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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 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,...

How to turn the Galaxy S7 fingerprint sensor into a capacitive home button

The Galaxy S7 marked the last generation that would have physical navigation buttons as the Galaxy S8 saw a move to on-screen navigation to...

11 things you need to know about Google Play Family Library

Announced on July 27, Google Play Family Library lets users share content purchased in Google Play with others. Similar to the Family Plan sharing...

How to turn on Smart Lock on Chrome OS

Chromebooks are and Android are sharing more features these days. You can even use your phone to unlock your new Chromebook.

Must-have accessories for Pokemon GO players

Chances are that you or someone you know likely spent some time over the weekend capturing various Pokemon. Yes, literal overnight smash hit, Pokemon GO,...

Prioritize your lockscreen with Next Lock Screen (Monday Makeover)

There is a plethora of apps out there that allow you to customize just about every single thing on your android smartphone without even...

Enable “OK Google” on 3rd party launchers on any device

One of the cool features of the Moto X is the always listening "Ok Google" feature which allows you to prompt a voice command...

Five steps to optimizing a mobile friendly website

In the past few years, the mobile influence has steadily grown. Today, the majority of people prefer to use small screen smart devices to...
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How to take a screenshot using Google Assistant

Are you looking for a quick, easy, and reliable way to get the screenshot you want? Google Assistant is here to help. In this guide, we walk you through how to get the screenshot you want.

3 great replacement keyboard apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S7

I've used a lot of smartphones. From Android to iOS, many smartphones have their own built in keyboard app with a range in quality...

What are Google Now Cards? How to tailor them to your needs.

In this post, I'll show you how to customize Google Now cards. But first, what is Google Now? The service essentially is a personal assistant....

Google Takeout: What is it and how do you use it?

Google Takeout is a free service that lets you export copies of your data. Here's what it does, how it works, and why you might want to use it.

How to set a music alarm with Google Home or a Google Assistant speaker

Waking up isn't easy but it can at least be more fun with your favorite songs. Check out how to set up a music alarm with your Google Home or Google Assistant speaker with this guide.

Tips everyone should be using for keeping your Android device safe and secure

Mobile security is one of the most important things we overlook when using our devices. We tend to leave it up to Google to...

How to easily take screenshots on Marshmallow devices

Let's face it - taking screenshots on Android phones has never been the easiest thing to do. Pressing power button and lower volume button together may not sound...

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When and where to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Wondering when and where to pick up the latest smartphone from Samsung? Here's a list of carriers and retailers lined up for the Galaxy Note 10 line.

The best deals available at Verizon (August 2019)

Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it's a few bucks on accessories or a few hundred on a new phone, here are some of the best Verizon deals available today.

The best deals available at AT&T (August 2019)

Whether it's a few bucks off accessories or a hundreds on a new phone, here are some of the best AT&T deals available today.

The best deals available at T-Mobile (August 2019)

Whether it's saving a few bucks on an accessory or getting back a couple hundred on a new phone, we appreciate the opportunity fatten our wallets.

The best deals available at Sprint (August 2019)

Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it's saving a few bucks on accessories or a couple hundred on a new phone, here are some of the best Sprint deals available today.
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