Android Beginner Guides

Apr 4, 2017

What is a System on a Chip (SoC)?

In combing across Android blogs, you’ve probably heard the term SoC mentioned a couple of times. It stands for System on a Chip, which is basically the brains of your smartphone. An SoC can be … Read More

Apr 3, 2017

How to install APK files on your Android device

If you’ve used an Android device and frequented any Android publication before, you’ve probably heard the word APK at least once. Think of an APK as Windows’ executable files, excep … Read More

Mar 10, 2017

How fingerprint scanners work

There are several ways to unlock your phone, from pin numbers to passwords, patterns, and fingerprint scanners, which one is the best option to go with? You may be surprised to find out that the best … Read More

Mar 4, 2017

How does USB Type-C work?

We’ve already shown you how micro-USB works, but what about the next big USB technology: USB Type-C? It’s similar in a lot of ways since it’s the same general principle of being a U … Read More

Mar 1, 2017

What is micro-USB charging and how does it work?

We’re all pretty familiar with micro-USB ports. They’re often found at the bottom of our smartphones and tablets for charging up the battery. They’re also found on a myriad of other … Read More

Feb 27, 2017

How to update the Google Play app on your Android phone or tablet

Just like apps, Google Play app needs to be updated every now and then. It’s so that Google can give its digital store new features, stability improvements, and a visual changes. We’re go … Read More

Feb 25, 2017

How SIM cards work

We deal with SIM cards on a daily basis in our phones (and sometimes tablets), but yet, we know very little about them. When it comes to SIM cards, all we really know is that when we plug it into the … Read More

Feb 20, 2017

How to turn off ‘OK, Google’ always listening feature in Google Now

Google Now has a neat ability to listen for the “OK, Google” command to automatically launch the app and get you into Search as fast as possible. But, you may not want Google Now to liste … Read More

Feb 4, 2017

How to change the navigation bar in Huawei’s EMUI 5

If you own a couple of devices made by different brands, it’s quite likely that at least one of them has a different setup for its navigation bar. For example, Samsung sets its navigation keys … Read More

Jan 1, 2017

How lithium-ion batteries work

Almost all smartphones these days are powered by lithium-ion batteries. And recently, they’ve gotten some special attention, thanks to the type of batteries causing a fire inside Galaxy Note 7 … Read More

Dec 11, 2016

How to share Google Calendar events

If you’re trying to coordinate any kind of event, using the calendar on your phone will make things a million times easier. Google Calendar integrates with your Android device as well as your G … Read More

Dec 3, 2016

How AMOLED technology works

It’s no doubt that you’ve heard the words “Super AMOLED” or “AMOLED” before. Not only is it a technology, but the words are oft thrown about in marketing to catch y … Read More

Nov 3, 2016

How to change or clear default app settings in Android

One of the best selling points on Android is the flexibility to change default apps to open web links, send text messages, view your pictures, or pretty much anything else your phone is capable of do … Read More

Oct 30, 2016

How to add widgets to your Android home screen

Android has a lot of benefits, and one of those is taking advantage of widgets. Widgets are essentially a way to give you quick access to information or actions in other apps without actually leaving … Read More

Oct 20, 2016

How to set up Google Drive for desktop syncing

You have Google Drive on your smartphone, but what about your desktop or laptop? Did you know that you can setup Google Drive on your home computer to automatically sync files to the cloud? It’ … Read More