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How to Use Text Shortcuts in Android

Text shortcuts are essentially phrases or words you can add to your device’s dictionary and use custom abbreviations to call them when typing instead of having to type them out […]

How to Sync and Backup All of your Apps and Their Data in Android (Video)

Technically this app doesn’t require root access, BUT it definitely makes it much cooler. The app I’m referring to is called Helium and it’s creator, Koush, needs no introduction in […]

How to Root an Android Device in One Click (Kingo Method)

Rooting is the process of gaining root access on a device. This allows us full access to all aspects of the device’s operating system. The most popular thing to do […]

What is ART and How to Enable It on your Android KitKat Device (Video)

A quick overview of what ART is and why you might want to install it. Any app on Android has to be compiled (translated to run on the device from […]

How to Screen Record in Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Screen recording on an Android device isn’t a new concept to those with root access, they’ve been doing it for years frankly. But for the millions of users that don’t […]

How to Install the New Google Home Launcher on Most Android Devices

When Google recently announced that their new Google Home launcher would be able to run on older versions of Android and not just Android 4.4, I figured some of you […]

How to Get the New Hangouts with SMS Integration on Android

I’m all for combining apps. So when Google announced the new Hangouts app that allows me to use SMS from inside it, I wanted it. Let’s face it, anytime I […]

How to Use Windows 8 on Android or iOS Using Remote Desktop (Video)

Microsoft recently released an iOS and Android version of their remote desktop application for WIndows 8. Why should you care? Well, if you have a Windows 8 PC at home, […]

How to Make Any Android Device Look Like Stock Android without Root (Video)

Most Android manufacturers put some type of custom UI on top of their Android devices to help differentiate theirs from the pack (and it’s a huge pack). Some of these […]

How to Show Only Unread Messages in Android Gmail App (Video)

One thing I don’t understand when it comes to the Gmail app for Android versus the one for iOS is the fact that the iOS one has the ability to […]

How to Add Yahoo Contacts to Your Android Device

This post is sponsored by Moborobo, a great free all-in-one Android management tool to manage contacts, apps, and even SMS from your desktop. Still have all your contacts in Yahoo? […]

How to Get the Facebook Home on Any Android Device (Updated 04.16.13)

You might have heard about Facebook’s new app, Facebook Home, that replaces the home screen on your Android device. This new app launched on April 12th in the Google Play store […]

How to Root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Running Android 4.1.2

After the OTA, it seems it’s a bit trickier to root the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Have no fear though, thanks to developers over at XDA, […]

How To Get Android Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus Right Now (GSM and Verizon Versions)

With the announcement of Jelly Bean, Google’s latest iteration of the Android operating system, yesterday at Google’s I/O Developer conference, the same thought is on everyone’s mind. WHEN DO I […]