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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.

Starting up your new Android device [Android 101]

So, you're new to Android. Just purchased your first smartphone, and nobody told you how to set it up? This process will take you...

How to perform a factory data reset [Android 101]

Completely resetting your device is a normal procedure, and can actually help you out quite a bit. If your device is slowing down and...

How to change your keyboard [Android 101]

Sometimes the stock keyboard on your Android device just doesn't cut it. With great alternate keyboards out there like Swiftkey, Google Keyboard, and Fleksy,...

Frequently used terms [Android 101]

0-92G - Refers to the second-generation of cellular telephone technology. 2G networks offer digitally encrypted phone conversations, while being the first to offer SMS messaging....

How to take a picture on your Android phone [Android 101]

One of the coolest features of smartphones is the ability to take a picture anywhere you want. If you need a little help with...

Hidden codes for your Android device you probably didn’t know

Baked deep into Android is a bunch of secret codes that will enable of a variety of statistics and settings on your device that...

How to host a website on your Android device

As you may already know, there are plenty of hosting companies out there, some expensive, some not. Some are dependable, some have terrible up...

How to install the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire [Android 201]

The Kindle Fire is a great little tablet, at a fantastic price point and is perfect for those hooked into the Amazon ecosystem. The...

Mailbox for Android tips & tricks

In case you missed the announcement, Dropbox has just announced the popular iOS email client, Mailbox, for Android. Exciting, right? Sometimes it's easier to...

How to install the Amazon Appstore on your Android [Android 201]

Is the Google Play Store not giving you what you want? Perhaps you may want to try the Amazon Appstore. Although seasoned Android users may...

How To: Stream Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio to your ROCKI with AirAudio

ROCKI has finally finished its Kickstarter campaign having completely nailed their target and units are beginning to find their way to the backers of...

TIP: Password protect your purchases through Google Play

In the wake of news that Google is facing a class-action lawsuit due to unauthorised charges accumulated through in-app purchases without parents permission, here's...

Tip: Disable S Voice to speed up Galaxy S4 Home button response

If you're not a big user of the S Voice personal assistant bundled into the Samsung Galaxy S4, then disabling it from being activated...

How To: Install the Nokia X App Store

As you all may be aware, Nokia is now making Android smartphones, although they have a very Metro UI look and don't have access...

Tip: How to speed up your Samsung Galaxy S4

With Samsung having announced the new Galaxy S5, you may have begun to feel like your Samsung Galaxy S4 is already out-of-date, and might...

The best phones at US Cellular — which should you buy?

If it's time to purchase a new phone, and US Cellular is your carrier of choice, there's plenty to choose from. Let us help you find a new device!

Deal for switchers: Sprint’s Unlimited Basic plan is $20/month for five...

Sprint is luring switchers with a new promo this holiday season. Jump onboard with a Unlimited Basic for five lines and you get three of them free.

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