How to Change Google Now Hotword on Android

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Google Now currently only accepts the phrase “OK Google” for activation. What if you want to change the hotword to something more custom that fits for you? Some users have been able to train their devices to accept other phrases, but there is an easier way.

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This Android Hack Could Save Your Life

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You’re far away from home, cruising on the freeway and enjoying the scenery with a friend. Your friend takes a bite of a burger just purchased at a fast food joint at the last exit. But something is wrong. Your friend’s throat begins to swell. They can’t breathe. Was there something in the burger theywere allergic to? You need to get to a hospital, fast! Where is the closest hospital?

Time is precious in this moments like these. Will the time it takes you to grab your Android phone and search for the closest hospital cost you your friend’s life? If this situation ever arose for you or a loved one, it’s best to be prepared to get to the closest hospital. Wouldn’t it be nice to just have a quick option will show you the way to the closest hospital?

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Why is My Android Using So Much Data?

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With all of the features available on Android devices these days, it's becoming more common for people to exceed their data cap on their wireless plan. It leaves many people wondering why their Android us using so much data. Don't worry though. We … [Continue reading]

Help! My Android is Stuck in Safe Mode

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It seems a common problem for Android users is that it might get stuck in Safe Mode. While in Safe Mode, you might not be able to do much on the device since much of the software required for normal functionality isn't loaded. Your device might say … [Continue reading]

An (Almost) Complete List of Google Search Voice Commands for Android

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If you're not using the voice command feature on your Android, you don't know what you're missing. You can easily access information without the need for a keyboard. Making a complete list of Google Search voice commands for Android is almost … [Continue reading]

Android: Is Google Maps Draining Your Battery?

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The battery on my Android doesn't seem to last as long as it used to. I noticed that Maps is using up most of my battery power. It seems to be the many Google apps that can be grabbing at your location data from Google Maps any time your phone is on. … [Continue reading]

What’s Draining my iPhone Battery?

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The Apple iPhone is known for being very efficient when it comes to battery life. If you don't actively manage all of the stuff on your iPhone though, you may start wonder "What's draining my iPhone battery?". If you think you're iPhone battery isn't … [Continue reading]

What is Draining my Android Battery?

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To get the most out of your Android battery life, you will have to know how to manage what's going on on your device. You'll have to learn exactly what is draining your Android battery, then take action accordingly. Here is a list of 5 things to … [Continue reading]

Play Classic Arcade Games On Your Android With MAME4droid

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There are a few games in the Android Market that I enjoy playing, but none of them really give me what I want as far as gaming on the Android. I don't use my phone to game full time. When I do game on my phone, I'm trying to kill time while on the … [Continue reading]

Android: Disable Emergency or Amber Alert Sound

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I was walking along, enjoying a mild February day, when all of a sudden I heard an awful sound. I scrambled to find the source and found that it was coming from my phone. Convinced my phone was malfunctioning, I rushed to pick it up and realized it … [Continue reading]