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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.

sofcard

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 backup photos and videos on Android to Google+ [Android 201]

Google offers a fantastic automatic upload facility as part of the Google+ service that enables you to backup all your photos and videos taken...

How to recover your lost Android phone and make it theft proof

If you are reading this, you are either looking to make sure you can recover your device if it gets stolen, or are desperately...

How To: Disable or enable sounds in Facebook app for Android

So you've recently installed or updated the Facebook app for Android and now you're tired of hearing those weird sounds. You know which ones...

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.2.13 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.2.13, only days after receiving the previous update to 5.2.12.Our guess...

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.2.12 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.2.12.What's NewThe Google Play Store 5.2.12 update contains very minor changes,...
Nexus 6

MoDaCo Custom Roms flashable zip unleashes the power of your Nexus

If you're a big-time modder and you've recently purchased the Nexus 6 but like me, are having trouble convincing yourself to switch to a...
Nexus 6

Extend your Nexus 6 battery life with these tips

The Nexus 6 has a huge 3,220mAh battery and combined with Android 5.0 Lollipop's battery optimisation thanks to Google's Project Volta, provides pretty decent...

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.1.11 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.1.11.What's NewThe Google Play Store 5.1.11 update contains a few cosmetic changes:Full-height...
Nexus 9

How to unlock the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Bootloader to root

For those of you who have received your Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices and are anxious to begin tinkering with them then you'll...

How To: Enable Material Design on Google Keyboard

There's a new version of the Google Keyboard app rolling out for Android devices this week. As you might expect, it brings about the Material...

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.0.38 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store was only just recently updated to bring more Material Design aspects to the app, and now we see the version...

Download and Install Google Maps version 9.0.0 APK (Material Design)

The next app to be treated to material design is Google Maps, and boy does it look good. Hitting version 9.0.0, this Google Maps...

Download and Install Google Play Services version 6.1.88 APK (Material Design)

The updates keep rolling in for Google's app real estate, and Google Play Services is next on the list to get updated to version 6.1.88,...

Download and install latest Google Calender 5.0 APK (Material Design)

Google has just promoted Google Calender to Material Design! In Google Calender 5.0, you get a completely redesigned app along with Gmail and Google...
 
 

Samsung Galaxy S10 family arrives with four models

The flagship phone season is officially underway as the Samsung Galaxy S10 line of phones arrives. This year there are four models to choose from.

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Android Go Apps

What are Android Go apps?

Android Go apps are smaller lightweight apps found on phones running the Android Go operating system, but there is more to them than their minuscule size.
 
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