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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.

Install the new Material Design keyboard from Android L, root required

If you have a Nexus 5 or 7 you can install the Android L Developer Preview, but if you don't have either of those...

Get the Samsung-like MultiWindow Sidebar on any Android device [APK Download]

One of the better features of Samsung's TouchWiz is the ability to house regularly accessed apps in a sidebar that recesses at the side...

Download and install latest Google Play Store 4.8.20 APK

UPDATE: There is a newer version of the Google Play Store available here.The Google Play Store is your gateway to the entire repository of applications...

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...

Enable “OK Google” on 3rd party launchers on any device

One of the cool features of the Moto X is the always listening "Ok Google" feature which allows you to prompt a voice command...

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?...

How to adjust sound settings [Android 101]

Changing the volumes on your smartphone is a must. What if you don't want your phone to ring loudly at all times of the...

How to change your wallpaper [Android 101]

Changing your wallpaper is perhaps the easiest way to customize your Android device. It adds character and a bit of flair to your homescreen,...

How to clear recently used apps [Android 101]

Sometimes when you exit an application, it doesn't mean the app has stopped. Most of the time, it's actually still running in the background....

How to create a folder [Android 101]

Creating folders for your Android home screen is an easy way to organize your apps. They help you easily find applications so you don't...

How to delete apps [Android 101]

So, you just downloaded an app and you're already tired of it. Instead of letting it take up precious memory on your phone, you...

How to download apps [Android 101]

One of the things that makes a smartphone so great is the apps you can install on it. Some are free, some are paid,...

How to make a phone call [Android 101]

Smartphones can do a lot of different things. One of those things is make a phone call... which is probably the reason you purchased the phone...

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...

How to download pictures from the Internet to your Android [Android 101]

So, you're on your new Android device, surfing the web. You come across a photo that you really want saved on your device. Here's...

Blu G9 debuts with big screen, big battery, and sharp looks

The G9 is the latest unlocked smartphone from Blu and features a 6.3-inch display. Powered by Android 9 Pie, it offers a lot of bang for the buck.

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How to transfer all data from old phone to a new...

Recently picked up a new Android phone? Here is how to transfer all your data from your old device to your new one. It's easier than you think.
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