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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 keep your Gmails private and prevent third-parties from reading them

Make sure no third-party app developer has access to your Gmails by following these simple steps. You can do so from your Android or desktop.

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.

How do I check to see if there is an Android update?

Maybe you bought your Android handset secondhand. Perhaps you've switched devices over time and are returning to your first smartphone. Whatever the case, you...

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...

How To: Update the Google Play Store on your Android without an APK

It's usually best to be on the latest version of the Google Play store app on your Android device since from time to time...

Root the Moto X (all carriers)

Root (and unroot) your Motorola Moto XXDA

How to Install a TeamBlackedOut app on your Android Device

TeamBlackedOut are a group of app inverters who make black and clear versions of some of your favorite apps. They do everything they can...

Essential ways to keep your business mobile device secure (Promoted)

If you use any kind of mobile device, including smartphones or tablets, security and safety are probably already a top concern, but this can...

Get to Know: AT&T Prepaid

Did you know that AT&T offers its own pay-as-you-go service? Here's everything you need to know about AT&T Prepaid.

Making your house WiFi enabled with Alexa and WeMo [How-To]

In the last How-To we discussed how to use Google Home to Control your thermostat hands free. Today we continue the same "age of technology"...

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.1.11 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.1.11.What's NewThe Google Play Store 5.1.11 update contains a few cosmetic changes:Full-height...

How to manage notifications [Android 101]

The notification shade on Android devices is one of the most unique and functional aspects of the operating system. It can be accessed by...

Selling a phone? Do these things first

The Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, HTC U 11, and OnePlus 5 are all beautiful new devices that are tempting customers to open up...

Tip: Get the LG G3 SmartKeyboard for any Android device

When LG unveiled their LG G3 they also showed off their Smart Keyboard which claims to improve contextual recognition and decrease the margin for...

Smartphone glass types compared (Updated 08/2018)

Gorilla Glass. 2.5D. Sapphire. What does each of these terms mean and how do they apply to your smartphone? Here's a handy reference guide to help break down the differences in the glass used for devices.
 
 

Samsung Galaxy S10 family arrives with four models

The flagship phone season is officially underway as the Samsung Galaxy S10 line of phones arrives. This year there are four models to choose from.

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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.
 
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