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Adoptable Storage: Android Marshmallow’s hidden feature that your phone probably can’t use
Adoptable Storage is a feature in Android Marshmallow that replaces your internal storage with an sdcard. The question is, why would you want to do that?
OK Google Answering Machine
Google Now just got answering machine-like functionality – here’s how to use it
Keep your hands on the wheel! Thanks to the new Google Now Answering Machine feature, your Android can read your texts to you – and let you reply, too!
Bluetooth 4.1
The future of Bluetooth: what to expect and why you should care
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are the future of Bluetooth. Here’s how all that will apply to you.
Factory Reset Protection
What is Factory Reset Protection and why is Android Marshmallow forcing OEMs to include it in their devices
A new feature is starting to cause headaches for people buying used Android phones: Factory Reset Protection. What is it and what can you do about it?
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The next version of Qualcomm’s charging standard – Quick Charge 3.0 – has been announced. Here’s what you need to know about it.
cellular data usage
Five ways to keep your cellular data usage under control
There are lots of reasons why you’d want to minimize your cellular use. Here are 5 data-saving methods to help keep your cellular data usage to a minimum?
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What is build.prop and my 5 favorite tweaks
Android’s build.prop file is a treasure trove of settings that may help your device run more to your liking. Here are my favorite build.prop tweaks.
root Nexus 6
Here’s why I rooted my Nexus 6
For an increasing number of us Power Users, “stock plus root” is the way to go. Here’s why I went with a Nexus 6 root, but kept the stock ROM.
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Seven things you still need root to do, and two things that don’t
Some things that used to require you to root your Android are built-in features now. Here are a few that still need root access, that probably shouldn’t.
Android System Battery Use
What are “Android OS” and “Android System” in my battery report?
Your battery is never going to give you as much runtime as you’d like, but your battery stats should show you your Android OS battery usage, shouldn’t it?
sideloading
How safe is sideloading APKs?
Most Android-powered devices provide the opportunity to simply “sideload” an APK directly to the device – no app store needed. But just how safe is sideloading?
lg g watch root
How (and why) to root the LG G Watch
There are many reasons why you’d want to root your phone, but an LG G Watch root via a custom ROM? Yup. And it’s awesome!
Pocketnow Power User
Pocketnow Power User: Everything you need to know about the CPU (video)
The faster a CPU is, the quicker you can get things done, but fast is a relative term. To find out what it really means we need to learn all about the CPU.
Which tethering method is better: WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB cable?
When you need to access the Internet away from home you could connect through your smartphone. But which tethering methods are available and which is best?
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Dual-booting: the pros and cons
With more that a few OEMs toying with the idea of dual-booting, here’s what you need to know: what is it, & what are the pros and cons?
2012 Nexus 7
How to speed up your original Nexus 7, and others?
From factory resetting to enabling TRIM support, everyone wants to pull out every stop to speed up the Nexus 7. How about a custom kernel and F2Fs?
5GHz WiFi
Here’s why you should use 5GHz WiFi instead of 2.4GHz
With keyboards, mice, headsets, speakers, microwaves and even wearables using 2.4GHz, here’s why 5GHz WiFi is a good idea!
nand flash
What is TRIM support in Android 4.3 and why should you care?
The original Nexus 7 got slower with use. The problem was identified, Google pushed an update that enables Android TRIM support, & fixed the issue.
Android Power User
Android Power User: How to Flash an Image with Fastboot
Watch how to flash an image to your Android using fastboot.
Android Power User with Joe Levi
Android Power User: What is the System Image? (Video)
Learn about the Android System Image, what it is, why we have it, and what cool things we can do with it.
Android Power User
Android Power User: What are ODEX, DEODEX, and Zipalign? (Video)
Watch this week’s episode of Android Power User to learn what ODEX, DEODEX, and Zip aligning are.
Android Power User with Joe Levi
Android Power User: What are the Dalvik VM and Dalvik Cache? (Video)
Learn about the Dalvik VM and Cache, why they’re named the way they are, what they do, and how they do it.
Android Power User
Android Power User: What is JIT and What Does it Mean for Android? (Video)
Learn about Android’s JIT Compiler, what that means, and why it’s a very good thing!
Android Power User with Joe Levi
Android Power User: What is a Kernel?
Learn about your phone or tablet’s kernel, what it is, and what it does, and how it’s closely related to fruits and nuts!
Android Power User with Joe Levi
Android Power User: What are Unlocking and Rooting?
Find out what unlocking and rooting an Android-powered tablet or smartphone really means, some benefits, and some pitfalls.