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Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)

How to Root the Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)

Arguably one of the most popular budget phones, the Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) is one of the smoothest phones you can get for the money. With a decent camera, decent processor, no bloatware (just pure Android for the most part), water-resistance body, and a price tag under $200, you’d be hard pressed to find a better equipped phone on a budget. With all of that in mind though, the Motorola Moto G is also quite popular in another sense: rooting. Rooting the Motorola Moto G can allow you to overclock the processor, flash custom ROMs (customized versions of Android …

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How to Unlock a Motorola Phone: Set Your Droid Free

So, you’re eager to take off the limitations of your Droid and use it on another GSM carrier and now need to know exactly how to unlock a Motorola phone. Whether your excuse is overseas travel or otherwise, you’re going to have to first find and purchase an unlock code. In order to find the correct unlock code for your phone, let’s walk through finding your IMEI. I. Find Your IMEI IMEI – or the International Mobile Equipment Identity – is a serial number that is unique to your device that essentially is a pinpoint for your network carrier to access …

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Tips & Tricks for Moto Assist on the Droid Turbo

Though the Droid Turbo comes with many repetitive and, dare I say, useless apps, Moto almost makes up for all of them, so jam-packed it is with fun and useful features.  Not only does it boast Voice Command and Gesture Controls, it also contains Assist- a technological personal assistant to help you throughout your day. Whether you’re sleeping, driving, working, or relaxing, you can enable Assist to know where you are, what you’re doing, and how you wish to be contacted. Below you’ll find further explanation for each of Assist’s four categories; but first, let’s get to the app. 1. Tap …

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How to Use Gesture Controls on the Droid Turbo

One of the coolest features of the Droid Turbo is it’s gesture controls. For certain functions, you no longer need to bear the massive exertion of pushing a button, and can now use a handful of easy gestures to command your phone. This is especially exciting for any Harry Potter wannabes out there. Yes, you can now be a real life tech wizard, finally fulfilling the dreams of your eleven year old self who never got that Hogwarts admission letter. You can wave your hand to silence calls and alarms, twist the phone to easily open the camera app, or simply …

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How to Disable Apps on the Droid Turbo (and Which Ones Should Get the Axe)

Good thing the Droid Turbo comes with a ton of battery life, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed, it also comes with a hefty number of pre-installed apps- apps you don’t want or are unsure of what their use is, just sitting there taking up precious space. As someone who likes her new products to come fairly empty and clean- be it a phone, computer, or anything really- I find this slightly frustrating. I mean, imagine you bought one of those Ikea wardrobe-things because, presumably, you wanted to store your clothes. But when it was delivered to your house, it …

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4 Tips and Tricks for the Droid Turbo Camera

Holy camera, Batman! The Droid Turbo boasts an impressive 21-megapixel camera. So, let’s make sure we know how to use it. At the most basic level, the Droid Turbo’s camera is extremely easy to use . The twist Gesture Control conjures up the camera with magically efficiency, and the camera snaps pics smoothly and with lightening speed. However, there are a few more bells and whistles that may not be quite so intuitive. Check out our steps below for an explanation of how to use some of the Droid’s most useful camera tricks. Open Camera Settings 1. Tap Camera. 2. …

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How to Change the SIM Card on the Motorola Droid Turbo

Oh where, oh where has my sim card tray gone? Turns out it’s hidden within the volume button! The Droid Turbo is a phone that, though heavy- due to it’s enormous battery, has a great look and feel to it; and the hidden sim card tray certainly contributes to the sleekness of the design. Another bonus is that, unlike the iphone, you don’t need to use a special tool to open the tray. Because, let’s face it, none of us hold onto the special tool and keep it in a safe and easy to access location, like we’re supposed to. …

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How to Print from the Droid Turbo

Are you aware that you can wirelessly print from your Droid Turbo? And are you aware that it’s super easy!?  I will confess that I have owned phones capable of printing for a while now, and it has never ONCE occurred to me to actually try to print something directly. Which is crazy, since it’s not like printing via a computer has been working out super well for me anyway. In fact, my typical printer interactions usually go something like this: 1. Email from phone to computer the pdf/photo/letter to Santa that I wish to print. 2. On computer, send said …

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How to Turn Your Droid Turbo into a Mobile Hotspot

Of course we all love checking out the innovative, cutting-edge features when we get new phone, but sometimes there are old features we still don’t know about, or simply never figured out how to use. I’m willing to bet that turning your phone into a mobile hotspot is one such feature. In general, people seem to know their phone has this capability, but I have yet to meet more than a few who have ever used it. But, guys, it’s actually a really useful feature! You can turn your Droid Turbo into a sweet hotspot that gives off wonderful, life-sustaining …

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How to Use Motorola Connect on the Droid Turbo

Your new Droid Turbo is full of great features, but it will even work in unison with another Motorola devices via the Connect app — and can even communicate with Google’s Chrome browser. You don’t even need to have your Droid Turbo handy in many instances to message or take calls! With Connect, Droid Turbo can work with a Moto 360, key-link, power pack, or a Chrome Browser. For this set-up exercise, we’ll walk you through setting your Droid Turbo up via Chrome: 1. Be sure you have the Connect app downloaded on your Droid Turbo (Google Play). 2. Download …

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How to Use Moto Assist On the Droid Turbo

One of the coolest things about the Droid Turbo is the features you can take advantage of without even touching your device. The Moto Assist app is geared for just that, and can take over in certain circumstances without you even laying a hand on it. Whether your driving or sitting at a desk, Moto can help. How to Setup Moto Assist There’s a lot going on for Moto Assist, and you’ll need to do a little leg work to get it set up, but it’s worth it. Here’s how: 1. In your app drawer, select the Moto app. 2. …

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How to Use Droid Zap on the Droid Turbo

Sending pics to friends can be a bit of a chore sometimes. You’re all at an event or gathering, and everyone’s snapping pics of someone doing something funny, but maybe you snapped the best shot. You can obviously email to everyone, but what if you don’t have their email, or phone number for a text message? With Droid Zap, you can send pics and videos to anyone nearby. So long as they have an Android phone and the Droid Zap app installed, they can join in the fun. Here’s how to get Zap up and running: 1. Go into Settings. …

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How to Track & Wipe Your Droid Turbo w/ Motorola’s Device Management

Ok, I know we think it will never happen to us, but let’s all be brave for a moment and face the fact that at some point in time our precious devices will be lost or (gasp!) stolen. Therefore, it’s important to take all the necessary steps to protect not just your phone, but all the information contained within it. Luckily, the Droid Turbo comes with many different options to help you in the event your phone goes missing. One of these is Motorola’s Device Management. By activating it on your phone, you will be able to remotely track your …

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How to Snap, Save, and Share Screenshots with the Droid Turbo

It’s always helpful to be able to take a screenshot with your phone. Need to share directions with a friend? Snag a screenshot of your map and send it to them. Want to show your bff that totally crazy convo you just had with your ex? Snag a screenshot and sent it. I’ll even be utilizing them in this article to show not only how to take screenshots with the Droid Turbo, but also how they are stored and shared. Now, I can hear what some of you are thinking- “taking screenshots is old news. Yawn!” Well, just hold your …

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How to Extend Your Battery Life on the Droid Turbo

One of the biggest selling points for the Droid Turbo is it’s staggering amount of battery life. Like, if Tom Hanks had owned a Droid Turbo in that movie Castaway, he would never have needed the company of Wilson the Volleyball, as he he would have been quite content playing Angry Birds for days on end while awaiting rescue. The Droid Turbo definitely allows for a significant amount of talk time between charges, but for those of you hellbent on squeezing every last drop of battery life out of this baby, we’ve outlined a few easy ways to make your …

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