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Make the most of your Android and iOS devices

If you use your mobile devices as much as we use ours, you’ll want to check out these tips and tricks for making the most of your Android and Apple phones and tablets. From maximizing your battery life, to things you didn’t know your mobile or Apple earphones could do, and what Lifehacker considers to be the best audio recording tool for Android, we think you’ll find something useful in this collection.

Tips and tricks for extending your battery life

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Maximizing battery life has always been a concern of mobile technology users, and it’s become a more popular topic of discussion since the TSA revived the “you’ll need to show your mobile devices powered on at security” edict at selected airports. Here are some tips from Pocket-Lint and The Guardian on get the most out of your battery’s milliamp-hours.

10 things you didn’t know your iPhone could do

10 things you didn’t know you could do with Android

13 Apple earphone tricks

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They’re not just earphones, but they’re remote control devices for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and even your Mac! Learn about all the functionality you can control from your Apple earphones (and even some earphones not made by Apple).

Lifehacker says Cogi is the best voice recorder for Android

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Cogi functions as a standard audio recorder, but shines for recording long meetings or other lengthy events, where you want to record only the “highlights” — key snippets that are 5, 15, 30, or 45 seconds long. Its creators knew that audio doesn’t always capture everything in a meeting, so they included ancillary tools to write notes in your session or capture the whiteboard with your phone’s camera. Best of all, it’s free!

this article also appears in the GSG blog

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