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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 send texts from your desktop using Android Messages

Google has finally bought Android Messages to the web, so you can text directly from your desktop. In this article we'll show you how to use the feature.

How to enable Continued Conversation in Google Assistant for longer interactions

Announced back at Google's I/O 2018, Continued Conversation in Google Assistant is now live for users in the US. Here's how to take advantage of it.

What’s the deal with FM radio chips in phones?

FM Radio chips are not only included in most phones nowadays, but they can also even be utilized just by downloading an app. The central questions are, why don't we hear much about the function and why would we need it today anyway?
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Get to Know: Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular is an award winning service skewed toward mature users with varying tech experiences. Enjoy a primer on the MVNO and its offerings.

What is an IP Rating for smartphones?

What exactly does IP68 mean when looking at a new phone? Let us help you better understand the differences in IP ratings.

How to mute accounts on Instagram

Instagram now lets users hide posts and stories from the main feed. Known as Mute, it's one of the easier things you can do in the app. Here's how to do it.
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Get to Know: Walmart Family Mobile

Did you know that Walmart offers its own mobile service? Why make the switch? We'll tell you why Walmart Family Mobile might be right for you.

MediaTek mobile processors: What’s the difference between ’em?

MediaTek is one of the biggest mobile CPU makers in the world. But, with so many different chips, it's hard to keep track of them all. Let us help!

Instagram privacy settings you need manage right now

Instagram is a great way to share the latest snaps, but it a can be a slippery, dangerous slope. Here's how to lock down Instagram privacy.

Want better battery life from your Galaxy S9? Start here!

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are making their way into the hands of many. However, the battery life has been questionable from day one, and we are here to help provide different ways to make sure your battery lasts all day.

You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how to do it right

Considering just how popular note-taking apps are, we take a look at Google Keep and offer advice on how you can use it to your advantage.

Get a lifetime second phone line for your Android for only $25

Whether it's selling items on Craigslist, separating work from personal life, signing up for online services, or something else, you need a second phone line. We've got an exclusive deal to help our readers save ton on a lifetime Hushed account.

Five Android OEMs you’ve never heard of before

We've all heard of mainstream smartphone companies like Samsung, LG or HTC. But the world is larger than that. In this article we take a look at some obscure, but noteworthy Android OEMs.

How to improve call quality on your Android phone

Experiencing sub-par call quality on your Android phone? Then you'll be pleased to know there are ways to improve your experience.

How to stop apps from automatically updating

You should opt for not allowing your apps to automatically update. Learn about the benefits and how to do it in this article.

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Weekend Recommender: Anker, Adonit, Baseus, Novoo, and iDeaPlay

We're back with another round of tech from names you know like Anker and some you don't. Regardless, we think you're going to love everything on our list.

The HTC U12 Plus is now available in Flame Red

HTC's latest flagship effort is called the U12+. The phone builds upon its predecessor, the U11 and adds lots of improvements including dual-cameras on the front and back.

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