Essential Android apps you should be using

Finding and installing the right apps for your tablet is a challenge to many Android users. How do you know which ones will boost your device’s functionality? Instead of downloading apps at random, try out these seven essential apps for your Android phone or tablet. Google Drive Google Drive gives you 15GB of free cloud […]

5 uses of the Android phone/Chrome combo

The convenience provided by the iPhone/Mac combo is well-known, but syncing your Android phone with Chrome can give Apple a run for its money. Here are five nifty things you can do with Google’s combo. Send directions from Google Maps to your Android phone While Google Maps works great on smartphones, it’s often easier to […]

Tips on more efficient data use for Androids

If you rely on an Android device and a data plan for email, news, and business, it’s important to optimize how and when that information is downloaded. WIthout careful consideration, you could end up with slower connection speeds and higher bills. Here are 5 ways to avoid those problems. Delete data-draining apps Apps that keep […]

Android: Data backup and recovery tips

Android phones and tablets have become mini computers capable of storing gigabytes worth of data. But like any computer, that data can be lost or compromised at any time. Users who value their data benefit from planning ahead and backing up their data. Here are some Android backup and recovery tips to get you started. […]

4 steps to erase data from your old phone

Avast, a cybersecurity software company, purchased 20 used Android phones from eBay in 2014. Even though previous owners had performed a factory reset to erase all their private data from memory, the company was able to recover 40,000 photos (including nudes and kids’ pictures), 1,000 Google searches, 750 SMS and email exchanges, and tons of […]

The Best New Features of Android P

Google revealed the preview edition of Android P at this year’s Google I/O event. Since the operating system is still going through tests, there will be functions added and removed as the weeks pass. Read on to learn about the most promising features of this work in progress. App Actions and Slices App Actions aim […]