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20+ Best Android Apps [January 2017]

We’re back with another round-up of the best Android apps from last month. App releases slowed down a bit during the Holidays, but they should pick up again soon.

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17 things every ZTE Blade V8 Pro owner should do

The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is a borderline insane value at $230. For those who jumped on one of the best deals in mobile, we’ve put together a healthy list highlighting the first things you should do upon booting up the Blade V8 Pro for the first time.

NOUGAT UPDATE

AT&T now rolling out Nougat update to the LG G5

A new report suggests AT&T is now rolling out the Nougat 7.0 update to the LG G5 on its network. The update will also include January’s security patch updates.

Enter the Secret World

How to enable the secret Android Developer Options

The Developer Options is like a secret world for Android enthusiasts to do cool stuff. Not only can you speed up animations, but you can force all apps to do multi-window and much more.

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The Best Android Phone for Kids [September 2016]

After doing some soul searching and deciding whether your child is ready to get their own smartphone, you’ll want to use this list of the best Android phones for kids as guidance on where to go for buying them their first one.

Hot Deal

Deal: SanDisk’s 256GB microSD card is just $135

Needing to max out on mobile storage? Amazon has the biggest available Class 10 microSD card on sale for $45 off. We’re talking about SanDisk’s 256GB Ultra microSD card, complete with an SD adapter.

METAL AND GLASS

Leaked images of the Galaxy Tab S3 show premium design

New images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 have leaked courtesy of a Taiwanese approvals board. The new tablet appears to feature the same metal and glass design as Samsung’s most recent phones.

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Don’t be this girl: Hide porn from your Android phone’s browser history

You might want to think twice the next time you’re feeling a bit aroused and want to check some porn sites out on the go, or you could end up like the young, unfortunate catalyst for what has quickly become a very embarrassing joke. Read on for tips on how to make sure your porn (or anything sensitive) stays out of your Android phone’s browsing history.

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How to block calls and texts on an Android phone

There’s a reason why “how to block calls and texts” is such a common question. Unwanted messages are annoying, and there’s really no single straightforward fix. We’ll show you the best ways to block those pesky spammers and ex-girlfriends.