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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.

MVNO

Get to Know: Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular is an award winning service skewed toward mature users with varying tech experiences. Enjoy a primer on the MVNO and its offerings.

Double SMS Messages on Android Auto? Here’s how to fix it

Do you use another SMS app other than Android Messages and seeing dual notifications on Android Auto? We have the fix for you!

Get to Know: FreedomPop

FreedomPop is a Wi-fi first carrier alternative to the big name networks. Take some time to get to know it better and see if it's right for you.

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.

Android Q: What we know so far

Expected to make its debut in the coming months, Android Q is the next generation of Google's mobile operating system. Here's what we know about it so far.

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.
region restricted

How to install region restricted Android apps on your device

If you ever wanted to install an app that was not available in your country, here is how to install those region-restricted apps on your Android device.
battery life

How to improve Android battery life — 8 essential tips to know

If you constantly end up charging your phone more than once a day, here are some simple tips to improve the battery life of your Android device.
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.

Get to Know: AT&T Prepaid

Did you know that AT&T offers its own pay-as-you-go service? Here's everything you need to know about AT&T Prepaid.

Get to Know: Verizon Prepaid

Did you know that Verizon offers its own pay-as-you-go service? Here's everything you need to know about Verizon Prepaid.

How to capture and edit long screenshots on your Android phone

You don't have to own an OnePlus or Samsung handset to be able to take scrolling screenshots. With the help of this app you can do it from any Android.
notifications

Accidentally dismiss a notification on your phone? Here’s how to retrieve it!

Have you ever mistakenly swiped away notifications on your phone, wishing you could retrieve it again? Let us show you how to view them or get them back.

How to set up autofill services

With recent versions of Android, it is easy to set up autofill for your password managers. This way, you are safer on the web while keeping convenience.

Verizon taps LG V50 ThinQ 5G for June 20 launch

Verizon schedules the LG V50 ThinQ 5G for June 20, bringing about its second phone to support the brand new 5G network. Here's what you need to know.

Learn Something New!

Spotify adds a sleep timer to its app; here’s how to...

Spotify has added a commonly requested feature to your favorite tracks. You can now set a sleep timer to play music at bedtime.
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