Android Beginner Guides

Oct 20, 2014

How to make sure your Android phone or tablet is backed up on Google’s servers

Android phones and tablets have had the “Back up my data” option for some time now, but it’s actually a lot more useful now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is upon us.
Upon setting up a n … Read More

Oct 14, 2014

Best apps for streaming photos, videos, and music from your Android device to Chromecast [October 2014]

Google’s Chromecast is a fantastic device. It’s one of the easiest ways to stream and share content onto your television screen, including making it simple to cast radio stations, shows o … Read More

Aug 12, 2014

Best Android apps for taking notes [August 2014]

With smartphones and tablets so widely available now, it’s easy to replace pens and notebooks with more efficient note-taking apps. From wireless syncing to tagging and discovering older notes, … 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

May 7, 2014

The 5 best Android apps for drawing and sketching

Sketching on your smartphone or tablet has become a lot more popular over the last few years, especially for tablet owners. As such, a number of great sketching apps have been released, all of which … Read More

Apr 14, 2014

Best Android keyboard replacement apps [April 2014]

Over a year ago, we covered some of the best available replacement keyboards for Android devices. Many of those keyboards are still fantastic options, but they’ve been updated to include great … Read More