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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.

Screencast your Android device to Chrome browser or Chrome OS

Showing off your connected Android device on a computer isn't cool. You know what is cool? Showing it off on a browser. Google’s François Beaufort...

Add Shortcuts to Web Apps in Chrome for Android

There's even a bonus feature: "Sites launched in this way will open in a normal Chrome for Android window, unless they include the mobile-web-app-capable...

Remotely lock your missing Android smartphone or tablet

Need to lock your missing Android smartphone or tablet? Maybe you need to wipe it clean and erase that guy lest your sensitive data...

Get 10GB of Google Drive storage for free

Google is offering 10GB of free Drive storage for anyone who signs into the now free Quickoffice mobile app before September 26, 2013. Indeed,...

How To: Make your old phone look new

  So you’ve had your phone for a little over a year now, it feels old, looks old, and you're just ready for an upgrade....

Get to navigation faster with Google Maps for Android

Skip a few steps and get navigating much quicker! Select a place, then tap and hold on the transportation icon. This will automatically open voice...

Root the Moto X (all carriers)

Root (and unroot) your Motorola Moto X XDA

How do I uninstall an Android app or game?

So you downloaded a game that everyone kept talking about but find you hate it.  Or, perhaps you just don't get the attraction of...

Where do I find new Android apps and games?

You finally got yourself a smartphone and now you're wondering, "Where are all these apps that everyone keeps talking about?" We'll show you how...

How do I adjust screen brightness?

Open the app tray (usually an icon that looks like small squares) at the bottom of your phone and scroll until you see Settings. Once in there...

How do I add an icon or widget to the home screen?

This is one of those tips that is much easier to do than you might suspect. Early versions of Android made it easy to...

How do I create a new contact?

One of the great features that we came to love in Android's first build was the cloud-based contact system. Forget losing track of names...

How do I add an email account?

Chances are high that when you'll create or log into your account when you first power on your Android smartphone or tablet.  For many...

How do I check to see if there is an Android update?

Maybe you bought your Android handset secondhand. Perhaps you've switched devices over time and are returning to your first smartphone. Whatever the case, you...

How do I change the wallpaper?

Would you like to change that background image (wallpaper) on your phone to something different or more personal? That's really easy to do and...

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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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