How To: The Good Samaritan's Guide to Returning Lost Smartphones

Sometimes, doing the right thing is way more difficult than it should be, like trying to return a lost smartphone. Despite having the best intentions, it's often hard to track down the rightful owner, especially if the device is armed with a passcode. On the other hand, there are plenty of people who see an unattended iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3 as a chance for profit. In 2011 alone, the number of lost and stolen cell phones in America was worth over 30 billion dollars. That's right, billion....

How To: Use the 3D gallery application on an Android phone

One of the many improvements in Android OS 2.1 is a 3D Gallery application. This is a neat feature that comes bundled with the new OS and gives you a cool new way to view your photos. check out some of the features. Learn how to use it with this clip. It's easy! So easy, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about three minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

News: FaceNiff App Allows Android Users to Hack Facebook

Firesheep caused quite a stir when it was released last October, giving both hackers and non-hackers instant access to people's account information when on a public Wi-Fi connection. When logged into an insecure website on the same network as someone with Firesheep, you're giving them access to the cookies that keep you logged in. This is called session hijacking, and grants them easy access to your accounts, like Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. Now, there's an even easier way to do this—a mobi...

News: Nokia 8/P1 Rumor Roundup—Snapdragon 835 Processor, 22.3 MP Camera, 6 GB RAM & More

Long before Apple and Android became household names, Nokia dominated the mobile industry. The Finland-based company was one of the first to develop smartphones, and their classic N95 with 2G "high-speed" internet connectivity was declared the "best smartphone ever" by some in 2007. Outside of the US, before the iPhone became all the rage, owning a Nokia phone was a status symbol akin to wearing a Rolex or Omega watch.

How To: Fix a password locked iPhone or iPod Touch

If you enter in your password incorrectly too many times, your iPod will lock. If it locks too many times, you may need to unlock it. This tutorial shows you how to reset your iPod to undo the lock so you can keep using your iPod. This will let you unlock someones password on an ipod or iphone touch.

How To: Sen an anonymous text message

Want to send text messages, but don't want your recipient to know they're from you? You can use a website called AnonText.com, which lets you send anonymized text messages to any cell phone number. Use your computer, or, if you have a smartphone (like an iPhone, Droid HTC Evo), then you can navigate to the website using your phone's browser capabilities.

How To: Transfer music from an Android phone to Mac or PC

Staying organized with your digital music library can be frustrating, especially when you're downloading songs on different devices. Transferring music files to one central location doesn't have to be hard though, even when you download music on your Android mobile phone. So how do you get that music off the phone? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is to transfer music files from your Android enabled cell phone to a Mac or PC computer.

How To: Open XML support on your iPhone

XML is a file type that can cause a lot of compatibility issues when you are working on multiple operating systems. With iPhone being the newest medium people work on, it presents new problems. But don't leave yourself in the dark. This video will show you how to open XML on your iPhone.

How To: Send Star Wars Emojis in Text Messages

Last year, in anticipation of the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney updated the official Star Wars app on iOS and Android which added Star Wars-themed emojis that you could use in text messages and on social media. Memorable characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are included, all designed with a cute and friendly twist. Not only that, but they also include a handful of character, vehicle, droid, and creature emojis f...

How To: Send a text message with an Android cell phone

With the Android platform on a large amount of mobile phones today, chances are you have one. Sometimes messaging on the phones can be a little confusing, but there's a simple explanation for texting your friends and family. Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is to send a text message on your Android enabled cell phone.