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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 add/remove lock screen widgets [Android 101]

Since their introduction in Android 4.2, lock screen widgets have been a hugely popular feature on the Android platform. What are lock screen widgets?...

How to navigate through your Android device [Android 101]

Picking up an Android device for the very first time? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's out brief guide on how to navigate...

How to add widgets to your home screen [Android 101]

Widgets are what make Android stand out from the rest. They are "at a glance" views of applications that sit on your home screen....

Starting up your new Android device [Android 101]

So, you're new to Android. Just purchased your first smartphone, and nobody told you how to set it up? This process will take you...

How to perform a factory data reset [Android 101]

Completely resetting your device is a normal procedure, and can actually help you out quite a bit. If your device is slowing down and...

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,...

Frequently used terms [Android 101]

0-92G - Refers to the second-generation of cellular telephone technology. 2G networks offer digitally encrypted phone conversations, while being the first to offer SMS messaging....

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...

Hidden codes for your Android device you probably didn’t know

Baked deep into Android is a bunch of secret codes that will enable of a variety of statistics and settings on your device that...

How to host a website on your Android device

As you may already know, there are plenty of hosting companies out there, some expensive, some not. Some are dependable, some have terrible up...

How to install the Google Play Store on the Kindle Fire [Android 201]

The Kindle Fire is a great little tablet, at a fantastic price point and is perfect for those hooked into the Amazon ecosystem. The...

Mailbox for Android tips & tricks

In case you missed the announcement, Dropbox has just announced the popular iOS email client, Mailbox, for Android. Exciting, right? Sometimes it's easier to...

How to install the Amazon Appstore on your Android [Android 201]

Is the Google Play Store not giving you what you want? Perhaps you may want to try the Amazon Appstore. Although seasoned Android users may...

How To: Stream Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio to your ROCKI with AirAudio

ROCKI has finally finished its Kickstarter campaign having completely nailed their target and units are beginning to find their way to the backers of...

TIP: Password protect your purchases through Google Play

In the wake of news that Google is facing a class-action lawsuit due to unauthorised charges accumulated through in-app purchases without parents permission, here's...

Lockly Secure Pro review

The Lockly Secure Pro is a deadbolt for the new-age, connected home. Unlock via PIN codes, fingerprint, voice, mobile app, and more. Here's our review.
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