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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 set your default music app on Google Assistant devices

Google Assistant can do many great things these days. One is that it can play music with just your voice. Here's how to set your favorite default music app.

FYI: You can create Google Now reminders from Google.com

Just a short and sweet post to let you guys know that you don't have to open you Android device to create reminders for...

Double SMS Messages on Android Auto? Here’s how to fix it

Do you use another SMS app other than Android Messages and seeing dual notifications on Android Auto? We have the fix for you!

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.3.5 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.3.5.What's New - Expanded notification options in the settings. You can now...

Getting the most out of your GBoard update [How-To]

Last week Google released the GBoard update as an apk for users to try on their android devices. On Saturday, Google released the official update...

A brief history of Android smartphone display resolutions

Ever wonder what the difference is between HVGA, VGA, qHD, and FHD? We'll help you make sense of the alphabet soup.
Pixel 2 features

How to get the top 5 Pixel 2 features on any Android device

When Google launched the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL earlier this month, Google and Android fans were excited to see what they...

Smartphone glass types compared (Updated 08/2018)

Gorilla Glass. 2.5D. Sapphire. What does each of these terms mean and how do they apply to your smartphone? Here's a handy reference guide to help break down the differences in the glass used for devices.

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...

How to create a fun collage using Google Photos in three simple steps

Google Photos is a free app which offers unlimited cloud storage of all of your videos and photos you generate from your smartphones, cameras, and...

How to change the default Assist option on Android

One of the great things about Android is customizations. Did you know you can change your default Assist app? Here's how to set it up.

Creating Animations (.gif) using Google Photos is super simple and fun (4 quick steps...

You've seen them all over the web, from Twitter to ESPN, GIPHYs are highly popular due to their ability to animate still photos as a...

When and where you can buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Now that Google has officially launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, here's where and when you can pick one up for yourself.

Create an animation in Google Photos [How-To]

We have gone over a number of things you can do with Google Photos. I won't list them all here but feel free to...

How to turn the Galaxy S7 fingerprint sensor into a capacitive home button

The Galaxy S7 marked the last generation that would have physical navigation buttons as the Galaxy S8 saw a move to on-screen navigation to...

Republic Wireless Buyer’s Guide (June 2019)

Here's everything you need to know about Republic Wireless, including rate plans, phone offerings, and limited time promotions.

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Republic Wireless Buyer’s Guide (June 2019)

Here's everything you need to know about Republic Wireless, including rate plans, phone offerings, and limited time promotions.
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