How to Sideload Apps on the Amazon Fire TV

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*+-As many of you probably know, the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick both run on Google’s Android operating system. This means they’re very customizable. These two streaming devices already offer an array of content to choose from, but here we’ll explain how to side-load Android apps to the Fire TV or Fire Stick […]

How to Use Attentive Display on the DROID Turbo & Moto X

There is a single speaker on the front of the Droid Turbo, but that's powerful enough.

*+-The new Moto X (2014) and DROID Turbo are two impressive smartphones announced and released late last year from Motorola, and they have some neat features hidden deep down in settings. One of many is something called Attentive Display that focuses on saving battery life, and makes using your smartphones easier and hands-free. Motorola’s latest […]

How to Set Contact Ringtones on Android

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*+-We recently detailed how to make custom ringtones to use on Android smartphones and tablets, and as a follow up to that below we’ll be explaining how to set these ringtones for specific contacts. Rather than have one ringtone for all incoming calls, you can set unique ringtones or music to each user to personalize […]

How to Add or Edit a Credit Card on the Google Play Store

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*+-There are hundreds of thousands of free apps available for Android smartphones and tablets from the Google Play Store, but many of them cost a dollar or $2 and users will need to add a debit or credit card to Play Store. Here we quickly go over how to buy apps on Google Play by […]

DROID Turbo Setup Guide: 5 Steps to Get Started

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*+-Motorola’s impressive DROID Turbo smartphone runs great from the moment you pull it out of the box thanks to the nearly stock Android 4.4 KitKat software, and soon Android 5.0 Lollipop. However you’ll want to make a few immediate changes to be better prepared, more secure, achieve better performance and enjoy the best experience possible. […]

How to Take a Screenshot on the DROID Turbo

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*+-Late last year Motorola shocked many when they announced and released the impressive and powerful Motorola DROID Turbo, delivering a big HD display, a 20 megapixel camera, and a massive battery promising 48 hours of usage. The device has been somewhat popular along with the new Moto X, and here we’ll quickly show you how […]

How to Check Data Usage on Android

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*+-These days our smartphones are getting bigger and more HD, and so is the content we view on them. If you’re like millions of Americans worried about your data usage, here’s how to check how much data you’re using, how close you are to your limit, as well as how to set limit reminders. The […]

How to Stop Instagram Auto Play Videos

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*+-When it comes to Instagram automatically loading and playing videos we can’t stop it, but users can at least take a few steps to prevent it from using their mobile data. If you’re one of the many smartphone users that is constantly concerned about data usage and trying to conserve where you use your precious […]

How to Stop Facebook Auto Play Videos 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. The guide below will show users how to stop or disable Facebook’s auto playing videos on Android, a feature that we hear complaints on more than almost anything […]

How to Fix iPhone that Doesn’t Ring, But Shows Voicemail

How to fix an iPhone that doesn't ring and sends calls straight to voicemail.

*+-“Help, I am not getting calls, but my iPhone keeps showing voicemail!” This is a common complaint that we hear in Verizon, AT&T and the Apple Store from customers who are frustrated at missing calls because the iPhone doesn’t ring and then suddenly they see that they have voicemail. Users often think this is a major […]

How to Fix Bad iOS 8.1.3 Battery Life

A small Bluetooth issue was easily fixed by re-pairing the headset to the iPhone 6 Plus after the iOS 8.1.3 update.

*+-Yesterday, Apple released an iOS 8.1.3 update aimed at fixing lingering iOS 8 problems on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And while feedback about the iOS 8.1.3 update has been mostly positive, some users are still experiencing issues with iOS 8 battery life. With bad iOS 8.1.3 battery life in mind, we want to offer some […]

How to Install the iOS 8.1.3 Update

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*+-Learn how to install the iOS 8.1.3 update on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without the need to use iTunes or a Computer. The iOS 8.1.3 update is a free software upgrade for devices running iOS 8 that makes it easier for users to upgrade to iOS 8 from iOS 7 by reducing the amount […]

How to Recover Deleted Photos on Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and More

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*+-While Google has done an excellent job adding the much needed “undo” button to many aspects of Android in case you accidentally delete or swipe away a notification, we’ve all probably deleted a photo or an entire gallery by accident. The guide below will give you a few different routes to take in order to […]

How to Share Directions With Google Maps

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*+-When it comes to getting driving directions these days, Google Maps is usually just a tap away on our smartphones and tablets. Today one more feature was added to Google Maps that many may be interested in, and that’s sharing driving directions. Whether this is to share with a friend, or to send to someone […]

How to Get Back Suface Pro 3’s “Add a Wireless Display Link”

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*+-The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 includes Wireless Display technology so that users can show their Microsoft Surface Pro 3 display content on a TV, projector or monitor with Wireless Display (also called Wi-Di). The “Add a wireless display” link in the project settings screen on the Surface Pro 3 gets removed for some users thanks to a recent […]

Galaxy Note 4 Camera Tips: Everything You Need to Know

Use these Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera tips, tricks and help to do more with your Note 4.

*+-This Guide will show you how to use the Galaxy Note 4 camera app to take better photos and show you everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 4 camera settings and features. You’ll be able to use these Galaxy Note 4 camera tips to master the great camera that Samsung packs into […]

How to Watch NFL Playoffs on Android

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*+-The NFL playoffs technically kicked off this weekend with wildcard games, and as more NFL playoff games get under way those looking to watch it live on their Android smartphone or tablet, we have you covered. Today we have the Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts going on as we speak, and tonight the Detroit Lions […]

How to Root the Nexus 6

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*+-Google’s new Nexus 6 is a powerful flagship smartphone full of impressive specs and features. It runs pure stock Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a massive display. The device is already excellent out of the box, but for those who’d like to root the Nexus 6, here’s how. Even though the Nexus 6 is packed […]

How to Setup Android Parental Controls and Content Filtering

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*+-When it comes to using smartphones and tablets or surfing the internet these days one can never be too careful. If you’re a parent or family member that bought your children or siblings a new Android smartphone or tablet this holiday season, setting up parental controls and content filtering on Android is something you should […]