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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.

Create a simple, elegant slideshow in less than 5 minutes [How-To]

In times past, slide shows were expensive, difficult and mostly a mystery. This mystery has been shattered by companies like Google and Costco who...

Making your house WiFi enabled with Alexa and WeMo [How-To]

In the last How-To we discussed how to use Google Home to Control your thermostat hands free. Today we continue the same "age of technology"...

Make your Chromecast even more powerful with these few steps – Right from your...

Google has completely changed the game with the Chromecast. Gone are the days where you'd need to download a file on your computer, connect...
smartphone health

How to create an emergency contact on your smartphone (ICE)

We live in a connected world where everyone has access to the internet at almost all times. We have computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming...
Locked Phone

How to unlock a phone from a service provider

When you purchase a phone from a carrier like AT&T, Verizon or Sprint, the device is essentially locked to that specific carrier. If you...

How to install apps on your Android from the web

One of the great features of having an Android device is the ability to install applications without using the official app marketplace. The Google Play...

15 Android recipes and shortcuts to make you more efficient

Let's face it, everyone wants to make the most of their time. Nobody wants to go about their life willingly doing things slower than...

Don’t become a victim of cyber theft. Enable 2-Step Verification on your Google account...

Losing your privacy and information to hackers is not as difficult as you'd want to believe. There's a good chance you read about the...

Google collects tons of data on you: Here’s why and how to opt out

Google collects tons of information about you. No duh. It uses the data it collects to improve the way it delivers information to you, mainly...

There are over 80 cellular providers in the US and they can all save...

Here at AndroidGuys we try our best to inform you of smartphones and other tech you may not read about at bigger news sites....

3 great replacement keyboard apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S7

I've used a lot of smartphones. From Android to iOS, many smartphones have their own built in keyboard app with a range in quality...

What is the GPU, and why is it important?

The question that a lot of smartphone and tablet buyers don't usually think of, but one that is very important to your device's performance....

Turn your phone into a powerhouse with these IFTTT recipes (and learn how to...

If you're like many of our writers here at AndroidGuys, one of the reasons you love Android is for the customization Android offers. We're...

Must-have accessories for Pokemon GO players

Chances are that you or someone you know likely spent some time over the weekend capturing various Pokemon. Yes, literal overnight smash hit, Pokemon GO,...

Tips and tricks to make you the very best Pokemon Go trainer

Pokemon Go is the newest craze sweeping the world. If you've been under a rock and don't know what Pokemon Go is, well, it's...

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Notch-less smartphone showdown: Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Have some money to spend on a new flagship? Some of the most current options include the Galaxy Note 9 and Sony Xperia XZ3. Which should you buy?

In brief: Mobile news worth knowing (9/19/18)

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Monday, September 17 and we're taking a look at all the tech news you...

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