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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.

What are Android instant apps and how do you use them?

Have you ever wanted to try an app without actually installing it? If so then instant apps are exactly what you've been searching for.

What’s the difference between Google Pay and Samsung Pay?

Mobile payments are all the rage. Every company seems to have one, but what really is the difference between Google Pay and Samsung Pay?

Optical versus ultrasonic: The difference between in-display fingerprint scanners

There are two emerging technologies with in-display fingerprint scanners: optical and ultrasonic. What are the benefits and drawbacks of each?

How to make your Google Home devices sound better

In case you weren't aware, the Google Home speakers have an equalizer hidden in the settings and in this article we're going to show you how to access it.

How to hide Android lock screen notifications

Want to add some privacy to your Android lock screen and limit your notifications? Let us show you how to hide sensitive material to prying eyes.
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.

Color options for Samsung Galaxy S10 family

Wondering what the Samsung Galaxy S10 color options are for the specific models? Here's a quick and easy way of knowing which is available.

Confused by Galaxy S10 memory and storage options? Here’s a chart!

You're not the only one who doesn't understand the various memory and storage options available in the Galaxy S10 line. Maybe this chart will help.

How to change the Google Keyboard theme on your phone

Changing the Google Keyboard (Gboard) theme is easy to do and can go a long way to freshening up an old phone. Here's how to do it a few easy steps!

What is Android Go?

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.

What is an MNVO anyway?

You've seen names like Mint Mobile, Freedompop, and Boost Mobile. What is an MVNO and what are the benefits or drawbacks of using them?

How to permanently delete your Google Plus account

Don't want to wait on Google to remove your Google+ account over the next year? We'll show you how to do it in five easy steps.

Get to Know: Unreal Mobile

Unreal Mobile is a network operator that stems from Freedompop and utilizes GSM and CDMA networks. Also, it's a dirt cheap alternative to consider in 2019.

Get to Know: Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless is a mobile virtual network operator that leans on Wi-Fi for coverage, falling back on GSM/CDMA. Here's what else you need to about Republic.

Get to Know: Boost Mobile

How much do you know about Sprint's prepaid subsidiary Boost Mobile? Here's a primer that lets you know your options, including rate plans and features.
 
 

YouTube is returning to Fire TVs

The tech gods have settled a longstanding feud. Google is returning the official YouTube app to Fire TV. In response, Amazon is opening Prime Video to Chromecasts and Android TV.

Learn Something New!

Great cases to protect your Samsung Galaxy S10

Check out all these great cases you could use to protect your brand new and expensive Samsung Galaxy S10 phone.
 
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