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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.

Download and install latest Google Play Store 4.8.20 APK

UPDATE: There is a newer version of the Google Play Store available here.The Google Play Store is your gateway to the entire repository of applications...

Speed up your Android phone with these eight essential tips

When was the last time you gave your phone a tune-up? Spend a few minutes on the right thing and you can speed up your Android and be as good as new.

How to SIM Unlock the HTC One (M8) for free with S-OFF

The HTC One (M8) is easily one of the best smartphones of 2014 and even figures to compete with the new crop of devices...

How to turn off touch vibration on your Android

By default, most Android smartphones come with the option "Vibrate on touch" turned on. This means your phone will vibrate when you interact with...

How to add/remove lock screen widgets [Android 101]

Since their introduction in Android 4.2, lock screen widgets have been a hugely popular feature on the Android platform. What are lock screen widgets?...

How to download apps [Android 101]

One of the things that makes a smartphone so great is the apps you can install on it. Some are free, some are paid,...

Disable those annoying, power hungry carrier apps [How-To]

As I think we all know, manufacturer and carrier apps can be some of the most annoying apps on the planet, especially if they...

10 Tips and Tricks all Android users should know to get the most from...

Many of you AndroidGuys readers are experts, and have a great grasp of how Android devices work. However, we do have a growing base...

8 simple steps to disable the carrier bloatware on your Samsung Galaxy S7 and...

Did you happen to get the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge last week? If you got it and have an AT&T or Verizon...

How to install Android Wear 2.0 beta on your watch

This article originally appeared on our sister site, www.SmarterWatching.com. For more coverage on Android Wear, visit SmarterWatching now!You've seen the announcement, watched the videos,...

How to download pictures from the Internet to your Android [Android 101]

So, you're on your new Android device, surfing the web. You come across a photo that you really want saved on your device. Here's...

Changing your launcher is easier than you think [How-To]

In case you are not aware, a launcher is essentially the "desktop" on your phone. Every phone comes with a launcher; Samsung, for example,...

How to install the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire [Android 201]

The Kindle Fire is a great little tablet, at a fantastic price point and is perfect for those hooked into the Amazon ecosystem. The...

Tip: How to hide the notification bar on Nova Launcher

Installing Nova Launcher opens up a whole load of customisation possibilities for your Android device; first we explained how to use Nova Launcher gestures...

Tip: How to speed up your Samsung Galaxy S4

With Samsung having announced the new Galaxy S5, you may have begun to feel like your Samsung Galaxy S4 is already out-of-date, and might...

Virgin Mobile deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Here's a primer that lets you know about Sprint prepaid brand Virgin Mobile, including its rate plans, phone selection, and general features.
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