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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 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.

Get to Know: Cricket Wireless

How much do you know about AT&T's prepaid subsidiary Cricket? Here's a primer that lets you know your options, including rate plans and features.
Total Wireless

Get to Know: Total Wireless

Total Wireless is backed by arguably the best nationwide network and features multi-line plans along with global calling option for several destinations.

Get to Know: NET10 Wireless

How much do you know about Net10 Wireless? Here's a quick breakdown of what you might expect from the carrier, including rate plans and features.

Republic Wireless Buyer’s Guide (June 2019)

Here's everything you need to know about Republic Wireless, including rate plans, phone offerings, and limited time promotions.

Buyer's Guides

Republic Wireless Buyer’s Guide (June 2019)

Here's everything you need to know about Republic Wireless, including rate plans, phone offerings, and limited time promotions.
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