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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.

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.4.12 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.4.12 and few minor changes, only a few days after receiving...

Create an animation in Google Photos [How-To]

We have gone over a number of things you can do with Google Photos. I won't list them all here but feel free to...

Google Camera HDR+ Port APK updated with Zero Shutter Lag

The Google Camera app found on the Pixel devices was ported with working HDR+ mode earlier this month to pretty much any device that...

How to easily fake your location, without rooting your Android

Your Android device tracks your location to help you with things like navigation, but there are times when users might want to fake their...

You can now get Google Now support on Nova Launcher

Google Now is one of the standout features of Android and to have it at your fingertips is a powerful tool. Unfortunately that is...

How to add widgets to your home screen [Android 101]

Widgets are what make Android stand out from the rest. They are "at a glance" views of applications that sit on your home screen....

Google+ updated to version 4.5, download and install it now [APK Download]

Google+ just got updated with a few enhancements to the App that bring a few design changes to profile pages and icons to name...

How to stream March Madness 2017

Is your bracket busted yet? NCAA March Madness is upon us again and this is absolutely my favorite time of year. Nothing beats the...

Gmail for Android gets a new Confidential mode, here’s how to use it

Google started rolling out Confidential mode for Gmail on Android this week. Check your device now to see if it's available for you.

Selling a phone? Do these things first

Looking to pick up a new handset for yourself? What are you doing with the old one? Here are some tips and best practices for selling a phone.

Tip: How to speed up your Moto G4

The Moto G4 is still a great device and perfect for those looking for an Android smartphone that is close to stock on a...

How to root the Samsung Galaxy S6

So you just got your brand new Samsung Galaxy S6? Why not root it? Some apps that exist on the Google Play Store still...

How to recover your lost Android phone and make it theft proof

If you are reading this, you are either looking to make sure you can recover your device if it gets stolen, or are desperately...

Tip: Speed up the slow Samsung Galaxy S5 camera

Are you finding that the Samsung Galaxy S5 takes a longer than usual time to focus on a subject and actually take a picture?...

3 great replacement keyboard apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and S7

I've used a lot of smartphones. From Android to iOS, many smartphones have their own built in keyboard app with a range in quality...

What age should children get their first phone?

Is there a particular age that parents should look to when considering giving their child its first phone? What factors determine when the time is right?
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