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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.

Download and install latest Google Play Store 5.0.38 APK (Material Design)

The Google Play Store was only just recently updated to bring more Material Design aspects to the app, and now we see the version...

How to SIM unlock the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Are you still rocking the Samsung Galaxy S6? Samsung took a huge step forward in design when it released the S6 and S6 Edge...

Getting Started with Boomerang from Instagram (Android)

Introduced in late October 2015, Boomerang from Instagram is the latest effort from the developers behind the wildly popular filtered photo and video service....

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...

First ten things to do with your Samsung Galaxy Note 9

If you just unboxed your brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and you're wondering where to get started, we have ten tips to get you on your way.

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...

5 clones that can offer the Samsung Galaxy S8 look on the cheap

With a few weeks to go until the Samsung Galaxy S9 goes live, it might be a good time to start looking for discounts...

You can now get Google Now support on Nova Launcher

Google Now is one of the standout features of Android and to have it at your fingertips is a powerful tool. Unfortunately that is...

What is an IP Rating for smartphones?

What exactly does IP67 or IP68 mean when looking at a new phone? Let us help you better understand the differences in IP ratings are and how they work.

Create a collaborative album using Google Photos

One of my favorite Google apps is Photos. Not only does Google Photos backup every single photo I take from from my Android or...

How to install the Android O Pixel Launcher now

One XDA Forums contributor was able to extract the Pixel Launcher from the Android O beta and made it compatible with all Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow devices.

How to disable the Google Pixel 3 XL notch

Not sold on the Google Pixel 3 XL notch? Did you know that you can remove it? Here's how to disable the cutout from your display.

Use Google Home to control your lights with Hue [How-To]

In our quest for making your home the smartest of all the smart homes, we have brought you things like controlling your thermostat with...

How to change your theme on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Did you get a new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? One of Samsung's latest features it has included on its devices is the...

Hurricane Season: Make sure you’re prepared for the worst (apps, supply kit, maps)

Hurricane season (June-November) on the Atlantic has come early this year and may be an indication of worse things to come. I certainly am...

CHUWI UBook figures to be more cost-effective than Microsoft Surface Go

In early 2019, CHUWI launched a 2-in-1 tablet UBook on Kickstarter, which had raised more than 450,000 dollars. Recently, CHUWI upgrade the configuration of...
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