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Give your Android phone a tuneup:

Give your Android phone a tuneup: 5 simple things that’ll make a big difference – By Jason Cipriani CNET
Every spring when the weather starts to warm, flowers start to bloom and bees start to buzz, it reminds me that it’s time for spring cleaning. And sure, we have plenty of spring cleaning tips to help you speed up the tedious chores, but what about your gadgets? They need attention, too. Start by cleaning the outside of your phone without destroying the screen. Then, you can dive into the software aspect of your phone.

How to Sync Wi-Fi Passwords between Chromebooks and Android

How to Sync Wi-Fi Passwords between Chromebooks and Android – By Joe Fedewa How-To Geek

The idea is simple: If you sign in to a Wi-Fi network on your Android phone, your Chromebook will automatically know the password as well. This works in the other direction, too. The devices share Wi-Fi credentials as long as you’re using both with the same Google account.

– How to take pictures of stars With Your Smartphone

How to take pictures of stars With Your Smartphone – By Raul Mercado campinghelper.com
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Heading out into the beautiful outdoors and staring into the endless night sky can make you want to capture that moment forever. With the right planning and online resources, you can actually do just that with only a smartphone. No need for fancy equipment, you just need to become educated in the right techniques and you’ll be capturing the milky way in no time.

YubiKey 5C NFC review: Everybody should have one of these

YubiKey 5C NFC review: Everybody should have one of these – By Taylor Kerns Android Police
If you’re at all serious about online security, you’re sure to have at least a passing familiarity with two-factor authentication, or 2FA. Single-use codes sent in text messages or emails are probably the most common type of 2FA, but there are more secure methods. The YubiKey 5C NFC facilitates several of those methods in a small, affordable package: at 55 bucks, it’s a pretty fantastic little gadget. Honestly, everybody should have one of these things.

Connect Bluetooth devices with your Android smartphone or tablet

How to connect Bluetooth devices with your Android smartphone or tablet – By Attila Szász digitalcitizen.life
We live in the era of digital communication, which means that everything develops really fast. Just a couple of years ago, being a technology fan meant “being wired”, but nowadays everything is going wireless. Bluetooth is one of the most versatile radio communications means. You can use it to wirelessly connect keyboards, mice, headsets and you can even use it to transfer files. In this tutorial, we will show you how to connect Bluetooth devices to your Android smartphone or tablet. Don’t worry, you only need to t ake a couple of easy steps!

Why You Don’t Need an Expensive Smartphone Anymore

Why You Don’t Need an Expensive Smartphone Anymore – By Andrew Heinzman reviewgeek.com

As flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, Google, and OnePlus get more and more expensive, you might feel forced to keep up with the increased prices. But times have changed, and most phones under $500 offer the performance, battery life, and camera quality that used to be reserved for high-end handsets. In other words, you don’t need an expensive phone anymore.

– Best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook

The 30 best Android apps of 2020 for your new phone, tablet, or Chromebook – By Matthew Sholtz androidpolice.com

The year is almost over, and it was one for the record books, that’s for sure. While 2020 may have been a challenging year for many of us, we’ve also seen some fantastic apps released this year.


Other Noteworthy Chromebook Apps: – By Kyle Bradshaw 9to5google.com

Did you recently get your first Chromebook, whether for the holidays or as a self-gift to improve your work-from-home setup? Here are some of the best apps to use on your new Chromebook across the web, Android, and Linux.

How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password?

How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password? – By lifehacker.com
People forget things. It happens. While I can’t say I’ve ever forgotten the password or PIN for my phone, I totally get how it’s possible. Maybe you set the phone up and placed it down to process any and all updates it has to go through, or charge up to full capacity, and came back to a locked screen and a vague memory of the super-secure PIN you used to protect it.

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