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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 get out of your wireless contract without paying a termination fee

With the holidays coming up, more and more people are looking at getting new phones, and possibly even switching carriers. The trick with this,...

How To: Get the Android 4.4 KitKat launcher for your smartphone

So you really like the idea of Google's new Android 4.4 KitKat launcher and how it provides very quick access to Google Now, eh?...

6 videos to help with BlackBerry Messenger for Android (BBM)

Get your BBM Android experience off and running with some helpful official tips and tricks.

A brief history of Android releases

With Android 4.4 KitKat now officially outed by Google we are looking ahead to learning about the details and intricacies of the next release...

Screencast your Android device to Chrome browser or Chrome OS

Showing off your connected Android device on a computer isn't cool. You know what is cool? Showing it off on a browser. Google’s François Beaufort...

Add Shortcuts to Web Apps in Chrome for Android

There's even a bonus feature: "Sites launched in this way will open in a normal Chrome for Android window, unless they include the mobile-web-app-capable...

Remotely lock your missing Android smartphone or tablet

Need to lock your missing Android smartphone or tablet? Maybe you need to wipe it clean and erase that guy lest your sensitive data...

Get 10GB of Google Drive storage for free

Google is offering 10GB of free Drive storage for anyone who signs into the now free Quickoffice mobile app before September 26, 2013. Indeed,...

How To: Make your old phone look new

  So you’ve had your phone for a little over a year now, it feels old, looks old, and you're just ready for an upgrade....

Get to navigation faster with Google Maps for Android

Skip a few steps and get navigating much quicker! Select a place, then tap and hold on the transportation icon. This will automatically open voice...

Root the Moto X (all carriers)

Root (and unroot) your Motorola Moto XXDA

How do I uninstall an Android app or game?

So you downloaded a game that everyone kept talking about but find you hate it.  Or, perhaps you just don't get the attraction of...

Where do I find new Android apps and games?

You finally got yourself a smartphone and now you're wondering, "Where are all these apps that everyone keeps talking about?" We'll show you how...

How do I adjust screen brightness?

Open the app tray (usually an icon that looks like small squares) at the bottom of your phone and scroll until you see Settings. Once in there...

How do I add an icon or widget to the home screen?

This is one of those tips that is much easier to do than you might suspect. Early versions of Android made it easy to...
Android 11

Top 11 Android 11 new features and updates

Google officially released the first developer preview of Android 11, the upcoming version of Android on Wednesday, 19th February. This was an unexpected early...

Best of CES 2020

Best of CES 2020

CES 2020 has come and gone, leaving a whole slew of new and interesting technology in its wake. We've gathered up our favorite products from the event.
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