Android Beginner Guides

Aug 27, 2015

Ditch carrier contracts with these smartphones

Carriers are expensive, and they’re only getting worse. Two-year contracts are on their way out in favor of device payment plans, thanks to revolutionary initiatives from T-Mobile. These paymen … Read More

Aug 13, 2015

Best email clients [2015]

Among the most common tasks done with a phone or tablet is sending and receiving emails. Items are going to and from your email account throughout the day, so managing them can be difficult depending … Read More

Aug 10, 2015

How to transform your Android device into a professional camera

Smartphones have essentially replaced point-and-shoot cameras for not only being more accessible and convenient but also in providing superior image quality. There’s virtually no reason to have a poi … Read More

Jul 31, 2015

How to factory reset your Android device

When experiencing technical difficulties, you may be only a factory set away from seeing improvements. For example, with my LG G3, I was having issues with audio levels during phone calls and a facto … Read More

Jul 28, 2015

How to perform a software update via Samsung Kies

If you’re a Samsung smartphone or tablet owner, I’m pretty sure you’ve been notified at some point or another that there’s a software update available for your device through ‘Kies’. Many users … Read More

Jul 22, 2015

Best podcast apps [2015]

Podcasts are a great source of entertainment, information, and education. Whether you want to know about the latest happenings in Hollywood, what’s going on in technology, or just learn a new topic l … Read More

Jul 18, 2015

Best ways to speed up mobile browsing [2015]

After using a mobile browser for some time, you may notice a slight drop in speed and performance, particularly due due to cache, cookies, and history. It can get even worse if you don’t have the lux … Read More

Jul 10, 2015

Best media player apps [2015]

Taking your movies and music everywhere you go is one of the many benefits of having a smartphone or tablet. You never know when you’ll have some downtime to listen to some music during a break … Read More

Jul 8, 2015

Best calendar apps [2015]

For me, digital calendars are a go-to for scheduling, planning, and inviting others to events. Whether it be a lunch, business meeting, or simply a barbecue, a digital calendar can be handy. They&#82 … Read More

Jul 6, 2015

Best text messaging apps [2015]

If you’re tired of the native texting app on your smartphone, Google Play has a plethora of great alternatives. When choosing a new solution you need to be careful, as not all of them incorporate SMS … Read More

Jun 30, 2015

Best icon packs [2015]

Are you getting tired of looking at the same old icons every time you go back to your home screen? Did you just set yourself up with a launcher, but things still aren’t fresh enough for you? We … Read More

Jun 25, 2015

How to achieve stock Android on any smartphone or tablet [2015]

There are all sorts of user interfaces out there — TouchWiz, ZenUI, Sense, and Optimus UI are just some of them. These different UI’s tend to come packaged with all sorts of bloatware such as t … Read More

Jun 12, 2015

Customizing Android: 6 ways to maximize battery life

Have you ever run into problems getting your Android device to just last throughout the day? I run into these frustration daily because my smartphone is my access to work, whether it be for answering … Read More

Jun 6, 2015

Customizing Android: How to change notification sounds, ringtones, and set custom ringtones

Android is an exciting platform, allowing you to tailor every little bit of your device to your personality. Whether it be through custom ROMs, icon packs and launchers, and right down to the notific … Read More

Jun 4, 2015

How to play PC and PlayStation 4 games on Android

Our Android devices are powerful machines, and they’re bound to get even better as chipset manufacturers begin producing power hungry hardware like MediaTek’s monster 10-core processor. S … Read More