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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.

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...

How to install Android Wear 2.0 beta on your watch

This article originally appeared on our sister site, www.SmarterWatching.com. For more coverage on Android Wear, visit SmarterWatching now! You've seen the announcement, watched the videos,...

8 simple steps to disable the carrier bloatware on your Samsung Galaxy S7 and...

Did you happen to get the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge last week? If you got it and have an AT&T or Verizon...

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

A couple weeks ago I posted the steps to enable Google's 2-Step Verification for any of your Gmail accounts. This allows us that fuzzy...

How to install the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire [Android 201]

The Kindle Fire is a great little tablet, at a fantastic price point and is perfect for those hooked into the Amazon ecosystem. The...

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...

Tip: How to hide the notification bar on Nova Launcher

Installing Nova Launcher opens up a whole load of customisation possibilities for your Android device; first we explained how to use Nova Launcher gestures...

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...

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 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...

Tip: How to speed up your Samsung Galaxy S4

With Samsung having announced the new Galaxy S5, you may have begun to feel like your Samsung Galaxy S4 is already out-of-date, and might...

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...

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...

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 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?...

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Which is the better $500 phone? Moto Z3 Play vs Honor...

Have $499 to spend on a new phone? Read below to see whether you should buy Motorola's new Moto Z3 Play or the Honor 10 View?

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