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Jul 7, 2014

How to get the Android L look on your phone without rooting or installing ROMs

Whether it’s an actual new version of Android or just a preview of a future release, there is always a lot of folks out in the cold looking in because it’s usually not available for the m … Read More

Jul 3, 2014

Android L Developer Preview walkthrough

For the first time, Google released a new version of Android as a developer preview. Android L (or whatever they will call it) probably won’t get a final release until October, but if you own a … Read More

Jul 3, 2014

How to find Android Wear apps in the Play Store

We had a slew of Android Wear apps hit the Play Store yesterday, and it was only the beginning. We are likely to have thousands of apps by the end of the month, and it will only continue to grow. To … Read More

Jun 30, 2014

Android Wear walkthrough

Smartwatches are nothing new, but with the birth of Android Wear, they are likely to finally take off since it was created by Google and should get a lot of developer support. It’s a simple int … Read More

Jun 30, 2014

How to set up your Android Wear smartwatch

Setting up a new device can be a daunting task, but thankfully Google has made it really easy to get your Android Wear smartwatch up and running in no time. It’s just a matter of downloading th … Read More

Jun 23, 2014

How to set up a wireless hotspot for tethering on Android to avoid paying carrier subscription fees

Being able to hook up to your WiFi network with your computer or tablet is pretty convenient, but what if you’re on the road, or in an area without a wireless network in sight?
Well there’ … Read More

Jun 19, 2014

How to update the Google Play Store app on your Android device the easy way, no APK download necessary

Google will update the Play Store app from time to time, and since it’s not an app that is found in the actual Play Store, there hasn’t been a known way to grab the update other than down … Read More

Jun 15, 2014

Here are the top functions and apps available on Android that are NOT on iOS

Because there are so many different Android devices (and so many variants of those individual devices), developers tend to begin programming their apps on iOS before putting together the resources (a … Read More

Jun 14, 2014

How to change or clear default app settings in Android

Ever browsed through your Twitter feed on your device, tapped on a link, and been directed to the page via your ‘non-preferred’ browser?
Have you ever wanted to snap a picture using the h … Read More

Jun 11, 2014

Best Android Weather Apps and Widgets [June 2014]

The summer always brings unpredictable weather, including tons of rain and some crazy heat, depending on where you live. Sure, you could watch the weather channel or your local news to keep up with w … Read More

May 22, 2014

How to setup Google Drive on your desktop for syncing

Keeping the documents on your computer organized in the past was as easy as creating named folders and clicking/dragging files into those folders. Now with the rise of the cloud, there are hundreds o … Read More

May 20, 2014

Best Android educational apps and games for kids [May 2014]

We all know how hard it is to hand over your brand new tablet to your wide-eyed kid or younger sibling, but when we do, why not make sure there are age-appropriate applications on the device? Instead … Read More

May 18, 2014

How to setup and use Motorola Alert

Motorola Alert is the newest app from Motorola that I think you will find quite useful. It’s a location sharing app that is perfect for everyone, especially the kids. At the time of this post, … Read More

May 14, 2014

The 5 Best Android music player apps [May 2014]

Last year we covered some of the best apps available on the Play Store for playing your locally stored tunes, and even though a ton of music listening has gone in the streaming direction, many people … Read More

May 10, 2014

The 5 Best Android launcher applications [May 2014]

Chances are, you look at the home screen of your phone more than almost any other screen on your device. It should look good, but still be functional. Sometimes, the default launcher just doesn’ … Read More