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How to Call Phones from Your Android Tablet

With everything that modern smartphones can do , it’s easy to forget that you can still make calls with that device in your pocket. From Snapchat to text messaging, most people stay in communication with others without a traditional phone conversation. Tablets are similar to smartphones, but you probably don’t think of calling people with your tablet. As it turns ...

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How to Automatically Record Calls on Android and Never Run out of Space

One benefit of digital communication is its permanency. Whenever you communicate with a company over email, you have a hard record of the exchange. Then, in case of fraud or other foul play, you have some proof of the abuse . Phone calls normally aren’t like this. Once a phone conversation is over, there’s no way to prove anything about ...

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How to Use Apple AirPods With Android Devices

After their reveal a few months ago alongside the headphone jack-less iPhone 7, you can finally buy Apple’s AirPods. Since the only way to use earbuds or headphones with the iPhone 7 is via Bluetooth, these are Apple’s new official listening solution. At $159, AirPods aren’t cheap, especially considering that you can get a decent pair of Bluetooth earbuds for ...

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How to Edit and Clean Up Android’s Share Menu: No Root Required

Android’s Share menu is a consistent control across most apps. Whether you’re viewing a webpage in Chrome, watching a video on YouTube, or browsing apps on the Play Store, you’ll see that familiar Share icon. Tapping it launches a menu that lets you choose which app you’d like to send out the link with. However, the Share menu is a ...

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How to Pick the Perfect Simple Phone for Parents or Grandparents

The young rule the digital age. It’s fascinating to watch children born in the last few years take to a tablet like it’s nothing, and most folks in their 20s and below know how to work a smartphone with little help. However, this isn’t always true for those of older generations. Some people still use a basic (“dumb”) phone either because ...

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How to Make Android Faster: What Works, and What Doesn’t

We all wish our phones were just a little faster, right? Whether you’re chugging along with a device from three years ago or rocking a brand new Pixel, it’s the same — more speed is better. Here’s what to try, and what to avoid. What Works: The Basics The default apps and settings on Android aren’t always the best if ...

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How to Install Kodi Media Center on an Amazon Fire Stick

If you’ve got an Amazon Fire Stick, or you’ve spent some time reading about it, you’ll probably know it’s an amazing bit of kit. Not only is it compact and ships with its own remote, the Fire TV Stick has a wide selection of streaming services available for it. With some being free, and some being premium, the Fire TV ...

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How to Stop Chromecast From Notifying Every Device in Your House

The Chromecast is a handy little device. For just $35, you get a simple hub that can serve as a media center. From casting YouTube videos to mirroring your PC’s screen, there are lots of clever ways to use your Chromecast. Recently, Google released an update for the Android Chromecast app (now called Google Home) that introduced a new annoyance. ...

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How to Remove Locations From Google Maps and Google Now

Google Now is an extremely powerful assistant on your Android phone. Without you even asking, it brings sports updates, shipping notifications, and news that you’ll enjoy reading. As it integrates with more apps and services, Google Now is getting even better. One of the most useful pairings is Google Now teaming up with Google Maps. This brings you updates about ...

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How to Make Your Amazon Fire Tablet Look Like Stock Android

The Amazon Fire tablets are a force of nature. Cheap, flexible, and with decent battery life, they provide a good intro to tablets for kids, grandparents, and anyone who might be reluctant to progress from a smartphone or even a desktop PC. We reviewed the Fire 7, Amazon’s $50 7-inch tablet, and although it’s a device you should certainly consider, ...

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