5 uses of the Android phone/Chrome combo

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 […]

5 great voice commands for Google Assistant

5 great voice commands for Google Assistant

Google Assistant is essentially the next generation of Google Now. It performs all of the same tasks as Google Now, such as scheduling events and web searching, but has a better, more conversational interface. For a crash course in some of Google’s best AI-powered voice-commands, take a look at five of our favorites. Before you […]

Android phones at risk of Malware

Android phones at risk of Malware

The average smartphone user tends to be more concerned about their phone’s physical safety than the threat of malware. Malware and other forms of cyberthreats may be more common in desktops and laptops, but disregarding other devices can lead to disaster. Mobile malware MO Mobile malware can be as harmful to a business’s network as […]

Find cool uses for your old Android tablet

Find cool uses for your old Android tablet

It’s a fact of life that electronic devices don’t stay on top of the market for very long. That nice new Android tablet with all the latest apps and games will soon be replaced with a newer version, and you have the decision to upgrade or be left with a useless piece of metal and […]

Tips on more efficient data use for Androids

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: 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

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

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 […]

Android features you need to use right away

Android features you need to use right away

Due to Android’s widespread popularity, it gets plenty of unwanted attention from cybercriminals. Recently, Android has suffered a string of security incidents that would make any user consider switching to a different operating system. Despite what the reports say, Android can be incredibly secure if you use the following features. Find my device If you […]