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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.

Enable Google Assistant on most Chromebooks

Google Assistant has been a recent focus in all of the company's platforms. Chromebooks other than the Pixelbook have been left out in the cold until now.

Tip: How to speed up your OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 3T was, and still is, one of the best budget phones you can buy and is great for those not looking to...

How to permanently delete your Google Plus account

Don't want to wait on Google to remove your Google+ account over the next year? We'll show you how to do it in five easy steps.

Buyers Guide: How to buy the perfect headphones

Buying a good pair of headphones is like buying a hat. It's very personal and a hard item to buy for someone else. Everyone...

When and Where to Buy: Samsung Galaxy S8

If you're looking to pick up the new Samsung Galaxy S8, we take a look at all the different carriers and what specials are being offered for the device.

How to set your default music app on Google Assistant devices

Google Assistant can do many great things these days. One is that it can play music with just your voice. Here's how to set your favorite default music app.

Download and install Google Search 3.6, Google Play Music 5.6 and YouTube 5.9 apps...

Google Search, Google Play Music and YouTube all got updated by Google. Versions 3.6, 5.6 and 5.9 respectively. If you're not willing to wait...
Walmart Family Mobile

Get to Know: Walmart Family Mobile

Did you know that Walmart offers its own mobile service? Why make the switch? We'll tell you why Walmart Family Mobile might be right for you.
Mint Mobile

Get to Know: Mint Mobile

Mint Mobile provides excellent plans offered in multiple months as an alternative to its MVNO competitors. This serves as a guide for prospective customers.

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...

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...

Want to play YouTube in the background of your Android? Here’s how

This handy trick lets you to play YouTube in the background, while doing something else on your phone or turning the screen off.

Stop hackers in their tracks with Google’s 2-Step Verification

Last month Derrick wrote an intriguing piece on steps to take to keep you mobile device safe. In it, he recommends setting up 2-step verification on...

Ten awesome things you can do with Google Lens

Google Lens has become widely available and most Android users can give it a go. So here is some cool stuff you can do with it.

When and where to buy: Motorola Moto G4

The fourth generation of Motorola's affordable and moderately built mid-range smartphone line, the Moto G4 provides users with a 5.5-inch display at full HD...
 
 

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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