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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.

Download and install latest Google Play Store 4.8.20 APK

UPDATE: There is a newer version of the Google Play Store available here.The Google Play Store is your gateway to the entire repository of applications...

Speed up your Android phone with these eight essential tips

When was the last time you gave your phone a tune-up? Spend a few minutes on the right thing and you can speed up your Android and be as good as new.

How to SIM Unlock the HTC One (M8) for free with S-OFF

The HTC One (M8) is easily one of the best smartphones of 2014 and even figures to compete with the new crop of devices...

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...
 
 

Opera bakes VPN into latest browser release

The Opera web browser has long been a user-minded company and today the company continues that tradition by adding a VPN free of charge.

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How to use Google Maps offline

If you're headed somewhere new or have a spotty cell connection where you live then you'll want to check out our guide on how to use Google Maps offline and make sure you never get lost again.
 
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