16 Basic Tips for Mastering the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 balances laptop with tablet in a single, useful 2-in-1 package, but for some people the device includes features that can confuse new owners. We offer 16 basic tips for mastering the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, its features, accessories and software. A lot of our basic tips will cater to the beginning Surface […]

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 […]

What To Do When Apple App Store, iTunes Store or Mac App Store Go Down

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Sometimes the Apple App Store, iTunes Store or the Mac App Store will go down for many users. This happened recently and Apple acknowledged the outage on their System Status site. So what should Apple users do if this happens? iPhone and iPad users will see the problem when they open the App Store on their iPhone […]

How to Find a Lost Galaxy Note 4

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There is nothing worse these days than the gut-wrenching feeling of losing a smartphone. Especially if you lose your brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Smartphones are an essential part of most owners lives, not to mention they usually hold tons of sensitive data. If the unfortunate event happens, or it gets stolen, you’ll want […]

How to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop Right Now

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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 Change the Background on Google Chrome

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One of our favorite features to the plain Google Search homepage back in the day was changing the background wallpaper on Google, but that was discontinued in late 2012 for a more streamlined experience for all users. However, with Google Chrome, users can customize the entire look of Google and the homepage with themes. If […]

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 Change Wallpaper on Android

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The default wallpaper or background image on your Android smartphone or tablet is probably pretty decent, and most manufacturers release devices with a good selection of different wallpapers. However, if you want to change your homescreen wallpaper to something more appealing and suited towards your own taste, here’s how to change the wallpaper on Android. […]

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. […]

How to Change the Background on a Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is probably unlike anything you’ve used first hand. Windows Phone has some flexibility in the same way that Google’s Android operating system does. That being said, it’s tightly designed with specific use cases in mind. It’s meant to be an easy operating system to pick up, but some of Microsoft’s […]

How to Save YouTube Videos or Music on Android

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Recently Google has made a lot of changes to YouTube, and a few of them are options like saving videos for viewing while offline, or even background playback where videos or music continues to play even while you’re not on the YouTube app itself. We get a lot of questions about YouTube content, and here […]

How to Use iCloud with Microsoft Office Files

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Microsoft recently updated their Microsoft Office apps for iOS making it possible to now use iCloud Drive to sync Office files from a Mac or PC to an iPad or iPhone. We’ll show users how to take advantage of the new feature so they can work on their Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files on a […]

How to Insert a Sim Card on the Moto G

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The Moto G is one of the best price to performance smartphones around, so much in fact that it’s Motorola’s most popular smartphone ever released. It offers an impressive design and wallet-friendly price that anyone can accept. With that, many who own one are first time smartphone buyers with lots of questions. Here we’ll explain […]

How to Change Ringtones on the Moto G

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When the first Moto G was announced in 2013 the smartphone instantly gained popularity for offering great features and a good design all for a wallet-friendly price. It was an instant hit, and has since grown to be Motorola’s most popular smartphone ever. As a result, millions of first-time smartphone buyers own the Moto G […]

How to Get Better DROID Turbo Battery Life

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In recent years our smartphones have continued to get bigger and more powerful, but sadly battery technology has remained the same. That isn’t stopping smartphone makers though, as they continue to put bigger batteries inside our phones, and the impressive DROID Turbo is a prime example with a massive 3,900 mAh battery. Released late last […]

How to Turn off Facebook Sounds on Android

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These days Facebook changes a lot of different options and settings on the fly, and this is especially true for its mobile application on Android and iOS. Recent updates to the Facebook app have introduced all kinds of obnoxious sounds, and below we’ll explain how to turn off all these Facebook noises. Facebook has changed […]