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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Malala and Kailash Satyarthi receive joint Nobel award

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1130000/1130640_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527057108_0ca27a41de7e452e97dce9dfa4899f01<p><b>Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel Peace Prize awards.</b><p>The …

Malala Yousafzai

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Dubai, United Arab Emirates<p>The family-friendly Four Seasons Resort Dubai is home to Mercury, one of Dubai's – if not the world's – coolest rooftop bars. When you're not admiring the views take a walk in the colourful gardens or enjoy the private beach.

Top 10: the best family-friendly beach hotels

With the announcement that Air Passenger Duty (APD) is to be scrapped for children aged 12 and under, our experts select their favourite family-friendly beach hotels worldwide.<p><b>Le Pirogue, Mauritius</b><p>People rave about the friendliness of the four-star family favourite La Pirogue, with characterful …

The Dean Dublin

Dublin, Ireland<p>The boutique Dean Hotel, part of a terrace of Georgian townhouses, offers first-class, quirky accommodation in a city centre location. It's young at heart, with a funky ambience plus DJs at the weekend, and its bar and restaurant are among the city's most fashionable spaces.

Ireland

Spent days researching your holiday? Prepare to squabble

We’ve all had that moment of irritation when, having spent some time online searching for – and finding – a good place to stay on a forthcoming trip, a travel companion promptly says they don’t like it and that there must be something better out there.<p>Cue slightly frayed tempers (“well you find …

Expert guide to Prague

When you address someone, whether to share a table in a pub or to buy something in a shop, say “<i>dobrý den</i>” for “good day” or “<i>dobrý večer</i>” for “good evening.”<p>Most Czechs in Prague’s centre speak excellent English - but greatly appreciate your attempts at a few phrases of Czech, even if it’s just</i> …

Jamaica: the island that defined James Bond

It all began with a naked girl on a beach. Peering down from the clifftop as she emerged from the waves on to a pristine white beach, Ian Fleming’s friend Ivar Bryce knew he’d found the spot. “Tie it up tomorrow,” he said to the Jamaican fixer with him. “Ian will adore this place.”<p>Bryce had first …

I Heart My City: Adina’s Seattle

Seattle local <b>Adina Marguerite Pease</b> is a creative type who lives to wander. While she’ll always be a California girl at heart, she moved to the Emerald City seeking greener pastures, and found them. When she’s not exploring the Pacific Northwest, Adina sets out on road trip adventures around the …

A Small, Elegant Manhattan Apartment in Blue

Glamour in bare-bones space.<p>Designer Kelly Giesen brought chic glamour to her bare-bones, 725-square-foot Manhattan apartment by adding elegant moldings, French doors, sparkling mirror, and a fresh blue and white palette.

Expert guide to Florence

Essential Information<p><b>British embassy in Rome</b>: 00 39 06 4220 0001; gov.uk<br>Tourist office and information: the main tourist information office is at Via Cavour 1r (00 39 055 290 832, firenzeturismo.it). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. There are also branches at the train station and the airport<p><b>Emergency</b> …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

The One Cocktail You Need at Your Holiday Party

Lifestyle blogger Camille Styles shares her recipe for a boozy big-batch punch that will keep you from getting stuck making drinks all night.<p>[image id='b2f71828-712a-456d-97a9-da5365b495d3' loc='C'][/image]<i>Buff Strickland</i><p>Hosting a party or holiday gathering doesn't have to mean that you spend the …

See The Fancy New House Iggy Azalea Just Bought From Selena Gomez

The rapper and her boyfriend Swaggy P. bought the 6 bedroom mansion for $3.45 million.<p>Iggy Azalea, the self-proclaimed "realest," and her LA Lakers player boyfriend, Nick Young aka Swaggy P., just bought a mansion in Tarzana, California from popstar and actress Selena Gomez. The six-bedroom, …

Gwyneth Paltrow's Assistant Gets A Small Space Makeover

The goop maven's right hand man gets a Cali-cool apartment makeover.<p><i>Photo courtesy of goop.</i><p>Gwyneth Paltrow's assistant Kevin Keating is taking center stage today as his Los Angeles apartment makeover makes headlines at Paltrow's own site goop, as well as Homepolish, the company who handled the …

Small Spaces

See Inside The Hollywood Hills Home Jason Bateman Just Put On The Market

Jason Bateman and his wife Amanda Anka are ready to say goodbye to the charming Hollywood Hills home they've called home for the past 12 years, according to The Los Angeles Times. The couple, who purchased the 2,879 square foot home for $885,000 in 2002, are asking $2.5 million this time around. …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

Seven Don’t-Miss Trends in Prague

Long among the must-visit destinations of Europe, <b>Prague</b> continues to evolve in surprising and alluring ways. Here are a few trends and tips to help you uncover the freshest ways to experience this fairy-tale Czech city.<p><b>Bike Routes:</b> The best way to appreciate the winding Vltava River is on two …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #73

Changing Planet<p>With over 700,000 followers on the Wild Bird Trust Facebook page, the Wild Bird Revolution is accelerating towards our goal of 1 million Wild Bird Enthusiasts by the end of the year… We need your help to achieve this world-changing effort to celebrate the freedom and beauty of birds …

Your New Zealand Photos

New Zealand

The Dish on Free Trip Scams

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> editor at large <b>Christopher Elliott</b> is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.<p><b>Here’s his latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question: I received an award notification saying I won a seven-night cruise.</b> …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Street Photography

Rumor: Canon Working on a ‘Modular’ DSLR that Will Let You Swap Out the Viewfinder and More

Here’s an interesting rumor from the Canon camp. You know that ‘modular’ phone Google is working on that will let you swap out pieces of it — say, …

How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a …

Landscape Photography

Catherine Zeta-Jones Just Bought The Colonial Mansion Of Our Dreams

The actress and husband Michael Douglas recently purchased a 13 acre, 19th-century Colonial estate in Bedford, NY.<p><i>Michael Loccisano/Getty / Luxury Portfolio International</i><p>It looks like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas's fourteen-year marriage is back on the right track: Just days after …

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: The World's Quickest and Fastest Sedan

At Kelley Blue Book we’ve watched the Dodge division struggle with sales even as its corporate cousins Jeep and Ram flourish. But a new Charger and a series of Dodge commercials on YouTube, paying homage to the brand’s 100th birthday, are among the efforts to change that. The commercials portray …

Inside Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Home

Take a peek at the iconic Hollywood star's last home.<p><i>David Offer Real Estate</i><p>Marilyn Monroe captured America's heart and became one of the world's biggest sex symbols after her many leading roles in hit 1950s films like "Some Like it Hot" and "The Seven Year Itch". The multi-hyphenate star lived in …

My brothers and I

Photo Contest Winners<p>Browse our editors' favorite submissions from 2010-2014 contests.<p>Follow Nat Geo Photography<p>Community<p>Join Your Shot, our photography community. Submit to assignments and get feedback from our photo editors.<p>From the Archives<p>Look through a curated collection of historical photos …