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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 change the Google Keyboard theme on your phone

Changing the Google Keyboard (Gboard) theme is easy to do and can go a long way to freshening up an old phone. Here's how to do it a few easy steps!

What is Android Go?

Android Go is the lightweight version of Android for entry-level phones typically sold in developing markets. Find out more and what phones you can buy with Android Go.

What is an MNVO anyway?

You've seen names like Mint Mobile, Freedompop, and Boost Mobile. What is an MVNO and what are the benefits or drawbacks of using them?

How to permanently delete your Google Plus account

Don't want to wait on Google to remove your Google+ account over the next year? We'll show you how to do it in five easy steps.

Get to Know: Unreal Mobile

Unreal Mobile is a network operator that stems from Freedompop and utilizes GSM and CDMA networks. Also, it's a dirt cheap alternative to consider in 2019.

Get to Know: Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless is a mobile virtual network operator that leans on Wi-Fi for coverage, falling back on GSM/CDMA. Here's what else you need to about Republic.

Get to Know: Boost Mobile

How much do you know about Sprint's prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile? Here's a primer that lets you know your options, including rate plans and features.

Get to Know: Cricket Wireless

How much do you know about AT&T's prepaid subsidiary Cricket? Here's a primer that lets you know your options, including rate plans and features.
Total Wireless

Get to Know: Total Wireless

Total Wireless is backed by arguably the best nationwide network and features multi-line plans along with global calling option for several destinations.

Get to Know: NET10 Wireless

How much do you know about Net10 Wireless? Here's a quick breakdown of what you might expect from the carrier, including rate plans and features.
MVNO

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.

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!

Get to Know: FreedomPop

FreedomPop is a Wi-fi first carrier alternative to the big name networks. Take some time to get to know it better and see if it's right for you.

What is an IP Rating for smartphones?

What exactly does IP67 or IP68 mean when looking at a new phone? Let us help you better understand the differences in IP ratings are and how they work.

Android Q: What we know so far

Expected to make its debut in the coming months, Android Q is the next generation of Google's mobile operating system. Here's what we know about it so far.

New leak shows us how the new Moto RAZR will actually...

Way back in 2004 Motorola had a giant hit with the RAZR flip phone. New leaks suggest the company will revive the idea with new foldable RAZR smartphone.

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How to transfer all data from old phone to a new...

Recently picked up a new Android phone? Here is how to transfer all your data from your old device to your new one. It's easier than you think.
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