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How to use Android smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Reviews of products with Android installed tutorials, and blog posts.

Smartphone video recording in 1080p, 4K, 8K: How much is too much?

Smartphone manufacturers are doing everything they can to bring forward new and exciting features. Some are more successful than others, some are only there for marketing purposes. While an increasing number of flagship smartphones feature 8K video recording, is it really a useful...

Can I carry power banks while traveling by plane?

If you’re planning a vacation, a business meeting abroad, or just a short weekend trip, you’ll probably want to get some of your electronic devices with you. Things like a laptop, a camera, your smartphone, and maybe, just maybe, a power bank or two. But did you know that some...

15 free no-internet games for Android that you can play offline

Have you ever found yourself in a place where there was no internet, like on an airplane, a remote rural area, or a train going through the mountains? What if you wanted to play a game on your Android smartphone and spend your time in a fun way? Unfortunately, many smartphone games...

2 ways to block Android apps from accessing the internet

Some Android apps access the internet too often, and you might not want that. Whether it's because they consume your data plan faster or they end up using too much battery, you might want to know how to turn off cellular access, Wi-Fi access, or both for specific apps in Android....

Review ESET Parental Control: Protecting your children on Android!

The children of today use smartphones and tablets to browse the internet, play games, access all kinds of apps and even chat online. They have access to an entire, albeit virtual, new world. Unfortunately, this also makes them susceptible to stumble upon inappropriate content for...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review: the Familiar Edition

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G might be considered as being a strategic error on Samsung’s part: the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup is already here, the S21 and the S21 Plus both offer additional features and performance at a similar price, so the big question is: can the Galaxy S21 FE...

POCO X4 Pro 5G: Flashy Android mid-ranger for young audiences!

POCO X4 Pro 5G is one of the latest smartphones that aims to deliver a flagship-like experience at a reasonable price of approximately 330 USD / 300 Euro. It was showcased for the first time during the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona. We’ve been at the Xiaomi/POCO stand,...

12 reasons why Android smartphones suck

Android smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, with different hardware configurations and connectivity options. And yet, they share a common attribute: they suck. And not necessarily when compared to iPhones. Most of them are objectively bad, due to the chaos that is Android and...

Sony Xperia PRO-I review: A tool built for professionals

Over the years, Sony’s smartphone division has taken a different approach than most of the other manufacturers. Sony smartphones have unique designs, they innovate, and they have distinct personalities. However, this also has a polarizing effect on potential users: while some fall...

Review ESET Mobile Security: Excellent protection for Android devices

In today’s world, it’s no longer enough to protect just your computers against viruses, malware, phishing attacks, and whatnot. We’ve all been steadily moving on to our smartphones and other types of mobile devices, and most of us use them not only for phone calls or messaging,...

How to show the battery percentage on Android smartphones

If, like us, you check the battery level on your Android smartphone very often, displaying the battery percentage on the home screen and the lock screen is a must. Luckily, the steps involved to always display the remaining battery life are not complicated. This tutorial illustrates...

What’s Gorilla Glass? What’s 2.5D glass? How do they compare?

If you’re using a smartphone, it’s almost certain that you’ve come across the term Gorilla Glass. Some of you might already know that it is a special kind of glass used on smartphones, tablets, and other similar devices. However, do you know what it does and why it’s...

17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

Which are better: iPhones or Android smartphones? The debate never ends, and most people choose to be fans of either iOS or Android, no matter what. I’ve owned several iPhones and at least ten Android smartphones in the last decade, and I’m not even counting the ones I review...

6 things we like about the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup (hands-on preview)

Today, during the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event, Samsung launched its lineup of Galaxy S22 devices. Before the event, we were given access for a couple of minutes to use and photograph their latest smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. They are all 5G...

How to set an Android proxy server for Wi-Fi networks

Do you have to use a Wi-Fi proxy server for Android to access the internet at school or work? Or maybe you decided to configure an Android proxy server to protect your online privacy? Proxy servers are practical tools that act as intermediaries between you and the rest of the...

How to change Dual SIM settings on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

If you’re using a Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy smartphone running Android, you should know how to change its Dual SIM settings according to your needs. You can select a preferred SIM card for mobile data and set which SIM your Android smartphone uses when making calls or sending SMS...

How to log out your devices from WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps at the moment. You can use it on your iPhone or Android smartphone and your PC with WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop. However, there are times when it comes in handy to know how to logout of WhatsApp, whether...