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From helping to understand the difference between two phones to instructions on getting more from your devices, this section aims to educate. We cover everything from the most very basic stuff all the way up to more detailed and focused topics.

How to auto-delete your Google location and activity history

Google keeps a ton of data about your phone usage, search, and location. Fortunately, there's a way to make sure this data gets automatically deleted.

What are Routines in the Google Home app, and how do you use them?

Ever wanted to automate several actions at once in your smart home? Here's how to set up and use Routines in the Google Home app.

How to get Android 10’s Focus Mode for your phone now

Google offers up another way to help Android users put phones and get back to life. Called Focus Mode, it arrives in Android 10. Here's how to get it now.

How to check your IMEI number

An IMEI is a unique way to identify your phone and there are a number of reasons you may need to use it. Here's what you need to know about the IMEI.

Why data speeds are slower on MVNO networks

MVNO networks allow for you to save money, but those savings come at a cost, and that cost is your data speed.

Upgrading your phone? Here’s what to do if you’re selling the old one

If you're looking to sell your phone, you need to take a few steps to ensure peace of mind on both sides of the deal. We're here to help guide you.

Selling a phone? Do these things first

Looking to pick up a new handset for yourself? What are you doing with the old one? Here are some tips and best practices for selling a phone.

How to pair a Bluetooth speaker with your Google Home or Home Mini

If you've ever wanted some better sound out of your Google Home or Home Mini speaker, then check out our guide on how to connect a Bluetooth speaker.

How to set up your personal Voice Match for Google Assistant

Google Assistant is an awesome service, but without your unique voice, it has limits. Here's how to match your Voice Match to your Google account.

How set a priority device on Google WiFi

Google Wifi is great for streamers, particularly because you can prioritize devices to avoid lag and buffering. Here's how to use its built-in settings.

How to enable dark mode in YouTube

If you're sick of that blinding white background that comes with YouTube, you're not alone. Here's how you can make it dark on mobile and PC devices.

How to properly Powerwash your Chrome OS device

Chromebooks are great devices, but sometimes you have to wipe them for certain reasons. Here's how to properly Powerwash your Chrome OS device.
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How to enter and exit safe mode on Android phone

If you face problems or issues with your Android device, try to identify whether it's hardware or software by booting to Safe Mode. Here's how!
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How to set a video wallpaper on your Android device

If you want to apply a unique customization feature on your Android device, try setting a video wallpaper on your Android device by following these steps.
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What to do if your Android phone is stolen or lost

Have you lost your phone or had it stolen? Don't panic! Simply follow these steps and you'll soon find your phone or track its location to get it back.

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Best Carrier Deals

The best deals available at Verizon (September 2019)

Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it's a few bucks on accessories or a few hundred on a new phone, here are some of the best Verizon deals available today.

The best deals available at AT&T (September 2019)

Whether it's a few bucks off accessories or a hundreds on a new phone, here are some of the best AT&T deals available today.

The best deals available at Sprint (September 2019)

Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it's saving a few bucks on accessories or a couple hundred on a new phone, here are some of the best Sprint deals available today.

The best deals available at T-Mobile (August 2019)

Whether it's saving a few bucks on an accessory or getting back a couple hundred on a new phone, we appreciate the opportunity fatten our wallets.

The best deals available at US Cellular (September 2019)

Here's a list of US Cellular bargains and promotions to customers as of September 2019, including trade-in credits and discounted accessories.
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