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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 disable auto-download media on WhatsApp

Chances are if you have a smartphone, you use WhatsApp. The social messaging app is one of the most used on the planet, but...
Picture in Picture mode

How to get Android 8.0 Oreo’s Picture-in-Picture mode on any Android

Give your current Android one of the coolest features from 8.0 Oreo!
always on display

How to get an always-on display on your Android phone

Like the always-on display found on Samsung Galaxy devices and want it for your own phone? Here is how to get the feature on your Android phone.
Pixel launcher for Android Oreo

Android Oreo Pixel launcher now available for all devices

Google launched the latest version of Android Oreo a few days back and it is said to be the safest and the smoothest version...

Regret buying an app? Here are your options

Bought an app off the Google Play Store, but you realized it's not for you? If you move fast, you get a refund in two simple clicks. Here's how!

Create an app folder in Android [How-To]

If you’re like me, you love trying out new apps. I have a passion for photography, so I’m always on the lookout for new...
recover

How to recover deleted text messages on Android without root

While most people have shifted to messaging apps like Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger, there are still millions who use conventional text messaging for communication....

Here’s how to turn your computer into a Chromebook

Have an old computer or laptop lying around deep inside your attic? Perhaps you don't give it much thought, or maybe you were too...

Watch or cast Amazon Instant Video from your device, other Flash content too

We all know how great Amazon Prime is with its free two-day shipping, Prime Music and unlimited Prime Instant Video steaming. The only problem...

Samsung Galaxy Alpha getting Android Lollipop 5.0.2 update

In case you happen to own Samsung's metal rimmed Galaxy Alpha, there is a good news for you! Your smartphone is set to receive...

How to Install Fortnite on your Android device

Fornite invites for owners of select Android phones are going out. If you own a compatible device, sign-up on Epic's website to get yours.

How to install a custom ROM on your Samsung device

I did a previous post covering a process to install a custom ROM on any Android device, but there's a little more footwork for...

How To: Enable “OK Google” on all screens of your Android

Want to enable Google Now voice search from any screen of your Android? Of course you do. Thanks to a recent update to the...

When and where you can buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Now that Google has officially launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, here's where and when you can pick one up for yourself.
squeeze

How to remap the squeeze action on Pixel 2 to launch your favourite app

Right after the announcement that HTC will be manufacturing the Google Pixel 2, most of us started anticipating that the device might come with...
Mint Mobile

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

Mint Mobile provides excellent plans offered in multiple months as an alternative to its MVNO competitors. This serves as a guide for prospective customers.
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