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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.

How to install the Amazon Appstore on your Android [Android 201]

Is the Google Play Store not giving you what you want? Perhaps you may want to try the Amazon Appstore. Although seasoned Android users may...

How to stream the Super Bowl on your phone, tablet, and more — even...

Looking for a way to get your fix for the upcoming big game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons? Maybe you won't...

New Amazon Echo device owner? Here are the first things to try

Amazon Echo was one of the most sought-after gifts during the most recent holiday season, literally flying off virtual and physical shelves. Three years after...

How-to delete your search history in Instagram

Are you a frequent user of Instagram and for some reason you want to get rid of your search history? If you want more privacy,...

Tip: Improve Iris scanning results on the Galaxy S8

One of the standout features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 was the ability to authenticate your identity and unlock the device using the Iris...

How to take full advantage of Google Now on tap

With the latest release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google included a very helpful feature to help make searching easier called Now on tap. Restaurants, movies, music and...
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What is Softcard and how do I use it with my Android?

Back in September, Apple introduced Apple Pay, a feature that allows users with an iPhone 6 or Apple Watch to pay for things with...

How-to: Get rid of Google Assistant and use Now on Tap instead

You probably know that Google has started rolling out the Pixel-exclusive Google Assistant for phones that are running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0...

How to monitor and stop data usage [Android 101]

Precious, precious data. If you're like most smartphone users, you can never have enough. Thankfully, there are some pretty easy ways to monitor and...

How to speed up your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus

Now that the Galaxy S9 is in your pocket, chances are you've already noticed how fast it is. But did you know that you...

How to force close an app [Android 201]

Your phone isn't perfect, and neither are the apps that come on it. When an app misbehaves, there may be something you can do...

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...

Change your Android phone’s default browser to Chrome [How-To]

Most Android manufacturers usually bundle their phone or tables with their own web browsers. My Xiaomi Mi 4i has one and it’s super slow...

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.4.11 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.4.11 and few minor changes, only a few days after receiving...

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...

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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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We are back with another edition of Saturday Savings, which is the best place to stop to find the best deals on tech and more.

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