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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.

Adding Home and Work addresses to Google Maps [How-To]

Google Maps provides users the ability to add addresses and save them. Having your home and work addresses on Google Maps makes it easy...

How to manage multiple email accounts through the Gmail Android app

I'm sure many of you have at least two email accounts. You may not even know that you can manage all of them through...

Set up a Box account and get 10GB of cloud storage, FREE!

 In todays ever changing landscape of technology and security, there is always a need for a place to back up those important documents or simply...

How to create a folder [Android 101]

Creating folders for your Android home screen is an easy way to organize your apps. They help you easily find applications so you don't...

What is root?

If you're new to Android, have nerdy Android-obsessed friends, or you're a recovering iPhone Jailbreaker you may have heard the term "root" before, but...

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.
Pixel launcher for Android Oreo

Android Oreo Pixel launcher now available for all devices

Google launched the latest version of Android Oreo a few days back and it is said to be the safest and the smoothest version...

How to get rid of unwanted apps on your Android device

Most device manufacturers bundle their phones and tablets with a series of pre-installed apps. And if you purchased your device from a carrier, chances...

How to get the top five Android P developer preview features on any Android...

Android P is the latest version of Android and it comes with a lot of interesting new features and updates. Here is how to get some of the top five Android P features on any Android phone.

The best Google Play Store tips and tricks for Android users

Have you ever used these Google Play Store tips before? If not, it's time you give them a try on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Gmail for Android gets a new Confidential mode, here’s how to use it

Google started rolling out Confidential mode for Gmail on Android this week. Check your device now to see if it's available for you.

How to change the Google Keyboard theme on your phone

Changing the Google Keyboard (Gboard) theme is easy to do and can go a long way to freshening up an old phone. Here's how to do it a few easy steps!

Nine tips to improve battery life on your smartwatch

If you've ever struggled to make it through the day with your smartwatch or you're just looking to extend the battery life, check out these nine helpful tips.

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...

Chrome Beta gets the Material Design treatment, download and install it now [APK]

Google Play Store got the partial Material Design treatment just a few days ago and is now followed by Chrome Beta. Google's browser got...

Blu G9 debuts with big screen, big battery, and sharp looks

The G9 is the latest unlocked smartphone from Blu and features a 6.3-inch display. Powered by Android 9 Pie, it offers a lot of bang for the buck.

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How to transfer all data from old phone to a new...

Recently picked up a new Android phone? Here is how to transfer all your data from your old device to your new one. It's easier than you think.
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