Got a new phone for Christmas? We've got handy tips for it

If you were lucky enough to open a new Nexus 5, Moto G, Galaxy S4 or HTC One on Christmas Day, spend Boxing Day tinkering with our tips.

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If Santa dropped a new mobile in your Christmas stocking you'll have set it up and got playing with it by the time the turkey came out of the oven. Come Boxing Day though -- happy Christmas by the way! -- you're probably looking for more stuff to do. And in the spirit of the season, we're happy to provide.

Our How To page is a panoply of tips for new mobile phones and lots of other devices. If you've bought or been given one of the most popular smart phones of last year, you're sure to find a handy assortment of tips and tricks to help get the most out of your new blower.

In descending order of phones you might actually have been given, we have:

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If you're the proud owner of a new Windows laptop, here's 20 tips for Windows 8.1.

If your new phone is rocking the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat (that's pretty much only the Nexus 5 for the next few weeks at least), here are some useful pointers:

And if you're really into tinkering with your phone, check these out:

Bear in mind these will probably make your warranty invalid, so proceed with extreme caution.

If Santa popped a Raspberry Pi mini computer in your stocking and you're wondering what on Earth to make of it, have a butchers' at these:

Happy tweaking, poking and tinkering folks, and a very happy New Year to you! Let us know if you're after tips on a particular device down in the comments, or on our festive Facebook page.