Android How-To: Root Nexus 5 on Android M Developer Preview

Android M has been filling various threads across the Internet since its announcement and developer preview release at the end of the first day of Google I/O last week.  The latest version of Android has been sitting on many Nexus devices since then, and one thing has evaded most of them: root access.  For those […]

Android How To: Get The Material Design Look For Galaxy S6

Samsung’s new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, are reportedly selling much better than the company’s previous generation flagship, the Galaxy S5. Samsung has listened to its customers who’d clamored for certain changes on the software front, and the reworked and optimized version of TouchWiz does look more presentable and feels […]

Android How To: Flash the Android M Developer Preview

This week, Google announced Android M during the keynote on opening day of Google I/O. Along with a few other things. Like last year, Google is doing a developer preview of the new operating system, and anyone with a Nexus 5, 6, 9, or Nexus Player can install the Developer Preview and use it. It’s […]

Android How To: Perform A Factory Reset On The HTC One M9

Although a factory data reset isn’t something you should have to be doing often, there might be a time when you actually need to perform this process on your HTC One M9, whether it be as a means of attempting to fix corrupted software, or for the fact that you just want to start things […]

Android How To: Perform A Factory Reset On The Galaxy S6

There could be any number of reasons why you might need or want to perform a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy S6, and whatever those reasons are the process of how to complete a factory reset is something you should be familiar with. It isn’t an overly complicated process, and there are a couple […]

Android How To: Customize Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

If you’re a proud owner of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, you’ll want to get the most out of the device that you possibly can. This means you should consider customizing it and making use of the edge parts of the display as the edge is likely part of the reason you bought it. While […]

Android How To: Use ZenMotion on the ASUS Zenfone 2

The ASUS Zenfone 2 is running on Lollipop, and ASUS has decided to go with a skin over the top of Lollipop. This time around their skin isn’t too bad, we’ve seen much worse. Today, we’re going to go over ZenMotion on the ASUS Zenfone 2. ZenMotion basically houses all of the gestures that ASUS […]

Android How-To: Personalize The Navigation Bar On The HTC One M9

With the introduction of on-screen navigation buttons in Android, it was only going to be so long before some of the manufacturers begun to give users options on customizing them. This has long been possible for those who had the courage and the know-how to root their devices and flash custom ROMs, but just in […]

Android How To: Use Call Blocking On The Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Blocking phone calls has almost become a necessity in this day and age, and while it would surely be better if this type of situation could be avoided entirely, that just isn’t how things work. Thankfully there are a handful of ways you can block calls on your Samsung Galaxy S6, (it will be the […]

Android How-To: Get The Best Images From Your HTC One M9

Whether you’re a newcomer to taking pictures or a seasoned camera veteran, taking great pictures with a smartphone camera isn’t always easy. Things have gotten substantially better though with more recent smartphones like the HTC One M9, which now uses a 20MP rear-facing camera sensor instead of the 4MP Ultra Pixel camera from last year’s […]

Android How To: Change Lock Screen App Shortcuts on LG G4

Lock screen app shortcuts have been around forever, it seems like. HTC, Samsung and LG have had them in their custom UX for Android for a few years, along with some of the Chinese manufacturers. The LG G4 also has lock screen app shortcuts that are already preset. Although that’s not a big deal as […]

Android How-To: Get Google Play Services On The Chinese Asus Zenfone 2

Chinese phones have risen in popularity considerably over the past year or two and for good reason.  These phones offer better value than phones by companies that might be better known to the masses like Samsung or LG, and many have begun to increase their quality significantly over previous iterations.  We’ve just had the opportunity […]

Android How-To: Alter The Screen Grid On The Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

If you thought customizing certain aspects of the homescreen was just for those using third-party home launchers downloaded from the Play Store, once upon a time you might have been correct, but that isn’t the case anymore. With how far Android has come, customization features have been one of the best parts about Android as […]

Android How-To: Modify Quick Settings On The Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

One of the beauties of the advancement of Android has been the coming of the quick settings menu, and Samsung has implemented a rather robust version of it within their own UI, offering users the option to toggle on/off and swap out a varied selection of different settings options to be accessible from the notification […]

Android How To: Disable Location on the LG G4 Camera

For most of us, having our location attached to pictures is cool. As you can see on a map where you took each picture – especially cool on Instagram’s photo map. But there are plenty of people that don’t want to have their location attached to their pictures. Luckily there is a way to disable […]

Android How-To: Transfer Data Using The Samsung Smart Switch App

If you’re someone who has more than one device you typically use on a daily basis and want to keep all your data across all of them, or if you’re simply switching from an old phone to a new device it can be a little tedious to have to re-enter all your information. Of course, […]