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 Use the Galaxy Note 4 as a Personal Hotspot

Stock up with these awesome Galaxy Note 4 apps.

*+-The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 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 Note 4 as a personal […]

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 Close Apps on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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*+-Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones available today, and as a result users will end up multi-tasking and opening a wide array of apps, or using the S-Pen stylus for tons of content consumption and creation. With 3GB of RAM and plenty of processing power you can run […]

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 […]

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

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 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 […]