Find Your Lost Android Device (Android Basics)

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Very little causes more anxiety these days than a lost smartphone. The good news is that Android has a feature built in to allow you to find a lost device and secure the lost device in the event that it has been stolen… Android Device Manager. This Android Basics tutorial will show you how to … Read more

Popular SwiftKey keyboard acquired by Microsoft

Swiftkey acquisition

Microsoft Acquires SwiftKey Keyboard 

Microsoft announced today that they are acquiring the popular AI keyboard that learns from your typing habits. SwiftKey is one of the most popular 3rd party keyboard apps used on Android due to it’s ease of use and speed of typing once the app has learned from your typing habits.

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My Tracks Fitness Tracking App to be Shut Down April 30th

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RIP My Tracks Google has announced that the fitness tracking app My Tracks will be shut down on April 30th 2016 in order to better focus their resources on “more wide reaching mapping projects“. The announcement page also contains instructions on how to export your fitness data. Although the app will no longer be available … Read more

Samsung flagships Marshmallow update coming… One day

XTECH LEAKS Samsung Update

New leaked schedule shows update is still a few months away for some devices Do you own one of these devices? Galaxy S5 Galaxy Note 4 Galaxy Note Edge Galaxy S6 Galaxy S6 Edge Galaxy S6 Edge+ Galaxy Note 5 If so, you’re going to be waiting a little bit longer for the update to … Read more

3 Options to Automatically Backup Your Photos (Android Basics)

How to backup photos

Over the years since we entered the digital age, there’s been one problem that has persisted despite all of the advancements in our devices and the internet. Everyone knows someone (possibly yourself) that has lost, destroyed, or had a device that just stopped working for any number of reasons. One of the top requests for … Read more

How to factory reset Android and why you should


Factory reset sounds like a scary phrase to some people that may not fully understand the process and why it should be done. Have no fear! All articles in this series are going to be focused on demystifying Android fundamentals and providing tutorials on how to utilize these features. Everyone reading about tech out there is NOT necessarily a power user… I’m not talking to you guys here. I’m talking to everyone who wants to learn more about how to use their new Google phone, or droid! Over the years Android has become much more user friendly, but it’s still the go-to platform for those that don’t want to let a corporation decide what your device should be able to do and what it should look like. That level of customization also means that many features are buried deep within the software. I’m here for

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