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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.

Android 6.0 bug fixes: Download and install the latest Google Play Store 5.9.12 APK

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.9.12 and gets devices ready for the impending launch of Android...

So you got your phone wet. Now what?

So you dropped your phone in a toilet, got hit by a rogue wave while running on the beach, or you got pushed into...

What are Google Now Cards? How to tailor them to your needs.

In this post, I'll show you how to customize Google Now cards. But first, what is Google Now? The service essentially is a personal assistant....

Get prepared for Android 6.0: Download and install the latest Google Play Store 5.9.11...

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.9.11 and gets devices ready for the impending launch of Android 6.0,...
Android Pay

How to use Android Pay before it’s officially released

Android Pay may not be making an appearance until September 16th, at least officially, but one video has surfaced showing that actually everything you...

What is PPI and why is it important?

PPI, or pixels per inch, is simply an indication of how great the pixel density on your screen display is. Your screen is made...
Android 301

How to speed up your device without root access

Every once in awhile, you come across a device that just isn't as snappy as you'd like for it to be. Scrolling seems to...

How to force a reboot [Android 101]

As much as we love our Android devices, sometimes things go wrong and you end up with a frozen or blank screen. So what...

Straight from Android Marshmallow: Download and install the latest Google Play Store 5.8.11 APK

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.8.11 and has been extracted directly from the latest Android Marshmallow...

What is the big.LITTLE chip configuration?

Each year we see bigger, better and faster phones. Unfortunately, we have not seen many advances or breakthroughs in smartphone batteries, and as such...
Stagefright

Don’t want Stagefright? Follow these tips to protect your device

So there's been a lot of talk over the last couple of weeks about this Stagefright vulnerability that has been found in just about every Android device...

HOW TO: Delete recommendation history in Google Play Music [Android 201]

If you head into the settings page of the desktop Google Play Music site then you'll see a new option that rolled out today called "delete...

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...

New hamburger animation rolls out: Download and install the latest Google Play Store 5.8.8...

The Google Play Store has just received a version bump, bringing it to version 5.8.8 and few minor changes. You can probably guess by the...

What is the SoC?, Clock speeds

Welcome to the School of Android 501. Here, we will cover hardware related topics to help readers understand the components that go into smartphones and...

Motorola rolls back prices on Moto G7, Moto E6 for weekend

Motorola has dropped the prices for its Moto G7 Play and Moto E6 for a long holiday-themed weekend. Here's what you'll find at various carriers.

Best of CES 2020

Best of CES 2020

CES 2020 has come and gone, leaving a whole slew of new and interesting technology in its wake. We've gathered up our favorite products from the event.
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