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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.

Watch or cast Amazon Instant Video from your device, other Flash content too

We all know how great Amazon Prime is with its free two-day shipping, Prime Music and unlimited Prime Instant Video steaming. The only problem...

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...

Download Raccoon v2.3 – A Google Play Store desktop client

Is your device not officially supported on the Google Play Store, or perhaps you no longer have the Google Play Store on your device...

How To: Enable “OK Google” on all screens of your Android

Want to enable Google Now voice search from any screen of your Android? Of course you do. Thanks to a recent update to the...
Android-L-Preview

How to clear all notifications using Android L (preview)

Are you like me, and many others, who just HAD to download and play with the Android L developer preview? Did you run into...

Download and install Android L’s “Heads up!” notifications on any Android 4.3+ device

It's quite obvious Google I/O is Google's biggest event of the year and one of the biggest tech events in general. This year Google...

Download and Install Android L’s Google Play Services version 5.0 and Google Play Store...

With the new version of Android L receiving a developer preview, it has enabled the community to un-pack the contents and extract various components...

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UPDATE: There is a newer version of the Google Play Store available here.The Google Play Store is your gateway to the entire repository of applications...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

FreedomPop Buyer’s Guide

FreedomPop is a Wi-fi first carrier alternative to the big name networks. Here's what you should know about the MVNO that uses AT&T and Sprint towers.
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