at all surprising why this one did so well.

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9 of 15 Sarah Tew/CNET

Seven common Android problems and how to fix them

Yes, you've had problems with your Android phone and tablet, but don't get rid of it just yet. Instead, check out our guide on how to fix the most common Android problems.

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10 of 15 Sarah Tew/CNET

7 best practices for smartphone security

Do not sleep on your smartphone security. Keep it secret, keep it safe with these seven useful tips.

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11 of 15 Jason Cipriani/CNET

How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

Even if you don't have access to a cell tower or Wi-Fi -- let's say you're traveling -- using this technique you can still avoid getting lost.

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12 of 15 Sharon Profis/CNET

Email hacked? Here's what to do

There are plenty of ways to avoid getting your email hacked. Curious? Here's a great place to start.

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13 of 15 Jason Cipriani/CNET

The 10 most useful iOS gestures you may not know about

What kind of gestures are we talking about? The useful kind.

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14 of 15 Nicole Cozma

9 new uses for an old Android device

Don't throw out your old Android device just yet. There is still some life left in it and here's how to use it.

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How to recover deleted photos from a memory card

You were in a such a rush to get those new photos off your camera and onto your social media site of  choice that you accidentally deleted a few.

Do not let yourself be troubled. Today you will learn how exactly to recover them.

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