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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.

Android 8.0 Oreo’s Autofill: Why it’s awesome and how to enable it

You should be using a password manager for your accounts. Google gives it to you at a platform level with Android 8.0. Here's why we love it and how to turn it on.

Smart Lights on a budget [How-To]

Say you want to get in on the whole "smart home" craze that has begun to pick up steam, but you don't want to...

Use Google Home to control your lights with Hue [How-To]

In our quest for making your home the smartest of all the smart homes, we have brought you things like controlling your thermostat with...

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....

The best phones at US Cellular — which should you buy?

If it's time to purchase a new phone, and US Cellular is your carrier of choice, there's plenty to choose from. Let us help you find a new device!

Funcl kicks off Indiegogo campaign with dirt cheap wireless earbuds

New Indiegogo campaign offers consumers waterproof, wireless earbuds with dirt-cheap prices. Here's what you need to know about the Funcl W1 and AI earbuds.

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