How to Return to Default Theme on the HTC One M9

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The HTC One M9 is finally starting to ship to buyers and is set to hit carrier shelves on April 10th. As more owners get it they’ll have lots of questions. One of the best new features of the HTC One M9 is the theme engine, allowing owners to change the entire look, feel, font, […]

How to Disable HTC One M9 Automatic App Updates

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The HTC One M9 is finally starting to ship to buyers and is set to hit carrier shelves on April 10th. As more owners get it they’ll have lots of questions. One thing we constantly get questions about are apps that update automatically, so here we’ll explain how to disable that from happening on your […]

How to Turn Off WiFi Calling on the HTC One M9

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The HTC One M9 is now available in the United States from multiple sources, hitting carriers on April 10th, and even shipping a few days early for those who pre-ordered on T-Mobile. Now that the device is in users hands, we’re starting to get a lot of questions regarding the new phone. One of which […]

How to See Text Message Previews on the Galaxy S5 & Galaxy Note 4

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the bigger Galaxy Note 4 are both packed full of features and sensors. From a fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, to even an infrared blaster to act as a remote control. These phones can do a lot of fancy things, but one thing many want is text message previews on […]

How to Take a Screenshot on the HTC One M9

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The shiny new two-tone aluminum HTC One M9 was announced earlier this month and is finally starting to ship for those who’ve pre-ordered, and will hit most carrier stores in the US starting April 10th. Now that consumers are starting to get their hands on it, we’re getting asked a lot of questions. Here we’ll […]

How to Use the DROID Turbo as a Personal Hotspot

Read our Droid Turbo review to learn what we like about this smartphone.

The Motorola DROID Turbo can act as a personal hotspot, a portable internet connection that can be shared to the millions of iPad, Nexus 7 and laptops we use. Letting them connect to the internet anywhere there is a cell phone signal. Here we explain how to use the Turbo as a personal WiFi hotspot. […]

How to Turn on Encryption for Android

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Every version of Android since Android 3.0 Honeycomb has had a feature called Full Disk Encryption, but with Android 5.0 Lollipop Google promised to make this enabled by default. Here we’ll explain how to enable or turn on Encryption for your Android smartphone or tablet. Google recently flip-flopped on that promise of having all devices […]

How to Change the Galaxy Note 4 Lockscreen

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With the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 available around the United States from all major carriers, and loaded full of neat features and controls, we get a lot of questions from consumers and fans regarding how to perform certain tasks. One of which is controlling or changing the Galaxy Note 4 lockscreen. If you’re the proud […]

How to Use the Galaxy Note 4 as a Remote Control

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The powerful Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is packed full of impressive features and sensors. From a fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, UV sensor, and stylus, to even an Infrared blaster to act as a remote control. Just like the Galaxy S5 last year, and a few phones from LG, the Galaxy Note 4 can act […]

How to Disable Nexus 6 Automatic App Updates

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When it comes to using a smartphone like the impressively big Nexus 6 that’s loaded with tons of features, options, and more, sometimes it can get a bit confusing. One thing we constantly get questions about are apps automatically updating, so here we’ll explain how to disable that and stop it from happening on your […]

How to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on the Nexus 6

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Earlier this week Google announced and released the highly anticipated Android 5.1 Lollipop update for most Nexus smartphones and tablets. However, the updates are slow to arrive for all users, and some may want to install Android 5.1 on the Nexus 6 right now. This guide will show you how to install the brand new Android […]

How to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop Right Now

Use this guide to Downgrade Android 5.0+ to Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

This guide will show you how to install the brand new Android 5.1 Lollipop update so that you can try out Google’s latest version of Android right now on your Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and other Nexus devices. Google released an early developer preview of what was then called the Android L release back in June […]

How to Get Better Nexus 6 Battery Life

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Google’s relatively new Nexus 6 smartphone is arguably the best Nexus device released to date, and one of the best Android smartphones available today. It’s packed full of features, has great battery life, and runs the latest version of Android. Sadly battery technology has only come so far, and for those wanting more battery life […]

How to Set Custom Contact Ringtones on the Galaxy S5

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Even though the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 has been in the news a lot as of late, millions of proud Galaxy S5 owners still have a lot of questions about their current device. Here we’ll explain how to quickly and easily add custom ringtones to select contacts on your Galaxy S5. Thankfully with […]

How to Disable Galaxy Note 4 Automatic App Updates

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When it comes to using a smartphone like the impressive Galaxy Note 4 loaded with tons of features, options, advanced controls and more, sometimes it can get a bit confusing. One thing we constantly get questions about are apps that update automatically, so here we’ll explain how to disable that from happening on your Galaxy […]

How to Reset an Android Smartphone or Tablet

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These days our Android smartphones and tablets are very advanced that do a lot of things and hold valuable information, files, apps, data and more. Whether you’re getting rid of an old smartphone or tablet, or recently did a major software update and need to clean out your device, a factory data reset is what […]

How to Set a Background in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, isn’t well known for how easy it makes restoring PCs and tablets to factory settings or getting the latest apps and games from a safe place. Mostly, it’s known for the Start Screen and how it utterly alienated people who liked the Desktop. It’s the Desktop that allows users to resize apps […]

3 Tips for a Cleaner Windows 8 PC

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Things in the Windows world have changed a great deal. Today, there are desktop PCs that fit in your hand and are powerful enough to get basic tasks done. These Windows PCs have astonishingly low price tags to match their diminutive stature. What’s more, these PCs are feature complete. They come with a full version […]

How to Turn Off Flipboard Briefing on Galaxy Note 4

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is an impressive smartphone loaded with features, options, and apps, but one that comes installed out of the box may be quite irritating for many owners. It’s called “Briefing” but was previously known as My Magazine on the Galaxy S5 and Note 3, or is essentially the popular news app […]

How to Control Your MacBook with Android

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If you’re one of the millions of Android smartphone or tablet owners that also happens to own a Macbook, using the two together isn’t nearly as hard as many would have you believe. Yes Android and iOS users may not get along, but using your Android smartphone to control your Mac is actually extremely easy. […]