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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.

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.
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.

What’s the difference in Qualcomm Snapdragon processors? (Updated 08/2018)

Dive into the world of Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile processors. Find out the main differences in each of them and why they really matter.

Here is a list of all the Google Assistant speakers, headphones, and displays you...

If you're looking to pick up a speaker, headphones, or display with Google Assistant then here's a list with all your current options.

Five Developer options even the average user should use

Tap into your Android hidden list of features by enabling Developer options. Here are five of them that could greatly improve your experience.

When and Where to Buy: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is soon to be available for pre-order. When and where? Check out our guide to ordering the Note 9, here.

How to remove Bixby from your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus

As smart as it is, not everyone loves Samsung's digital assistant. Here's how to disable Bixby from working on your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus.

What is Android Go and which phones run it?

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.

How to install Android Pie 9 on your Pixel

Android Pie is officially here and this is how to get it officially on your Pixel. Follow these simple steps if you want to get Android P on your device.
Mint Mobile

Get to Know: Mint Mobile

Mint Mobile provides excellent plans offered in multiple months as an alternative to its MVNO competitors. This serves as a guide for prospective customers.

What is 5G?

The basics about 5G and what exactly it is, how it will help, and when we should all expect to see it. 5G is coming ready or not.

Wireless audio codecs and where headphones are today

Wireless headphones have come a long way, but has Bluetooth audio fidelity? Yes and no. The codecs are in place, but not so much the support. This is where we are today.

Upgrading your phone? Here’s what to do if you’re selling the old one

If you're looking to sell your phone, you need to take a few steps to ensure peace of mind on both sides of the deal. We're here to help guide you.

How to keep your Gmails private and prevent third-parties from reading them

Make sure no third-party app developer has access to your Gmails by following these simple steps. You can do so from your Android or desktop.

V30, G7 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ: What’s the difference in the LG phones from 2018?

With yet another launch in the first half of the year, the LG V35 ThinQ sounds like a flagship device. But, how does it compared to the recently launched G7 ThinQ and its predecessor, the V30? Keep reading to find out.

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First 24 hours with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9: nothing but...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the hottest phones of the year. Check out my first impressions after my first 24 hours with it.

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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