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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.

Setting up Google Authenticator is as easy as scanning a QR code

Are you properly securing your accounts? Here's how to use Google Authenticator to your advantage and add a layer of protection.

How to fix the lag on your Android smartphone and make it perform like...

It happens to the best of us and it happens to the worst of us. Lag. Our Android smartphones might have incredible hardware and...

How to simplify and standardize your Android smartphone with the Google Now Launcher app

 There's a good percentage of you readers who know the exact differences between Android devices from different manufacturers. For those of you who are...

Transform your rooted device with Xposed Framework [How-To]

A note on pre-requisites before you embark on your Xposed journey: your device needs to have an Unlocked Bootloader running a Custom Recovery and be Rooted before you can even...

Viewing traffic and alerts on Google Maps [How-to]

We have reviewed how to add your home and work addresses to Google Maps, as well as how to download an area for offline...

7 tip and tricks to dramatically improve the WiFi signal and speeds in your...

It's crazy to think that just 10 years ago we thought our internet was fast. 20 years ago we had to "dial in" to log...

How to debloat and speed up your Samsung Galaxy devices for just $1 without...

It's no secret that Samsung Galaxy devices come preinstalled with a ton of bloatware and duplicate apps. Some of those are useful, but a...

How to install apps on your Android smartphones and tablets from the web

The Google Play Store contains over two million apps. That's an insane amount of apps to sort through and can be difficult to find...

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...

Setting up an Android Spy App is as easy as using it (How to)

There are many firsts in life, for example, first love, first job, first pay, etc. Is it your first time in spying?Suspicion and uncertainty...

How to turn off touch vibration on your Android

By default, most Android smartphones come with the option "Vibrate on touch" turned on. This means your phone will vibrate when you interact with...

How to add/remove lock screen widgets [Android 101]

Since their introduction in Android 4.2, lock screen widgets have been a hugely popular feature on the Android platform. What are lock screen widgets?...

How to download apps [Android 101]

One of the things that makes a smartphone so great is the apps you can install on it. Some are free, some are paid,...

Disable those annoying, power hungry carrier apps [How-To]

As I think we all know, manufacturer and carrier apps can be some of the most annoying apps on the planet, especially if they...

10 Tips and Tricks all Android users should know to get the most from...

Many of you AndroidGuys readers are experts, and have a great grasp of how Android devices work. However, we do have a growing base...

The best phones available at Verizon Wireless today

If you're looking for a brand new phone and happen to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber, this list is for you. Click to find out what your best options are.

Samsung teases its foldable smartphone, bad news for Mate 20 fans,...

In today's edition of In Brief, Samsung teases its foldable smartphone reveal, eBay wants you to sell your phone, and we learn bad news about the Mate 20.

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