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With Samsung having announced the new Galaxy S5, you may have begun to feel like your Samsung Galaxy S4 is already out-of-date, and might...

Setting up Google Authenticator is as easy as scanning a QR code

Are you properly securing your accounts? Here's how to use Google Authenticator to your advantage and add a layer of protection.

How to fix the lag on your Android smartphone and make it perform like...

It happens to the best of us and it happens to the worst of us. Lag. Our Android smartphones might have incredible hardware and...

How to simplify and standardize your Android smartphone with the Google Now Launcher app

 There's a good percentage of you readers who know the exact differences between Android devices from different manufacturers. For those of you who are...

Transform your rooted device with Xposed Framework [How-To]

A note on pre-requisites before you embark on your Xposed journey: your device needs to have an Unlocked Bootloader running a Custom Recovery and be Rooted before you can even...

Viewing traffic and alerts on Google Maps [How-to]

We have reviewed how to add your home and work addresses to Google Maps, as well as how to download an area for offline...

7 tip and tricks to dramatically improve the WiFi signal and speeds in your...

It's crazy to think that just 10 years ago we thought our internet was fast. 20 years ago we had to "dial in" to log...

How to debloat and speed up your Samsung Galaxy devices for just $1 without...

It's no secret that Samsung Galaxy devices come preinstalled with a ton of bloatware and duplicate apps. Some of those are useful, but a...

How to get out of your wireless contract without paying a termination fee

With the holidays coming up, more and more people are looking at getting new phones, and possibly even switching carriers. The trick with this,...

Don’t cut your phone’s power in half, say no to RAM Managers

Everyone wants to get the most out of their smartphones, and everyone has different ways of doing it. Some chose to upgrade their phones...

Get notified about coming rain with this app

Rain is a force of nature that we can do nothing about, and yet can completely change our day. From not having work, to...

New hamburger animation rolls out: Download and install the latest Google Play Store 5.8.8...

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.8.8 and few minor changes. You can probably guess by the...

How to sign up for Google’s Project Fi cellular service

It looks like Google is finally ready to move from the beta stage into full rollout with its own cellular service in Project Fi....
 
 

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.

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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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