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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 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 install apps on your Android smartphones and tablets from the web

The Google Play Store contains over two million apps. That's an insane amount of apps to sort through and can be difficult to find...

Google collects tons of data on you: Here’s why and how to opt out

Google collects tons of information about you. No duh. It uses the data it collects to improve the way it delivers information to you, mainly...

Setting up an Android Spy App is as easy as using it (How to)

There are many firsts in life, for example, first love, first job, first pay, etc. Is it your first time in spying?Suspicion and uncertainty...

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 get and hack Flappy Bird on Android

Flappy Bird might have already become the game of the year for 2014 due to a number a reasons. It's addictive and frustrating, yes,...

Download and Install Newsstand version 3.3.1 APK (Material Design)

Google aren't done when it comes to updating their app lineup with material design, and it's Newsstand that is next in line to get...

Tip: Clear your phone’s cache for more speed and storage

Something every Android owner should do that not everyone knows about is clearing your apps' cache in your phone's settings. An app's cache is basically a...

How to change your boot animation [Root]

Love it or hate it, you can't deny that Android is the king when it comes to customization. While other people choose to have a...

Getting started with the powerful photo editing app from Google: Snapseed

With just a little bit of editing we can dramatically change the look and feel of a photo. Today we are going to take...

Verizon taps LG V50 ThinQ 5G for June 20 launch

Verizon schedules the LG V50 ThinQ 5G for June 20, bringing about its second phone to support the brand new 5G network. Here's what you need to know.

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Spotify adds a sleep timer to its app; here’s how to...

Spotify has added a commonly requested feature to your favorite tracks. You can now set a sleep timer to play music at bedtime.
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