Android Beginner Guides

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

May 29, 2015

Customizing Android: how to install an icon pack on any device

One of the many benefits Android has over iOS is its deep and rich customization possibilities. There is no Android phone or tablet out there that is the same to another. Some prefer the custom launc … Read More

May 27, 2015

How to recover data off of your microSD card: a valuable lesson in backups

If you have important or sensitive data on the microSD card of your smartphone or tablet, it’s important to make sure that data is backed up immediately. You could store it in the cloud or on a … Read More

May 20, 2015

How to set up your computer for Android application development

The thought of creating our own Android apps amuses most of us. “I have an excellent idea for an app,” we tell ourselves. “I could do that so much better than this developer,” … Read More

May 18, 2015

How to backup your data on a smartphone or tablet

In our technological age, losing data is a fact of life. Technology fails, files get corrupted, and sometimes we inadvertently delete our own data. It happens. The good news is that there are precaut … Read More

May 8, 2015

How to set up a VPN on Android

There are a myriad of reasons as to why you might want to setup a VPN on your Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Some of those reasons are for security purposes and others are to simply get your l … Read More

Jan 9, 2015

Here’s how to temporarily stop Google Now from notifying you of sports scores to avoid spoilers

As you know, Google Now will update you with the scores of your favorite teams. Although much slower than other services, it does work nicely. However, there might be situations in which you’re … Read More

Dec 5, 2014

How to manually install the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update on your HTC One (M7) or (M8) GPe device [Updated with 5.1 info]

Update – Android 5.1 is now pushing to the HTC One (M7) GP3 device as of 5/12/15. We added the download link below at Step 1.
The HTC One (M7) and (M8) Google Play Edition devices are receiving … Read More

Nov 25, 2014

How to download Android APK files from the Google Play Store

There might be various reasons that you would want to download an APK directly from the Play Store. One might be that an app (especially Google apps) is showing that it has been updated, but you can& … Read More

Nov 19, 2014

How to use Motorola Keylink to bypass your lock screen on non Lollipop devices

Motorola introduced Keylink today, which does a variety of things for $24.99. For starters, it’s a keychain that you can connect to your phone via Bluetooth. Using the Motorola Connect app, you … Read More

Nov 14, 2014

How to manage which folders are automatically backed up to Google’s Photos app cloud storage

One of the best features of Google+ is the streamlined photo backup service that’s baked right into the social media app. Once it’s turned on, it keeps all of the photos on your device bac … Read More