AndroidIt’s getting dangerous just to walk and text at the same time much less do so behind the wheel of a car. But with Siri being just slightly less helpful than HAL, how are you supposed to surf the web and simultaneously travel safely? All you have to do is ask. Become a Dictator: With touchscreen displays quickly becoming the norm for mobile devices, you have little choice but to look at what you’re typing since you can’t feel your way across the keyboard. But rather than try to split your attention between driving and typing, have your phone write it for you. Send yourself a reminder note by tapping the mic icon and prefacing the message with, “Note to self.” Gmail will deliver both the audio message and a transcription of it to your inbox. You can dictate outgoing emails as well, though it requires a few steps. First tap the mic icon and say “send email.”

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