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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.

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,...

How to add/delete new user profiles [Android 201]

Do you have kids that constantly want to use your Android device? What if you don't want them accessing any important files or applications?...

How to ‘Sideload’ APK files on Android with confidence

There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of apps in the Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore. Whether it's the latest release from...

How to SIM unlock the Huawei P9

Phones can be a funny thing. They've become an integral part of our lives, but sometimes we still can't use them exactly how we...

Location history – what is it and how to use it?

Location History is a double-edged sword. While it can be a very useful tool, the fact that Google uses it to track your every move can be disconcerting.

How to set your favorite song as alarm on your Android phone

Stop waking up to that stupid annoying sound and use your favorite jam instead. Here's how to do it.

MediaTek mobile processors: What’s the difference between ’em?

MediaTek is one of the biggest mobile CPU makers in the world. But, with so many different chips, it's hard to keep track of them all. Let us help!

Sony and Motorola release their Android 9 Pie plans – Pie Update Tracker

The Android Pie update has been released, but when will your device get the update? Check out this article for all the latest update news.

When and where you can buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Now that Google has officially launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, here's where and when you can pick one up for yourself.

How to make your Google Home devices sound better

In case you weren't aware, the Google Home speakers have an equalizer hidden in the settings and in this article we're going to show you how to access it.

How To: Get the Android 4.4 KitKat launcher for your smartphone

So you really like the idea of Google's new Android 4.4 KitKat launcher and how it provides very quick access to Google Now, eh?...

How To: Disable or enable sounds in Facebook app for Android

So you've recently installed or updated the Facebook app for Android and now you're tired of hearing those weird sounds. You know which ones...

Root T-Mobile Galaxy S6/S6 Edge on Android 5.1.1 without tripping Knox

So you just updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 5.1.1 but by doing so lost your root access....

How To: Disable and enable T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ from your phone

T-Mobile's Binge On has been controversial since its announcement. If you're not familiar with the program, T-Mobile "optimizes" video streamed over cellular data from...

Tips everyone should be using for keeping your Android device safe and secure

Mobile security is one of the most important things we overlook when using our devices. We tend to leave it up to Google to...
 
 

Google to debut Pixel 3a series on May 7, chatter suggests

Could Google introduce new phones to its Pixel device lineup at its annual Google I/O developer conference? All signs suggest this to be the case.

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You’re using Google Keep wrong; Here’s how to do it right

Considering just how popular note-taking apps are, we take a look at Google Keep and offer advice on how you can use it to your advantage.
 
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